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    1. December 18, 2014

      Swiss franc cools after SNB action

      The Swiss National Bank’s introduction of negative interest rates weakened the franc on Thursday, as policy makers sought to...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Swiss central bank moves to negative deposit rate

      Switzerland’s central bank has introduced a negative interest rate on deposit accounts as it battles to ease the pressure on...

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    1. December 9, 2014

      Follow the Swiss for reserve management success

      The weakness of the yen since the Bank of Japan’s recent decision to expand its quantitative easing programme has fuelled...

    2. November 30, 2014

      Swiss voters reject gold hoard plan and immigration curbs

      Swiss voters have decisively rejected a referendum proposal that would have forced the country’s central bank to hold 20 per...

    3. November 28, 2014

      Gold dips ahead of Swiss vote

      Gold eased amid thin trading ahead of a Swiss vote on Sunday that will decide whether the country’s central bank should keep...

    4. November 19, 2014

      Support for ‘Save Our Swiss Gold’ initiative falls, poll shows

      The Swiss National Bank appears to be succeeding in its campaign to beat back a populist motion that would force it to keep...

    5. November 19, 2014

      Traders getting wary over Swiss franc

      In parts of the market, the cost of insurance as measured by the price of volatility (vol) has been getting steadily cheaper...

    6. November 13, 2014

      Anxious gold bugs swarm Switzerland’s central bank

      From rescuing Switzerland’s biggest bank during the financial crisis to stemming a dramatic appreciation of the franc, the...

    7. October 29, 2014

      Gold price ignores Swiss vote on higher dollar

      For gold investors it is an eye-opening prospect: if the Swiss vote Yes in a referendum next month, their central bank could...

    8. FT Alphaville

      October 28, 2014

      Building the SNB a cross of gold (or an SWF?)

      Tbh, we thought this one would just go away. But no, on November 30 there’s to be a vote in Switzerland which, if won, would...

    9. FT Alphaville

      October 24, 2014

      When will the SNB end FX intervention and start raising rates?

      According to Goldman, the answer is sooner than the market thinks. A new note argues that the Swiss franc is already...

    10. October 14, 2014

      SNB fights to block public gold vote

      Switzerland’s central bank is flexing its muscles to defend its cap on the Swiss franc. Its battle to fend off deflation –...

    11. September 18, 2014

      Franc gains after Swiss National Bank defends cap

      The Swiss franc strengthened on Thursday after the central bank underlined its determination to defend its cap on the...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2014

      When FX wars become negative interest wars

      Beat Siegenthaler, FX strategist at UBS, has been wondering about what the Swiss National Bank may do if the ECB’s measures...

    13. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2014

      Guest post: French, Swiss central banks swell rush to hold renminbi

      By Jukka Pihlman, Standard Chartered Adopted at pace by central banks around the world, China’s renminbi is now seen by many...

    14. FT Alphaville

      August 19, 2014

      QE for me but not for thee, Switzerland vs Eurozone edition

      Philipp Hildebrand, the former boss of the Swiss National Bank, has an op-ed column in today’s paper arguing against the...

    15. August 12, 2014

      BlackRock hires Canada’s deputy finance minister

      Canada’s deputy finance minister Jean Boivin is to join BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, as deputy chief...

    16. June 19, 2014

      Swiss central bank warns UBS and Credit Suisse over risks

      The Swiss National Bank has urged UBS and Credit Suisse to improve their leverage ratios, warning that both banks continue...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 19, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Did we mention your opportunity to get up close and intellectual with the FT’s John...

    18. May 29, 2014

      Watch out for Swiss version of negative rates

      By this time next week, the market expects to have received the latest stimulus jolt from, probably, the world’s second most...

    19. February 27, 2014

      Swiss franc rises as investors seek havens

      The Swiss franc rallied to its strongest level against the euro in almost 10 months on Thursday as concerns over emerging...

    20. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2014

      The economic fallout of Switzerland's immigration vote

      Passed along by Sebastien Galy of Societe General: One core benefit of a high CHF was cross-border shopping in the Eurozone....

    21. February 5, 2014

      Haven appeal of Swiss franc will fade

      The Swiss franc and US Treasury bonds are the final remaining haven assets with international appeal. In contrast, German...

    22. January 23, 2014

      Switzerland acts to cool property market

      Switzerland has doubled the amount of capital banks must hold against risks in their mortgage books, in a renewed effort to...

    23. January 6, 2014

      Weak gold price pushes Swiss central bank into red

      The Swiss National Bank has scrapped an annual payout to national and regional governments for the first time since it was...

    24. FT Alphaville

      November 8, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan takes a look at hedge-fund performance as we approach year-end… and has some...

    25. November 8, 2013

      UBS to buy back toxic asset fund for $3.76bn

      UBS will spend $3.76bn to buy back the fund set up to deal with its toxic assets during the financial crisis, in a move that...

    26. beyondbrics

      November 7, 2013

      Czech central bank sets euro target for koruna

      The Czech koruna plunged on Thursday after the country’s central bank surprised markets by declaring a Swiss-style policy of...

    27. October 31, 2013

      Central banks agree to retain swap lines

      The world’s major central banks have agreed to keep one of their main crisis-fighting tools in place until further notice....

    28. FT Alphaville

      September 19, 2013

      SNB notes that the Swiss real-estate market is easing

      The Swiss National Bank on Thursday reiterated its commitment to maintaining a minimum exchange rate for the Swiss franc,...

    29. September 9, 2013

      Credit Suisse chief vows to make no more losses

      Credit Suisse’s chief executive has laid out a vision for a banking industry with lower but more sustainable returns and has...

    30. September 9, 2013

      Credit Suisse head Brady Dougan accepts further changes are afoot

      Headquartered in a country that has introduced one of the strictest capital regimes in the world, some of the changes Credit...

    31. August 22, 2013

      Former Swiss central banker Hildebrand faces secrecy probe

      The former head of the Swiss National Bank, Philipp Hildebrand, is being investigated by Swiss prosecutors over whether he...

    32. August 16, 2013

      UBS poised to buy toxic asset fund

      UBS has moved a step closer to buying back the fund set up to deal with its toxic assets at the height of the financial...

    33. July 30, 2013

      Deutsche Bank drops on costs warning

      Deutsche Bank fell on Tuesday after warning it faced costs of hundreds of millions in euros to comply with new leverage...

    34. July 30, 2013

      UBS to buy back toxic assets fund from Swiss National Bank

      UBS said that it will buy back the fund set up to deal with its toxic assets at the height of the financial crisis, in a...

    35. July 23, 2013

      Singapore loosens Switzerland’s grip on wealth management

      A few weeks ago, a small group of Swiss bankers and diplomats gathered in the ground floor restaurant of a high-rise office...

    36. July 23, 2013

      Singapore funds benefit from Asian wealth

      Singapore’s rise as a global centre for managing money has taken a big step with assets under management in the city state...

    37. July 11, 2013

      Swiss National Bank opens branch in Singapore

      Swiss National Bank has opened a branch in Singapore, becoming the first non-Asian central bank with operations in the...

    38. June 24, 2013

      Inside Business: New metric could iron out risk-weighted difficulties

      Danske, UBS, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Nationwide Building Society – that is a pretty broad spread of European lenders. But...

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