"Give up attempts to solve the existing problems by force."
Russian Foreign Minister
""It's unbecoming for a cardinal to ski badly.""
Pope John Paul II
""The sheer scale of the challenges our world faces makes concerted, collaborative and integrated action more essential than ever.""
Professor Klaus Schwab
Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
"The US is enduring an unprecedented crisis of trust... The root cause is the lack of objective facts and rational discourse"
President and CEO, Edelman
""We can get past this manufactured crisis and get on to a host of serious issues before us that require thoughtful bipartisan negotiations.""
Senate Majority Leader
""You may carry a smartwatch during the day for practical reasons and later want to feel elegant, have a kind of intimate bond with your object, or just feel good about yourself. I believe in the comfort and elegance that a fine watch brings today so I think there is room for both and I'm not particularly worried.""
CEO, La Montre Hermès
"Self regulation does not work. It particularly doesn't work where there is no oversight and that is the problem that you have in the UN"
Peter A Gallo
Director, Hear their Cries
""Our struggle is against the sexual abuse, the cover-up, the psychological abuse, and the silence over these abuses.""
Sexual abuse survivor
It is the world’s largest offshore wealth center but now Switzerland is set to end what it is famous for – keeping its banking secret.
The unregulated “shadow banking” sector is facing stricter rules to help avert another financial crisis in the EU.
The industry is estimated to be
The European Commission has revealed details of its latest plans to clamp down on tax dodging
It wants banks to give European Union authorities
Tax havens such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands are to work more closely with the UK and other European countries to
The leaked list of names spans the globe, with current and former officials who stashed their cash in offshore accounts evading onerous taxes back
Luxembourg has said it will water down its banking secrecy laws after pressure from its EU partners.
It comes amid a Europe-wide effort to crack
The Austrian government has decided to join Luxembourg for talks with the European Union on softening its stance on coveted bank
The Dutch government has nationalised bank and insurance group SNS Reaal at a cost of 10 billion euros.
It said that was to prevent the lender’s
The Swiss authorities have reportedly frozen three bank accounts of the former head of private Greek bank Proton.
Greek businessman Lavrentis
Credit Suisse is to pay 150 million euros to end an investigation by the public prosecutor’s office in Duesseldorf, Germany.
The probe was into
The head of the Swiss Bankers Association has said his country must solve a dispute with the United States over wealthy citizens using secret Swiss
So what is it that the European Banking Authority has been doing?
The EBA has tested about 90 of Europe’s top lenders, on how they would react to
Credit Suisse said on Friday that is being investigated by US authorities for allegedly helping wealthy Americans evade tax by stashing large sums of
Citigroup has confirmed a media report that computer hackers have accessed details of about 200,000 of its customers in North America.
The Swiss authorities have rearrested rogue banker Rudolf Elmer just hours after he was found guilty of breaching Swiss bank secrecy laws and given a
A former banker from Switzerland has been found guilty of breaching bank secrecy laws.
Rudolph Elmer, who was among the first to use the Wikileaks
The trial has begun of a former Swiss banker facing charges of breaching banking secrecy laws.
Rudolph Elmer, who was among the first to use the
A Swiss banker, due to go on trial for breaking bank secrecy laws, has handed over account details of 2,000 multinationals, financial firms and
UBS has published the results of its investigation into how it lost over 35 billion euros and came close to collapse during the financial crisis
As part of the fight against terrorism, Washington wants to track international financial transactions. After a long dispute, the EU Parliament has