The world's biggest investors are seeking more stable cash income at home, as aging societies and tighter regulation dull risk appetite.
Patrick Odier, chairman of the Swiss Banker's Association, talks about global banking standards as well as what makes Switzerland so attractive to international investors.
Singapore could overtake Switzerland as the world's capital for offshore wealth by 2020, a new report says.
A former HSBC employee wanted in Switzerland on allegations of stealing data on bank accounts came before a Spanish court, arguing he was a whistleblower fighting corruption.
Nationalists in Kyrgyzstan are threatening to return to the streets to topple another government unless it expropriates the Kumtor goldmine, a treasure they say was sold off too cheaply to foreigners.
D.E Master Blenders 1753 said on Thursday it received a 6.4- billion-euro takeover offer from German investor Joh A Benckiser, sending shares of the Dutch coffee and tea maker up more than 25 percent.
Belgian chocolate makers believe their renowned pralines should have similar protection to that enjoyed by French champagne or Italy's Parma ham.
French Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac has resigned after being implicated in a tax fraud investigation.
UBS paid CEO Sergio Ermotti almost $9 million and welcomed its new investment bank chief with a $26 million "golden hello" in 2012.
Peter Rosenstreich, chief fx analyst at Swissquote Bank, argues that Swiss exchange rates will not change in the foreseeable future due to deflation and the continued deceleration of the economy.
Not much. In Monaco, the globe's priciest real-estate market, the average home costs more than $5,300 a square foot.
The zeal with which Swiss citizens backed the curbs on executive pay is just the latest sign that Switzerland's relationship with the ultra-wealthy is beginning to change.
Tom Curran, Peckar & Abramson, and Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Office, discuss whether new Swiss caps on pay are good or bad for the markets.
CNBC's Carolin Roth reports voters in Switzerland are overwhelmingly backing a plan giving shareholders authority over executive pay.
Allister Heath, editor of CityAM, tells CNBC why the Swiss pay vote is far more sensible than a "disastrous" potential EU cap on bankers' bonuses.
Swiss voters on Sunday approved what has been dubbed the toughest executive pay rules in the world. Sixty eight percent of voters were in favor of forcing Swiss companies to give shareholders sweeping powers in deciding on executive pay.
David Costa, Dean and Collegiate Professor, Rob Kennedy College says the Swiss vote shows a strong will to enhance transparency and give more power to shareholders.
Swiss citizens voted on Sunday to impose some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, forcing public companies to give shareholders a binding vote on compensation, result projections showed.
British carmakers Rolls-Royce and Bentley will unveil new vehicles at the Geneva Motor Show next week, joining battle in the fast-growing luxury end of the market on behalf of their German owners.
Advancing a U.S. crackdown on tax evasion by Americans, the U.S. Treasury Department said Switzerland and the United States have signed a pact to make Swiss banks disclose more information about U.S. account holders.