Thursday 23 October 2014
Swiss National Bank

Swiss bank chief under pressure to quit

Switzerland's biggest political party yesterday piled fresh pressure on the embattled head of the country's central bank to quit over a currency trade scandal. Swiss media said Philipp Hildebrand had failed to defuse the crisis when he ple


Swiss currency move stuns world markets

The Swiss National Bank shocked markets on Tuesday by setting a minimum exchange rate for the Swiss franc against the euro, in a move which sent European shares and the price of gold down. The SNB exchange rate cap move disc

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