Calendar of events and News

Economic data May 2016

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Monday, May 23, 2016

Monthly banking statistics May 2016

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Monday, May 23, 2016

On the roles of different foreign currencies in European bank lending

We draw on a new data set on the use of Swiss francs and other currencies by European banks to assess the patterns of foreign currency bank lending. We show that the patterns differ sharply across foreign currencies. The Swiss franc is used predominantly for lending to residents, especially households. It is sensitive to the interest rate differential, exchange rate developments, funding...

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Public bonds of the Swiss Confederation: Results

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Saturday, November 5, 2016

Public bonds of the Swiss Confederation: New bond issues

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Important monetary policy data for the week ending 6 May 2016

Partner Institution

Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Monday, September 5, 2016

Interest rates and exchange rates May 2016

Partner Institution

Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Friday, February 5, 2016

The euro and Swiss monetary policy

The EU countries, and especially those belonging to the euro area, are by far Switzerland's most important foreign trade partners. Consequently, the monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) is particularly relevant for our country. In recent years, the ECB's expansionary monetary policy has encouraged the economic recovery in the euro area, which in turn has bolstered demand for Swiss...

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Friday, February 5, 2016

Decisions

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Friday, April 29, 2016

SNB balance sheet items end of March 2016

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Friday, April 29, 2016

Reform proposals for the SNB - expectations and reality

In Switzerland, as in other countries, the shocks suffered in the financial crisis have unleashed a broad-based debate on the role of central banks, and many ideas for reform have emerged from this. Intensive discussion about the monetary order is a good sign for a society. Exchanging opinions in this way can help bring about a better understanding of monetary policy. For Switzerland, with its...

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Friday, April 29, 2016

Comments on Swiss monetary policy

The Swiss National Bank's (SNB) monetary policy is aimed at easing pressure on the Swiss franc. Since the discontinuation of the minimum exchange rate in January 2015, it has been based on two key elements: the negative interest rate of -0.75% charged on sight deposits held at the SNB and the willingness to intervene in the foreign exchange market as necessary. In this way, the SNB supports the...

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Friday, April 29, 2016


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