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  • AxiTrader UUIIFXBR
    Forex » Important AxiTrader Update
    AxiTrader - January 19, 2015, 08:52 GMT

    A message from Goran Drapac, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AxiCorp Financial Services Pty Ltd: “On Thursday 15th January, the Swiss National Bank withdrew its policy regarding the 1.20 EURCHF price floor. Consequently, the foreign exchange market in Swiss Franc experienced an unprecedented disruption. Like many firms, some of AxiTrader’s clients sustained losses greater

  • IronFX UUIIFXBR
    Analysis and Opinion » Daily Commentary 01/12/14
    IronFX - December 1, 2014, 09:12 GMT

    Swiss voters said “No” to Gold Gold‘s most awaited event has come and gone and the result is that the Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected the “Save our Swiss gold” initiative. The referendum, which would have forced the Swiss National Bank to hold some 20% of its reserves in gold was rejected by 77% of voters.

  • Swissquote UUIIFXBR

    The gold plunged to $1,142.91 per ounce and steadied at about $1,150/52 at week open as Swiss voters rejected the Gold referendum on November 30th. EURCHF took a breather. Slightly higher this Monday, the upside in EURCHF remains limited on fears that the ECB may proceed with additional stimulus, QE, sometime soon should the inflation expectations in the EZ remain subdued. Quantitative

  • 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 » Signs Of Inflation In Switzerland
    James Boston - September 8, 2014, 11:29 GMT

    Switzerland has reported a very minor, but nonetheless welcome, uptick in it’s inflation situation this morning. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been recorded as growing by 0.1% when measured on a year on year basis, this follows several month’s where the rate of price growth was flat and indeed there was no expectation for

  • James Boston

    The robustness of the UK economic recovery received confirmation yesterday in the form of an unexpected rise in the Manufacturing sector data. Further evidence of strength has been presented this morning under the guise of the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for the UK Services sector. The August figure just released by Markit Economics is 60.5,

  • James Boston
    Forex » Swiss Retail Sales Jump Higher
    James Boston - August 11, 2014, 10:23 GMT

    Switzerland’s consumer sector has picked up significantly according to the latest data release by the Swiss Federal Statistics Office. June’s Retail Sales number has been announced as a 3.4% pickup year on year, a consensus estimate of 0.3% meant that this gain was largely unexpected, meanwhile the May reading has been revised downward to -0.5%.

  • 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

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