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Reuters
SNB could seek to prevent banks hoarding cash if franc soars: Roubini groupThe logo of Swiss National Bank SNB is seen outside their branch in Bern, Switz
SNB could seek to prevent banks hoarding cash if franc soars: Roubini group
Reuters / Posted 13 hours ago
The logo of Swiss National Bank SNB is seen outside their branch in Bern, Switzerland April 20, 2016. ZURICH The Swiss National Bank might seek authority to stop commercial banks converting reserves into cash if its current policy arsenal failed to... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Flat start to busy weekMarch Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco pr
Flat start to busy week
Brisbane Times / Posted yesterday
March Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco president John Williams in Los Angeles, Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan in Luzern. Earnings: Sysco, General Growth Properties, Anadarko Petroleum, AIG,... Read more
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WA Today
Flat start to busy weekMarch Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco pr
Flat start to busy week
WA Today / Posted yesterday
March Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco president John Williams in Los Angeles, Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan in Luzern. Earnings: Sysco, General Growth Properties, Anadarko Petroleum, AIG,... Read more
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The Age
Flat start to busy weekMarch Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco pr
Flat start to busy week
The Age / Posted yesterday
March Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco president John Williams in Los Angeles, Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan in Luzern. Earnings: Sysco, General Growth Properties, Anadarko Petroleum, AIG,... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Flat start to busy weekMarch Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco pr
Flat start to busy week
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted yesterday
March Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco president John Williams in Los Angeles, Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan in Luzern. Earnings: Sysco, General Growth Properties, Anadarko Petroleum, AIG,... Read more
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Canberra Times
Flat start to busy weekMarch Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco pr
Flat start to busy week
Canberra Times / Posted yesterday
March Central bank watch: ECB boss Mario Draghi in Frankfurt, San Francisco president John Williams in Los Angeles, Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan in Luzern. Earnings: Sysco, General Growth Properties, Anadarko Petroleum, AIG,... Read more
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Swissinfo
SNB's Jordan Still Sees Room for Maneuver on ‘Overvalued’ Franc(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank hasn’t yet exhausted its policy options
SNB's Jordan Still Sees Room for Maneuver on ‘Overvalued’ Franc
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank hasn’t yet exhausted its policy options and won’t hesitate to take unconventional steps in the face of a a franc that remains “significantly overvalued,” President Thomas Jordan said. The central bank is... Read more
3d
Swissinfo
SNB dismisses ‘politically motivated’ reformsuse of these data is prohibited. Matthew Allen Apr 29, 2016 - 12:04 The Swiss
SNB dismisses ‘politically motivated’ reforms
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
use of these data is prohibited. Matthew Allen Apr 29, 2016 - 12:04 The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has rejected two proposals, calling for the establishment of a sovereign wealth fund and for a... Read more
3d
Market Watch
SNB chairman: Franc 'significantly overvalued'ZURICH--Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan said Friday that the central
SNB chairman: Franc 'significantly overvalued'
Market Watch / Posted 3 days ago
ZURICH--Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan said Friday that the central bank is open to additional stimulus measures if needed to fight a "significantly overvalued" Swiss franc. "Even though we have already gone a long way with negative... Read more
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Canberra Times
Miners jump, Wall Street dipsMilwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Mic
Miners jump, Wall Street dips
Canberra Times / Posted 4 days ago
Milwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Michigan consumer sentiment (April final). The Swiss National Bank holds its annual shareholder meeting, featuring a speech by President Thomas Jordan. Fed speaker: Dallas... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Miners jump, Wall Street dipsMilwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Mic
Miners jump, Wall Street dips
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
Milwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Michigan consumer sentiment (April final). The Swiss National Bank holds its annual shareholder meeting, featuring a speech by President Thomas Jordan. Fed speaker: Dallas... Read more
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4d
The Age
Miners jump, Wall Street dipsMilwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Mic
Miners jump, Wall Street dips
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
Milwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Michigan consumer sentiment (April final). The Swiss National Bank holds its annual shareholder meeting, featuring a speech by President Thomas Jordan. Fed speaker: Dallas... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Miners jump, Wall Street dipsMilwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Mic
Miners jump, Wall Street dips
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Milwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Michigan consumer sentiment (April final). The Swiss National Bank holds its annual shareholder meeting, featuring a speech by President Thomas Jordan. Fed speaker: Dallas... Read more
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WA Today
Miners jump, Wall Street dipsMilwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Mic
Miners jump, Wall Street dips
WA Today / Posted 4 days ago
Milwaukee manufacturing (April), US Chicago purchasing managers (April), US Michigan consumer sentiment (April final). The Swiss National Bank holds its annual shareholder meeting, featuring a speech by President Thomas Jordan. Fed speaker: Dallas... Read more
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Swissinfo
Strong Franc Hits Swiss Toilets as Geberit's Hotel Market Slowsto a revenue slowdown caused as the strong franc puts off tourists. Switzerlan
Strong Franc Hits Swiss Toilets as Geberit's Hotel Market Slows
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
to a revenue slowdown caused as the strong franc puts off tourists. Switzerland’s tourism industry is suffering after the Swiss National Bank in January 2015 removed its cap on the currency of 1.20 per euro. Last year, demand from European guests... Read more
4d
Swissinfo
SNB's Mr Seven-Percent Stays Shy as Shareholders Meet in Bern(Bloomberg) -- When Swiss National Bank shareholders gather in Bern on Friday t
SNB's Mr Seven-Percent Stays Shy as Shareholders Meet in Bern
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- When Swiss National Bank shareholders gather in Bern on Friday to hear from President Thomas Jordan and savor complimentary ice cream, there may be a heavyweight absentee: the central bank’s biggest private investor. Media-shy German... Read more
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Zero Hedge
With Tech Tanking, Can Anything Save The System?200 as recently as a year ago. Tears won’t be confined to Wall Street however:
With Tech Tanking, Can Anything Save The System?
Zero Hedge / Posted 5 days ago
200 as recently as a year ago. Tears won’t be confined to Wall Street however: let’s not forget that none other than the Swiss National Bank is also long some 10.4 million shares of AAPL. It also won’t be a surprise to find out that the Japanese... Read more
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Market Watch
This central bank is about to lose $80 million thanks to Apple’s big missto get bruises. The pain from Tuesday’s disappointing earnings looks set to spr
This central bank is about to lose $80 million thanks to Apple’s big miss
Market Watch / Posted 5 days ago
to get bruises. The pain from Tuesday’s disappointing earnings looks set to spread world-wide — and in particular to the Swiss National Bank, one of the company’s largest shareholders. It jumped in so deep, in fact, that last year it doubled its... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Wall Street In Pain: 163 Hedge Funds Are Long AAPL Stockcap in the after hours. The good news: it used to be over 200 as recently as a
Wall Street In Pain: 163 Hedge Funds Are Long AAPL Stock
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
cap in the after hours. The good news: it used to be over 200 as recently as a year ago. Tears won't be confined to Wall Street however: let's not forget that none other than the Swiss National Bank is also long some 10.4 million shares... Read more
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Swissinfo
Voting for foreigners, nuclear cloud scare and political adsto new CEO Tidjane Thiam to compensate for loss of bonuses he would have receiv
Voting for foreigners, nuclear cloud scare and political ads
Swissinfo / Posted 8 days ago
to new CEO Tidjane Thiam to compensate for loss of bonuses he would have received from his old company Prudential. The Swiss National Bank will also answer to shareholders a day after producing interim first quarter results. Shareholders have... Read more
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Swissinfo
J.M.W. Turner Chosen by Bank of England for Next 20-Pound Notethe front of the $20 bill, becoming the first woman and first minority featured
J.M.W. Turner Chosen by Bank of England for Next 20-Pound Note
Swissinfo / Posted 10 days ago
the front of the $20 bill, becoming the first woman and first minority featured on U.S. paper currency in modern times. The Swiss National Bank this month unveiled its new 50-franc ($51) note, the first in a series that features nature rather than... Read more
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11d
Swissinfo
Brexit poses ‘biggest risk’ to Swiss exportersmargins eaten away by the strengthening franc. Swiss goods have become 10% more
Brexit poses ‘biggest risk’ to Swiss exporters
Swissinfo / Posted 11 days ago
margins eaten away by the strengthening franc. Swiss goods have become 10% more expensive for eurozone customers since the Swiss National Bank (SNB) gave up defending the euro-franc exchange rate in January 2015. Given the continued fragile state... Read more
12d
Swissinfo
SNB Can Stomach Some Franc Strengthening Prior to Any Rate Cut(Bloomberg) -- Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan has some breathing r
SNB Can Stomach Some Franc Strengthening Prior to Any Rate Cut
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan has some breathing room. While the central bank’s negative interest rates and threat of currency interventions haven’t pushed the franc back down to its pre-ceiling rate, they have kept it... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss Franc Can Strengthen Before SNB Would Cut Rates: Chart(Bloomberg) -- Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan has some breathing r
Swiss Franc Can Strengthen Before SNB Would Cut Rates: Chart
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan has some breathing room, according to Bloomberg’s latest survey of economists. The threshold for another rate cut lies at 1.03 francs per euro -- about 6 percent stronger than its current... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss debt and currency models hot topics at world finance meetingagain, found a culture of dialogue,” Maurer said. Negative interest – sharing e
Swiss debt and currency models hot topics at world finance meeting
Swissinfo / Posted 15 days ago
again, found a culture of dialogue,” Maurer said. Negative interest – sharing experiences Thomas Jordan, the head of the Swiss National Bank, was also present at the IMF and World Bank meetings and spoke on the issue of the overvalued Swiss... Read more
15d
Swissinfo
Jordan Says SNB Can Fight Strong Franc With Interventions, Rates(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank has room to cut interest rates further b
Jordan Says SNB Can Fight Strong Franc With Interventions, Rates
Swissinfo / Posted 15 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank has room to cut interest rates further below zero and is willing to increase the size of its balance sheet through currency intervention to prevent an already “significantly overvalued” franc from strengthening,... Read more
15d
The Globe and Mail
IMF members urge ‘growth-friendly’ spending, new lending toolseconomies and structural reforms should be implemented with policies that suppo
IMF members urge ‘growth-friendly’ spending, new lending tools
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 days ago
economies and structural reforms should be implemented with policies that support demand and help displaced workers. Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan said he thought the need for more fiscal stimulus and structural reforms in... Read more
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Reuters
Central banks go negative - to what avail?18-month high against the dollar. The Japanese currency has gained more than 10
Central banks go negative - to what avail?
Reuters / Posted 18 days ago
18-month high against the dollar. The Japanese currency has gained more than 10 percent against dollar so far this year. SWISS NATIONAL BANK Since January 2015, both the of the SNB's key interest rates have been in negative territory and its... Read more
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Swissinfo
SNB's Maechler Says Negative Rates a Necessity, Not a Choice(Bloomberg) -- The strong franc has made cutting interest rates far below zero
SNB's Maechler Says Negative Rates a Necessity, Not a Choice
Swissinfo / Posted 18 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The strong franc has made cutting interest rates far below zero a necessary action for the Swiss National Bank, according to Governing Board member Andrea Maechler. “Do we like the negative interest rate? Is it a choice? It is... Read more
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CNBC
Negative rates do not fuel populism: IMF economistimportantly the work of the central banks," he told CNBC on Wednesday. A few o
Negative rates do not fuel populism: IMF economist
CNBC / Posted 19 days ago
importantly the work of the central banks," he told CNBC on Wednesday. A few of the world's major central banks have adopted negative rates, including the ECB, the Bank of Japan and the Swiss National Bank, which was an earlier adopter of the poli... Read more
19d
Business Standard India
A V Rajwade: An alternative to the global monetary systemin the markets to appreciate their respective currencies against the grossly ov
A V Rajwade: An alternative to the global monetary system
Business Standard India / Posted 19 days ago
in the markets to appreciate their respective currencies against the grossly overvalued dollar. More recently, the Swiss National Bank kept a ceiling on the CHF/EUR rate by intervention but gave up when money supply increased to... Read more
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Swissinfo
Duo fined for revealing former SNB chief’s bank detailsand a former bank IT worker have been given suspended fines for their part in r
Duo fined for revealing former SNB chief’s bank details
Swissinfo / Posted 19 days ago
and a former bank IT worker have been given suspended fines for their part in revealing the private bank details of ex-Swiss National Bank (SNB) boss Philipp Hildebrand. The leak led to Hildebrand’s resignation as central bank president in... Read more
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Swissinfo
Europe, Leave the 500-Euro Banknote Alone: Leonid Bershidsky (Correct)stack of notes? -- is not quite fair to law-abiding citizens trying to avoid pa
Europe, Leave the 500-Euro Banknote Alone: Leonid Bershidsky (Correct)
Swissinfo / Posted 20 days ago
stack of notes? -- is not quite fair to law-abiding citizens trying to avoid paying interest on their own savings. The Swiss National Bank has announced it won't touch the 1,000-franc ($1,048) bill, which accounts for more than 60 percent of... Read more
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Swissinfo
Europe, Leave the 500-Euro Banknote Alone: Leonid Bershidskystack of notes? -- is not quite fair to law-abiding citizens trying to avoid pa
Europe, Leave the 500-Euro Banknote Alone: Leonid Bershidsky
Swissinfo / Posted 20 days ago
stack of notes? -- is not quite fair to law-abiding citizens trying to avoid paying interest on their own savings. The Swiss National Bank has announced it won't touch the 1,000-franc ($1,048) bill, which accounts for more than 60 percent of... Read more
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20d
Stamford Advocate
This might be the best way to protect yourself against a Brexitthis because if the Brexit were rejected, then the pound would likely rally str
This might be the best way to protect yourself against a Brexit
Stamford Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
this because if the Brexit were rejected, then the pound would likely rally strongly. Notably, the team concedes that the Swiss National Bank might intervene. However, they believe that ultimately a sustained intervention would be too costly. In... Read more
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Connecticut Post
This might be the best way to protect yourself against a Brexitthis because if the Brexit were rejected, then the pound would likely rally str
This might be the best way to protect yourself against a Brexit
Connecticut Post / Posted 20 days ago
this because if the Brexit were rejected, then the pound would likely rally strongly. Notably, the team concedes that the Swiss National Bank might intervene. However, they believe that ultimately a sustained intervention would be too costly. In... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
This might be the best way to protect yourself against a Brexitthis because if the Brexit were rejected, then the pound would likely rally str
This might be the best way to protect yourself against a Brexit
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 20 days ago
this because if the Brexit were rejected, then the pound would likely rally strongly. Notably, the team concedes that the Swiss National Bank might intervene. However, they believe that ultimately a sustained intervention would be too costly. In... Read more
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22d
Swissinfo
Switzerland is Casualty of Brexit, Grexit and the ECB: Gadflyhas risen to almost 9 percent from a low of 8 percent on March 18. The franc's
Switzerland is Casualty of Brexit, Grexit and the ECB: Gadfly
Swissinfo / Posted 22 days ago
has risen to almost 9 percent from a low of 8 percent on March 18. The franc's strength won't be welcomed by the Swiss National Bank. Since it jettisoned the cap that held the franc in check against the euro at 1.20 in Jan. 2015 and... Read more
23d
Swissinfo
Pacifist group wants Switzerland to stop profiting from warlevel. This summer the group also plans on launching local campaigns in several
Pacifist group wants Switzerland to stop profiting from war
Swissinfo / Posted 23 days ago
level. This summer the group also plans on launching local campaigns in several Swiss cities. According to GSoA, the Swiss National Bank has invested around CHF600 million ($629.3 million) in producers of nuclear weapons while banks like UBS... Read more
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Swissinfo
No Love for Swiss Stocks Despite Record Payouts Versus Bonds-- and economic woes in key export markets such as China have taken their toll
No Love for Swiss Stocks Despite Record Payouts Versus Bonds
Swissinfo / Posted 24 days ago
-- and economic woes in key export markets such as China have taken their toll on the country’s stock market. And while Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan said this week that further easing was possible to take pressure off the franc,... Read more
25d
Market Watch
Dimon signals warning about volatility, liquidity, rising ratesof new post-financial crisis regulations. Currency markets have witnessed simil
Dimon signals warning about volatility, liquidity, rising rates
Market Watch / Posted 25 days ago
of new post-financial crisis regulations. Currency markets have witnessed similar roller-coaster moves, notably when the Swiss National Bank decided to scrap a currency cap. Dimon’s worry is that the causes for this volatility, particularly amid... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Big Players (Read: Governments) Make Markets Unsafebalance sheets. And that’s not all. Central banks use their discretion to purch
Big Players (Read: Governments) Make Markets Unsafe
Zero Hedge / Posted 25 days ago
balance sheets. And that’s not all. Central banks use their discretion to purchase equities, too. Just take a look at the Swiss National Bank (SNB), one of the alleged paragons of conservative central banking. By late last year (Q3), the total... Read more
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The Irish Times
ECB officials discussed larger rate cut at March meetingof such a system for the deposit rate, similar to that used at other central ba
ECB officials discussed larger rate cut at March meeting
The Irish Times / Posted 25 days ago
of such a system for the deposit rate, similar to that used at other central banks with negative rates including the Swiss National Bank, would have the effect of freeing greater room to cut the rate further below zero by easing the burden on... Read more
26d
Swissinfo
Swiss National Bank unveils latest CHF50 noteother rights remain the property of swissinfo.ch. In particular, any sale or co
Swiss National Bank unveils latest CHF50 note
Swissinfo / Posted 26 days ago
other rights remain the property of swissinfo.ch. In particular, any sale or commercial use of these data is prohibited. Susan Misicka Apr 6, 2016 - 15:34 The new CHF50 ($52) banknote, introduced by... Read more
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Swissinfo
UBS plays down chances of Britain leaving EURicardo Garcia predicts that the franc would appreciate by no more than 5% agai
UBS plays down chances of Britain leaving EU
Swissinfo / Posted 26 days ago
Ricardo Garcia predicts that the franc would appreciate by no more than 5% against the euro if Brexit is realized. “The Swiss National Bank (SNB) would be quite aggressive [in defending the franc] so the upside [increase in value] would be... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss Won't Hoard Cash Despite Smaller Bills, SNB's Jordan Says(Bloomberg) -- Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan doesn’t expect cash
Swiss Won't Hoard Cash Despite Smaller Bills, SNB's Jordan Says
Swissinfo / Posted 26 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- Swiss National Bank President Thomas Jordan doesn’t expect cash stockpiling even with negative interest rates and a new series of smaller banknotes. “The size has no impact on the cash hoarding,” he said in a Bloomberg Television on... Read more
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Swissinfo
SNB Kicks Off New Banknote Series Devoid of Historical Portraits(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank unveiled its new 50-franc ($52) note on
SNB Kicks Off New Banknote Series Devoid of Historical Portraits
Swissinfo / Posted 26 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank unveiled its new 50-franc ($52) note on Wednesday, the first in a series that features nature rather than portraits of famous men and women. The 50-franc bill, which will begin to be issued on April 12, was... Read more
27d
Swissinfo
Investors must beware Frankenshock 2.0president Mario Draghi was busy fulfilling his promise to do “whatever it takes
Investors must beware Frankenshock 2.0
Swissinfo / Posted 27 days ago
president Mario Draghi was busy fulfilling his promise to do “whatever it takes” to revitalise the eurozone economy, the Swiss National Bank was doing whatever it could to protect its own. On a sunny January morning in Zurich, the Swiss National... Read more
28d
Swissinfo
SNB's Jordan Says Negative Rate Key, Further Easing Possible(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank is able to ease policy further as its ne
SNB's Jordan Says Negative Rate Key, Further Easing Possible
Swissinfo / Posted 28 days ago
(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank is able to ease policy further as its negative interest rate is “indispensable” for taking pressure off the franc, President Thomas Jordan said. Any monetary policy action must be subject to a cost-benefit... Read more
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Swissinfo
Swiss Privacy Angst Keeps Cash Sacred as New Banknotes Unveiledcrime, Brandenberg has proposed enshrining existing denominations in national l
Swiss Privacy Angst Keeps Cash Sacred as New Banknotes Unveiled
Swissinfo / Posted 28 days ago
crime, Brandenberg has proposed enshrining existing denominations in national law. Issuance is currently a matter for the Swiss National Bank, which will present its new 50-franc bill in Bern on Wednesday. “We want to guarantee that cash remains... Read more
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