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Legal Update

Summary of Government Interventions in Financial Markets - Switzerland

September 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Since October 2008, the Swiss National Bank (“SNB”) has injected capital into UBS; has put in place a number of swap facilities to ensure CHF liquidity; has extended its guarantee of deposits, has announced plans to adopt a “quantitative easing” approach to monetary policy by buying up issued bonds; and has decreased its short-term interest rates to between zero and 0.75 per cent. (as of 12 March 2009), all in order to increase liquidity and to limit the risks of rapid deflation and inflation.

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