Switzerland : Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision, Securities Regulation, Insurance Regulation, Payment Systems, and Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 3, 2002

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper presents key findings of Switzerland’s Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on Banking Supervision, Securities Regulation, Insurance Regulation, Payment Systems, and Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency. Overall, financial institutions in Switzerland are well capitalized, but the risks of the current environment should not be underestimated. The large internationally active banks have suffered from the recent asset market volatility and the global economic slowdown. The domestically oriented banks are well capitalized, but their lower level of underlying profitability makes them sensitive to the economic cycle.

Series:

Country Report No. 02/108

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 3, 2002

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451807264/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CHEEA0032002

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

76

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