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ReutersBERNE (Reuters) - Swiss lawmakers dealt a death blow on Wednesday to a draft law which aimed to protect the country's banks from criminal charges in the United States for helping wealthy Americans evade tax. The Swiss government has warned that the bill'...
Reuters* Fighting tax evasion on agenda of G8 summit * Swiss only likely to seal negotiating mandate in autumn * Semeta rejects Swiss demand to link talks to market access BERNE, June 17 (Reuters) - The European Union official in charge of tax policy tried to...
ReutersBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany mourned the death of two former World Cup winners on Sunday with 1974 champion Heinz Flohe passing away hours before 1954 winner Ottmar Walter. Flohe, who won 39 caps for Germany and scored eight goals, spent 13 seasons at home...
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ReutersZURICH (Reuters) - A panel of experts set up to advise the Swiss government on tax will recommend adopting an exchange of bank client data with the European Union, Swiss radio SRF reported on Thursday, citing a confidential report from the group. The 13-...
ReutersZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland cleared the first hurdle towards ending a long-running U.S. tax probe after one chamber of lawmakers voted to allow banks to sidestep strict secrecy laws to end the threat of criminal charges for helping wealthy Americans...
ReutersZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss government plan to protect the country's banks from U.S. criminal charges has been thrown into doubt by a Swiss parliamentary committee's rejection of the proposed bill on Tuesday. Lawmakers are deeply divided over the plan...
Reuters* EU lawmakers react angrily to U.S. surveillance reports * Existing EU-U.S. data-sharing agreements at risk * Concern follows exposure of PRISM monitoring programme By Claire Davenport BRUSSELS, June 11 (Reuters) - European lawmakers threatened on...
ReutersBERNE (Reuters) - Former Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal of Canada suffered several injuries in a crash during the third stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Monday and has withdrawn from the race, his Garmin-Sharp team said. The 32-year-old, who...
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ReutersGENEVA (Reuters) - Switzerland has no choice but to bow to a U.S. ultimatum and sidestep its banking secrecy laws to end an investigation into how Swiss banks helped wealthy Americans to evade taxes, former Deutsche Bank head Josef Ackermann said. The...
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Reuters* Tax breaks on foreign profits helped Swiss lure companies * EU wants Switzerland to abolish incentives * Looking to models used in other EU countries By Caroline Copley and Alice Baghdjian BERNE, May 29 (Reuters) - Switzerland is considering...
Switzerland has proposed a bill that it says paves the way for the country's banks, including Credit Suisse Group and Julius Baer Group, to resolve a tax-evasion dispute with the U.S. The bill authorizes Swiss banks to cooperate with U.S. authorities and...
ReutersBERNE, May 20 (Reuters) - Grasshoppers, Switzerland's most successful club, ended their longest-ever wait for a trophy when they beat Basel on penalties after a 1-1 draw to win the Swiss Cup final on Monday. The Zurich-based side, who have won a record...
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