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IMF says fixing banking too slow

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013, 12:16

The financial industry still has a long way to go to fix itself, the IMF's deputy director general tells the annual meeting of the world's elite gathered in Davos, Switzerland.
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VIDEO: On the railway to the resort of Davos

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 16:15

The BBC's Nik Gowing has been covering the World Economic Forum for over 15 years, and gave this personal insight into his journey to the Swiss resort of Davos.
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Oxfam plea on global inequality

Saturday, January 19th 2013, 0:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK charity calls for a "global new deal to reverse decades of increasing inequality", ahead of next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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Why cheese plants are full of holes

Friday, January 18th 2013, 3:56
related countries: United States United States

The holes in a Swiss cheese plants' leaves help them to avoid stress, according to a US scientist.
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Post modern: Assange parcel is art

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 16:31

Two Swiss artists have sent a parcel equipped with GPS and a camera to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - and are logging its progress online.
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Saugy denies assisting Armstrong

Friday, January 11th 2013, 19:38

The head of Switzerland's doping analysis laboratory denies telling Lance Armstrong how to avoid being detected for the drug EPO.
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UBS working to 'recover honour'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 17:15

Swiss bank UBS is focused on recovering its past honour after being fined $1.5bn (£940m) for attempting to rig the Libor rate, an executive says.
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Children escape Swiss coach fire

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 12:13
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The driver of a Belgian coach on a skiing trip safely evacuates his 45 passengers, including 38 children, after it catches fire in Switzerland.
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VIDEO: Oldest Swiss bank to close over fine

Friday, January 4th 2013, 23:23

Switzerland's oldest bank is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes.
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Swiss bank to close after US fine

Friday, January 4th 2013, 14:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin, is to close permanently after pleading guilty in a New York court to helping Americans evade their taxes.
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VIDEO: Three dead in Switzerland shooting

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:29

Three people have been shot dead and two others injured in the southern Swiss village of Daillon.
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VIDEO: Three shot dead in Swiss village

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 11:25

A gunman has opened fire in a village in Switzerland, killing three people and wounding two others, Swiss police say.
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Three shot dead in Swiss village

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 9:31

A gunman opens fire in a Swiss village, killing three people and wounding two others, before being arrested, police say.
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VIDEO: Inside a Swiss gold refinery

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 7:11

Imogen Foulkes gained rare access to one of the world's four major gold refineries in Switzerland for a look at this highly secretive industry.
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Gold refineries - another Swiss money-spinner

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 0:34

Gold refining business thrives in Switzerland
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UBS in $1.5bn Libor rigging fine

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 22:01
related countries: United States United States

Swiss banking giant UBS agrees to pay $1.5bn to US, UK and Swiss regulators for attempting to manipulate the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Costs of disasters 'fell in 2012'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 10:52

Natural and man-made disasters this year will cost at least $140bn (£85bn; 104m euros) according to the Swiss Re insurance group.
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VIDEO: Swiss choose 94-year-old for Eurovision

Monday, December 17th 2012, 21:16

Switzerland is poised to set the record for sending the oldest musician to the annual Eurovision Song Contest, for the event in 2013.
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Salvation Army set for Eurovision

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 18:12
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Salvation Army band Heilsarmee is to represent Switzerland at next year's Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden.
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Sceptical Swiss locked into EU's embrace

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 2:52

Swiss spurned EU but adopted many of its rules
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£40bn of UK money in Swiss banks

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An estimated £40bn is being held in Swiss bank accounts by UK taxpayers, documents accompanying the Autumn Statement show.
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Bassist's tour bus in fatal crash

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 18:17

Grammy-winning jazz bassist Marcus Miller and 10 members of his band are injured and their driver killed in a tour bus crash in Switzerland.
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Germany rejects Swiss tax deal

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 16:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's upper house of parliament rejects a deal with Switzerland to tax German assets held in Swiss bank accounts.
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What next for UBS after trader conviction?

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 0:00

After one of its former traders was jailed for fraud after losing billions dollars, Swiss bank UBS is under scrunity as the Financial Services Authority resumes its inquiry into the matter.
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Seven years for £1.4bn UBS trader

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:39

City trader Kweku Adoboli, who lost £1.4bn of Swiss bank UBS's money, is jailed for seven years after being found guilty of two counts of fraud.
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VIDEO: 'Perfect' diamond sells for $21m

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 9:03

One of the world's most admired diamonds has been sold at auction for more than 20m Swiss francs ($21m; £13m).
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VIDEO: IBM reveals tech advances of the future

Friday, November 9th 2012, 14:08

Technicians at IBM's research labs in Switzerland demonstrate their latest technological breakthroughs including adding water to computer components.
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Swiss group forces migration vote

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 16:04

Swiss environmentalists collect enough signatures to force a controversial national referendum on immigration.
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Greek bank list editor acquitted

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 20:15
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek journalist Costas Vaxevanis is cleared of breach of privacy after publishing the names of 2,000 Greeks he suspected of evading taxes.
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Greek bank list editor on trial

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 16:39
related countries: Greece Greece

Journalist Costas Vaxevanis goes on trial for breach of privacy after publishing the names of 2,000 Greeks with Swiss bank accounts.
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Swiss bank UBS cuts 10,000 jobs

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:38

Swiss bank UBS confirms plans to cut 10,000 job worldwide, including 100 London traders who are made redundant immediately.
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