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Federal Council initiates consultation on introduction of a public liquidity backstop for systemically important banks

This draft is intended to simultaneously transfer into ordinary law not only the framework for a PLB instrument as introduced in March 2023 by the Federal Council via ordinance, but also other measures introduced at that time and aimed at supporting the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS.


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OECD minimum tax rate

Switzerland, along with around other 140 countries, has acknowledged that large multinational enterprises should pay at least 15% tax on their profits in each country.

The electorate will vote on this on 18 June 2023.

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UBS takeover of Credit Suisse

The Federal Council welcomes the planned takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS. To strengthen financial market stability until the takeover is complete, the federal government is providing a guarantee for additional liquidity assistance from the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to Credit Suisse.


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