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June 18, 2013 - Swiss parliament stalls progress of U.S. tax deal
The lower house voted by a large majority not to discuss the legislation, referring it back to the upper house.

May 31, 2013 - Switzerland Weighs Deal in Tax Cases
Two cantonal banks, Basler Kantonalbank and Zürcher Kantonalbank, are under scrutiny by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York.

April 17, 2013 - Fearing US wrath, Swiss ZKB bank halts Cuba transfers
"Starting on May 1, the Zuercher Kantonalbank will cut all business relations with Cuba," the bank said in an email sent to AFP, confirming Swiss news reports.

January 31, 2013 - U.S. Is Preparing More Tax-Evasion Cases
the U.S. is turning the screws on smaller banks that may have helped taxpayers stash money in secret overseas accounts.

December 20, 2012 - Three Swiss Bank Advisers Charged by U.S. With Conspira
More than two dozen foreign bankers, lawyers or advisers have been charged since 2008 in the U.S. crackdown on offshore tax evasion. Seven current or former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers were indicted last year. Prosecutors have also charged about 50 U.S. taxpayers.

December 20, 2012 - Swiss lender ZKB says three charged by U.S. authorities
Swiss lender Zuercher Kantonalbank (ZKB) said two of its bankers and one former employee had been charged by U.S. authorities, which had accused them of helping U.S. clients avoid taxes.

September 4, 2012 - Press Release from 31 August 2012
Zürcher Kantonalbank did now allow itself to be sidetracked by the turbulences on the financial markets and can thus look back on a very satisfactory first half of 2012.

August 20, 2012 - Swiss banks sacrifice employees
“The tax dispute with the US can only be settled without further escalation if the bank cooperates with the US authorities,” said Igor Moser, a spokesman for Zuercher Kantonalbank.

July 30, 2012 - Sarasin to shut out non-compliant clients by year-end
Swiss private bank Sarasin said on Monday it would shut out clients who don't pay taxes on funds held in Swiss accounts

June 27, 2012 - Nervous investors fill Swiss safes with cash and gold
Investors trying to protect their wealth from global economic uncertainty have been stashing bank notes, gold bars and other valuables in Swiss banks, fuelling demand for safe deposit boxes.

June 7, 2012 - U.S. hopes Swiss tax talks over by election -envoy
The United States hopes to settle its dispute with Switzerland over unpaid taxes on money held in Swiss bank accounts by the U.S. presidential election in November, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland Donald S. Beyer said on Wednesday.

May 31, 2012 - Prosecutor in Swiss bank cases resigns: source
A top prosecutor responsible for a crackdown on Swiss banks and sellers of corporate tax shelters has resigned from the Justice Department, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

May 1, 2012 - Roger Federer, Swiss Banking Will Both Come Back
It’s our strong belief that what you do with your legally gained money should be nobody’s business but your own.

April 30, 2012 - Swiss-U.S. Tax Dispute Is a Challenge, ZKB Chief Tells SZ
The delivery of information on bank employees to the U.S. will be regarded as a “constructive contribution,” the Zurich- based newspaper cited Scholl as saying.

April 30, 2012 - ZKB boss says any U.S. indictment would not fell it
An indictment of Zuercher Kantonalbank by U.S. officials in an ongoing tax probe would not mean the state-backed bank's demise, Chief Executive Martin Scholl said in an interview with Sunday's edition of Sonntagszeitung.

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