SWITZERLAND

  • Roger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final 8 hours 51 minutes ago

    Despite his bad back, Roger Federer will face Gael Monfils on Friday in the second singles match when Switzerland faces France in the Davis Cup final. Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka will open the best-of-five series on clay against Jo-Wilfired Tsonga. Federer, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, was doubtful for the final...
  • Roger Federer's back is key in Davis Cup final Yesterday

    Roger Federer was at the top of his game in London last week, sweeping past opponents as if his age were not an issue. A back injury over the weekend changed everything, casting serious doubts over his chances of winning the Davis Cup, or even playing against France in the...
  • Roger Federer skips Davis Cup training with back problems 2 days ago

    France: Swiss Roger Federer's participation in the Davis Cup final against France was still hanging in the balance on Tuesday as the 17-times grand slam champion said he could not train because of back problems. Federer, however, was hopeful, although not exactly optimistic, he could be ready for Friday's first singles. "It's...
  • France, Switzerland unchanged for Davis Cup final November 11, 2014

    France and Switzerland have announced unchanged teams for the Davis Cup final next week at Lille. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gael Monfils, Julien Benneteau, and Richard Gasquet were re-selected by France, while Gilles Simon, France's third highest-ranked player, was put on standby as a replacement. Switzerland captain Severin Luthi picked the same side for...
  • Federer will be ready for Davis Cup battle, says Wawrinka November 11, 2014

    Stanislas Wawrinka has no doubt fellow Swiss Roger Federer will be ready for the Davis Cup final next week even if the 33-year-old goes all the way at the ATP World Tour Finals. Both men are in action in the season-ender and the early signs are that they could be at...
  • Black money details shared under tax treaty can't be shared even with courts: Swiss govenment October 31, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: Amid a debate on disclosure of names of suspected black money holders, Switzerland Thursday said information exchanged under Swiss-India tax treaty cannot be disclosed "in principle" to a court or any other body outside the proceedings of a 'specific and relevant' case. The comments come at a time when...
  • Switzerland remains largest offshore financial centre October 30, 2014

    Geneva: A huge global pressure to break secrecy veils of Swiss banks notwithstanding, Switzerland remains the world's largest offshore financial centre with client assets totalling over USD two trillion, a new study said. Besides the country is expected to remain "the biggest offshore centre for private banking in 2018," with...
  • Black money case fallout: India pulls out of multilateral information sharing agreement October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Centre submitted its list of 627 Indians who have accounts in HSBC bank, Geneva for tax probe for suspected black money to Supreme Court, India has pulled out of multilateral information sharing agreement. The Mutilateral Competent Authority Agreement was signed by 51 countries in Berlin...
  • Will we ever find out names of political beneficiaries? In the black money debate? October 27, 2014

    The central government on Monday revealed the names of three people who have black money stashed abroad in its affidavit to the Supreme Court. ...
  • Black money: Congress demands apology as Centre refuses to declare names of account holders October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Centre announcing its apprehensions regarding declaring names of people having black money stashed away in foreign banks, Congress on Friday launched a scathing attack on the BJP-led coalition. "Declare black money account holders or apologize to Congress for previous attacks," Congress leader and former External Affairs Minister...
  • Swiss will examine India's request for banking information on priority basis October 16, 2014

    In a major breakthrough in India's fight to bring back black money stashed abroad, Switzerland said it will examine India's requests for banking information on a priority basis. ...
  • Black money case: Switzerland says will examine Indian requests for information on 'priority basis' October 15, 2014

    Berne/New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in India's fight against black money allegedly stashed abroad, Switzerland on Wednesday said it will examine Indian requests for banking information on a priority basis and provide requested details in a time-bound manner. The Swiss authorities would also "assist in obtaining confirmation on genuineness of...
  • Black money: Top Indian tax team heads to Switzerland October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level delegation of tax and revenue officials is set to soon travel to Switzerland in order to pursue cases of black money and secret accounts held by Indians in banks in the Alpine nation. Sources said that the delegation, which will lay special focus on a number of...
  • India may have to wait for automatic exchange of Swiss information October 12, 2014

    New Delhi/Berne: India may have to wait longer for joining "selected" countries with whom Switzerland plans to do automatic exchange of information on tax matters, even as Indian and Swiss officials will meet soon to iron out their bilateral arrangements on suspected tax evasion cases. Switzerland has started a process...
  • Black Money: Automatic information exchange to help India and Switzerland September 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Automatic information exchange would help India and Switzerland to contain stashing of black money in Swiss banks, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan Linus Von Castelmur said on Monday. "For the future, I think the solution will be expected on automatic information exchange so that each and every...
  • Barry Callebaut to set up manufacturing unit in India September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut is looking at setting up a manufacturing unit in India as part of its global expansion plans to cash in on the Rs 3,000 crore domestic market. Barry Callebaut currently has only commercial operations in the country. It set up an office in the city...
  • France to host Switzerland on clay in Davis Cup September 22, 2014

    France will play the Davis Cup final against Switzerland on indoor clay in a bid to thwart Roger Federer's quest for a first win in the team competition. The final will be held at the 27,000capacity Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Lille from November 2123, under a retractable roof. France is third on...
  • Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday. Roared on by a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena, Federer dismantled world number 17 Fognini 62 63 76 (4) in just...
  • Switzerland lead Italy 21 in Davis Cup semifinal September 14, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years. Without Federer, who was rested, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had their lead cut to 21 in the semifinal. The...
  • Roger Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal September 13, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles. The Swiss team, leading Italy 20 after Friday's singles, has named Stan Wawrinka and Marco Chiudinelli to play Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. Federer had been provisionally...
  • International diamond thief detained in Switzerland: Interpol September 13, 2014

    Paris: A suspected Chinese jewellery thief accused of stealing millions of dollars worth of diamonds across the world has been arrested in Switzerland during another robbery, Interpol said. Chinese national Jianguo Meng, 46, is linked to over a dozen heists since 2012, including the theft of a diamond ring worth...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straightsets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76thranked Simone Bolelli 76 (5), 64, 64 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • Frustrated Brendan Rodgers slams England's treatment of Daniel Sturridge September 11, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge's thigh strain "could have been prevented" and the FA must do more to protect international players from injury, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. Striker Sturridge played 89 minutes of England's 10 friendly win over Norway at Wembley last Wednesday before returning to training 36 hours later...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge September 11, 2014

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup a trophy still missing from his collection. The former topranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • Injured Daniel Sturridge a doubt for England's Switzerland trip September 5, 2014

    London: England striker Daniel Sturridge is in doubt for the team's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on Monday after getting hurt in training. The English Football Association says Sturridge, England's firstchoice central striker alongside Wayne Rooney, "felt an injury in training this morning and will go for a scan this...
  • India slips to 71st rank in global competitiveness list September 3, 2014

    Geneva/New Delhi: Weighed down by challenging economic conditions for most part of the past year, India has slipped to the 71st position the lowest among BRICS countries in an annual global competitiveness list, where Switzerland remains on top. The annual list, released on Wednesday by Genevabased World Economic...
  • Blackmoney: Indian agencies get Swiss banks' data of hoarders August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Tax investigators pursuing instances of blackmoney stashed abroad by Indians have finally been able to circumvent the Swiss secrecy code by asking over 100 such account holders to submit on their own details of personal balances in these banks, brought under the tax net recently, for lesser penal...
  • 'Suicide tourism' on rise in Switzerland: Study August 21, 2014

    People packing their bags to Switzerland not to rest in its serenity but to end their lives through assisted suicide has doubled in four years, reveals a study. There are six right to die organisations in Switzerland, of which four permit nationals from other countries to use their services. Citizens from Germany...
  • Government cannot bring back black money in our lifetime: BJP MP July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday said India will not be able to bring back black money from Switzerland "in our lifetime", in a comment that could be seen as embarrassing for his party's government at the Centre which has declared its commitment to fufil this task. "We...