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Swiss Franc Gets Boost from Positive Outlook for Economy

September 29, 2017 at 10:44 by Vladimir Vyun

Swiss coins on franc notesThe Swiss franc gained on its rivals, though not on the euro, thanks to data that revealed a favorable outlook for the Swiss economy.

The KOF Economic Barometer rose from 104.2 to 105.8 in September, exceeding the median forecast. The report commented on the result:

 

This indicates that the outlook remains favourable — the Swiss economy should continue to grow at above average rates in the near future.

The manufacturing sector was the biggest contributor to the improving outlook.

USD/CHF rallied from 0.9699 to 0.9720 intraday but retreated to 0.9694 as of 10:39 GMT today. Meanwhile, EUR/CHF was up from 1.1432 to 1.1446.

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