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The Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate has dropped to 1.28, but could return to May’s best rate of 1.30 on incoming inflation figures. The Pound’s dip against the Franc has been caused by an EY Item Club forecast for UK unemployment. While unemployment in 2017 is expected to remain at 4.7%, forecasts are for [...]

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The GBP CHF exchange rate was shored up by a weakening of the Swiss inflation rate, which dipped from 0.5% to 0.2% in March. This softening dented the appeal of the Franc, offering little encouragement to the Swiss National Bank (SNB) as it continues to grapple with its ultra-loose monetary policy. As the underlying strength [...]

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With centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron continuing to lead in the polls worries over the political future of Europe eased, reducing the appeal of the Swiss Franc. However, as members of the European Central Bank (ECB) executive board took a more hawkish view on monetary policy this offered some encouragement to markets. If the ECB begins [...]

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GBP CHF Down before Article 50 Activation

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Date: March 10th, 2017.

The Pound has dipped against the Swiss Franc this week but this may prove to be the calm before the storm. Looking ahead, the coming week could bring a trio of Pound-damaging developments. The Franc’s weekly rise against the Pound has come from a cluster of positive Swiss data releases, which have all raised expectations [...]

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The GBP/CHF experienced limited volatility today as investors remained focused on the UK’s Brexit plans. The Franc firmed slightly on the back of commodities news today, although future gains are largely dependent on positive gold news. Last week, the Pound rose from a starting rate of 1.24 on Monday to a high of 1.26 before [...]

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The Pound was able to hold gains against the Swiss Franc when markets opened on Monday despite an increase in demand for ‘safe haven’ currencies following Donald Trump’s turbulent first weekend as US President. GBP/CHF trended at around 1.24 at the time of writing. The Pound has continued to perform strongly this week after last [...]

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Brexit Fears Keep GBP CHF Fluctuating

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Date: January 10th, 2017.

The Pound has risen marginally against the Swiss Franc today but ongoing concerns about how Brexit will actually work have kept these exchange rate gains to a minimum. News that Swiss unemployment rose in December, against forecasts, has seen investors shy away from the Franc. But Pound Franc movement last week was negative, with Sterling [...]

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SNB Dovishness Bolstered GBP CHF Exchange Rate

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Date: November 16th, 2016.

The Swiss Franc weakened markedly in response to October’s Producer and Import Price Index data. Inflationary pressure was found to have fallen short of forecasts on both the month and the year, something which does not appear to bode well for the domestic economy. As domestic interest rates remain far in negative territory the continued lack [...]

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GBP CHF Volatile After UK GDP Data

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Date: October 27th, 2016.

After fluctuating in response to Brexit related news for the first half of the week, Pound Sterling (GBP) exchange rates experienced volatility following the publication of the UK’s Q3 GDP data on Thursday. While the GBP CHF exchange rate initially gained in response to the UK’s growth news, the Pound reversed gains and edged lower [...]

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The Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate soared on Tuesday due to fresh hopes that UK MPs would fight for some kind of access to the European Union’s single market following a Brexit. While the Franc remained sturdy itself, it was unable to hold a bullish Sterling at bay and GBP/CHF was able to advance [...]

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