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  • XM Markets UUIIFXBR

    The first quarter was noticeable for some very sharp currency moves, as the US dollar posted significant gains and the euro crashed.  Many pundits rapidly revised their euro / dollar forecasts lower to eye parity and beyond.  The focus was on the ECB’s plan to buy government bonds, while the Fed was preparing to raise interest rates. The depreciating euro was 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 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 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