Financial Regulatory Forum

U.S. files formal request for UBS client data

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) walks alongside his friend Eric Whitaker (R) as Robert Wolf, Chairman and CEO of UBS Group Americas (L), drives past in a cart as they play golf at Farm Neck Golf Course at Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, August 24, 2009.          REUTERS/Jason Reed  ZURICH, Aug 31 (Reuters) – The United States has launched the formal process to get account details of 4,450 American clients of UBS suspected of tax evasion, the Swiss finance ministry said on Monday.

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Swiss, U.S. seen needing time to finish UBS tax deal

UBS executive Mark Branson ZURICH, July 24 (Reuters) – Talks between Switzerland and the United States to end a tax row targeting UBS could stretch beyond an Aug. 3 deadline to allow more time for a detailed settlement, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday. (more…)

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