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State visit to China

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President Ueli Maurer will pay a visit to China from 22 to 30 April accompanied by a finance and business delegation.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has invited President Ueli Maurer for a state visit on Sunday and Monday, 28 and 29 April. Further stops in China will be the Belt and Road Forum for international cooperation and meetings with representatives of the financial sector and authorities in the financial metropolis of Shanghai.

IMF Spring Meeting

Switzerland at IMF and World Bank 2019 Spring Meetings in Washington

Switzerland participated in the IMF and World Bank 2019 Spring Meetings in Washington.

President Ueli Maurer, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin and Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, attended the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington from 12 to 13 April 2019.


Explanatory pamphlet

Explanatory video available online

Swiss voters will vote on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF) on 19 May 2019. An explanatory video is already available online. Videos on the referendum in French, German and Italian.

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Consultation on Capital Adequacy Ordinance


Initiation of consultation on amendment to Capital Adequacy Ordinance

On 5 April 2019, the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) initiated the consultation on an amendment to the Capital Adequacy Ordinance (CAO). Adjustments are to be made in the areas of small institutions, risks for domestic residential investment property and the sufficient capitalisation of parent banks. The consultation will run until 12 July 2019.



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