Swiss Franc


  • FOREX-Interest rate cut shocks Swiss franc lower Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc hit a 28- month trough against the dollar and also fell against the euro on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank said it would introduce negative interest rates to stop further currency appreciation. Against the dollar, the franc fell to 0.9848 francs, a level not seen since August 2012, before recovering to 0.97865 francs, down 0.6...

  • Swiss central bank imposes negative interest rates Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    BERN, Switzerland— Following the fallout of the slide in the Russian ruble, Switzerland sought Thursday to prevent the Swiss franc from breaching upper limits imposed on the currency by introducing negative interest rates on commercial bank deposits. The move forces commercial banks to pay to deposit their francs with the Swiss National Bank— usually they...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc tumbled on Thursday as its central bank slapped a charge on deposits, wary of a flood of money exiting Russia and the likely pressure from the euro zone if the ECB starts full-scale money printing early next year. The jitters of recent days also calmed a touch as Russia managed to stabilise its rouble ahead of an end-of-year address...

  • LONDON, Dec 18- The Swiss franc hit its lowest against the dollar in more than two years, and touched a two-month trough against the euro, on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank said it would introduce negative interest rates. The Swiss franc weakened to as much as 1.2098 francs per euro on trading platform EBS, pulling away from the SNB's three-year old cap of...

  • Dollar pares gains after Fed statement Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The dollar pared gains against major currencies on Wednesday after the Fed said there remains "considerable time" before an interest rate hike.

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    The U.S. dollar slipped against major currencies on Tuesday on expectations that the Federal Reserve would take a cautious tone.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Turmoil gripped global foreign exchange markets on Tuesday, driving investors to the safety of the yen and the Swiss franc as Russia's rouble went into a tailspin and oil prices fell below $60 a barrel. "It is contagion from Russia. Anything related to oil is being sold off, "said Carl Hammer, chief currency strategist, at SEB, Stockholm.

  • Oil slide knocks Norwegian crown Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 2:55 PM ET

    The Norwegian crown sank to its weakest in more than a decade against the U.S. dollar on Friday, a day after Norway's central bank cut rates.

  • Dollar rebounds after three-day losing streak Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    The dollar was boosted by strong U.S. retail sales numbers and declining jobless claims, suggesting the US economy may get a rate hike next year.

  • Tumbling oil prices see Norway cut interest rates Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Norway's central bank cut interest rates to prop up an economy ailing from falling offshore investments, lower oil prices and weak growth in Europe.

  • Swiss National Bank sticks to its guns  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    The Swiss central bank kept its rates steady today. Thomas Jordan, Chairman of Swiss National Bank talked to CNBC, explaining its reasons.

  • Euro edges up, political instability in Greece Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    The euro edged higher against the dollar, but investors remained nervous over an uncertain political situation in Greece.

  • Yen benefits as investor risk appetite wanes Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 4:53 AM ET

    The yen rose strongly on Tuesday as a further drop in oil prices hit risk appetite.

  • Dollar slides from peals vs euro and yen Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    Investors consolidated gains made following a strong U.S. jobs report that is expected to trigger an interest rate increase next year.

  • Sika execs against Saint-Gobain bid; Shares tank Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
  • Dollar surges on strong U.S. jobs data Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar reached fresh multiyear highs on Friday after a stronger-than-forecast November U.S. jobs report.

  • Euro rallies from two-year low Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    The euro rebounded from a more than two-year low against the dollar on Thursday.

  • Dollar up on positive economic outlook Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 4:02 PM ET

    The U.S. dollar demonstrated broad-based strength on Wednesday, bolstered by more upbeat comments on the U.S. economy

  • Dollar retreats after hitting 7-year high vs yen Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    The dollar fell on Monday against the yen and euro as profit-taking emerged after it reached a seven-year high against the yen.

  • *SNB may join ECB in buying bonds to protect franc-euro cap. LONDON, Dec 1- European Central Bank efforts to ward off deflation could be supported by the Swiss National Bank if it recycles euros bought to defend its cap on the Swiss franc into top-rated bonds such as those of France and Belgium. "This puts France and Belgium into the sweet spot," said Michael Leister,...