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Franc Gains on US-China Trade War, Ignores Domestic Data

The Swiss franc gained on its most-traded peers today as the trade war between the United States and China continued to make investors nervous, driving them towards safer currencies. Wednesday’s negative domestic macroeconomic data did not hurt the Swissie much.

Swiss Franc Soft After Disappointing Macroeconomic Releases

The Swiss franc was soft today following the release of disappointing macroeconomic data in Switzerland.

Negative Market Sentiment Allows Swiss Franc Ignore Economic Data

The Swiss franc gained today, getting boost from risk aversion on the Forex market. The currency gained even as domestic macroeconomic reports were extremely disappointing, demonstrating weakness of the Swiss economy.

Swiss Franc Drops, Dragged Down by Poor Macroeconomic Data

The Swiss franc fell against most of its major rivals today. Poor domestic macroeconomic data has likely played some part in the decline.

Swiss Franc Declines as Economic Barometer Falls Below Expectations

The Swiss franc declined today following the release of underwhelming macroeconomic data. While the currency actually gained immediately after the release, the rally was short-lived, and the Swissie retreated afterwards.

Swiss Franc Falls vs. Yen As KOF Business Barometer Declines

The Swiss franc fell versus the Japanese yen and was little changed against the US dollar following the release of unfavorable macroeconomic data.

Swiss Franc Ends Friday Strong

On Friday, the Swiss franc ended trading strong against most of its rivals, with the exception of other European currencies. While domestic data was good, the likely reason for the strong performance was the European Union migration deal.

Swiss Franc Tries to Hold Ground, Weighed by Poor Macroeconomic Data

The Swiss franc was trying to hold its ground today and managed to do so against some of its rivals. It was made complicated by lackluster domestic macroeconomic data and the improving market sentiment.

Swiss Franc Mixed After Economic Data

The Swiss franc was mixed today, rising against some currencies, falling against others, and staying flat versus the US dollar. That was not surprising, considering that Switzerland’s economic data released over the trading session was mixed as well.

Swiss Franc Gets Boost from Positive Outlook for Economy

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

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