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CHF bolstered by heightened political tensions (Joshua Privett)

CHF bolstered by heightened political tensions (Joshua Privett)

The G20 Summit this week is causing a hos of speculation on the currency markets as to what kind of deals will be stuck, which country’s policies will be received most favourably, and these uncertainty is feeding the current value of the Swiss Franc, with the CHF gaining against the Pound by 0.5 cents as a result. Of course the Pound example wasn’t helped by events in the UK either. We woke up to find that much of the murmurs about UK growth downturns are being realised. House price growth as one example went negative once more, with Halifax finding a 1% drop in house

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CHF rates remain stable as we await end of week flows (Joshua Privett)

CHF rates remain stable as we await end of week flows (Joshua Privett)

Pound to Swiss Franc rates of exchange has been in limbo recently since the election, with traders still on the starting line waiting for further news on the UK election. CHF rates regularly see additional movement during uncertain political periods. Effectively the Pound has suffered given that this election has been dragging on now since the 9th. The second sting for CHF buyers for anyone holding Sterling is that Swiss Franc rates also gain expense during anxious periods as a safe haven currency. The only saving grace for CHF buyers is that they do not lose out as heavily as US Dollar buyers, as the

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Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates recover after difficult beginning to the week (Joshua Privett)

Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates recover after difficult beginning to the week (Joshua Privett)

The slides on Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rates which have been ongoing since last Thursday, but today it seems the slide has halted. GBP/CHF rates have hit the 1.26 mark again but seem to be holding steady. The reason for the stop in the slide? Finally some good news from the UK economy after a slew of poor news in line with the weather recently. Initially the Pound had been sliding because the discourse on whether the UK would be raising interest rates suggested that little progress would be made in the short-term. This was following the release of the Bank of England’s latest

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Will Sterlings gains against the Swiss Franc be limited due to geopolitical issues boosting CHF? (Joseph Wright)

Will Sterlings gains against the Swiss Franc be limited due to geopolitical issues boosting CHF? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound has been on a strong run against the Swiss Franc in recent weeks, and over the past month alone Sterling is up by 2.66% against the Swiss Franc. Personally I think the Pound could have strengthened even further against CHF had issues around the world not limited demand for riskier assets. Due to the Swiss Franc benefiting in times of political uncertainty the Swiss Franc has been in demand recently along with the Japanese Yen. The tension between the US and Russia over the Syria crises has caused Russian President, Vladimir Putin to state that relations between the two countries are now worse

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Swiss Franc Uncertainty on Syria Developments (James Lovick)

Swiss Franc Uncertainty on Syria Developments (James Lovick)

The Swiss Franc could be in for a particularly volatile with the recent developments in Syria and now North Korea. Both the Swiss Franc and US

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GBP CHF ahead of Swiss Inflation Numbers (James Lovick)

GBP CHF ahead of Swiss Inflation Numbers (James Lovick)

The Swiss Franc may come under pressure tomorrow after Consumer Price Index inflation numbers are released. Inflation is expected to fall from 0.6% to 0.5% for

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Has GBP/CHF seen its lowest levels now that Brexit is underway? (Joseph Wright)

Has GBP/CHF seen its lowest levels now that Brexit is underway? (Joseph Wright)

The Pound to Swiss Franc exchange rate has opened up flat this morning, trading at around the 1.2385 mark at the mid-market level. With the triggering

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Swiss Franc Strength in Run up to Article 50 (James Lovick)

Swiss Franc Strength in Run up to Article 50 (James Lovick)

The Swiss Franc continues to hold the higher ground as global uncertainty continues to dominate the markets. UBS Consumption Indicator is released tomorrow morning which should

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Pound to Swiss Franc rise halted by International Fears……

Pound to Swiss Franc rise halted by International Fears……

The pound to Swissie has risen above 1.24 after languishing in the 1.22’s for much of last week. This move higher has mainly been prompted by

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GBP CHF Before Article 50 is Invoked (James Lovick)

GBP CHF Before Article 50 is Invoked (James Lovick)

The Swiss Franc continues to remain incredibly strong as it maintains its status as a safe haven currency in these uncertain economic times globally. The Swiss

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