Swiss National Bank Keeps the Minimum Exchange Rate Unchanged
The press release states, “the Swiss National Bank (SNB) will continue to enforce the minimum exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro with the utmost determination. It is prepared to buy foreign currency in unlimited quantities for this purpose. The target range for the three-month Libor will remain unchanged at 0.00–0.25%. The SNB will continue to maintain liquidity on the money market at an exceptionally high level.
Even at the current rate, the Swiss franc is still high. In the foreseeable future, there is no risk of inflation in Switzerland. Compared to December, the inflation forecast has even fallen further. If developments in the international economy are worse than foreseen, or if the Swiss franc does not weaken further, as expected, downside risks for price stability could re-emerge. The SNB stands ready to take further measures at any time if the economic outlook and the risk of deflation so require.”
Read more: SNB Press Release