Swiss Franc


  • Euro hit by Draghi's comments on more action Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    The euro fell sharply on Friday after European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi signaled the organization could launch further monetary easing.

  • RUESCHLIKON, Switzerland, Nov 21- The Swiss National Bank is prepared to buy euros for francs when the exchange rate hits 1.20, a board member said on Friday, but the bank was silent about whether it has already been forced to do so to protect its cap on the safe-haven currency. "What we have to ensure is that in all foreign exchange markets- from Sunday night in Sydney to...

  • RUESCHLIKON, Switzerland, Nov 21- The Swiss National Bank's cap on the franc remains a key part of monetary policy and it will be maintained as long as required, a central bank board member said on Friday. "It's clear that the minimum exchange rate of 1.20 is absolutely central to prevent an unwanted tightening of monetary policy conditions," Fritz Zurbruegg said in...

  • Dollar off session lows against yen, euro falls Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    The US dollar has recovered from session lows of 117.75 yen, while the euro fell slightly from around $1.255 to $1.245.

  • Only Lew can stop dollar's bull run: HSBC's Bloom Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:24 AM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    The greenback will rise steadily against each of its major counterparts in the next year as the Fed looks to raise rates, according to HSBC's David Bloom.

  • Dollar weaker vs euro after Fed minutes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    The US dollar was slightly weaker against the euro and the yen after the Federal Reserve released the minutes of last month's meeting.

  • Euro gains on sentiment data, yen steady Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    The U.S. dollar weakened against the euro on Tuesday on a better than expected survey of German sentiment.

  • Yen steadies against dollar after GDP shock Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    The yen recovered from seven-year lows against the dollar but remained under pressure after data showing Japan's economy slipping into recession.

  • Euro zone, gold vote test Swiss central bank Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    The Swiss National Bank faces the biggest test of its cap on the franc in two years.

  • *Euro crisis prompted 1.20 euro cap on Swiss franc. ZURICH, Nov 16- The Swiss National Bank faces the biggest test of its cap on the franc in two years but may find it easier to defend now than when euro zone breakup fears were rampant and the strategy unproven. The franc rose to its strongest level since September 2012 on Friday, brushing up against the 1.20 euro limit...

  • The dollar rallied on Friday, helped by unexpectedly strong U.S. retail sales data and a slide in the yen to seven-year lows.

  • Dollar near 7-year peak vs yen on Japan election talk Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Dollar moved towards a seven-year high against the yen, driven by speculation that the Japanese Prime Minister will call a snap election.

  • SocGen bear warns of yen-dollar ‘tidal-wave’ Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:57 AM ET
    Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

    Soc Gen's Albert Edwards believes the Japanese currency will sink to 145 yen against the dollar by April, forcing devaluations across Asia.

  • Sterling sags against dollar on 'later' rate hike Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    Britain's pound slouched near recent 14-month lows against the dollar as investors pushed back rate-hike expectations to the fourth quarter of 2015.

  • Dollar hits 7-year high vs yen on sales tax delay Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    The dollar climbed to a seven-year high against the yen as Prime Minister Abe is likely to delay a planned sales tax increase.

  • Dollar down; Swiss franc hits 2-year high vs euro Monday, 10 Nov 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    The dollar fell for a second straight session on Monday in quiet trading as investors took more profits on earlier steep gains.

  • Higher-yielding currencies generally viewed as risky assets were stronger on the day such as the Australian and New Zealand dollars, sterling, and emerging market units such as the Turkish lira and the South Africa rand. "A continuation of profit-taking in the dollar index has largely dictated price action in currency markets, though we believe the pause...

  • Dollar retreats from 4 1/2-year high Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    The dollar slipped on Friday after a solid but below-expectation October U.S. jobs report.

  • Euro plunges to its lowest in more than two years Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    The euro plunged to its lowest in more than two years against the dollar on Thursday.

  • Dollar up after U.S. elections, euro weakens Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The dollar nursed modest losses on Wednesday as investors took some profits on a four-session rally that swept the greenback to multi-year highs.