Swiss Franc

The Swiss Franc remained unchanged at 0.88 in April from 0.88 in March of 2014. Swiss Franc averaged 1.64 from 1972 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 3.88 in April of 1972 and a record low of 0.72 in August of 2011. The USDCHF spot exchange rate specifies how much one currency, the USD, is currently worth in terms of the other, the CHF. While the USDCHF spot exchange rate is quoted and exchanged in the same day, the USDCHF forward rate is quoted today but for delivery and payment on a specific future date. This page provides - Swiss Franc - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-18

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
0.88 0.88 3.88 0.72 0.89 | 2014/05 1972 - 2014 Daily

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Markets Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Currency 0.88 2014-04-18 0.88 3.88 0.72 0.89 2014-05-31 [+]
Government Bond 10Y 0.87 2014-04-17 0.96 5.63 0.38 0.82 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Stock Market 8375.08 2014-04-17 8453.82 9531.50 1287.60 8395.88 2014-05-31 Index points [+]
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An exchange rate is the current market price for which one currency can be exchanged for another. For instance, if the Euro exchange rate for the United States Dollar stands at 1.3, this means that 1 euro can be exchanged for 1.3 U.S. dollars. Because exchange rates play such an important role in a country's competiveness level, currency exchange rates are among the most analysed and forecasted indicators in the world. The exchange rate is determined by the level of supply and demand on the international markets. However, changes in foreign exchange market rates are often difficult to understand and to predict because the market is very large and volatile. In fact, the currency markets are the most liquid in the world with a daily turnover of close to $2 trillion, which compares to $500 billion for the US government bond market and $70 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.


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Swiss Unemployment Rate Falls in March  
Swiss unadjusted jobless rate decreased to 3.3 percent in March of 2014 from 3.5 percent in the previous month.
Swiss Inflation Rate Unchanged in March  
Switzerland’s annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.0 percent in March of 2014, after falling 0.1 percent in the previous month. On a monthly basis, prices recorded the highest increase in twelve months.
Swiss Trade Surplus Widens for the Second Straight Month  
Switzerland’s trade surplus increased to CHF 2.6 billion, up from CHF 2.5 billion in the previous month and CHF 1.95 billion a year earlier, boosted by higher exports of chemicals and pharmaceuticals and the strongest growth in sales to China in three years.
Swiss National Bank Keeps Minimum Exchange Rate  
In its March 20th, 2014 meeting, the Swiss Bank left the target range for the Swiss Franc Libor unchanged at 0.0–0.25 percent, maintaining its minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro, as no upside risks to the consumer prices are expected in the near future. The Bank also cut its forecast for inflation this year and 2015.
Swiss Inflation Rate Down to 4-Month Low  
In February of 2014, Swiss annual inflation rate fell 0.1 percent after growing 0.1 percent in each of previous three months. A year earlier, prices dropped 0.3 percent. Compared with the previous month, inflation rose to 0.1 percent.
Swiss Unemployment Rate Flat at 3.5%  
Switzerland’s unadjusted jobless rate remained steady at 3.5 percent in February for the second straight month. A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 3.4 percent.
Swiss GDP Growth Slows in Q4  
In the fourth quarter of 2013, Switzerland’s economic growth slowed to 0.2 percent over the previous three-month period, the lowest rate in six quarters, hurt by a fall in exports due to weak global demand for chemical and pharmaceutical products.
Swiss Trade Surplus Widens in January  
In January of 2014, Switzerland’s trade surplus increased to CHF 2.59 billion, the highest surplus in the last eight months, boosted by higher exports. The chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry generated half of the export growth.
Swiss Inflation Rate Stable at 0.1% in January  
In January of 2014, Switzerland’s annual inflation rate was recorded at 0.1 percent for the third straight month. On a monthly basis, prices fell for the second month in a row by 0.3 percent, as cost of imported products declined 1.3 percent.
Swiss Unemployment Rate Stable in January  
Switzerland’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.5 percent in January of 2014. The number of job seekers rose by 2975 to 208777. Compared to the same period last year, the number of unemployed persons rose by 7000.
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