Category Archive: 1) SNB and CHF

Swiss Franc at 5 month highs vs the Pound

Tory leadership debate does little to help the pound. Sterling has remained under a lot of pressure against a number of currencies including vs the Swiss franc. The Tory leadership race is now down to 5 candidates after former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab only managed to get 30 votes. This was short of the required 33 to progress to the next round.

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Das Einmaleins des neuen Leitzinses

Die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) führt neu einen Leitzins ein. Hatte sie denn bis jetzt gar keinen? Doch, hatte sie, aber der hiess anders. Nutzen wir doch die Gelegenheit, um zu klären, was eigentlich ein Leitzins ist. Und was sich nun geändert hat. Eine Notenbank benutzt einen Leitzins, um das gesamte Zinsniveau in einem Land zu beeinflussen – und damit indirekt den Gang der Wirtschaft.

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Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 13.06.2019

Mediengespräch - Conférence de presse - News conference - Conferenza stampa, 13.06.2019 00:00 Einleitende Bemerkungen von Thomas Jordan, Präsident des Direktoriums der Schweizerischen Nationalbank - Remarques introductives de Thomas Jordan, président de la Direction générale de la Banque nationale suisse - Introductory remarks by Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank - Osservazioni introduttive di Thomas Jordan,...

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Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 13.06.2019

Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 13.06.2019 00:00 Einleitende Bemerkungen von Thomas Jordan, Präsident des Direktoriums der Schweizerischen Nationalbank – Remarques introductives de Thomas Jordan, président de la Direction générale de la Banque nationale suisse – Introductory remarks by Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National …

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Pound to Swiss Franc forecast: Brexit limbo hurting Sterling

Political uncertainty & Brexit cause sterling weakness. The pound’s value is being predominantly dictated by Brexit. Over the past month sterling has gradually declined in value against the Swiss franc. There is potential for further falls for the pound due to the lack of clarity surrounding Brexit and the leadership battle for the new Conservative leader.

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Monetary policy assessment of 13 June 2019

The Swiss National Bank is maintaining its expansionary monetary policy, thereby stabilising price developments and supporting economic activity. Interest on sight deposits at the SNB is unchanged at –0.75%. The SNB will remain active in the foreign exchange market as necessary, while taking the overall currency situation into consideration.

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Expansion of SNB statistics

New Focus Article series published on data portal. The Swiss National Bank is expanding its offering in the field of statist ics. It is to start publishing articles on selected statistical subjects at irregular intervals. These articles will appear on the SNB data portal (data.snb.ch, Resources, International economic affairs, Focus articles) as so-called focus articles.

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Panel Discussions, 9th High-Level Conference on the International Monetary System, 14.05.2019

0:00:00 Past - Lessons Learned from an Evolving IMS 1:20:35 Future - The IMS in a Changing Global Landscape These panels are part of the 9th High-Level Conference on the International Monetary System (jointly organized by the International Monetary Fund and the Swiss National Bank) held in Zurich, which is otherwise a closed event.

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Panel Discussions, 9th High-Level Conference on the International Monetary System, 14.05.2019

0:00:00 Past – Lessons Learned from an Evolving IMS 1:20:35 Future – The IMS in a Changing Global Landscape These panels are part of the 9th High-Level Conference on the International Monetary System (jointly organized by the International Monetary Fund and the Swiss National Bank) held in Zurich, which is otherwise a closed event.

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Verschwörung gegen Schweiz: Was macht SNB?

„Verschwörung gegen die Schweiz?“ „Rekord-Wette von Spekulanten gegen Schweizer Franken.“ „Zur Zeit läuft die bisher grösste Währungs-Wette gegen den Schweizer Franken.“ So jüngst in Blick und Handelszeitung. Von 4 Milliarden Franken Short-Positionen gegen den Franken an der Börse in Chicago ist da die Rede.

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Pound to Swiss franc forecast: Brexit to continue to drive pound to swiss franc exchange rates

Since the start of the year the general trend for pound to swiss franc exchange rates has seen the pound strengthen. GBP/CHF mid-market levels started the year in the 1.23s and now are trading in the 1.30s. The pound strengthened as UK Prime Minister Theresa May extended Article50 by 6 months, which means the UK will not leave the EU without a deal.

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Brexit to drive pound to Swiss franc exchange rates

Yesterday the PM’s deputy David Liddington confirmed that the UK will be taking part in European elections, therefore in my view the cross-party talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are over. If the Prime Minister thought that they would be able to come to an agreement in the upcoming days Mr Liddington would not have made the announcement yesterday.

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Claudia Aebersold Szalay to become Head of Media Relations at the SNB

Claudia Aebersold Szalay will assume the role of Head of Media Relations at the Swiss National Bank on 1 June, replacing Walter Meier who will be leaving the bank having reached retirement age. Ms Aebersold Szalay was previously an economics and business editor at the NZZ newspaper for eleven years.

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Pound to Swiss franc forecast – Brexit impasse means a fragile pound

Brexit Limbo. At present Theresa May is in talks with Jeremy Corbyn in order to try and come up with a mutually acceptable deal to put to Brussels. The problem is May can’t even get a deal that is acceptable within her own party let alone Labour as well. Her deal has been rejected three times and Brussels are stone walling us on the Irish border.

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SNB Results: Big Win After Big Loss in Q4 2018

The Swiss National Bank reports a profit of CHF 30.7 billion for the first quarter of 2019. The profit on foreign currency positions amounted to CHF 29.3 billion. A valuation gain of CHF 0.9 billion was recorded on gold holdings. The profit on Swiss franc positions was CHF 0.6 billion.

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Pound hits best rate to buy Swiss francs in 6 weeks

The pound is now trading close to a 6 week high to against the Swiss franc which has come as welcome news to the Swiss central bank. Swiss policy makers appear to favour a weaker currency as they aim to control low inflation. Inflation in Switzerland has remained below 1% for quite a while even though interest rates have remained in a negative territory.

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Pound to Swiss Franc rates: UK housing price growth hits 6 year low

We have seen a fairly stagnant market following the Brexit extension until 31st October. Although a key factor on GBP/CHF economic date releases will now gain back some of their impact. Yesterday saw the ease of House Price Growth data and figures dropped to a six year low. The average house price of across the UK grew by 0.6%, but property prices in the capital fell by 3.8%.

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What happens next on GBP/CHF exchange rates?

The pound to Swiss franc exchange rate has been rather volatile, oscillating in a tight range between 1.2942 and 1.3336 in the last month. There is an expectation that we could see the pound losing further ground with the market bracing for worse news in the future for sterling.

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SNB-Aktie: Goldgrube oder Fettnäpfchen?

Das Bundesgesetz über die Nationalbank (Nationalbankgesetz, NBG) besagt in Artikel 25: „Das Aktienkapital der Nationalbank beträgt 25 Millionen Franken. Es ist eingeteilt in 100’000 Namenaktien mit einem Nennwert von je 250 Franken. Die Aktien sind vollständig liberiert.“ Und in Artikel 31 Absatz 1 steht: „Vom Bilanzgewinn wird eine Dividende von höchstens 6 Prozent des Aktienkapitals ausgerichtet.“

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Towards A Globalist Utopia: “Negative Rates Are Coming, Whether You Like It Or Not”

There is nothing that a human mind can’t conceive. It can shoot for the stars or dive in the ocean which twinkles in the shadows of stars and ascend back with sparkling mind bearing uncanny ambition only to float contended. Today, we live in fear of losing wealth, we worry what economic consequences would do to our cash, we look through a microscope and scrutinize every word, every policy, every regulation or find something to put above ‘every’ and...

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