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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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VIDEO: UBS cuts 10,000 staff worldwide

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:36

Swiss bank UBS has announced it is cutting 10,000 jobs worldwide as it slims down its investment banking activities.
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Trial set for Greek leak reporter

Monday, October 29th 2012, 23:23
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek investigative journalist who caused a stir when he published a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts is sent to trial for breach of privacy.
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Greece holds 'bank leak' reporter

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 16:28
related countries: Greece Greece

A Greek journalist is arrested after publishing what he says is a list of Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, with some suspected of tax evasion.
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UBS 'to announce 10,000 job cuts'

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 13:42

Swiss bank UBS reportedly plans to announce up to 10,000 job cuts worldwide as it slims down its investment banking activities.
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Murray pulls out of Swiss Indoors

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 10:59

Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the Swiss Indoors tournament to rest a back injury ahead of a busy forthcoming schedule.
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VIDEO: France drug money arrests

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 18:15
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Authorities in France and Switzerland arrest 20 people, including the deputy mayor of a Paris district, on suspicion of laundering some 40m (£32m) euros of drug money.
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