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The Swiss franc is the currency that is officially used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, while also used in some other regions. The franc was introduced in 1850 as a currency used in the whole Switzerland, replacing different currencies that were used in different parts of the country (some of them were also called “franc”). The franc is considered a safe currency because of the stability of the Swiss economy and the near-zero inflation of the currency. Previously, the law that demanded that 40 percent of printed money should be supported by gold also supported the view on the franc as a safe currency, but that requirement was terminated in 2000.



Swiss Franc News Archive

USD/CHF Continues Slide Below 0.94 As SNB Defends Franc Interventions

The Swiss franc continues to strengthen against its most traded currency competitors to close out the trading week as the US Dollar Index slipped to a one-month low. The franc has been making gains on growing confidence in global financial markets, coronavirus vaccine hopes, and a weakening greenback. The franc is strengthening despite the central bank continuing to defend its currency interventions.

Swiss Franc Mixed As SNB Boosts Liquidity Measures, Fitch Maintains ‘AAA’ Rating

The Swiss franc is trading mixed to kick off the trading week as Switzerland’s economy attempts to be resuscitated in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Swiss franc is struggling for consistent direction against a myriad of currency rivals, with the central bank launching additional liquidity measures and Fitch maintaining its AAA rating of the Swiss economy.

Swiss Franc in Spotlight As SNB Warns of More Forex Interventions

The Swiss franc is back in the spotlight in the middle of the trading week as the central bank’s warning that it will keep up its fight against the currency’s appreciation concerned investors. As Switzerland’s economy is on track for the worst year in more than four decades, the near-term future of the nation remains uncertain. But with uncertainty prevalent throughout global financial markets, is the franc still the go-to safe-haven asset for investors?

Swiss Franc Tries to Recover From Two-Month Low Amid Retail Sales Crash

The Swiss franc is trying to recover from a two-month low against the US dollar as investors pour into the currency amid global economic and political uncertainty. Despite the central bank’s best efforts to install a ceiling on the franc’s appreciation, traders are still seeking safe-haven assets in the event of another market meltdown, which some Wall Street titans have warned about in recent weeks.

Swiss Franc Weakens As Manufacturing Slumps, Capped by SNB Intervention

The Swiss franc is weakening on Tuesday as the latest manufacturing figures highlighted an industry that is in a sharp decline. The franc’s slide was exacerbated by the central bank’s foreign exchange interventions to prevent currency appreciation. With Switzerland reopening in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, could the economy rebound in the second half of 2020 and elevate the franc even more?

Swiss Franc Among Strongest Despite Negative Domestic Data

The Swiss franc was one of the strongest currencies today, rising against almost all other most-traded rivals. The only exception was the Great Britain pound, which managed to hold its ground versus the franc. Even very negative domestic data did not prevent the currency of Switzerland from rising.

Swiss Franc Slips As SNB’s Total Sight Deposits Surge Again

The Swiss franc is sliding against the US dollar and the euro on Tuesday as the central bank’s sight deposit holdings surged by their second-highest level in 12 months. For more than a year, Switzerland has been actively trying to depreciate the franc’s value as investors continue to pour into the traditional safe-haven asset, even as financial markets rebound. The Swiss franc has significantly appreciated throughout the turbulence, affecting the manufacturing sector and overall exporting industry.

Swiss Franc Extends Fall Against US Dollar on SNB Interventions

The Swiss franc is slumping on Tuesday as the central bank continues to intervene in foreign exchange markets and control the value of the currency. Despite being a conventional safe-haven asset for global investors, the franc’s appeal might diminish as the nation potentially slips into a recession.

Risk Aversion, Better-than-Expected GDP Unable to Help Swiss Franc

The Swiss franc was surprisingly soft today even though the deadly coronavirus infection continued to spread across the globe, spooking investors and increasing demand for safe-haven assets. Positive macroeconomic reports released in Switzerland on Monday and Tuesday did little to help the currency. The Swissie was soft against almost all currencies, except for the Canadian dollar, which fell today despite rising prices for crude oil, and the US dollar, which collapsed after […]

Coronavirus Fears Make Swiss Franc Strongest on Forex Market

The Swiss franc was the strongest currency on the Forex market today, followed by the Japanese yen. Risk aversion was ruling markets as the coronavirus, which originated in China, continued to spread. Fears resulted in a rising demand for safe currencies, like the Swissie and the yen. Domestic economic data provided additional support for the currency of Switzerland.

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