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      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

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      Banks look for cheap way to store cash piles as rates go negative

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    1. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Swatch says H1 net profit to at least halve

      First half profits at Swatch will be between 50 and 60 per cent less than a year ago, the Swiss watch company said on...

    2. July 7, 2016

      Swiss National Bank operates a ‘softly, softly’ share strategy

      How do you buy billions of dollars-worth of company shares — including in some of the biggest US companies — without...

    3. June 24, 2016

      What does Brexit mean for the ECB?

      Central banks are scrambling to reassure markets after the UK’s vote to leave the EU sparked turmoil. Here fastFT takes...

    4. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Wall Street braces for sharp sell-off post Brexit

      Tin hats on. Wall Street is set to lurch sharply lower on Friday after a shock decision by the UK to leave the EU sent...

    5. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Liquidity support ready after Brexit - India's Rajan

      India’s central bank is ready to provide liquidity support and any other necessary steps to keep the market in orderly...

    6. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Swiss National bank intervenes in currency markets

      Switzerland has wasted no time to respond to Brexit. The Swiss National Bank has intervened in the currency markets on...

    7. June 19, 2016

      Brexit dominates fears for the global economy

      The sentiment guiding international investors and policymakers over the last week could perhaps best be expressed by a...

    8. June 16, 2016

      Brexit: Central banks brace for vote

      Central bankers from across the world are on standby for the possible fallout from a British vote to leave the EU, as...

    9. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Deutsche Bank shares hit all-time low

      Shares in Deutsche Bank have slumped to their lowest ever level as European bank stocks across the board are taking a...

    10. June 16, 2016

      Swiss central bank holds rates, keeps eye on UK vote

      Switzerland’s central bank has held steady on rates at its latest quarterly meeting, as expected, and reminded markets...

    11. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Brexit boon: Swissie having best week since cap lifted

      Sterling has been feeling the heat as the Brexit campaign lurches towards its conclusion. But while sterling nerves...

    12. Fast FT

      June 8, 2016

      Polish zloty leaps after Swissie mortgage relief

      The Polish zloty has jumped to a seven-week high today after the government amended its Swiss franc mortgage conversion...

    13. June 7, 2016

      Swiss, German bond yields set fresh record lows

      Switzerland and Germany set new records in debt markets on Tuesday, as central banks extended easy-money policies in a...

    14. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Switzerland lines up zero coupon bonds

      Say hello to the most Swiss bond ever. The Swiss National Bank has announced it will be selling 13-year bonds, maturing...

    15. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      ECB set to top balance sheet rankings

      The European Central Bank is on course to break a record (look away now if you’re German). The prospect of an €80bn...

    16. Fast FT

      May 11, 2016

      Goldman bumps up its gold forecasts

      Goldman Sachs says the outlook for gold is bearish, but it’s still raising its forecasts for the shiny stuff. Confused?...

    17. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Go long: Switzerland to issue 2058 bonds

      Long-dated bonds are so hot right now. Switzerland is set to issue bonds maturing in 2058, the latest in a series of...

    18. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Gold soars to highest since January 2015

      The shiny stuff is on sparkling form, with gold breaching $1,300 per ounce – a 15-month high. Gold has been on a...

    19. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      SNB reaps billions from gold

      My precious. Switzerland’s central bank made SFr4.1bn ($4.24bn) from its gold holdings in the first quarter of this...

    20. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoJ ripples

      It has been a busy 24 hours for various central banks around the world but all, including the Bank of Japan and the US...

    21. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Fancy a fight? There's a central bank for that

      The golden rule “do not fight the central banks” is a thing of the past. That’s according to Bank of America Merrill...

    22. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Switzerland in deflation for 17th consecutive month

      Inflation is still badly lacking in Switzerland, with the country remaining in deflationary territory for the 17th...

    23. April 3, 2016

      The Swiss franc may face another jolt

      Little more than a year ago, while European Central Bank president Mario Draghi was busy fulfilling his promise to do...

    24. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      UBS cuts earnings targets for Swiss watchmakers

      Life is not getting any easier for Swiss watchmakers, according to UBS. Swiss watchmakers have had an interesting time...

    25. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      The never-healing Swiss franc scar

      January 15th 2015: the day of the Swiss franc shocker. It’s the wound that just won’t heal in financial markets, and...

    26. March 18, 2016

      Euro surrenders some post-ECB gains

      Euro turbulence shows no signs of abating after comments from the European Central Bank’s chief economist appeared to...

    27. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Danish central bank 1; Currency peg speculators 0

      Hedge funds, eat your heart out. For all the speculation last year that Denmark would be cornered into a humiliating...

    28. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Polish banks face huge loan bill

      Poland’s banks look set to shoulder heavy bills relating to the foreign currency loans and mortgages that they extended...

    29. March 13, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: Five central banks to lay out policy decisions

      The surprise decision by the European Central Bank last week to provide a more powerful boost to its programme of...

    30. Fast FT

      March 11, 2016

      Next week: Fed, UK budget, US politics

      After the European Central Bank’s aggressive stimulus package this week, investors will turn their attention to the...

    31. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      ECB move rattles currencies of neghbours

      There’s probably no shortage of wailing and gnashing of teeth among central bankers outside the eurozone on Thursday....

    32. February 29, 2016

      Forex market awaits Swiss intervention

      Fresh action by Switzerland’s policymakers to weaken the franc is becoming increasingly likely, analysts believe, as...

    33. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Barclays warns of 'nuclear option' for Swiss franc

      Complacency is a dangerous thing when it comes to the Swiss franc. Just over a year since the Swiss National Bank gave...

    34. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      Hoarding banknotes? Try to be Swiss

      Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan said today that negative interest rates have limits. At some point, they get...

    35. Fast FT

      February 23, 2016

      SNB chief Jordan suggests limit to negative rates

      Several key central bankers (we’re looking at you, Mario Draghi) are keen to stress that there are “no limits” to how...

    36. February 22, 2016

      The risk Switzerland runs with referendums

      British politicians on both sides of the Brexit campaign cast this summer’s referendum as a once-in-a-lifetime chance...

    37. Fast FT

      February 15, 2016

      Moody's: Poland mortgage law unlikely "in its current form"

      Moody’s says it is unlikely Poland’s notorious Swiss franc mortgage conversion law will be passed in its current form...

    38. February 11, 2016

      Don’t mess with the SNB over Swissie

      One reason why the yen has surged so much this week may be that another supposed haven is not really pulling its...

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