swiss franc

Pound Fell Against Dollar Before Fed Speakers Could Impose Rate Hike

The pound fell without precedent for the first time in four days against the dollar amid speculation Federal Reserve authorities speaking Thursday will set the stage for a U.S Interest-rate increment in December.

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Bond market sell-off rumbles on, stocks feel the pinch

A persistent sell-off in bond markets left financial market confidence in short supply on Thursday, with stocks lower globally and not even traditional safe havens like gold and the Swiss franc providing much of a refuge.

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U.S. multinationals set to face much more pain from strong dollar

The surging value of the U.S. dollar may be posing the biggest threat to U.S. corporate earnings since the 2008 financial crisis, hurting results at most U.S.-based multinationals. Some on Wall Street are even talking about an earnings recession.

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SNB considering higher negative interest rates: Schweiz am Sonntag

The Swiss National Bank, battling a rise in the country's currency, could push interest rates further into negative territory if the franc moves in the "wrong direction", a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday, citing sources close to the bank.

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Swiss banks trade Zurich's costly charm for Polish provinces

Swiss financial titans UBS and Credit Suisse are expanding their operations in provincial Poland in a cost-saving drive made more urgent by the surge in the value of the Swiss franc.

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Strong Swiss franc boosts trade at German brothels

A jump in the Swiss franc against the euro, which threatens to push the country's economy into recession, is boosting trade in brothels across the border in Germany.

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Austrians rue starting fashion for Swiss franc mortgages

The surging Swiss franc has dealt a double blow to homeowners in Austria, home of the trend for borrowing in the Swiss currency that has devastated mortgage holders across eastern Europe.

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Looking to the ECB to move the dial

After a head-spinning bout of volatility, next week will be dominated by one question: Will the European Central Bank take the ultimate policy leap or pull its punches?

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Large Everest Capital hedge fund closing after Swiss franc losses: Bloomberg

Hedge fund manager Marko Dimitrijevic is closing his largest hedge fund, Everest Capital's Global Fund, having lost almost all its money after the Swiss National Bank (SNB) scrapped its three-year-old cap on the franc against the euro, Bloomberg news reported on Saturday.

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Swiss National Bank continues protection of the franc

According to SNB President Thomas Jordan, protecting the Swiss franc is imperative for economic health.

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Gazprombank rather wait, postpones negotiations on Swiss Franc Tier 2 Bond Deal

Russia's Gazprombank has withdrawn from the Swiss franc Tier 2 Bond deal, source revealed.

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