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Annual Report 1996

Complete Annual Report [342 kb]

Foreword

Review of economic developments [113 kb]

  1. International developments
  2. Switzerland


Monetary policy of the Swiss National Bank [71 kb]

  1. Concept
  2. Implementation
  3. Renewal of the note-issuing privilege
  4. Comments on the draft of the new Federal Constitution


Other central bank functions [88 kb]

  1. Asset management
  2. Payment transactions
  3. Statistical tasks
  4. Services on behalf of the Confederation
  5. Cooperation with federal agencies
  6. International cooperation


Structure and organisation of the Swiss National Bank [60 kb]

  1. Organisation
  2. Staff and resources
  3. Changes in the supervisory authorities and bank management


Financial report [122 kb]

  1. Income statement for the year 1996
  2. Balance sheet as of 31 December 1996
  3. Notes to the accounts as of 31 December 1996
  4. Proposals of the Bank Council to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders
  5. Report of the Auditing Committee to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders


Chronicle of monetary events [46 kb]

Tables and statistical data [77 kb]

  1. Business results since 1986
  2. Summary of balance sheets since 1986
  3. Supervisory and executive bodies
  4. Publications