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Annual Report 2002

Complete Annual Report [1'051 kb]

Foreword [25 kb]

Review of economic developments [229 kb]

  1. International developments
  2. Switzerland


Monetary policy of the Swiss National Bank [97 kb]

  1. Concept
  2. Implementation


Legal framework [39 kb]

  1. National referendum on the gold initiative and the counter-proposal of the Federal Assembly
  2. Total revision of the National Bank Law
  3. New profit distribution agreement


Other central bank functions [162 kb]

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


Structure and organisation [100 kb]

  1. Organisation
  2. Staff and resources
  3. Swiss National Exhibition Expo.02
  4. Changes in the bank authorities and management


Financial report [200 kb]

  1. Income statement for the year 2002
  2. Balance sheet as of 31 December 2002
  3. Notes to the accounts as of 31 December 2002
  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 and press releases [64 kb]

  1. Chronicle
  2. Press releases of the National Bank on monetary policy


Selected information [91 kb] 

  1. Supervisory and executive bodies
  2. Organisation Chart
  3. Publications
  4. Adresses of the head offices and branches