By Kim Dixon
WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) – Swiss bank UBS AG has made mistakes and will likely have to pay a price to settle the U.S. government’s tax case against it, Switzerland’s domestic economy minister said on Tuesday. (more…)
Financial Regulatory Forum
By Kim Dixon
WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – U.S. tax authorities have discovered far fewer than the 52,000 accounts with Swiss bank UBS AG suspected of being used by Americans to avoid taxes, the U.S. government said in a court filing on Monday.
By Estelle Shirbon
EVIAN, France, July 6 (Reuters) – France and Britain called for action to curtail oil price volatility on Monday as part of a move towards tougher global governance to prevent a return to economic problems that existed before the financial crisis. Speaking at a Franco-British summit ahead of a meeting of G8 leaders in Italy this week, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown also said that tax havens should accelerate their reforms towards greater transparency for the good of the world economy. (more…)
EVIAN, France, July 6 (Reuters) – French President Nicolas Sarkozy warned against a return to the “crazy” pay practices that were current in banks before the financial crisis. “These crazy remuneration levels — the more you speculated, the more you were paid…we won’t accept it,” Sarkozy said in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. (more…)
ZURICH, July 1, (Reuters) – Swiss bank Credit Suisse said on Wednesday it will pass the names of clients holding French securities to the French markets authority. Partly confirming an article in Swiss daily Le Temps, a Credit Suisse spokesman said the bank, one of the world’s biggest wealth managers, has sent a letter to French clients holding French stocks or bonds. (more…)
BERNE, July 1 (Reuters) – UBS <UBSN.VX><UBS.N> can still settle a damaging U.S. tax case even though Washington is pushing ahead with a lawsuit to force the Swiss bank giant to identify offshore clients, the Swiss Finance Minister said.