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The Swiss National Bank is ending negative interest rates

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) ended Thursday with almost eight years of negative interest rates. To counteract inflation, the issuer tightened its monetary policy and announced that it would continue to intervene in the foreign exchange market “if necessary”. The Swiss central bank increased its key interest rate by 0.75 percentage points from -0.25% to …

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ECB money shift: end of negative interest rates and start of a new monetary cycle

The expectations for the ECB interest rate level for the end of 2022 have therefore increased after the ECB meeting: The markets are now expecting a key interest rate of 1.2% at the end of the year. Although the possibility of a 50 basis point hike has been discussed for a few days, given the …

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Will inflation give Switzerland a window to escape negative interest rates?

Global inflation and the tightening of monetary policy by the ECB should see Swiss interest rates turn positive again in 2023. Important points We expect the Swiss economy to grow by 2.2% in 2022 and by 1.2% in 2023 The SNB should reduce its interventions in the foreign exchange market in order to prevent the …

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The era of negative interest rates is over, says Buba boss

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday appointed a veteran diplomat, Catherine Colonna, to head the foreign ministry. Three weeks before the battle for the parliamentary elections, he brought figures from civil society into the government. Ms Colonna, 66, is a career diplomat and current French Ambassador to London. Among the other members of the government …

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