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Economic data, February 2017

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monthly banking statistics, February 2017

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Public bonds of the Swiss Confederation: Results

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Interest rates and exchange rates, February 2017

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Monday, January 2, 2017

Mixed-frequency models for tracking short-term economic developments in Switzerland

We compare several methods for monitoring short-term economic developments in Switzerland. Based on a large mixed-frequency data set, the following approaches are presented and discussed: factor-based information combination approaches (including factor model versions based on the Kalman filter/smoother, a principal component based version and the three-pass regression filter), a model...

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Monday, January 2, 2017

The Balassa-Samuelson Effect Reversed: New Evidence from OECD Countries

This paper explores the robustness of the Balassa-Samuelson (BS) hypothesis. We analyze an OECD country panel from 1970 to 2008 and compare three data sets on sectoral productivity, including newly constructed data on total factor productivity. Overall, our within- and between-dimension estimation results do not support the BS hypothesis. Over the last two decades, we find a robust negative...

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Monday, January 2, 2017

SNB balance sheet items end of December 2016

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Swiss National Bank

Further information (English) Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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