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Swiss Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: Q2 2017

Q2/2017 Change vs. Q2/2016 Changein % Current Account +18.7 bn. +19.4 bn. -3.7% of which Goods Trade net +19.6 bn. +19.2 bn. +2.0% of which Services Trade net +4.1 bn. +4.7 bn. -14.6% of which Investment Income net +7.4 bn. +9.6 bn. -29.7% Financial Account +12.5 bn. +6.0 bn. +52% of which Direct Investments net -63.0 bn. +6.4 bn. -89.8% of which Portfolio Investments net +26.5 bn. -0.5 bn. +98.1% of...

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Is The Swiss National Bank A Fraud?

The price of shares in The Swiss National Bank is up 11 days in a row, soaring 150% in the last two months. SNB Stock Price, 2010 - 2017(see more posts on Swiss National Bank Stock, ) - Click to enlarge That sounds like a ‘tulip’ bubble-like ‘fraud’… Bitcoin and SNB, 2013 - 2017(see more posts on Bitcoin, Swiss National Bank Stock, ) - Click to enlarge The SNB is up over 120% in Q3 so far – more than double...

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Fed’s Asset Bubbles Now At The Mercy Of The Rest Of The World’s Central Bankers

“Like watching paint dry,” is how The Fed describes the beginning of the end of its experiment with massively inflating its balance sheet to save the world. As former fund manager Richard Breslow notes, however, Yellen’s decision today means the risk-suppression boot is on the other foot (or feet) of The SNB, The ECB, and The BoJ; as he writes, “have no fear, The SNB knows what it’s doing.” As we reported previously, In...

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Swiss National Bank Bubble Regains Lead Over Bitcoin

A week ago we tweeted… Dear @SNB_BNS_en – you are the next bitcoin: congratulations pic.twitter.com/cld4YNbNLb — zerohedge (@zerohedge) September 14, 2017 But as Bitcoin rebounded from its China challenges, it overtook The SNB once again as bubbliest bubble. However, a 13% spike in the share price of The Swiss National Bank today has put an end to that leaving the central bank back in first place among the...

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Digital-Currency Milestone: Somebody Just Bought A House With Bitcoin

A day after Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray Dalio claimed that bitcoin was “definitely in a bubble” partly because he said the digital currency was too difficult to spend, CoinTelegraph is reporting that the first-ever bitcoin-only real-estate transaction has been completed in Texas. The transaction “illustrates crypto’s potential to transform how financial transactions are conducted,” according to Futurism.com. The...

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Pourquoi l’accès à vos dépôts bancaires, épargnes et capital retraite est rendu difficile?

Les dépôts bancaires servent de base à l’activité bancaire classique. Réserves fractionnaires et autres créations monétaires bancaires privées vont prendre appui dessus. Qu’une part importante des clients retire ses dépôts et la banque s’écroule. Il est donc indispensable qu’on y touche le moins possible, spécialement quand votre confiance s’évapore…. Cela explique pourquoi, les « autorités » de toutes sortes légifèrent...

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Swiss abroad need Swiss bank accounts

Big Swiss banks should make it easier for Swiss people living abroad to maintain a bank account, finds the Senate. Senators voted 23 to 14 on Tuesday in favour of a motion to make the five largest Swiss banks provide accounts under reasonable conditions. Six senators abstained from the vote, which came during the autumn parliamentary session in Bern. Currently, Swiss nationals living abroad are subject to stricter...

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Place financière genevoise, une noyade dans l’anonymat.

“Avant, à Genève, il régnait une effervescence certaine. Les gens dépensaient de l’argent, certes pas forcément déclaré. Aujourd’hui, ce temps est fini et on ne voit pas vraiment ce qui pourrait extraire la ville et sa place financière de cette stagnation”. Exprimé en privé voici quelques jours par un professionnel de la finance de la cité de Calvin, ce constat rejoint celui de beaucoup, beaucoup d’autres gens ayant...

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Les «diamants de sang» zimbabwéens circulent librement sur les marchés internationaux. La Tribune

Une mine de diamants… - Click to enlarge L’ONG britannique Global Witness vient de publier ce 11 septembre un rapport explosif qui met à nu des opérations de détournement des revenus du secteur minier zimbabwéen par l’élite militaire et politique du pays pour financer les opérations répressives du régime du président Mugabe. Le document, intitulé «An Inside Job»,  est basé sur l’examen de près des activités et bilans...

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SNB Monetary Policy Assessment September 2017 and Comments

Contradictory Policy Statement In the monetary policy assessment, the Swiss National Bank projects that she will reach her inflation target, shortly under 2% in the medium term, i.e. in 2019/2020. One reason might be the weakening of the Swiss Franc, that will make imported products more expensive and raise inflation. But she does not prepare for a normalization of her policy: From the history we  know that – once...

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