US tax havens – the new Switzerland?

Family trusts US tax havens – the new Switzerland? By Kara Scannell and Vanessa Houlder May 9, 2016 – 09:14 What would the former US presidents have made of South Dakota’s status as a booming tax haven? (Keystone) After pursuing Swiss banks for helping Americans hide money, the United States […]

Swiss open embassy in “rising” power Qatar

by Rachid Khechana in Doha, swissinfo.ch Switzerland is preparing to open an embassy in Qatar, a country it sees as an increasingly important player in the region. Ambassador Martin Aeschbacher tells swissinfo.ch that the small Gulf kingdom “is on the rise” economically. Aeschbacher says relations with Gulf states are growing […]

How the UN “Swiss paradox” was resolved

by Armando Mombelli, swissinfo.ch On March 3, 2002, the Swiss population narrowly voted to join the United Nations – a historic decision. It came after more than half a century of refusing to be part of the body, out of fears linked above all to safeguarding Switzerland’s cherished neutrality. “The […]