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A man crosses Paradeplatz, the symbolic centre of the Swiss banking industry, with the headquarters of Switzerland's two largest banks, UBS and Credit Suisse behind him. Between them they hold assets several times larger than the Swiss economy. The Swiss banking industry holds an estimated 6,352 billion Swiss Francs (USD 7,000 billion) in assets, more than half of it foreign, benefiting from the country's famous banking secrecy laws.