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Companies Harmed by Minus Rates, But Start-ups Benefit

Companies Harmed by Minus Rates, But Start-ups Benefit

12 November 2019

Negative interest rates continue to be the hot topic in Switzerland with many financial players taking a stand for or against record low rates. Latest opinion comes from companies in a new survey, and at the same time there was data published on number of start-ups, in which aftermath the subject of negative rates also came up.

EUR CHF Exchange Rates Down as USD Strengthens

EUR CHF Exchange Rates Down as USD Strengthens

08 November 2019

EUR CHF exchange rates went down on Thursday and Friday after progress in China-US trade war triggered higher USD price. For the first time in 16 months there are signs of ending the war after both superpowers had agreed to scrap some tariffs.

SNB Chief Says Rates Can Go Even Lower

SNB Chief Says Rates Can Go Even Lower

04 November 2019

Further cut of interest rates may be on the cards according to the Swiss National Bank chairman Tomas Jordan, who spoke to NZZ am Sontag newspaper. Even though current, record low interest rates are being highly criticized by some industries, including banking one.

SBA Urges SNB to Drop Negative Rates

SBA Urges SNB to Drop Negative Rates

30 October 2019

Once again, the Swiss Banker Association has urged the Swiss National Bank to drop negative rates policy as it has – according to bankers – more negative than positive effects. The SNB has published report on negative rates.

First Hike in Swiss Wages in Three Years in 2020

First Hike in Swiss Wages in Three Years in 2020

28 October 2019

First in three years rise of real, average wages is expected in 2020 in Switzerland – by 1.1% pre-inflation and 0.9% taking inflation into the account. Surely it will further establish Switzerland’s position on the list of countries with highest-paid workers globally.

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