8 General and administrative expenses

in CHF thousands

First half
2012

First half
2011

–/+ %

Occupancy

–5'298

–5'237

1.2

Expenses for IT, machinery and other equipment

–11'156

–12'167

–8.3

Information and communication expenses

–7'595

–7'516

1.1

Marketing and public relations

–6'655

–8'061

–17.4

Consulting and audit fees

–5'996

–4'607

30.1

Capital tax and other tax

–45

–39

15.4

Other

–5'798

–5'052

14.8

Total general and administrative expenses

–42'543

–42'679

–0.3

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