Swiss National Bank


  • Is Denmark the next Switzerland?  Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    James Ashley, chief economist at RBC Capital Markets, says Denmark is a completely "different kettle of fish" to Switzerland.

  • Is Denmark facing a speculative attack? Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 2:39 AM ET

    Denmark's central bank is reaching for bigger bazookas to battle the speculators betting it will be forced to abandon its currency's peg to the euro.

  • Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster  Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, says the Swiss Franc is a "psychological problem" following the SNB's recent move.

  • Swatch CEO says Apple is 'not a problem'  Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:15 AM ET

    Discussing the threat of the Apple watch, Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, shrugs off fears, saying Swatch will be ready.

  • Buffett: Fed rate hike not feasible Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 5:17 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett said Wednesday he thinks it is not feasible for the Fed to raise rates.

  • Negative yield bonds: Here's who's buying Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    Buying negative-yield bonds -- or paying to lend money -- looks like a fool's game, but six types of investors have joined the play, JPMorgan said.

  • SNB to adopt new euro cap?: Reaction  Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    Following rumors that the Swiss National bank will adopt a new currency peg, Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen, head of multi asset at ING, discusses potential market impact.

  • Will gold ever top $1,300 again? Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 PM ET

    Gold may struggle to top $1,300 an ounce again as tailwinds from central banks on an easing bent have stalled against the Federal Reserve's resolve.

  • SNB end of euro peg a 'shock': Zurich Insurance boss  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:15 AM ET

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Martin Senn, CEO of Zurich Insurance Group, says the Swiss National Bank's move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg was a "surprise" to the world.

  • Central bank policy dominates Davos  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Davos guests are concerned about central bank policy, from the Swiss National Banks move to end the Swiss franc's euro peg to potential quantitative easing from the European Central Bank.

  • Marc Faber berates central banks for 'fraud' Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:25 PM ET
    Marc Faber

    If investors can find a way to short central banks, it will be the trade of the century, proclaims "Dr. Doom."

  • BofA made money off Swiss franc jolt: CEO Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Brian Moynihan

    CEO Brian Moynihan tells CNBC Bank of America benefited from the Swiss currency shock that rocked markets even though it "caught everybody by surprise."

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • Forget Switzerland: These banks will be hit by SNB Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk near the Swiss National Bank headquarters in Bern, Switzerland.

    Switzerland’s scrapping of its currency cap could knock Swiss bank earnings by 10-15 percent, but financial firms in nearby countries may be worse hit.

  • Is gold the ultimate safe haven?  Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    Is gold still a safe haven? Mark O'Byrne, executive and research director at GoldCore, seems to think so, saying that the Swiss National Bank's recent decision was the "icing on the cake" to show how gold thrives in a volatile environment.

  • Should you try to catch the falling Swiss knife? Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 8:38 PM ET
    People queue outside a currency exchange office in Geneva, January 16, 2015.

    Switzerland's stock market dived after its central bank de-pegged its currency from the euro, but it's not time to bargain hunt yet, analysts said.

  • Expect more SNB intervention in Swiss franc: Pro  Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 1:00 AM ET

    Michael Gallagher, director of research at IDEAGlobal, says the Swiss National Bank will be comfortable with a euro/Swiss franc level of 1.10 euros and will intervene in the foreign exchange market to push the currency to that level.

  • Central Bank of Sweden's policy outlook for 2015  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:36 PM ET

    Stefan Ingves, Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the Central Bank of Sweden, describes the bank's interest rate policy for the year ahead.

  • CFTC: Will review regulations after SNB move  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 7:15 PM ET

    Tim Massad, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, says the move taken by the Swiss National Bank last week was extremely unusual.

  • SNB was right not to warn markets: Westpac  Sunday, 18 Jan 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist at Westpac Bank, explains why the Swiss National Bank chose not to give markets a hint before announcing the removal of the currency cap.