Swiss fight for banking secrecy

SWITZERLAND - Swiss officials are digging in to defend secrecy laws synonymous with the country's huge banking industry before talks with the European Union expected in June.

The latest volley has come after Swiss Economics Minister Pascal Couchepin angrily rejected comments on Thursday by British officials that secrecy laws let the huge Swiss banking industry shelter money that can be used to fund terror.

The exchange followed rejection of a motion Switzerland proposed at a two-day meeting of

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