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  •  SNB Chairman: I Expect Swiss Franc to Weaken Over Time

    In an exclusive interview with CNBC, chairman of the Swiss National Bank, Thomas Jordan says the central bank could employ negative interest rates as a means to keep the Swiss franc low.

  • How the Swiss Will Boost the Euro Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 2:43 PM ET
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    The Swiss National Bank has trimmed its big euro position, taking downward pressure off the currency.

  • What to Buy When the Swiss Are Selling Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 9:21 AM ET
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    The Swiss National Bank has euros ready to unload, and these strategists point to currencies that should benefit.

  • How Many Euros Are In That Swiss Bank Account? Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | 3:34 PM ET
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    The Swiss National Bank is sitting on a pile of euros, and the size of that pile says a lot about where the euro is headed.

  • When Safe Havens Become Bubbles Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 1:46 AM ET
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    Safe haven is a lovely term indicating that an asset class, bank or company is rock solid, reliable and dependable. After years of financial crisis a safe haven asset feels like a port in a storm and investors have flocked into so-called safe haven assets like U.S., German and UK government debt.

  • That Swiss Franc Floor Is Getting Creaky Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    As the euro zone crisis grinds on, the pressure on the Swiss franc's peg to the euro is intensifying.

  • Euro Holders Await More Greek Drama, Swiss Talk Tough Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 8:14 AM ET
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    Investors cover short positions in riskier currencies and the Swiss vow to keep the franc's peg — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Is Capital Fleeing the Euro Zone? Wednesday, 13 Jun 2012 | 4:13 PM ET

    In case you're feeling short on bad news from the euro zone, this strategist is watching an ominous capital shift.

  • Hildebrand Taking Up Key Role at Blackrock Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 8:27 PM ET
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    Philipp Hildebrand, the former chairman of the Swiss National Bank, is joining BlackRock as vice-chairman and will oversee the firm’s largest institutional client relationships outside of the U.S., the FT reports.

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    Stimulus hopes lift the euro and China's rate cut makes the Aussie jump - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Euro Zone Collapse Is 'Horror Scenario': Swiss CEO Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:41 AM ET
    Level of domestic bank exposure: 2.08% Total PIIGS exposure: $56.4 billion Total bank assets: $2.71 trillion Portugal: $2.9 billion Ireland: $14.3 billion Italy: $18.3 billion Greece: $2.9 billion Spain: $18.1 billion *Figures are rounded

    If the euro zone collapses, the Swiss flag carrier—Swiss International Airlines—would "lose competitiveness altogether," Harry Hohmeister, CEO of Swiss International Airlines told CNBC at the SwissMediaForum.

  • Euro Steadies, Dollar Holds Firm Friday, 25 May 2012 | 8:24 AM ET
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    The Swiss franc's peg comes under pressure and the euro takes a breather - it's time for your Friday FX Fix.

  • The Safe Haven Next to the Euro Zone Friday, 18 May 2012 | 6:55 PM ET
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    Europe is scary right now, no question. Here's how one strategist plans to take shelter from the storm.

  • This Euro Prop May Not Hold Up Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 3:18 PM ET
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    The euro's status as a reserve currency has provided key support. But it may not be as deep as it seems.

  • Euro Dips, Yen Lifts, Brazil Has a Beef Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 7:56 AM ET
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    The Bank of Japan stays pat and a trade surplus grows in China - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar Lifts, Spanish Woes Hit the Euro Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:05 AM ET
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    Euro zone worries mount and Malawi has a currency problem - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar Poised to Rise, Yuan Gets a Nudge Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 8:24 AM ET
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    Economic hopes are set to lift the buck and the Swiss National Bank gets no respect - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Dollar's Strength Continues, Aussie Gets a Lift Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 8:16 AM ET
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    The dollar stays aloft and Brazil talks tough - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • How to Trade the Turmoil in Greece Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 7:26 PM ET
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    This could be a make or break weekend for Greece, strategists say. Here's how to play the uncertainty.

  • SNB Head Warns of Political Fallout After Crisis Friday, 3 Feb 2012 | 2:13 AM ET
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    The independence of the Swiss National Bank risks being compromised due to political pressure following the departure of Philipp Hildebrand as chairman, the central bank’s acting chairman has warned, the Financial Times reports.