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  • 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.

  • Place Your Nobel Prize in the Tray for X-Ray Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 5:20 PM ET
    The Hotel Steigenberger 'Bellvedere' in Davos, Switzerland,

    It's not just what's heard, it's what's seen at the security check lines at Davos.

  • It's Not All Work Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    Yeah, right. Actually, the working sessions and panels are better attended than any conference I've ever seen.

  • A Chill that's Not in the Banking System Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 8:25 AM ET

    What turns blue even though it's in the red? The answer today: a banker at Davos.

  • Too Bad Jet Li Can't Whip Economy into Shape Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    What's the remedy for Bono-fatigue? The world's foremost martial arts action movie star--Jet Li.

  • What China Thinks of US—and China Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 6:07 AM ET
    Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Wen Jiabao, Premier of the People's Republic of China

    The Chinese economy will stage a "quick rebound" of economic growth, but the US has a tougher job, facing the loss of $1 trillion in consumption, Zhu Min, executive vice president of Bank of China, told CNBC.com.

  • Could the SEC also Follow the UK's Lead? Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | 4:51 AM ET

    "If it looks like a bank and quacks like a bank, we've got to capitalize it as a bank," FSA Chairman Lord Adair Turner tells CNBC.

  • Disillusionment in Davos Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    Turns out the pedometer does not send your step count back to some centralized database. Which means my bonanza score of 22,000 steps is gone!!!

  • Long Roads, Hubris, Oil and Beer Wednesday, 28 Jan 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    The mood is more serious that last year, but not more somber. A few intense discussions were drawing in participants from around the center in between session, although the requisite numbers were propped up at the Plenary Bar--a notable meeting spot.