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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. June 20, 2013

    UK and Swiss banks face fresh risk tests

    Major UK and Swiss lenders are facing new demands to prove their soundness, after central bankers in both countries...

  28. June 20, 2013

    Swiss banks warned about risk levels

    The Swiss National Bank has told UBS and Credit Suisse that it considers their leverage ratios “low” and urged them to be...

  29. June 20, 2013

    Developed market rivals lose out to dollar

    The US dollar was broadly stronger against other developed market currencies as domestic developments in some countries...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Time to take basic income seriously? – Izzy notes that Paul Krugman has taken up the...

  31. May 29, 2013

    Markets Insight: Swiss example questions need for QE unwinding

    It would appear that capitalism is no longer capable of saving itself. Central bank policies, which rightly supplied...

  32. May 22, 2013

    Swiss franc hits lowest level in two years

    The Swiss franc hit its weakest level in two years against the euro after the head of Switzerland’s central bank said the...

  33. FT Alphaville

    May 22, 2013

    Swiss negativity, free lunches and the IMF

    Everyone has an open mind about negative rates these days… Swiss National Bank chief Thomas Jordan has said he certainly...

  34. May 13, 2013

    Yen remains a haven currency despite sharp fall

    It may be hard to accept, given the yen’s recent sharp fall, but the Japanese unit remains in the eyes of many a haven...

  35. April 18, 2013

    Swiss to hold referendum on gold reserves

    Switzerland is to hold a referendum on a popular measure that would ban the central bank from selling its gold reserves and...

  36. April 17, 2013

    Swiss stick on minimum exchange rate

    In 2011, the Swiss National Bank resolved to buy as many euros as necessary to stop the franc appreciating beyond SFr1.20...

  37. March 14, 2013

    Aussie volatile on strong jobs figures

    The Australian dollar jumped as strong jobs data forced the currency upwards. The Aussie climbed 0.9 per cent to $1.0398...

  38. March 11, 2013

    High vaultage

    Traders of Japan’s currency became unusually fond of the Tokyo night air last year. Long after their colleagues had gone...

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