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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 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"...

    31. 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...

    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

      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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    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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