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Tag Archives: 1) SNB and CHF

FINMA-Aufsichtsmitteilung 08/2020: LIBOR-Ablösung im Derivatebereich

Die Eidgenössische Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA empfiehlt den von der LIBOR-Ablösung betroffenen Beaufsichtigten, das neue Rückfallprotokoll der International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) frühestmöglich zu unterschreiben. Der Wegfall des LIBOR rückt näher. Der volumenmässig grösste Anteil der weiterhin an den LIBOR gebundenen Verträge sind Over-the-Counter-Derivate (OTC-Derivate). Die FINMA hat im Juni 2020 in einer Erhebung bei Schweizer Instituten hierzu...

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Aktualisierte Sanktionsmeldung

Das Eidgenössische Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF hat eine Änderung des Anhangs 3 der Verordnung vom 27. August 2014 über Massnahmen zur Vermeidung der Umgehung internationaler Sanktionen im Zusammenhang mit der Situation in der Ukraine (SR 946.231.176.72) publiziert. Am 14. Oktober 2020 hat das Eidgenössische Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF die Liste der in diesem Kontext sanktionierten Personen, Unternehmen und...

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Swiss National Bank intervenes heavily to weaken Swiss franc

© Michael Müller | Dreamstime.com Official data recently released by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) show it sold 51.5 billion Swiss francs while acquiring US dollar and euro-denominated assets in a bid to weaken the franc over the first quarter of 2020. The data followed comments by SNB President Thomas Jordan signalling that even larger interventions may be on the cards in the future. Switzerland’s long-running battle with its overvalued currency has drawn criticism...

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Central banks and BIS publish first central bank digital currency (CBDC) report laying out key requirements

Seven central banks and the BIS release a report assessing the feasibility of publicly available CBDCs in helping central banks deliver their public policy objectives. Report outlines foundational principles and core features of a CBDC, but does not give an opinion on whether to issue. Central banks to continue investigating CBDC feasibility without committing to issuance. A group of seven central banks together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today...

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How much blockchain does the financial world need?

Switzerland’s central bank is exploring the potential of blockchain but is in no rush to produce digital cash. © Keystone / Gaetan Bally Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is the buzz-phrase of the moment. But the Swiss National Bank (SNB) says producing digital Swiss francs for the general public would create many problems with unclear benefits. The Swiss government has backed up the central bank word for word. And it turns out that an SNB issued digital Swiss...

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Adjustments to publication of data on money and foreign exchange market operations

Additional data on money market operations and more frequent publication of volume of foreign exchange market interventions From 30 September 2020, the Swiss National Bank will be publishing more detailed data on its money and foreign exchange market operations on its data portal. Regarding money market operations, the SNB will now publish information on the conditions and volume of individual monetary policy-related transactions at the end of each month for the...

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FINMA rügt Bank SYZ wegen Verstössen in der Geldwäschereibekämpfung

Die Eidgenössische Finanzmarktaufsicht FINMA hat in einem Enforcementverfahren festgestellt, dass die Bank SYZ SA gegen die Geldwäschereibestimmungen verstossen hatte. Die Verstösse erfolgten im Kontext einer sehr bedeutenden Geschäftsbeziehung mit einem Kunden aus Angola. Im Februar 2020 eröffnete die FINMA ein Enforcementverfahren gegen die Bank SYZ SA, um Hinweisen auf Verstösse gegen die Geldwäschereibestimmungen nachzugehen. Diese Hinweise betrafen eine sehr...

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Monetary policy assessment of 24 September 2020

Swiss National Bank maintains expansionary monetary policy The coronavirus pandemic continues to exert a strong influence on economic developments. The SNB is therefore maintaining its expansionary monetary policy. In so doing, it aims to cushion the negative impact of the pandemic on economic activity and inflation. The SNB is keepingthe SNB policy rate and interest on sight deposits at the SNB at −0.75%.In view of the fact that the Swiss franc is still highly...

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Swiss balance of payments and international investment position: Q2 2020

Current Account Key figures: Current Account: Down 52.14% against Q2/2019 to 9.878 bn. CHF of which Goods Trade Balance: Minus 13.55% against Q2/2019 to 15.193 bn. of which the Services Balance: Minus 39.69% to 1.158 bn. of which Investment Income: Minus 70.07% to 3.012 bn. CHF. Current Account Switzerland Q2 2020(see more posts on Switzerland Balance of Payments, Switzerland Capital Account, Switzerland Current Account, Switzerland Financial Account, )...

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MALOT / VINCENT HELD – DÉCRYPTAGE CRISE DE L’EURO, GRAND RESET, REVENU UNIVERSEL, 5G ET SURVEILLANCE

Dans cet interview, Vincent Held, spécialsite Suisse en décryptage économique, monétaire et sociétal aborde les sujets suivants: - Crise financière et de l'Euro - La crise immobilière et l'AVS - L'exposition des fonds de pension Suisses - La méga fusion UBS & Crédit Suisse - Le "Grand Reset" - Le revenu universel et le concept de “Sustainable Welfare State” - Klaus Schwab et sa bible du Forum de Davos - La mobilité, le confinement - la 5G et la...

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