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  • Central Banks May Face Race To Hike Interest Rates Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:24 AM ET

    Monetary policy will be a hot topic at conference, where participants will no doubt be debating who first, how much and when.

  • Davos 2010: Who Will Pay the Piper? Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:23 AM ET

    President Barack Obama may have just spiced up the debate about global banking regulation, but the prospects for success for the president’s latest initiative remain mired in the challenge of a combative Congress and a fierce Wall Street lobby.

  • Davos Can Create New Momentum for Change Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:21 AM ET
    Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Ben Verwaayen

    At this year’s Davos, I think it is important we enter this meeting with the idea of change. There are plenty of signs of change, but we are still struggling with how to deal with it.  In some cases, we are in complete denial. 

  • In Governance, Prevention is Better than Cure Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:21 AM ET
    Infosys Technologies CEO Kris Gopalakris

    The global financial crisis, at its heart, has turned out to be a crisis of values and trust. At the grass roots level, people feel that corporations, driven by individual and/or organizational greed and the pursuit of profit, will stop at nothing to achieve these goals – even at the risk of bringing down entire global economic systems.

  • Don't Look to Europe, The U.S Needs Rehab Capitalism Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:20 AM ET
    Edmund S. Phelps, Vickar Professor of Political Economy at Columbia University.

    A year ago, the opinion makers at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos were so riveted by fears of global warming that they paid little attention to another threat. Not this year.

  • Looking For Trouble, Hoping For Prosperity Tuesday, 26 Jan 2010 | 7:18 AM ET

    The World Economic Forum's closely watched Global Risks report says there's a "significant chance" of a second financial crisis, but, hey, things are looking a lot better than they were at this time last year.

  • Developing economic powerhouses like China, India and Brazil will lead global growth this year, while the US, Europe and Japan will lag.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will take on some risk that a cautious Swiss Re doesn't want right now, in a deal strengthening ties between the two companies.

  • Switzerland’s Long Journey to Copenhagen Tuesday, 8 Dec 2009 | 8:37 AM ET
    The Carbon Challenge: A CNBC Special Report

    When the Swiss delegation around Environment Minister Moritz Leuenberg boards the train to Copenhagen on December 16th, its journey of more than 1,000 km to the world’s biggest climate meeting in history will not just send a signal by travelling more CO2-friendly than many of their colleagues. It will set the stage for the country’s urgent plea to the world to seal a deal.

  • Swiss Privacy Watchdog to Sue Google Street View Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 8:10 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Switzerland's privacy watchdog is taking legal action to force Google to make changes to its Street View service.

  • Former ML Exec Is Named Head of UBS Unit Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 3:28 AM ET
    UBS

    Robert McCann, the former head of Merrill Lynch's brokerage unit, was named the head of UBS's private client group.

  • Swiss Watchmakers' Happiness Depends on G20 Wednesday, 23 Sep 2009 | 4:15 AM ET

    The clock is ticking for Switzerland’s watchmakers – and it looks like the G20 can do something to stimulate their Christmas sales.

  • Tax Cheats Get Extended Reprieve from IRS Monday, 21 Sep 2009 | 4:08 AM ET

    The IRS is extending the Wednesday deadline for international tax dodgers to apply for an amnesty program in order to give a rush of applicants more time to prepare their paperwork.

  • Gaddafi Calls for an End to Switzerland: Report Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 11:28 AM ET
    President Moammar Gadhafi of Libya

    Switzerland should be wiped off the map and its land divided between France, Italy and Germany. That is what Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is calling for in a motion he filed to the United Nations, according to newspaper reports.

  • Ex-Wives May Pounce on Secret UBS Bank Accounts Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 11:09 AM ET
    UBS

    Ex-wives are hot on the heels of the US government in going after thousands of Americans whose secret Swiss bank accounts could soon be open to scrutiny, according to a report from Time Magazine.

  • Will Swiss Banks Have to Reinvent Themselves? Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 3:10 AM ET
    UBS

    There is no doubt the landmark tax deal between the US and Switzerland this week is a success for UBS, Switzerland’s biggest bank by assets under management. But it may turn out to be the beginning of more headaches for the rest of the Swiss banking industry.

  • More Europe Banks Identified in US Tax Probe: Report Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 4:19 AM ET

    Nearly 10 more Swiss and other European banks holding wealthy US citizens accounts were identified using a tax-evasion amnesty program in the US, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site Wednesday.

  • US Builds Crime Cases on Clients of UBS Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 4:28 AM ET
    UBS

    Federal prosecutors are building criminal cases against 150 wealthy American clients of the Swiss banking giant UBS as part of a continuing investigation into tax evasion, a person briefed on the matter said Thursday, the New York Times reported.

  • UBS Sued over 77-Year-Old Lady's $26 Million Loss Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 4:24 AM ET
    UBS

    Swiss banking giant UBS is being sued in Hong Kong for allegedly duping a 77-year-old woman into buying highly risky derivative investments that cost her nearly $26 million in losses.

  • UBS Can't Comply with US Request: Internal Memo Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 3:43 AM ET
    UBS

    When the Swiss bank UBS and federal prosecutors face off in a Florida courtroom on Monday, the focus will be whether UBS must disclose the identities of thousands of its American clients, but much more could be at stake as well, the New York Times reported.