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August 12, 2009

Despite having reached an agreement in principle over the main issues in the US/UBS tax evasion case, the two parties may still go to court as they are unable to agree on legal details, delaying an overall agreement.

Despite having reached an agreement in principle over the main issues in the US/UBS tax evasion case, the two parties may still go to court as they are unable to agree on legal details, delaying an overall agreement.

Judge Alan Gold will ask the two today if they have reached an acceptable deal and if not the case will go to trial as early as next month.

August 3, 2009

Switzerland and the US reached an agreement on Friday over the long-running tax evasion case between the US government and UBS.

Switzerland and the US reached an agreement on Friday over the long-running tax evasion case between the US government and UBS.

Details of the settlement have not yet been disclosed but US media reports suggest UBS will be forced to reveal the names of thousands of private banking clients, including wealthy families, who hold offshore accounts in Switzerland.

July 9, 2009

The Swiss government announced yesterday it would seize UBS banking records rather than allow the US government to access the identities of 52,000 American UBS account holders, who include wealthy families.

The Swiss government announced yesterday it would seize UBS banking records rather than allow the US government to access the identities of 52,000 American UBS account holders, who include wealthy families.

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