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Four years after the Swiss central bank unexpectedly abandoned its support of the euro, analysts look for lessons learned from the episode.
Weirdly the central bank’s share price has mirrored those of bitcoin, another purely speculative play
Central banks must weigh impact of tighter policy on high levels of household debt
Global trade tensions leave Alpine nation vulnerable to another ‘Frankenschock’
Central bank battles to curb strengthening franc triggered by investor haven demand
Bankers relieved after referendum ends plans to shake up nation’s financial system
A radical rethink of the financial system was essential after a devastating crisis
Supporters promise the proposal will end boom-and-bust, but critics say it is a dangerous experiment
The Swiss are set to vote on a plan critics say amounts to state economic planning
Vollgeld fans represent a curious paradox: populists with a touching faith in the wisdom of elites
Central bank chairman says ‘sovereign money’ plan would be dangerous experiment
Speculation grows that SNB could start selling assets such as bonds and shares
Switzerland’s ultra-low interest rates seen as deterring capital inflows
Nobody knows why . . .
SNB acquires 90% stake in materials maker that prints the ‘Swissie’