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Indians share only 0.06 percent of foreigners’ deposits in Swiss banks

India has slipped three places to 77th in terms of deposits of Indian citizens and companies in Swiss banks. Last year, India was ranked 74th on this list. This information has been found in the latest data from the central bank of Switzerland. Britain holds the first place in this list. Annual banking data released by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) shows that India comes at a very low place in terms of deposits by Indian citizens and companies. Indians account for only 0.06 percent of the money deposited by foreigners in Swiss banks. At the end of 2019, UK citizens who stood first in the list accounted for 27 per cent of the total deposits.

According to the latest data of SNB, the deposits of Indian citizens and companies (including deposits through branches located in India) in Swiss banks declined by 5.8 per cent to 89.9 crore Swiss francs (Rs 6,625 crore) in 2019. This is Swiss banks’ total liability to Indian customers. These include all types of accounts of Indian customers. For example deposits of individual people, banks and companies. These figures also include deposits in Swiss bank branches in India.

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These are the official figures that banks have given to SNB. These do not indicate the black money of Indians deposited in Switzerland, which has been discussed. These figures do not include the money of Indians, NRIs or others who are named after units of third countries in Swiss banks. Britain ranks first on the list. The US is followed by the second, West Indies third, France fourth and Hong Kong fifth. The top five countries account for more than 50 percent of the total money deposited in Swiss banks. At the same time, the share of the top ten countries is more than 66 percent. The top 15 countries account for 75 percent of the list and the top 30 countries account for about 90 percent.

The top ten countries also include Germany, Luxembourg, Bahamas, Singapore and Cayman Islands. There are only 22 countries whose share in the money deposited in Swiss banks is one percent or more. These include China, Jersey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Panama, Italy, Cyprus, UAE, Netherlands, Japan and Guernsey. In the case of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries, India is at the bottom of the list. Russia ranks 20th highest among BRICS countries. He was also at the same place in 2018. China is also at 22nd position like last year. South Africa climbed two places to 56th place. Brazil is at 62nd place. Last year he was ranked 65th.

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