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Tag Archives: 1.) SNB Press Releases

Romeo Lacher and Christoph Mäder nominated for election to the SNB Bank Council

Romeo Lacher ist Verwaltungsratspräsident von Julius Bär. Bild: ZVG At its meeting today, the Bank Council of the Swiss National Bank decided to propose to the General Meeting of Shareholders of 30 April 2021 that Romeo Lacher and Christoph Mäder be elected to the SNB Bank Council for the remainder of the 2020–2024 term of office. Romeo Lacher is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Julius Baer Group Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. Christoph Mäder is...

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SNB Profit in Q1 to Q3 2020: CHF 15.1 billion Despite Covid19

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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2020-10-30 – Swiss Financial Accounts: quarterly data published for first time

The Swiss National Bank is expanding its data offering with respect to Switzerland’s financial accounts. It will now publish quarterly as well as annual data, and the time to publication will be shortened from ten to four months. Today the SNB is releasing quarterly data for the period from Q4 2014 to Q2 2020. Annual data are available for the period 1999 to 2013. The data can be accessed in the form of charts and configurable tables on the SNB’s data portal...

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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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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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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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U.S. dollar liquidity-providing operations from 1 September 2020

In view of continuing improvements in U.S. dollar funding conditions and the low demand at recent 7-day maturity U.S. dollar liquidity-providing operations, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank and the Swiss National Bank, in consultation with the Federal Reserve, have jointly decided to further reduce the frequency of their 7-day operations from three times per week to once per week. This operational change will be effective as of 1...

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Fed and ECB Money Printing Helps SNB Back into Positive Territory

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. [embedded content] Franc will rise again with crisis or inflation With a new crisis or a with a big rise of inflation, the run into the Swiss franc will start again. Deflationary period (e.g. Corona...

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Mediengespräch – Conférence de presse – News conference – Conferenza stampa, 18.06.2020

Mediengespräch - Conférence de presse - News conference - Conferenza stampa, 18.06.202000:00 Einleitende Bemerkungen von Thomas Jordan, Präsident des Direktoriums der Schweizerischen Nationalbank - Remarques introductives de Thomas Jordan, président de la Direction générale de la Banque nationale suisse - Introductory remarks by Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank - Osservazioni introduttive di Thomas Jordan, presidente...

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