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Swiss Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: Q4 2017 and review of the year 2017

Current Account The current account was down 9.6% against the same quarter in 2016. Key figures: Current Account: -9.6% against Q4/2016 to 19,679 bn. CHF of which Trade Balance: +24.4%  to 17,279 bn. of which Services Balance: -4.0% to 4,820 bn. of which Investment Income: -42.7% to 5,877 bn. Higher Trade Surplus in Goods: +24.4% Main Reason: The weaker franc helped to achieve a record trade surplus higher exports of...

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Swiss central bank records huge profits after franc slide

The Swiss central bank confirmed a record CHF54 billion overall profit in 2017 (Keystone) - Click to enlarge The Swiss National Bank (SNB) was less active on the foreign exchange markets last year, acquiring CHF48.2 billion ($50.8 billion) in foreign currency to weaken the franc. On Thursday, the central bank nonetheless confirmed massive profits on currency holdings in 2017. In 2017, the SNB purchased...

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„Vollgeld“ ist rotester Kommunismus – lanciert vom Ausland

„Schuldfrei“ – so soll unser Geld zukünftig in Umlauf kommen. Das Wort „schuldfrei“ ist positiv besetzt. Wer möchte nicht schuldfrei sein? Jedermann. „Schuldfrei“ ist das zentrale Wort im Initiativtext der kommenden Vollgeld-Initiative, über die das Schweizervolk am 10. Juni 2018 abstimmen wird. Die Initiative kommt daher wie der Wolf im Schafspelz. Absatz 3 des Initiativtextes besagt: „Sie (die SNB) bringt im Rahmen...

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BNS; les liquidités des banques suisses au service du QE de la communauté monétaire internationale

La BNS s’est arrimée à l’euro en 2011 sous le prétexte de soutenir les exportateurs suisses.Ce serait donc la raison de sa transformation en hedge fund… De notre côté, nous avons toujours soutenu depuis 2011 qu’elle n’avait  fait que suivre ses collègues dans la pratique du quantitative easing, dans le  but de soutenir les grandes banques et autres hedge funds,  en les déchargeant de leurs créances publiques à haut...

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SNB Monetary policy assessment of 15 March 2018

Swiss National Bank leaves expansionary monetary policy unchanged The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is maintaining its expansionary monetary policy, with the aim of stabilising price developments and supporting economic activity. Interest on sight deposits at the SNB is to remain at –0.75% and the target range for the three-month Libor is unchanged at between –1.25% and –0.25%. The SNB will remain active in the foreign...

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SNB confirms record profit for 2017

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) published its 2017 annual result today. The SNB confirmed a profit of CHF54.4bn in 2017. This was more than double the 2016 figure (CHF24.5bn) and its biggest profit ever. Earnings from the SNB’s foreign currency positions amounted to CHF49.7bn, its gold holdings increased in value by CHF3.1bn and its Swiss positions by CHF2bn (see Chart below). The CHF2bn profit the SNB made on its Swiss...

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SNB reports a profit of CHF 54.4 billion for 2017

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. Good years of the Credit Cycle This trend was stopped in 2016, even without the need for a cap on the franc. But one should consider that we are in...

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Favoritisme de la BNS: l’horlogerie suisse supplantée par Apple

La grande nouvelle du jour est que Apple aurait vendu plus de montrer dans le monde que toute l’horlogerie suisse réunie. Ces chiffres sont tout de même à relativiser fortement, car ils sont le fruit d’analyse de marché, diffusés par le CEO de Apple lui-même…. Source: http://www.fhs.swiss/fre/origins.html - Click to enlarge En rouge, l’industrie horlogère suisse dans sa totalité face à Apple en bleu. Ainsi,...

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SNB-Jordan verkündet Kommunistisches – und lädt zum Gratis-Buffet

- Click to enlarge Es geht um die Sache und Institution – nicht um eine Person. Die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) und ihr Chef Thomas Jordan sind aber mittlerweile dermassen eng miteinander verflochten, dass eine getrennte Beurteilung gar nicht mehr möglich ist. Thomas Jordan ist zum Gesicht der SNB und diese eine „One-Man-Show“ geworden. Man kann Thomas Jordan sogar zum Gesicht der Schweiz erküren. Er...

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Currency swap agreement between the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of Korea

- Click to enlarge The Swiss National Bank (SNB) and the Bank of Korea (BOK) will enter into a bilateral swap agreement. The agreement will be signed on 20 February 2018 in Zurich by the Chairman of the SNB Governing Board, Thomas Jordan, and the Governor of the BOK, Juyeol Lee. The swap agreement enables Korean won and Swiss francs to be purchased and repurchased between the two central banks, up to a limit of KRW...

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