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  • Is Gold Pointing to Lehman Mark II? Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 4:36 AM ET

    Gold and oil prices are flashing warning signals that this summer may look more like the summer before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a currency strategist warns.

  • Analyst: Want A 30% Return? Try these Banks Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 5:05 AM ET

    Following last week's European Union stress test results and news that Basel III liquidity rules have been watered down, one analyst said it could be time to get back into a number of European banking stocks.

  • Switzerland: The Little Economy That Could Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 1:43 PM ET
    Zurich, Switzerland

    The Swiss economy has not only recovered from the global recession of 2009 but so far also coped well with the recent spike in an already strong currency.

  • Swiss Parliament Rejects Deal To Reveal US Tax Cheats Tuesday, 8 Jun 2010 | 10:34 AM ET

    Under the terms of the deal with the US, the Swiss have until August to turn over the names, but only if the Swiss parliament signs off.

  • Switzerland

    The key to competing globally consists of using the natural and unnatural advantages your country has to go up against other nations.

  • Fears Rise in Europe Over Potential Deflation Monday, 31 May 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    If the European Central Bank has one monetary dragon it considers essential to slay, it is inflation.

  • Imminent End of Secrecy to Shake Up Swiss Banking Friday, 14 May 2010 | 11:15 AM ET
    Swiss Bank

    As Swiss lawmakers appear poised to resolve a tax dispute between UBS and Washington, one thing is becoming clear: an end to absolute banking secrecy will change the country’s pre-eminent financial sector. The New York Times reports.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:13 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 8:54 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Speculators have begun to zero in on another small member of Europe’s troubled monetary zone, the New York Times reported, highlighting the same economic flaw that brought Greece to the verge of insolvency.

  • UBS' Activist Investors Still Want Change Wednesday, 14 Apr 2010 | 4:17 AM ET

    News that UBS profits will reach 2.5 billion Swiss francs ($2.33 billion) in the first quarter and outflows where falling was welcomed by the market earlier this week.

  • UBS Surprises with Higher-than-Forecast Profit Monday, 12 Apr 2010 | 2:59 AM ET
    UBS

    Swiss banking giant UBS said Monday its pre-tax profit will be at least 2.5 billion Swiss Francs ($2.33 billion) in the first quarter, when outflows of funds continued.

  • UBS Tempers Trading Revenue News Report Tuesday, 30 Mar 2010 | 11:41 AM ET

    A media report saying that UBS's Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities unit (FICC) would generate around $2.3 billion in the first quarter is higher than the unit's forecast, UBS said in a statement Tuesday.

  • New York, London Tied as Top Financial Center Friday, 12 Mar 2010 | 9:08 AM ET

    London and New York share the top place in a ranking of financial centers around the world published Friday, followed by Hong Kong and Singapore.

  • The U.S. dollar, the Swiss franc, the future of China, and Acme Brick.  This is part seven of the transcript and video of Warren Buffett's 'Ask Warren' appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box on Monday, March 1, 2010. 

  • Case Is Said to Link HSBC to US Tax Evasion Inquiry Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 1:38 PM ET
    Gavel

    A wealthy investor in Virginia pleaded guilty on Tuesday to criminal tax evasion involving an international bank, said by a person briefed on the case to be HSBC, one of the world’s largest private banks.

  • World Financial Leaders Focus on Budget Crises Saturday, 6 Feb 2010 | 9:34 AM ET

    Amid fears that go-it-alone moves such as President Barack Obama's plan to break up big banks will further hamper the fledging economic recovery, finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven major industrial countries meet.

  • Dow Kicks Off February With Triple-Digit Gain Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

    Stocks kicked off February with a rally, after a dismal January, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report. Alcoa and Exxon led the Dow. Apple gave the Nasdaq a boost but Amazon took a hit.

  • Alcoa, Exxon Lead Dow; Apple Boosts Nasdaq Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    Stocks advanced on the first day of February, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report.

  • How Critical Is the Fed’s Independence? Monday, 1 Feb 2010 | 2:22 PM ET
    Ben Bernanke

    There are some who blame the Fed for missing warnings signs leading up to the financial crisis; others have said the Fed caused the crisis with its “easy-money” policies.