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Why Markets are Losing their Fear of Coronavirus

  • Written by Gary Howes

Foreign exchange markets and coronavirus

Global stock markets and 'risk on' currencies such as the Australian Dollar and South African Rand are recovering while those financial assets that do well in times of market anxiety - such as the Yen, Swiss franc and Gold - are on the way down.

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Swiss Franc Forecasts Upgraded at Julius Baer, Cite Economic Resilience

  • Written by Gary Howes

CHF strength

Swiss investment bank Julius Baer says they are upgrading their forecasts for the Swiss Franc, citing supportive economic fundamentals and a Swiss National Bank (SNB) that can afford to be more tolerant of the currencies relative strength.

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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.

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

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