• Forex » Swiss Retail Sales Improve
    May 12, 2014, 09:06 GMT

    The Swiss Federal Statistics Office has released the Real Retail Sales figure for the month of March. Year on year this number has come in at a healthy 3.0% growth, which represents a definite acceleration of this metric over the previous month’s 1.2%, market economists had only anticipated a 2.4% expansion. The increase in monthly

  • Forex » Swiss Inflation Remains Flat
    May 8, 2014, 08:43 GMT

    There is zero growth in consumer prices in Switzerland according to the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) information released by the Swiss Federal Statistics office. The year on year reading for April remains at 0.0%, no change on last month, markets had been anticipating a slight 0.1% gain. Month on month expectations of a 0.1%

  • Forex » Swiss Foreign Reserves Rise
    May 7, 2014, 09:53 GMT

    The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has reported a slight rise of in foreign currency reserves for the month of April. Holdings have increased to 438.9Bn from 437.9Bn the previous month. This is an important insight into SNB activity and particularly its ability to maintain the controversial minimum exchange rate policy. An artificial floor of EURCHF

  • Forex » Welcome Pick Up In Swiss Inflation
    April 7, 2014, 07:30 GMT

    Switzerland has released Consumer Price Index data for March. The year on year figure is back to a neutral 0% from January’s print of -0.1%, market expectation had been for inflation to continue at -0.1%. The month on month change is also very encouraging at 0.4% versus the previous months increase of just 0.1%, the

  • Forex » Swiss Deflation Remains Concerning
    March 26, 2014, 14:43 GMT

    The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has published it’s first Quarterly Bulletin of 2013. Key to this report is that the SNB has recommitted to maintaining the cap on the Swiss Francs appreciation against the Euro. This artificial exchange rate barrier was established in 2011 during the peak of the European banking crises when European money

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