Geneva/New Delhi, Oct 16
Heralding an end to its banking secrecy wall, Switzerland will now share bank account and other details with foreign countries, including India, even without prior intimation to the persons concer...
Geneva, Oct 9
Switzerland intends to sign an international deal on exchanging tax information, the government informed today, saying this demonstrated that it was committed to fighting tax evasion.The ag...
Geneva, Sep 16
Swiss drugmaker Roche said that it is tapping Lufthansa CEO Christoph Franz to serve as its next board chairman.The company, based in Basel, Switzerland, said that Franz would be nominated...
September 5, 2013
A pick of rustic tours in the lush green Rhineland.
Schaffhausen, Aug 30
So what was the general sentiment in Switzerland when Oprah Winfrey charged a Swiss saleswoman in an upmarket shop of racial prejudice, I ask my tour guide in Thurgau. He shrugs and says...
August 29, 2013
It is pure and traditional Switzerland, with its centuries old customs that the Switzerland Tourism is projecting to the 140-odd international journalists ...
Seoul, Aug 24
North Korea today expressed anger after Switzerland blocked a deal to supply key equipment for a ski resort which has been under construction as one of Kim Jong-Un’s pet projects.
Basel (Switzerland), July 30
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) on Tuesday reported a loss of 7.3 billion Swiss francs ($ 7.8 billion) for the first half of the year, citing a drop in the value of its gold reserves. The...
New Delhi, Oct 20
Switzerland has signed the OECD pact which provides for sharing of tax information and mutual cooperation by signatories, but any penal action against money launderers and terrorists can be initia...
Switzerland will break the seal on its banking secrecy, until now considered virtually ironclad, by signing an international agreement on fighting tax evasion today, the OECD said.
Hyderabad, Sept. 17
Switzerland is comparatively less impacted by the Euro Zone crisis, chiefly because of its focus on innovation, according to Rolf Frei, Consul General of Switzerland in Bangalore.
Geneva, Sept 10
Swiss MPs on Monday voted in favour of a law requiring Swiss banks to report the holdings of their US clients to US tax authorities in a bid to smooth ties with Washington.With 112 votes in...
September 2, 2013
Switzerland tells us what living one’s culture is all about. In India, we talk about “tradition” but behave despicably.
Washington, Aug 30
In an effort to address the issue of tax evasion by foreign bank accounts, the United States and Switzerland have announced a new programme under which the Swiss banks would provide detailed accou...
August 27, 2013
The Swiss like to describe the stunning beauty of their Alps as “nature in the raw,” but to visitors the lush green, scenic rolling hills and mountains of Switzerland and the fresh air they can br...
August 8, 2013
Though it was summer and the Alps were not exactly snow-clad, they still formed a perfect backdrop to our 12-day Switzerland trip, which we started in Zurich. There was no particular reason for ch...
Zurich, July 25
Credit Suisse increased its net profit by a third to 1.045 billion Swiss francs ($1.116 billion) in the second quarter, thanks to improved earnings from investment banking, Switzerland’s second bi...