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  • 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.

  • Settlement Anticipated in UBS Secrecy Case Tuesday, 23 Jun 2009 | 6:01 AM ET
    UBS

    The Justice Department may drop a closely watched legal case aimed at forcing the Swiss bank UBS to divulge the names of 52,000 wealthy American clients suspected of offshore tax evasion, a United States official briefed on the matter said Monday, the New York Times reported.

  • Secretive Swiss Commodities Trader Mulls IPO: Report Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 4:23 AM ET

    Glencore International, the discreet commodities trading house based in Switzerland, is considering listing on the stock market, the Financial Times reported Friday.

  • UBS Replaces Investment Bank Chief with Co-CEOs Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 12:46 PM ET
    UBS

    UBS surprisingly replaced Jerker Johansson as the head of its investment bank on Monday with two of its senior executives.

  • Swiss Banker Who Broke Secrecy Rules To Be Jailed Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:15 AM ET

    A Swiss court has increased the prison sentence handed to a former banker who broke the country's strict banking secrecy laws.

  • Novartis Drug Approved as Kidney Cancer Treatment Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 6:09 PM ET

    A drug from Novartis has won U.S. approval as a treatment for patients with kidney cancer that has returned after treatment with older drugs.

  • 'Swiss Gigolo' Gets 6 Years in BMW Heiress Case Monday, 9 Mar 2009 | 1:07 PM ET
    Helg Sgarbi

    A man dubbed "the Swiss gigolo" by the German media was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for defrauding Germany's richest woman of $9 million (euro 7 million) and attempting to blackmail her for tens of millions more.

  • Geneva Motor Show: Fast Cars and the Credit Crisis Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 11:13 AM ET
    Mercedes

    Geneva is hosting auto manufacturers from all over for the globe this week for the 79th International Motor Show. It’s no secret that the auto industry has been hit particularly hard since the onset of the recession, but as the as this year’s motto says, "the show must go on."

  • Tax Suspicions Grow on Swiss Accounts Thursday, 26 Feb 2009 | 7:00 AM ET
    UBS

    Federal authorities suspect the scandal over Americans’ secret offshore accounts at UBS, the big Swiss bank, runs far deeper than they believed only a week ago.

  • Rich Americans Sue UBS to Keep Names Secret Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 9:00 AM ET

    UBS was sued on Tuesday in a Swiss federal court by wealthy American clients seeking to prevent the disclosure of their identities as part of a tax-evasion investigation by the United States Justice Department.

  • Should Swiss Banks Be Private? Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | 7:12 PM ET

    Switzerland on Thursday embarked on a struggle to defend a landmark decision allowing bank giant UBS to transfer client data to the United States in a tax settlement that experts say will dilute bank secrecy laws, Reuters reported.

  • Charts Predict: Avoid Ghouls with a Silver Bullet Wednesday, 18 Feb 2009 | 6:11 AM ET

    Investors looking for havens to hide their cash are faced with only “ghoulish” options, but the Swiss franc, German Bobl and silver are the best of a bad bunch, Nicole Elliott, technical analyst from Mizuho Corporate Bank, told CNBC.

  • Warren Buffett says he is "delighted" to have an opportunity to increase Berkshire Hathaway's investment in Swiss Re by 3 billion Swiss francs, or about $2.6 billion.  Berkshire's cash infusion is seen as a vote of confidence in the troubled reinsurer, which is bolstering its capital position in an effort to save its credit rating.  As usual, however, Buffett will be well paid for his support.

  • Roche Sees Slower Growth as Profit Drops 5% Wednesday, 4 Feb 2009 | 4:46 AM ET

    Swiss drug maker Roche sees growth slowing this year after its 2008 profit fell 5 percent and missed expectations, hurt by a loss of pandemic Tamiflu sales and the strong Swiss franc.

  • BlackBerrys of the Rich and Famous Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 2:47 PM ET

    I know the secret to success. It begins with an empty inbox for your email.

  • Jamie Dimon Interview Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 9:16 AM ET

    Her's what the JPMorgan Chase boss has to say about the bank bank concept and the lending environment.

  • Sneak Preview: "No Way Back" Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 8:15 AM ET

    We're in the midst of preparing a CNBC-sponsored debate program from WEF, "No Way Back", so here's a sneak peek at what the the all-star panel had to say.

  • What the Guest Blog 3 Learned at Davos Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC.com's coverage of The World Economic Forum has enjoyed three high-profile business leaders as contributors this week. Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen, Infosys CEO Kris Gopalakrishnan and Nasdaq OMX CEO Robert Greifeld have all added their perspectives on Davos to our Heard in Davos blog.

  • How Turkey Stole the Show at Davos Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 6:50 AM ET

    Want to be a star at WEF? Storm out of a panel, the Congress Center, Davos and Switzerland altogether.

  • Nasdaq OMX CEO Calls for Unity Friday, 30 Jan 2009 | 5:55 AM ET

    The severity of the economic crisis means that it’s more important now than ever for business leaders, governmental leaders and regulators to work together, Nasdaq OMX CEO Bob Greifeld told CNBC in his video blog from the World Economic Forum in Davos.