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Swiss National Bank profits cut in half by Covid

The value of Switzerland’s foreign currency and gold positions rose during the pandemic as investors sought safe havens. Keystone / Martin Ruetschi The Swiss National Bank (SNB) recorded a profit of CHF20.9 billion (almost $23 billion) in 2020, less than half of the CHF48.9 billion it made in 2019. Some CHF6 billion of the profits will be distributed to the Swiss government and cantons, compared to CHF4 billion last year. The distribution of profits is regulated by...

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The Swiss National Bank reports a profit of CHF 20.9 billion for 2020 (2019: CHF 48.9 billion).

The increasing volatility of SNB Earnings Annual results are not really definite. Given that the SNB accumulates foreign currencies with interventions, they have huge swings. But the SNB may lose 50 billion in one year and win 60 billion in the next year or vice verse. Low Inflation, Crashes and Central Bank Money Printing The crisis caused by the Covid19 virus,is a typical crisis with low inflation (at least for now). During such a crisis, central bank money...

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Devisen – Euro kostet erstmals seit Ende 2019 mehr als 1,10 Franken

Dieses Niveau hatte es letztmals Ende 2019 gegeben. Auch der US-Dollar hat in den letzten Wochen weiter Boden gut gemacht und nähert sich mittlerweile der 0,91er Marke an. Der Franken habe derzeit keinen leichten Stand bei den Anlegern, hiess es am Markt. Die Risikobereitschaft sei gestiegen, was nicht zuletzt an den geopolitischen Entspannungen liege. Sogenannt sichere Häfen wie der Schweizer Franken seien in diesem Umfeld weniger gefragt. Darüber hinaus sei in den...

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Gold Could Offer A Way Out Of Switzerland’s Failing Inflationist Experiment

Never mind that the US Treasury’s indictment late last year of Switzerland as a currency manipulator rested on some flawed evidence and does not identify the crime. The clash between Washington and Berne marks another episode in this alpine nation’s dark history of trucking with foreign repression rather than developing its potential as a global haven and beacon of freedom. Occasionally there have been bright interludes but none so far with respect to the last...

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Devisenreserven der SNB steigen im Januar um 3,90 Mrd Fr.

Die Devisenreserven der Schweizerischen Nationalbank (SNB) sind im Januar um 3,90 Milliarden Franken gestiegen. Per Ende des Berichtsmonats lag der Wert bei 896,15 Milliarden Franken, nachdem es Ende Dezember noch 892,25 Milliarden Franken gewesen waren. Der Gesamtbestand der Reserven (exkl. Gold) erreichte Ende Januar 902,41 Milliarden nach 898,38 Milliarden Franken im Vormonat, wie die SNB am Freitag auf ihrer Internetseite mitteilte. Die Daten sind gemäss dem...

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SNB-Jordan: Haben gute Lösung zu höheren Gewinnausschüttungen getroffen

“Wenn es der Nationalbank über die Jahre gut geht, kann sie viel ausschütten. Wenn es aber schlechter geht, werden wir die Ausschüttungen wieder reduzieren”, sagte Jordan weiter. Dabei stütze sich die neue, am vergangenen Freitag kommunizierte Vereinbarung auf die alten Abmachungen zur Ausschüttung an Bund und Kantone, nur dass die Bilanz und die Ausschüttungs-Reserve heute deutlich höher seien als vorher. Auf die auch von Ökonomen gestellte Forderung, die SNB könnte...

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6 billion franc Swiss National Bank payment after new agreement

Switzerland’s Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB), Switzerland’s central bank, have signed a new agreement on how SNB profits can be distributed. Source: Swiss National Bank The new agreement, which applies until 2025, allows for the SNB to make an annual payment of up to CHF 6 billion to the government, should central bank finances permit. Previously, the maximum payment was CHF 4 billion. The CHF 6 billion payment is made up of a...

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2021-01-08 – Swiss National Bank expects annual profit of around CHF 21 billion for 2020

Confederation and cantons to receive distribution of CHF 4 billion According to provisional calculations, the Swiss National Ban k will report a profit in the order of CHF 21 billion for the 2020 financial year. The profit on foreign currency posi ti ons amounted to CHF 13 billion. A valuation gain of CHF 7 billion was recorded on gold holdings. The net r esult on Swiss franc posit ions amounted to over CHF 1 billion. The allocation to the provisions for currency...

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Swiss franc shrugs off being put on the naughty step by US

Switzerland was named a currency manipulator by the US Treasury in December 2020. © Keystone / Gaetan Bally For many foreign exchange traders, the US Treasury’s decision to designate Switzerland as a currency manipulator last month comes nearly six years too late and with a good dose of irony. The Swiss National Bank threw currency markets into full-blown chaos in January 2015 when it unexpectedly abandoned its cap on the franc’s value, within days of a senior...

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Swiss balance of payments and international investment position: Q3 2020

In the third quarter of 2020, the current account surplus amounted to CHF 9 billion, CHF 3 billion less than in the same quarter of 2019. This decline was particularly due to the lower receipts surplus in trade in goods and services. In the case of the goods trade, the decline was attributable to gold trading. This decrease was curbed by the expenses surplus for primary and secondary income, which decreased compared to Q3 2019. In the financial account, reported...

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