The Swiss central bank (franz. Banque national Suisse, ital. Banca Nazionale Svizzera, Banca Naziunala Svizra) leads the monetary policy and monetary policy of Switzerland as independent central bank. The central bank must be able to be led according to condition and law of the common interest of the country. It is organized in form of the corporation.
When is the SNB obligated independent central bank of the Swiss Confederation to notice and fulfill in the interest of the country different economic tasks of the country. In addition the particularly following topic fields belong:
The central bank has a seat carrier in Berne and Zurich ever beside it maintains it in Geneva and Lugano per one branch with cash place as well as four agencies in Basel, Lausanne, Luzern and St. Gallen. In addition come 16 agencies, which are led by cantonal banks and which supply of money of the country to serve.
The central bank is a speciallegal corporation of the Federal Law. She is administered under co-operation and supervision of the federation according to the regulations of the central bank law. The shares are out-arranged and at the stock exchange noted as name papers. The share capital amounts to 25 million Franconia and is to approximately 55% in the possession of the public hand (cantons, cantonal banks etc.). The remaining shares are to a large extent in the possession of private people. The federation does not possess shares!
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