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Swiss Franc Strength Could Force SNB to Slash Interest Rates to -1.0%

  • Written by Gary Howes

Swiss Franc

The Swiss Franc continues to march higher and the Swiss National Bank might find it will have to cut interest rates in response, according to Andrew Kenningham, Chief Europe Economist at Capital Economics.

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The Swiss Franc Frustrates Bets on Pound after U.S. Treasury Feels SNB's Collar

  • Written by James Skinner

The Franc has frustrated intitutional buyers of Pound Sterling this week after the U.S. Treasury indicated it will be watching Switzerland's central bank closely for signs of currency manipulation in the months ahead, prompting a surge higher by the safe-haven unit.

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Pound-Franc Exchange Rate Breaks Down

  • Written by Gary Howes

GBP to CHF

The Pound starts the new year with a sharp dip against the Swiss Franc, and further losses could occur over the course of January as the GBP/CHF exchange rate threatens to enter into a fresh technical downtrend.

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Pound-Franc Exchange Rate's Rally Yet to Convince

  • Written by Gary Howes

FX trading

The Pound has been rising against the Franc since August, in sympathy with the broader rally in Sterling. We would however suggest only a decisive win for the Conservatives at the General Election would provide the impetus required to break GBP/CHF out of this range.

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