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Tag Archives: 1) SNB and CHF

Switzerland’s international investment position: Focus article ‘Breakdown of changes in stocks’ and extension of data offering

The Swiss National Bank has today published a focus article on its data portal entitled ‘Switzerland’s international investment position – breakdown of changes in stocks’ (data.snb.ch, Resources, International economic affairs, Focus articles). The article examines the extension of the data the SNB provides on Switzerland’s international investment position (IIP). In addition to information on the stocks in the IIP and the transactions in the financial account, the...

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Swiss Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: Q2 2019

Current Account Key figures: Current Account: Down 2.07% against Q2/2018 to 21.3 bn. CHF of which Goods Trade Balance: Minus 1.52% against Q2/2018 to 14.24 bn. of which the Services Balance: Plus 0.85% to 4.72 bn. of which Investment Income: Minus 1.67% to 10.61 bn. CHF. Current Account Switzerland Q2 2019(see more posts on Switzerland Balance of Payments, Switzerland Capital Account, Switzerland Current Account, Switzerland Financial Account, ) Source: snb.ch...

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SNB leaves policy rate unchanged at -0.75 percent

SNB announces its latest monetary policy decision – 19 September 2019 Sight deposits rate unchanged at -0.75% Willing to intervene and will remain active in FX market as necessary Expansionary monetary policy continues to be necessary Trade tensions could further hurt global economic mood Franc remains highly valued 2019 GDP forecast at 0.5% to 1.0%; previously 1.5% 2019 inflation forecast at 0.4%; previously 0.6% 2020 inflation forecast at 0.2%; previously...

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Monetary policy assessment of 19 September 2019

Swiss National Bank leaves expansionary monetary policy unchanged and adjusts basis for calculating negative interest on sight deposits at SNB The Swiss National Bank is keeping the SNB policy rate and interest on sight deposits at the SNB at −0.75%. It remains willing to intervene in the foreign exchange market as necessary, while taking the overall currency situation into consideration. Furthermore, the National Bank is adjusting the basis for calculating negative...

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Schweizerische Nationalbank – Weshalb die SNB ihre Munition nicht verpulvern wird

Noch vor wenigen Wochen galt es am Markt bereits mehrheitlich als ausgemacht, dass die Schweizerische Nationalbank am Donnerstag den Leitzins von minus 0,75 Prozent auf minus 1 Prozent weiter absenken wird. Ich konnte die Marktmeinung nie nachvollziehen. Der Wind hat nun tatsächlich gedreht. Eine weitere Absenkung der Zinsen scheint nun so gut wie ausgeschlossen. Wie kam es dazu? Schon vor dem Zinsentscheid der Europäischen Zentralbank vom letzten Donnerstag liess...

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Morgan Stanley forecasts a surprise 25 basis point cut from the SNB

The SNB meeting is on Thursday The Swiss National Bank needs to respond to the strong currency and lower rates from the ECB, according to Morgan Stanley. The consensus for Thursday’s meeting is no change from -0.75% but Morgan Stanley and UBS are two firms that are forecasting a surprise 25 bps cut. “What’s motivating the SNB to ease policy is inflation,” economists write in a note today. “It’s low and uncomfortably close to zero, despite loose monetary policy and a...

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Since 2014, European Banks Have Paid €23 Billion To The ECB… And Now Face Disaster

Earlier this morning, there was an added wobble in European bond prices after an unconfirmed MNI report said the ECB could delay the launch of QE on Thursday and make it data dependent. While skeptics quickly slammed the story, saying it was just a clickbait by MarketNews… About this MNI story on a possible delay in ECB QE announcement: 1) No substance, including from the ECB “sources” 2) Let’s hope the story is as accurate as the previous ones — Frederik Ducrozet...

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100-franc note enters circulation today

SNB banknote app with information on all new denominations Issuance of the new 100-franc note presented a week ago begins today, 12 September. The complete version of the Swiss National Bank’s ‘Swiss Banknotes’ app is now also available. It has been updated to include the 100-franc note and features information on all six new denominations. The app, which has been downloaded some 123,000 times, can be obtained free of charge from the Apple (apps.apple.com) and Google...

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Negativzinsen – Resultat des chaotischen SNB-Konzepts

Nach der Freigabe der Wechselkurse zu Beginn der 1970er Jahre bestand das geldpolitische Konzept der SNB in sogenannten „Geldmengenzielen“. Es wurde für das kommende Jahr ein Geldmengenziel angestrebt in der Meinung, so die Inflation unter Kontrolle zu halten. Trotzdem: Die Inflation hüpfte damals aufgrund der Angebotsschocks nach Belieben rauf und runter und die SNB schaute konsterniert zu. Trotzig hielt sie aber an ihrem Konzept fest, obwohl dieses auch...

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SNB Jordan: Cannot say how long negative interest rates will last

. SNBs Jordan on the wires The Swiss national banks Jordan is on the wires saying: He cannot say how long negative interest rates will last Negative rates are necessary for now Interest rate spreads like important role for exchange rates The USDCHF is trading higher today. It currently trades at 0.9861. The 100 hour moving average stalled the rally at 0.98737 today. The 200 hour moving average at 0.98479 was rebroken to the upside earlier. That is now support....

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