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By David Scott | Monday 19 September 2016
Switzerland's central bank now owns more publicly-traded shares in Facebook than Mark Zuckerberg. The tech giant's founder and CEO has other non-publically traded share classes that he controls the company through, but this example illustrates just how the Swiss National Bank has become a multi-billion-dollar equity investor due to its campaign to hold down the Swiss franc and all bought by its ability to print money from nothing and then use it to buy everyday real companies. It is now the world's eighth-biggest public investor, data from the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum show.
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