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Swiss Gold Referendum: What Is It All About? UBS: 1,500 t Of Gold Buying By SNB At Stake.
"There is already support for this referendum and I am expecting the gold market to start paying more attention, especially if the polls show the vote will be close," said Hansen.Currently, according to data compiled by the World Gold Council, Switzerland holds 1,040 metric tons of gold making up 7.7% of its reserves.In a research note published Sept. 24, Analysts at UBS said that if the referendum passes the Swiss National Bank would have to buy about 1,500 tons of gold over the next three years. "1500 tonnes equates to half of the world's annual production," they said in the report."That kind of gold buying would put what we've recently seen in China to shame," said Hansen. Read more."
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