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Swiss Franc Weakens As Trade Surplus Narrows

The Swiss franc is weakening against multiple currency rivals on Tuesday as the trade surplus narrowed in October. The currency also took a hit based on a gloomy outlook for the nation’s ailing manufacturing sector. With the central bank reiterating its support for currency intervention, the franc’s haven appeal may diminish in the coming months.

Swiss Franc Strengthens Amid Fall in Import, Producer Prices

The Swiss franc is strengthening against a myriad of currencies on Thursday, buoyed by a decline in import and producer prices. Low unemployment and larger foreign exchange reserves have contributed to the franc’s gains as of late. But there is more than just data that is spurring global interest in the country right now: coffee.

Swiss Franc Flat As Consumer Confidence Slides, OECD Slams Surplus

The Swiss franc is trading sideways on Thursday as consumer confidence fell to a 10-year low. With the survey suggesting that the Swiss anticipate higher unemployment and weaker economic growth, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) slammed the federal government for posting budget surpluses. But local businesses are more perturbed by subzero interest rates than a government that is saving money.

Swiss Franc Mixed As Machine Export Orders, Producer Prices Drop

The Swiss franc is mixed against a basket of currencies on Thursday as new data show machine export orders and producer and import prices declined. The Swiss economy continues to lose momentum amid the global trade war impacting markets everywhere. Despite the downward trends, investors are still pouring into the safe-haven asset, much to the chagrin of the Swiss National Bank (SNB).

Swiss Franc Dips As Markets Confident on US-China Trade Progress

The Swiss franc is trading slightly lower on Thursday as investors are confident that the US-China trade negotiations are progressing, a development that would diminish the franc’s safe-haven appeal. The near-term trend might please the central bank amid efforts to fight the currency’s overvaluation. But is it enough to prevent further monetary easing? Analysts suggest that it is not.

Swiss Franc Mixed As Retail Sales, Manufacturing Slump

The Swiss franc is mixed against currency competitors on Thursday after new data highlighted a slumping retail sector and a bearish manufacturing industry. Despite the central bank trying to do everything it can to debase the franc, investors are still pouring into the safe-haven asset and boosting the franc’s value.

Swiss Franc Rallies As Investors Pour Into Safe-Haven Currency

The Swiss franc is rallying midweek against multiple major currencies as investors are pouring into the safe-haven currency. With the central bank refusing to follow other institutions in easing monetary policy, traders were enthusiastic about the nation’s ability to weather the coming economic storm clouds, especially after the government slashed economic growth projections for 2019.

Swiss Franc Rallies After SNB Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

The Swiss franc rallied today after the Swiss National Bank kept monetary policy unchanged. However, the main reason for the Swissie’s rally was the market sentiment that favored safer currencies.

Swiss Franc Soft After Economic Growth Outlook Downgrade

The Swiss franc was very soft today after the downgrade of Switzerland’s economic growth outlook. The Swissie fell against major rivals and lost earlier gains versus commodity currencies.

Swiss Franc Strong Despite Unfavorable Market Sentiment, Falling PPI

The Swiss franc was strong today, which was a surprising turn of events considering that the market sentiment was unfavorable to safe currencies. Domestic macroeconomic data could not explain the strength of the currency as it was not good, though within expectations.

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