Trading for almost 150 years in Switzerland, BSI was brought down by the recklessness of its overseas operations.
The world's largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering Swiss bank.
Hot hot heat.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
Victoria’s model is pretty conservative compared to other jurisdictions that have legalised euthanasia or assisted dying.
The Victorian assisted dying laws are based on those in Oregon, which are quite conservative. Laws in the Netherlands, Belgium and Canada are more relaxed.
Much more must be done to keep teachers in South Africa.
Policy needs to focus on making the teaching profession stable and more appealing. South Africa must ensure its locally trained teachers have more reason to stay in the country.
Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance.
The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
Mission: poverty eradication.
Scotland is the latest place to look at piloting the concept.
In Switzerland, specific and often costly environmental policies are put to test through direct democracy.
Euroscepticism, referenda and debates about national identity: the similarities betwen Switzerland and the UK are striking.
Austrian Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer took the far right to the brink of victory in the recent election.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Would monsieur like to pay by Visa or Mastercard?
Thanks to Brexit the NHS will be under-funded and short-staffed. Also, you might not receive free emergency healthcare if you travel to Europe.
Waving the Austrian flag: the leaders of the Freedom Party.
Austria and the almost victory of the far right is a canary in a coal mine. A new political divide is emerging on both sides of the Atlantic.
The bilateral deals struck over the years between Switzerland and the EU have been suggested as alternatives for the UK if it votes to leave in the referendum.
‘Judges smoke it, even lawyers too.’ – Peter Tosh.
The UK may have signed the UN drugs convention – with its emphasis on prohibition – but that doesn't mean it can't legalise the drug.
A dysfunctional unilateralism characterises intergovernmental relations in Australia.
The reality is that intergovernmental relations are not the strong point of federal systems generally. But some do it better than others.
There have been squabbles of course, but the science project in Geneva is an example of putting differences aside to pursue common goals.
What the Treasury says.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
The Large Hadron Collider is playing a key role in enabling the collection of big data.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
Leaving the club?
We should be debating the options for Brexit to better understand what is at stake.
Preparing for scrutiny. Wednesday’s FIFA press conference gets ready to roll.
Football's governing body and its President Sepp Blatter are used to annual meetings which run like clockwork. US and Swiss police have made sure this time it's different.
Accused of helping clients avoid millions in tax.
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The revelation in leaked bank files that HSBC’s Swiss banking arm has helped wealthy customers put millions of dollars worth of assets out of the reach of the tax authorities confirms the way in which…