About: banking secrecy

Economy & Jobs 09-06-2017

Multinationals should say what they pay

From an investor’s perspective, planned transparency is far preferable to surprise leaks or investigations into corporate tax avoidance strategies which lead to reputational risk and government crackdown, writes Morris Pearl.
Euro & Finance 29-04-2013

Austria eases its stance on banking secrecy

Austria aims to agree within weeks to give other EU countries access to foreigners' bank account details, Chancellor Werner Faymann said on  Saturday (27 April), allowing the bloc to begin talks over bank secrecy with non-EU states such as Switzerland.

Finance ministers to deal with Austrian banks, Cyprus bailout

Austria will come under renewed pressure to prise open its bank secrecy rules at a two-day meeting of European Union finance ministers, starting toady (12 April), that will also seek to contain the fallout of a messy bailout of Cyprus.

Austria, Luxembourg ease stance on bank secrecy

Austria will join Luxembourg for talks with the European Union on how to crack down on cross-border tax cheats, Chancellor Werner Faymann said today (9 April), signaling an easing of its hardline stance on bank secrecy.
Elections 13-08-2012

German opposition leader accuses Swiss banks of ‘organised crime’

The leader of Germany's centre-left opposition, Sigmar Gabriel, has criticised Swiss banks for helping Germans avoid taxes in a strongly worded radio interview that could put new strains on ties between the two countries.
Euro & Finance 03-04-2012

Swiss-German spat risks derailing tax evasion deal

The German government's deal to stem tax evasion via Swiss bank accounts risks being defeated in the opposition-controlled upper house of parliament after Switzerland issued arrest warrants for three German tax inspectors.
Global Europe 13-01-2012

Switzerland reports progress on tax deals

Switzerland is discussing a tax deal with Italy and is still pressing ahead with difficult talks with the United States on banking secrecy, Swiss President and Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said yesterday (12 January).