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  • Fx Pro UUIIFXBR
    Analysis and Opinion » Hoping on central banks
    Fx Pro - November 18, 2014, 08:44 GMT

    Most majors were confined to established ranges during the European session yesterday after the initial gyrations in the wake of the Japanese GDP data. The euro was perhaps the only standout to this, comments from ECB President Draghi later in the day throwing some further crumbs of hope to the market that the ECB could

  • Maria Diviney

    Japan prepares for snap elections, GBP weaker post-QIR Japan stocks took a lift as politicians gave more clarity on December snap elections. The Japan PM Abe asked his party to prepare for December elections (Nikkei), while ex Deputy PM Oshima said it is a done deal (Jiji). USDJPY and JPY crosses were better bid in

  • James Boston

    Switzerland appears to have made no progress in terms of stimulating price growth activity according to the latest inflation figures published this morning. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for the month of October is showing a flat 0% change on the month compared to a marginal rise of 0.1% in September, there was an

  • James Boston
    Forex » Swiss Inflation Turns Negative
    James Boston - October 7, 2014, 08:27 GMT

    Switzerland is not winning in it’s battle to stimulate inflation if the latest figures published this morning are anything to go by. September’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) has registered a deflationary -0.1% when measured on a year on year basis, Switzerland had managed six months of moderately positive or flat price growth prior to today’s

  • James Boston
    Forex » Swiss Consumer Sector Contracts
    James Boston - September 24, 2014, 07:35 GMT

    The Swiss consumer sector is showing some apparent softening according to the key Consumption Index just published by UBS. The August update of this broad indicator, which covers everything from car sales to consumer sentiment, has fallen to 1.35 from the revised July figure of 1.67. This weakening in the consumer sector is coming at

  • James Boston
    Forex » Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows
    James Boston - July 22, 2014, 06:28 GMT

    The Federal Customs Administration of Switzerland has released the country’s Trade Balance figures for the month of June. At CHF 1,377M for the month the surplus is down but remains healthy, this compares to a measurement of CHF 2,849M in May and a market consensus estimate for a reading of CHF 2,820M. Exports for the

  • James Boston
    Forex » Swiss ZEW Falls Sharply
    James Boston - June 18, 2014, 09:08 GMT

    Following yesterday’s mixed Eurozone ZEW data, the Centre for European Economic Research has just published the Swiss version of this key sentiment indicator. The ZEW Survey – Expectations for Switzerland for the month of June has come in at 4.8, this compares to May’s reading of 7.4 and the market consensus estimate for a level

  • Forex » Swiss Producer Prices Rise
    June 17, 2014, 08:26 GMT

    The Swiss Federal Statistics office has this morning released the May update to the Producer and Import Prices Index. The year on year number has come in at -0.8%, this was the market anticipated number and represents a rise on the April reading of -1.2%. On a month on month basis the change was 0.1%,

  • Forex » Swiss Inflation Starts To Rise
    June 6, 2014, 07:57 GMT

    The Swiss Federal Statistics Office has this morning formally updated the market on the current condition of the Swiss economy. Headlining the release was the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for the month of May. Year on year this figure is finally showing some life, rising over the month to 0.2% from a flat 0%

  • Forex » Swiss Trade Improves
    May 27, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    Swiss Trade Balances have improved during the month of April according to data just released by the country’s Federal Customs Administration. The headline figure showed a Trade Balance of Chf 2,425M compared to a revised March number of Chf 1,996M, the market had expected a reading more like Chf 2,052M. Month on month actual Swiss

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