Maybe. That is what the Bloomberg Business Week Headline says. Since this is a story about Switzerland, it is a good attention catching headline which plays upon a bias that all Americans living in Switzerland must be wealthy. Or, I would bet, it is an editor choosing a title to catch attention. That is what they do! I thought I would post it, in case some of you have not yet seen the story. I also wanted to point out that Andy Sundberg has been prominently mentioned at the beginning of the article. Continue reading
The news of a deal between the 5 major EU governments and the US regarding FATCA came as a major shock to many, including myself, last week. I have now come across news that the EU, now bolstered by the US drive to implement FATCA, has on its agenda to really join US pressure and try to “break Switzerland” as I like to say. On the forums I have also come across posts which have implied that Russia and China are probably not going to resist FATCA either. See everything below.
European Deal could double the pressure on Switzerland with the EU joining the US in violating Swiss sovereignty: