German minister tries to calm Swiss tax row

German minister tries to calm Swiss tax row

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble moved on Tuesday to cool a simmering row with Switzerland over a stalled tax deal, saying the country did not deserve to be treated like a "banana republic".

Prostitute numbers rocket in Geneva

Prostitute numbers rocket in Geneva

An explosion in the number of prostitutes across Switzerland has led to fierce competition and dramatic price reductions, with Geneva seeing a 24 percent rise in a single year.

 

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German Credit Suisse CD deal was illegal: lawyers

Three German tax inspectors broke the law when they paid millions for a stolen Credit Suisse data CD, German lawyers have said, after Switzerland issued warrants for their arrest.

Swiss take fall as US and UK ‘havens’  thrive: report

Swiss take fall as US and UK ‘havens’ thrive: report

Despite the recurrent finger-pointing aimed at Switzerland for providing a haven to tax dodgers, the Tax Justice Network has found that the US and the UK hold over 50 percent of the global offshore market.