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  1. October 25, 2010

    London and Bern strike tax accord

    The UK and Switzerland have struck a landmark tax agreement deal that opens a multibillion-dollar stream of new revenue for...

  2. September 27, 2010

    Swiss appoint new finance minister

    The Swiss government appointed Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf as finance minister, increasing the former justice minister’s...

  1. August 18, 2010

    Swiss regulator searches for new chairman

    Switzerland’s Finma financial markets regulator on Wednesday began the search for a successor to Eugen Haltiner after its...

  2. August 6, 2010

    Swiss finance minister to step down

    Hans-Rudolf Merz, Switzerland’s beleaguered finance minister, on Friday bowed to months of rising pressure by announcing he...

  3. June 13, 2010

    Switzerland and Libya sign bilateral agreement

    Switzerland and Libya on Sunday signed an extensive bilateral agreement, creating an arbitration process to resolve their...

  4. June 11, 2010

    Timeline: road to rapprochement

    ● 15 July 2008 Hannibal Gadaffi, one of Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi’s sons, and his wife Aline Gadaffi arrested in Geneva...

  5. June 1, 2010

    Bern rebuked over US probe of UBS

    A special committee of the Swiss parliament yesterday sharply criticised the Bern government's handling of a tax and credit...

  6. June 1, 2010

    Bern rebuked over US probe of UBS

    A special committee of the Swiss parliament on Monday sharply criticised the Bern government’s handling of a tax and credit...

  7. April 16, 2010

    The pendulum swings against Swiss bankers' secrecy tradition

    Switzerland's Radicals were once the country's natural party of government. But these days they are tearing themselves apart...

  8. April 15, 2010

    Mood shifts against Swiss banking secrecy

    Switzerland’s Radicals were once the country’s natural party of government. But these days they are tearing themselves apart...

  9. March 23, 2010

    ABB faces diplomatic challenge over Göldi detention

    Spare a thought for Max Göldi, the ABB country manager caught in a seemingly intractable stand-off between Libya and...

  10. March 22, 2010

    ABB faces challenge over Göldi detention

    Spare a thought for Max Göldi, the ABB country manager caught in a seemingly intractable stand-off between Libya and...

  11. February 4, 2010

    Berlin to buy stolen Swiss bank data

    The German government on Thursday took a decisive step towards catching hundreds of potential tax-dodgers when the...

  12. February 2, 2010

    Merkel ready to face Swiss ire over stolen bank records

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, yesterday risked a dispute with neighbouring Switzerland when she signalled she was in...

  13. February 1, 2010

    Merkel prepares for Swiss ire over bank data

    Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, on Monday risked a dispute with neighbouring Switzerland when she signalled she was in...

  14. January 30, 2010

    Russia 'concerned' at Swiss fine for tycoon

    Moscow yesterday warned the Swiss government that a proposed SFr40m fine on Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian tycoon, could...

  15. January 29, 2010

    Moscow warns Swiss over Vekselberg fine

    Moscow on Friday warned the Swiss government that a proposed SFr40m ($37.7m) fine on Viktor Vekselberg, the Russian tycoon,...

  16. November 12, 2009

    Libya to put Swiss businessmen on trial

    Libya said on Thursday it would put on trial two Swiss businessmen who have been prevented from leaving the country for more...

  17. November 3, 2009

    Swiss brace themselves for European strain of tax flu

    Just when it looked like the worst was behind it, Switzerland is facing another bad rash of tax fever. In the first half of...

  18. November 2, 2009

    Tax tussle freezes Swiss-Italian talks

    Switzerland yesterday said it was freezing talks with Rome on a double taxation treaty in retaliation against a...

  19. November 2, 2009

    Finance fight freezes Swiss negotiations with Italy

    Switzerland yesterday said it was freezing talks with Rome on a double taxation treaty in retaliation against a...

  20. November 1, 2009

    Tax spat freezes Italian-Swiss talks

    Switzerland on Sunday said it was freezing talks with Rome on a double taxation treaty in retaliation against a heavy-handed...

  21. September 24, 2009

    Swiss edge towards world taxation standards

    Switzerland on Thursday edged closer to escaping a “grey list” of countries not meeting international taxation standards. In...

  22. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2009

    Switzerland to dilute bank secrecy

    Switzerland emphasised on Tuesday its willingness to dilute bank secrecy, as the US indicated it would continue with legal...

  23. June 24, 2009

    Swiss underline intention to dilute bank secrecy

    Switzerland emphasised yesterday its willingness to dilute bank secrecy, as the US Department of Justice said it planned to...

  24. June 23, 2009

    Switzerland moves to dilute bank secrecy

    Switzerland emphasised on Tuesday its willingness to dilute bank secrecy, as the US Department of Justice indicated that it...

  25. June 23, 2009

    Swiss banks urged to address tax issues

    The chairman designate of Switzerland's powerful bankers' association yesterday warned private bankers to maintain the...

  26. June 22, 2009

    Call for Swiss bankers to maintain ethics

    The chairman designate of Switzerland’s powerful bankers’ association on Monday warned private bankers to maintain the...

  27. June 22, 2009

    Treasury in drive to extend global tax clamp

    Stephen Timms, financial secretary to the Treasury, will push this week for a move towards "country-by-country" financial...

  28. June 21, 2009

    Swiss bankers at crossroads on secrecy

    Switzerland’s private bankers are close to accepting their traditional business model of managing the undeclared wealth of...

  29. June 21, 2009

    New deals expected in tax haven fight

    A flurry of deals to help in the pursuit of evaders hiding money offshore will be signed this week as finance ministers meet...

  30. May 16, 2009

    Talk grows over Swiss plan to sell UBS stake

    Speculation is mounting that the Swiss government is planning to sell its stake in UBS as soon as the "lock-up" period on...

  31. May 16, 2009

    Talk of Swiss plan to sell UBS stake

    There is intensifying speculation that the Swiss government intends to sell its stake in UBS as soon as the "lock-up"...

  32. May 15, 2009

    Talk grows over Swiss plan to sell UBS stake

    Speculation is mounting that the Swiss government is planning to sell its stake in UBS as soon as the “lock-up” period on...

  33. May 5, 2009

    Obama’s push on tax havens has the Swiss shivering

    Barack Obama speaks about tax havens – and Switzerland shivers. The days when presidential homilies about more equitable...

  34. FT Alphaville

    April 27, 2009

    Weekend catch-up

    In case you missed these stories: - Swiss ask US to drop UBS case Swiss President Hans-Rudolf Merz asked US Treasury...

  35. April 27, 2009

    Switzerland asks US to drop UBS legal case in tax treaty trade-off

    Swiss and US officials will meet in Bern tomorrow for their first talks on a new tax treaty after Switzerland asked the...

  36. April 27, 2009

    Swiss bank's hopes as tax talks start

    Swiss and US officials will meet in Bern tomorrow for their first talks on a crucial new tax treaty that could remove the...

  37. April 27, 2009

    Swiss seek tax treaty trade-off

    Swiss and US officials will meet in Bern tomorrow for their first talks on a new tax treaty after Switzerland asked the...

  38. April 26, 2009

    Swiss seek tax treaty trade-off

    Swiss and US officials will meet in Bern on Tuesday for their first talks on a new tax treaty after Switzerland asked the...

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