Category Archive: 1.) SNB Press Releases

Die neue 1000-Franken-Note: Präsentation – Le nouveau billet de 1000 francs: présentation

Dieser Film zeigt Impressionen von der Präsentation der neuen Schweizer 1000-Franken-Note am 5. März 2019 in Zürich. Fritz Zurbrügg, Vizepräsident des Direktoriums der Schweizerischen Nationalbank, stellt die wichtigsten Gestaltungsmerkmale und Sicherheitselemente der neuen Banknote vor. – Ce film donne quelques impressions de la présentation du nouveau billet de 1000 francs qui a eu lieu le …

Read More »

SNB loses 15 billion in 2018

The SNB earned 2 billion on negative interest rates (Swiss franc positions below), but lost nearly 17 billion CHF on FX investments, of which 5 bn on bonds and 12 bn on stocks. Gold was nearly unchanged.

Read More »

The SNB’s Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series: Raghuram Rajan announced as next speaker

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has named Raghuram Rajan as this year’s speaker for its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series. Professor Rajan has made outstanding contributions to both economic practice and economic research on the global stage. His roles have included Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 2013 until 2016 and Chief Economist at the IMF between 2003 and 2006.

Read More »

Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 13.12.2018

Mediengespräch - Conférence de presse - News conference - Conferenza stampa, 13.12.2018 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,...

Read More »

Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 13.12.2018

Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 13.12.2018 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 …

Read More »

Monetary Policy Assessment of 13 December 2018

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is maintaining its expansio nary mo netary policy, thereby stabilising price developments and supporting economic activity. Interest on sight deposits at the SNB remains at –0.75% and the target range for the three-month Libor is unchanged at between –1.25% and –0.25%.

Read More »

SNB reports a loss of CHF 7.8 billion for third quarter of 2018

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) reports a loss of CHF 7.8 billion for the first three quarters of 2018. A valuation loss of CHF 3.7 billion was recorded on gold holdings. The loss on foreign currency positions amounted to CHF 5.3 billion. The profit on Swiss franc positions was CHF 1.5 billion.

Read More »

SNB appoints new delegate for regional economic relations for Central Switzerland

With effect from 1 October 2018, Gregor Bäurle will assume the function of Swiss National Bank (SNB) delegate for regional economic relations for the Central Switzerland region. He succeeds Walter Näf, who is taking on a new position, representing the SNB in the Swiss delegation to the OECD in Paris as of 1 January 2019.

Read More »

Third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture, 20.09.2018

Third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture, 20.09.2018 00:00 Introductory remarks by Ulrich Weidmann, Vice President for Human Resources and Infrastructure, ETH Zurich 05:15 Introductory remarks by Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank 15:50 Lecture by Otmar Issing, Former Member of the Board, European Central Bank

Read More »

Third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture, 20.09.2018

Third Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture, 20.09.2018 00:00 Introductory remarks by Ulrich Weidmann, Vice President for Human Resources and Infrastructure, ETH Zurich 05:15 Introductory remarks by Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank 15:50 Lecture by Otmar Issing, Former Member of the Board, European Central Bank

Read More »

Monetary Policy Assessment of 20 September 2018

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is maintaining its expansionary monetary policy, thereby stabilising price developments and supporting economic activity. Interest on sight deposits at the SNB remains at –0.75% and the target range for the three-month Libor is unchanged at between –1.25% and –0.25%. The SNB will remain active in the foreign exchange market as necessary, while taking the overall currency situation into consideration.

Read More »

SNB banknote app updated for new 200-franc note

The Swiss National Bank’s ‘Swiss Banknotes’ app is designed to help the public familiarise themselves with the new banknotes. The popular app, which has been downloaded some 100,000 times, now also showcases the new 200-franc note. It can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple (itunes.apple.com) and Google Play (play.google.com) app stores.

Read More »

Die neue 200-Franken-Note: Präsentation – Le nouveau billet de 200 francs: présentation

Dieser Film zeigt Impressionen von der Präsentation der neuen Schweizer 200-Franken-Note am 15. August 2018 in Zürich. Fritz Zurbrügg, Vizepräsident des Direktoriums der Schweizerischen Nationalbank, stellt die wichtigsten Gestaltungsmerkmale und Sicherheitselemente der neuen Banknote vor. - Ce film donne quelques impressions de la présentation du nouveau billet de 200 francs qui a eu lieu le 15 août 2018. Fritz Zurbrügg, vice-président de la...

Read More »

Die neue 200-Franken-Note: Präsentation – Le nouveau billet de 200 francs: présentation

Dieser Film zeigt Impressionen von der Präsentation der neuen Schweizer 200-Franken-Note am 15. August 2018 in Zürich. Fritz Zurbrügg, Vizepräsident des Direktoriums der Schweizerischen Nationalbank, stellt die wichtigsten Gestaltungsmerkmale und Sicherheitselemente der neuen Banknote vor. – Ce film donne quelques impressions de la présentation du nouveau billet de 200 francs qui a eu lieu le …

Read More »

Swiss National Bank releases new 200-franc note

Fourth banknote in latest series showcases Switzerland’s scientific expertise. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will begin issuing the new 200-franc note on 22 August 2018. Following the 50, 20 and 10-franc notes, this is the fourth of six denominations in the new banknote series to be released. The current eighth-series banknotes will remain legal tender until further notice.

Read More »

SNB reports a profit of CHF 5.1 billion for the first half of 2018

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) reports a profit of CHF 5.1 billion for the first half of 2018. A valuation loss of CHF 0.9 billion was recorded on gold holdings. The profit on foreign currency positions amounted to CHF 5.2 billion. The profit on Swiss franc positions was CHF 1.0 billion.

Read More »

Federal Council appoints Martin Schlegel as new Alternate Member of the SNB Governing Board

At its meeting of 4 July 2018, the Federal Council appointed Martin Schlegel as the new Alternate Member of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank (SNB), following the proposal of the SNB’s Bank Council. He will take up the position of Deputy Head of Department I as of 1 September.

Read More »

Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 21.06.2018

Mediengespräch - Conférence de presse - News conference - Conferenza stampa, 21.06.2018 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,...

Read More »