ZURICH, June 21 The Swiss National Bank
intervened very little to weaken the Swiss franc during the
first quarter of 2019, figures showed on Friday, as the
safe-haven currency traded around its highest level in nearly
BERN The Swiss National Bank (SNB) could further relax its ultra-loose monetary policy, it said on Thursday, blaming rising trade tensions between the United States and China for a spike in the safe-haven Swiss franc.
ZURICH The Swiss National Bank will hold its ultra-loose monetary policy unchanged on Thursday and foreseeably until at least 2021, a Reuters poll showed, declining to track any tentative moves by other central banks to relax interest rates further.
ZURICH The Swiss government is demanding clarification from the European Union on several issues before it signs off on a draft treaty, it said on Friday, risking a backlash from Brussels over yet another delay to an accord the EU has sought for a decade.
ZURICH/LONDON Swiss Re is pressing ahead with plans to float its $4.5 billion UK life insurance business in London to put it under a more favorable regulatory regime and give it easier access to capital to fund its expansion.
BERN Swiss defense and aerospace company RUAG is planning around a $500 million acquisition spree to cash in on a boom in private U.S. space projects inspired by billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX.
ZURICH, June 3 The Swiss franc surged to its
highest level in nearly two years on Monday, narrowing the Swiss
National Bank's policy options as investors sought the
safe-haven currency amid escalating global trade tensions.
ZURICH Packaging maker Aluflexpack said on Monday it aimed to raise 130 million-150 million euros ($145 million-168 million) when it becomes the fourth company to launch a Swiss stock market flotation this year.
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ZURICH, May 28 The Swiss government is unlikely
to upgrade its economic forecasts for 2019 despite
stronger-than-expected growth at the start of the year, a senior
economist told Reuters.