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Federal Council adopts dispatch on introduction of a public liquidity backstop for systemically important banks

The Federal Council had already decided on the key parameters for a PLB to strengthen the stability of the financial sector in March 2022. In March 2023, the PLB was put into force by ordinance as part of the takeover of Credit Suisse by UBS. The PLB and certain provisions of the ordinance that are still required are now to be transferred into ordinary law. 

Anti-money laundering framework

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Federal Council initiates consultation on strengthening the anti-money laundering framework

The aim is to reinforce the integrity and competitiveness of Switzerland as a financial and business location with a federal register of beneficial owners, due diligence for particularly risky activities in legal professions, as well as other provisions. The measures are in line with international standards.

Excpected annual result 2023

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First extrapolation for 2023: smaller financing deficit expected

According to the first extrapolation for 2023, the Confederation is anticipating a financing deficit of CHF 1.5 billion for this year. A deficit of CHF 4.8 billion had been expected in the budget. The improvement is due to the fact that the CHF 4 billion rescue mechanism for the electricity industry in the extraordinary budget will probably not be needed.


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