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Switzerland and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on May 08, 2013. Listed below are items related to Switzerland, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Head of the Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 202Kb
March 24, 2014 -- Switzerland- Concluding Statement for the 2014 Article IV Consultation
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
December 11, 2013 -- Press Release: Switzerland Added US$4 Million to Support IMF Capacity Development
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Minister of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 94Kb
May 21, 2013 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 21, 2013 -- Switzerland: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/128
May 21, 2013 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 13/129
May 20, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF, Swiss (SECO), EBRD, and the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic Conference Focuses on the Twenty-Year Transition of the Caucasus and Central Asia Countries and the Road Ahead
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Ms. Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 172Kb
March 18, 2013 -- Switzerland—2013 Article for Consultation Preliminary Conclusions
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
January 16, 2013 -- IMF Survey: Big and Small Financial Systems in Spotlight in 2013
What do Switzerland and the Kyrgyz Republic have in common? Both will get visits from teams of International Monetary Fund experts in 2013 to examine the safety and stability of their financial systems.
December 13, 2012 -- "Fiscal Federations: Lessons for the Design of a European Fiscal Union" By Carlo Cottarelli
November 01, 2012 -- "European Fiscal Union: A Vision for the Long Run" By Carlo Cottarelli
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Minister of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 537Kb
May 08, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 08, 2012 -- Switzerland: 2012 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 12/106
May 08, 2012 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 12/107
May 07, 2012 -- Anchoring Stability to Sustain Higher and Better Growth
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Minister of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 389Kb
April 18, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Further Pledges by Switzerland and Other Members to Increase IMF Resources by About US$26 Billion
March 20, 2012 -- Switzerland--2012 Article IV Consultation—Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Head, Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 304Kb
September 08, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Acting Director, External Relations, International Monetary Fund
August 01, 2011 -- Unforeseen Events Wait Lurking: Estimating Policy Spillovers From U.S. To Foreign Asset Prices
Author/Editor: Bayoumi, Tamim | Bui, Trung
Series: Working Paper No. 11/183
June 01, 2011 -- Avoid Filling Swiss Cheese with Whipped Cream: Imputation Techniques and Evaluation Procedures for Cross-Country Time Series
Author/Editor: Denk, Michaela | Weber, Michael
Series: Working Paper No. 11/151
May 26, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 26, 2011 -- Switzerland: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Switzerland.
Series: Country Report No. 11/115
May 26, 2011 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues Paper
Series: Country Report No. 11/116
May 17, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF Signs SDR 500 Million Borrowing Agreement with the Swiss National Bank to Support Lending to Low-Income Countries
April 17, 2011 -- Press Release: IMF and Switzerland Sign Agreement on Switzerland’s Contribution of $5 million to the IMF’s Topical Trust Fund on Tax Policy and Administration
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, Head, Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 384Kb
March 28, 2011 -- Switzerland—2011 Article IV Consultation Conclusions of the Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance, Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 333Kb
October 08, 2010 -- Statement by the Hon. Philipp M. Hildebrand, Governor of the IMF for Switzerland
PDF File Size: 472Kb
May 21, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 20, 2010 -- Switzerland: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland, and Informational Annex
Series: Country Report No. 10/140
May 11, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF and Switzerland Sign Agreement on Switzerland's Contribution of US$10 million to Support Capacity Building in Africa, Asia, and South America
April 27, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF, Swiss National Bank Announce High-Level Conference on International Monetary System
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 332Kb
March 23, 2010 -- Switzerland--2010 Article IV Consultation Conclusions of the Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
December 22, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF and Switzerland Sign Agreement on Switzerland’s Contribution of US$10 million to Support Capacity Building in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
December 11, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF and Switzerland Sign Agreement on Switzerland’s Support of Capacity Building for Sub-Saharan Africa Through the IMF African Regional Technical Assistance Centers
November 13, 2009 -- Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities-Switzerland Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities
Subject: Administered accounts | Switzerland | External financing | Financial instruments | Executive Board decisions | Lapse of time approval
October 06, 2009 -- Statement by the Hon. Jean-Pierre Roth, Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 04, 2009 -- Statement by the Honorable Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 292Kb
August 05, 2009 -- Switzerland: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Detailed Assessment of Observance of Financial Sector Standards and Codes
Series: Country Report No. 09/243
July 07, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Signs An Agreement on Switzerland’s Participation in the IMF’s Trust Fund for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
July 07, 2009 -- Switzerland: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes - Fiscal Transparency Module
Series: Country Report No. 09/201
June 05, 2009 -- The Economics of Bank Restructuring: Understanding the Options
Author/Editor: Landier, Augustin | Ueda, Kenichi
Series: Staff Position Note No. 2009/12
May 26, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 26, 2009 -- Switzerland: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 09/164
April 08, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Switzerland’s Announcement of US$10 Billion in Financial Support for the IMF
March 09, 2009 -- Switzerland: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Conclusions of the Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Jean-Pierre Roth, Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 08, 2008 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the World Economic Outlook (WEO) by Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department, with Charles Collyns, Deputy Director; and Jörg Decressin, Chief of the World Economic Studies Division
July 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Inflation, IMF work agenda, Food and fuel prices, Commodity price surge, Oil price surge, Jeddah meeting, Haiti interview, Norway's sovereign wealth fund, Mexico, Switzerland's monetary policy, Mauritius, News briefs PDF File Size: 777Kb
May 29, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 28, 2008 -- Switzerland: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 08/170
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 225Kb
April 01, 2008 -- A New Fiscal Rule: Should Israel go Swiss?
Author/Editor: Debrun, Xavier | Epstein, Natan P. | Symansky, Steven A.
Series: Working Paper No. 08/87
March 17, 2008 -- Switzerland: 2008 Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
October 22, 2007 -- Statement by the Hon. Jean-Pierre Roth, Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance, Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 218Kb
September 10, 2007 -- Switzerland: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes--FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 07/309
June 13, 2007 -- Switzerland: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Factual Update - Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 07/198
June 13, 2007 -- Switzerland: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Technical Note - The Swiss Banking System: Structure, Performance, and Medium-Term Challenges
Series: Country Report No. 07/199
June 13, 2007 -- Switzerland: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Technical Note - An Assessment of Insurance Core Principles for the Reinsurance Industry
Series: Country Report No. 07/200
June 13, 2007 -- Switzerland: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Technical Note - Insurance Sector Stress Testing
Series: Country Report No. 07/201
June 13, 2007 -- Switzerland: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Factual Update - IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 07/202
June 13, 2007 -- Switzerland: Financial Sector Assessment Program - Factual Update - Insurance Sector Market and Regulatory Developments
Series: Country Report No. 07/203
June 04, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 04, 2007 -- Switzerland: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 07/186
June 04, 2007 -- Switzerland: Financial System Stability Assessment Update
Series: Country Report No. 07/187
April 14, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Serbia, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 210Kb
March 05, 2007 -- Switzerland -- 2007 Article IV Consultation Mission, Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
February 01, 2007 -- Aging, Asset Allocation, and Costs: Evidence for the Pension Fund Industry in Switzerland
Author/Editor: Gerber, David S. | Weber, René
Series: Working Paper No. 07/29
September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Jean-Pierre Roth, Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan. PDF File Size: 184Kb
June 12, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 12, 2006 -- Switzerland: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 06/202
June 12, 2006 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 06/203
May 20, 2006 -- Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty: An Outsider's Assessment of Europe's Socio-Economic Capacities, Remarks by Takatoshi Kato, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
At the 36th St. Gallen Symposium: Inspiring Europe, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by H. E. Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 989Kb
March 06, 2006 -- Switzerland -- 2006 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
September 24, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by H. E. Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 727Kb
September 24, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Jean-Pierre Roth, Governor of the Fund for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 349Kb
July 04, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
IMF work program; Executive Board discusses debt relief; Economic reform in Switzerland; African trade arrangements; Euro adoption; World Economic Outlook: global imbalances; Parliamentarians meet in Vienna, Austria; Marriage and inequality. PDF File Size: 473Kb
June 10, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 10, 2005 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 05/188
June 10, 2005 -- Switzerland: 2005 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 05/190
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by H. E. Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 717Kb
March 07, 2005 -- Switzerland -- 2005 Article IV Consultation, IMF Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
October 04, 2004 -- Statement by the Hon. Hans-rudolf Merz, Alternate Governor of the Fund for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Dicussion
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October 02, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by H. E. Hans-Rudolf Merz, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 82Kb
June 18, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 18, 2004 -- Switzerland: 2004 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 04/166
May 18, 2004 -- Willful Ignorance: The Struggle to Convince the Free Trade Skeptics, Address by Anne O. Krueger, Acting Managing Director, IMF
To the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statement by Hon. Jean-Pierre Roth, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank
On behalf of: Republic of Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan. PDF File Size: 556Kb
March 08, 2004 -- Switzerland -- 2004 Article IV Consultation, IMF Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
February 05, 2004 -- Transcript of an IMF Book Forum - Do Developing Countries Have a Say at the IMF?
September 23, 2003 -- Opening Address by the Chairman, the Hon. Kasper Villiger, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 23, 2003 -- Concluding Remarks by the Chairman, the Hon. Kaspar Villiger, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 21, 2003 -- Statement by the Honorable Kaspar Villiger, Minister of Finance of Switzerland, on the Occasion of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting, September 21, 2003
on behalf of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Serbia and Montenegro, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
June 02, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 02, 2003 -- Switzerland: 2003 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 03/148
June 02, 2003 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 03/149
April 12, 2003 -- IMFC Statement by Kaspar Villiger, Minister Finance, Switzerland, April 12, 2003
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency consisting of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
February 24, 2003 -- Switzerland - 2003 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
September 29, 2002 -- Statement by Hon. Jean-pierre Roth, Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Closing Joint Session
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September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Kaspar Villiger, Alternate Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
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September 28, 2002 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Kaspar Villiger, President of Switzerland and Minister of Finance
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the of the constituency comprising Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
September 01, 2002 -- Growth in Switzerland: Can Better Performance be Sustained?
Author/Editor: Gagales, Anastassios
Series: Working Paper No. 02/153
September 01, 2002 -- Growth in Switzerland: Can Better Performance be Sustained?
Author/Editor: Gagales, Anastassios
Series: Working Paper No. 02/153
June 03, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 03, 2002 -- Switzerland: 2002 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 02/106
June 03, 2002 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 02/107
June 03, 2002 -- 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
Series: Country Report No. 02/108
June 03, 2002 -- Switzerland: 2002 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 02/106
June 03, 2002 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 02/107
June 03, 2002 -- 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
Series: Country Report No. 02/108
April 20, 2002 -- Statement by the Honorable Kaspar Villiger, President of Switzerland and Minister of Finance, International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington, D.C., April 20, 2002
IMFC member for the constituency consisting Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Serbia and Montenegro
March 04, 2002 -- Switzerland -- 2002 IMF Article IV Consultation, Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
February 01, 2002 -- A New Rule: "The Swiss Debt Brake"
Author/Editor: Danninger, Stephan
Series: Working Paper No. 02/18
February 01, 2002 -- A New Rule: "The Swiss Debt Brake"
Author/Editor: Danninger, Stephan
Series: Working Paper No. 02/18
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Jean-Pierre Roth, Chairman of the Swiss National Bank, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington, D. C., November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Azerbaijan Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Switzerland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
July 19, 2001 -- News Brief: Switzerland Increases Support for IMF Technical Assistance in Five Central Asian Countries
May 21, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
May 21, 2001 -- Switzerland: 2001 Article IV Consultation -- Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Authorities of Switzerland
Series: Country Report No. 01/74
May 21, 2001 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 01/75
April 29, 2001 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Kaspar Villiger Minister of Finance of Switzerland Alternate Governor of the IMF for Switzerland
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Azerbaijan Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Switzerland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Serbia and Montenegro
April 29, 2001 -- IMFC and Development Committee Joint Meeting Statement by Messrs. Kaspar Villiger, Minister of Finance and Pascal Couchepin, Minister of Economic Affairs of Switzerland
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Serbia and Montenegro
January 29, 2001 -- Switzerland - 2001 IMF Article IV Consultation - Concluding Statement
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Kaspar Villiger, Alternate Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 24, 2000 -- Statement to the IMFC by Mr. Kaspar Villiger, Minister of Finance of Switzerland
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Azerbaijan Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Switzerland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan
April 16, 2000 -- Statement by Mr. Kaspar Villiger, Minister of Finance of Switzerland to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Azerbaijan Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Poland, Switzerland, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Republic of Uzbekistan
April 03, 2000 -- Switzerland: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/43
March 02, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
March 01, 2000 -- Switzerland: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/23
Notes: Contains the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/14--IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Switzerland.
November 15, 1999 -- Concluding Remarks of 1999 Article IV Consultation -- Switzerland
At the conclusion of annual Article IV bilateral discussions with the authorities, and prior to the preparation of the staff's report to the Executive Board, the IMF mission often provides the authorities with a statement of its preliminary findings.
September 28, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Kaspar Villiger, Alternate Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 26, 1999 -- Statement by Mr. Kaspar Villiger, Minister of Finance, Switzerland, to the Interim Committee Meeting on September 26, 1999
The Interim Committee member for the constituency consisting of Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz Republic, Poland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
September 14, 1999 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on External Review of IMF Surveillance
Today's press conference is a continuation of a process begun in the fall of 1996 when the Executive Board decided to establish a process of independent external evaluation. This report was meant to examine how the process of review of individual economies was carried out.
June 07, 1999 -- IMF Survey:
Camdessus on transparency and standards; IMF Board meets with ECOSOC ambassadors; regional unemployment in Europe; Swiss monetary policy; military spending; EFF reviews for Argentina and Pakistan; and copper and Chilean economy. PDF File Size: 484Kb
May 05, 1999 -- Switzerland - Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/30
April 01, 1999 -- Exchange Rate Pass-Through and Dynamic Oligopoly - An Empirical Investigation
Author/Editor: Gross, Dominique M. | Schmitt, Nicolas
Series: Working Paper No. 99/47
March 01, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
November 16, 1998 -- Concluding Remarks of 1998 Article IV Consultation--Switzerland
At the conclusion of annual Article IV bilateral discussions with the authorities, and prior to the preparation of the staff's report to the Executive Board, the IMF mission often provides the authorities with a statement of its preliminary findings.
October 07, 1998 -- Statement by the Hon. Kaspar Villiger, Alternate Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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June 04, 1998 -- Switzerland Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/43
March 06, 1998 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Switzerland
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
September 24, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Kasper Villiger, Alternate Governor of the IMF for Switzerland, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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August 25, 1997 -- Putting Africa on a Sustainable, High Quality Growth Path--Alassane D. Ouattara
Address given at the IMF and Sustainable Development Seminar sponsored by the Swiss Coalition of Development Organizations, Berne, Switzerland
April 08, 1997 -- Switzerland-Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/18
March 01, 1997 -- Possible Effects of European Monetary Union on Switzerland: A Case Study of Policy Dilemmas Caused by Low Inflation and the Nominal Interest Rate Floor
Author/Editor: Laxton, Douglas | Prasad, Eswar
Series: Working Paper No. 97/23
May 07, 1996 -- Switzerland - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/31
Notes: This report was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
May 07, 1996 -- Switzerland - Selected Background Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/32
Notes: This report was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
January 18, 1996 -- Aspects of the Swiss Labor Market
Author/Editor: De Masi, Paula | Henry, S. G. B.
Series: Working Paper No. 96/3
November 14, 1995 -- The IMF and the Challenges of Globalization--The Fund's Evolving Approach to its Constant Mission: The Case of Mexico -- Address by Michel Camdessus
Given at the Zurich Economics Society, Zurich
March 14, 1995 -- Switzerland - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/22
Notes: This report on recent economic developments in Switzerland was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
February 01, 1995 -- Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland
Author/Editor: Mauro, Paolo
Series: Working Paper No. 95/24
February 01, 1995 -- Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland
Author/Editor: Mauro, Paolo
Series: Working Paper No. 95/24

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