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      Is it too late to disclose Swiss tax liability?

      My elderly father has a bank account in Switzerland after years of working there and I am worried that he is ignoring the...

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      April 14, 2015

      Matterhorn lights up

      Stars seen in the sky over the Matterhorn mountain, seen from the Riffelberg area, in Zermatt, Switzerland ...

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    1. Watches and Jewellery

      The Swiss watch industry hopes for a change in fortunes as it gathers for Baselworld, ...
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      The private banking sector faces significant hurdles, from tougher capital regulation ...
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    1. April 12, 2015

      German 10-year bond yields heading below zero

      Germany’s benchmark 10-year government borrowing costs are on track to fall below zero for the first time, raising fresh...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      Don't blame the locals too much for the Danish krone

      You may remember that the smaller corners of the European currency markets were unexpectedly interesting at the beginning of...

    3. April 10, 2015

      French courts offer an unlikely source of income for banks

      Want to know how to earn a positive return on cash with an implicit guarantee from a G7 government? Thought that might grab...

    4. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      European stocks and not-so-record highs

      European stocks as measured by the Stoxx 600 index finally passed their March 2000 high this week. As measured by the FTSE...

    5. April 9, 2015

      Ayatollah says US distorting Iran nuclear deal

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, accused the US on Thursday of distorting the nuclear framework agreed with...

    6. April 9, 2015

      French magistrates open formal criminal probe into HSBC

      HSBC Holdings has been placed under criminal investigation by French authorities and made to post €1bn bail over allegations...

    7. FT Alphaville

      April 9, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Tsarnaev guilty of Boston Marathon bombings Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty of all 30 counts against him for his role in...

    8. April 8, 2015

      Switzerland becomes first to sell 10-year debt at negative yield

      Switzerland has become the first government in history to sell benchmark 10-year debt at a negative interest rate, as...

    9. April 7, 2015

      UBP chief rejects claims that Swiss private banking is dead

      Reports about the death of Swiss private banking have been exaggerated. That, at least, is what Guy de Picciotto is arguing....

    10. April 2, 2015

      Iranians take to streets to celebrate deal

      Residents of Tehran poured into the streets at midnight local time, honking car horns, playing loud music, singing and...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      April 1, 2015

      Room with a view

      US Secretary of State John Kerry looks at the view of Lake Geneva from his hotel room as the Iran nuclear talks continue, in...

    12. March 31, 2015

      Oil slips as nuclear talks near deadline

      Brent crude dropped as talks between Iran and six global powers over a nuclear deal entered their final stretch and primed...

    13. March 30, 2015

      Swiss bank BSI to pay $211m in US tax evasion probe

      Swiss private bank BSI will pay a $211m penalty as the first financial institution to resolve a tax probe in a landmark US...

    14. March 29, 2015

      Medics welcome GSK deal to provide meningitis B vaccine

      Patient groups and medics have welcomed an agreement between the government and GlaxoSmithKline to make Britain the first...

    15. March 29, 2015

      Swiss banking model is ‘dead’, says Abu Dhabi finance centre chief

      Abu Dhabi intends to set itself up as a new hub for wealth management, with the head of its nascent international financial...

    16. March 29, 2015

      Bright spots in a region blighted by graft

      Five years ago, Petrobras raised $70bn in the biggest ever equity offering; rich pickings given the easy credit and soaring...

    17. March 27, 2015

      Avoid losses in race to the bottom

      There is a race to the bottom in currency markets. Just when many thought interest rates could go no lower, they do just...

    18. March 27, 2015

      RBS confirms Coutts International sale to Union Bancaire Privée

      Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the sale of Coutts’s international operation to Union Bancaire Privée, the family-owned...

    19. March 26, 2015

      SNB warns of ‘difficult times’ as currency move hits home

      Switzerland is facing “difficult times” and a short period of deflation following January’s abrupt unwinding of a currency...

    20. March 26, 2015

      Evonik eyes takeover bid for Clariant to create €20bn group

      Germany’s Evonik Industries is considering a takeover bid for its Swiss rival Clariant in a deal that would create a...

    21. March 26, 2015

      Drugs companies unite to mine genetic data

      Several of the world’s biggest pharmaceuticals companies have formed a partnership with Genomics England in the first step...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2015

      Yup, do blame the locals for that Swiss franc spike

      Always nice when data confirms a thesis. Especially when that thesis is the Swiss shouldn’t look far from home in search of...

    23. March 23, 2015

      Sika family plan appeal if court setback threatens St Gobain takeover

      The founding family of Switzerland’s Sika is planning to take further legal action if a court decision jeopardises the...

    24. March 19, 2015

      Baselworld: watchmakers promote next generation of talent

      The future of the Swiss watch industry depends on technical talent — and brands are increasingly keen to recognise its...

    25. March 19, 2015

      Baselworld: Exhibitor costs on hold as fragility causes jitters

      After a difficult 12 months when watch exports slowed and currency fluctuations caused turmoil, the Swiss watch industry...

    26. March 19, 2015

      Baselworld 2015: watch picks

      The world’s largest watch and jewellery show opens in Basel in Switzerland today, where luxury watch brands will unveil the...

    27. March 16, 2015

      Holcim-Lafarge tie-up on shaky ground

      Bruno Lafont’s mission to become the top manager in the cement industry had looked assured until last week, with the...

    28. March 16, 2015

      Trafigura chief financial officer Pierre Lorinet to step down

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodities trading houses, will have a new chief financial officer later this year...

    29. March 15, 2015

      Washington dispute clouds Iran talks

      A row between the White House and Republicans over nuclear negotiations with Iran intensified over the weekend as...

    30. March 13, 2015

      Tidjane Thiam, outgoing Prudential boss

      When Tidjane Thiam, the outgoing boss of British insurer Prudential, appeared at a press conference in Zurich this week he...

    31. March 13, 2015

      French prosecutor recommends criminal trial for HSBC

      France’s financial state prosecutor has recommended that HSBC’s Swiss private banking arm face criminal trial on charges...

    32. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      The mystery of the missing money, part 1

      Those with the patience to pore over balance of payments data occasionally get rewarded with surprising nuggets of insight....

    33. March 10, 2015

      How HSBC chairman Flint can restore accountability at his bank

      Is Europe’s biggest bank too big to manage? Or have its management and board simply not been up to the job? Politicians and...

    34. March 9, 2015

      Tidjane Thiam to head Credit Suisse

      Credit Suisse’s long-standing chief executive Brady Dougan is to be replaced by Tidjane Thiam, the head of UK insurer...

    35. March 5, 2015

      Ticket vendor CTS Eventim plans to launch in Brazil

      Ticketing group CTS Eventim is planning its first expansion outside Europe by launching operations in Brazil next year, on...

    36. March 5, 2015

      Germany caps rents to tackle rise in housing costs

      German politicians are moving to cap rents as surging housing costs stir anger in a nation of prodigious renters. On...

    37. MBA blog

      March 2, 2015

      MBA Quiz 2015

      “Which French bank was fined a record $8.9bn by a US court after pleading guilty to helping clients bust sanctions against...

    38. March 1, 2015

      Movers & shakers: March 2

      Private equity group Warburg Pincus has a new senior adviser. Andrew Higginson already holds three chairman roles, at Wm...

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