Swiss Franc

Swiss Franc

Swiss Franc overview

The franc (sign: Fr. or SFr.; German: Franken, French and Romansh: franc, Italian: franco; code: CHF) is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein; it is also legal tender in the Italian exclave Campione d'Italia. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) issues banknotes and the federal mint Swissmint issues coins. The smaller denomination, a hundredth of a franc, is a Rappen (Rp.) in German, centime (c.) in French, centesimo (ct.) in Italian, and rap (rp.) in Romansh. The ISO code of the currency used by banks and financial institutions is CHF, although Fr. is also widely used by businesses and advertisers; some use SFr. for Swiss Franc and to a lesser extent Fr.sv. The Latinate "CH" stands for Confoederatio Helvetica. Given the different languages used in Switzerland, Latin is used for language-neutral inscriptions on its coins.

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Swiss Franc news

Aryzta €800m rights issue almost complete with 97pc take-up

Aryzta’s planned €800m rights issue is nearly completed, with more than 97pc of the shares offered being taken up by rights holders.

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Swiss Watchdog Probes Suspected Payments Boycott By Banks - Law360

Switzerland’s competition watchdog said Thursday it has raided the offices of five financial institutions, including the Swiss arms of UBS and Credit Suisse, which it suspects of boycotting phone payment systems offered by companies such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.

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Dow plunges 600 points as Apple leads tech rout
Dow plunges 600 points as Apple leads tech rout

U.S. stocks fell on Monday as a decline in Apple shares, a strong dollar and lingering worries about global trade offset positive news on the dealmaking front.

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Moody's assigns A1 rating to Banco de Chile's Swiss Franc fixed rate senior notes
Moody's assigns A1 rating to Banco de Chile's Swiss Franc fixed rate senior notes

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Swiss Central Bank Official Says Too Soon to Raise Rates

Switzerland’s central bank is unlikely to raise interest rates in the near term despite a healthy economy, a top official from the Swiss National Bank said.

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Pound Swiss Franc (GBP/CHF) Exchange Rate Slips As EC Paints Bleak Picture Of UK Growth In 2019

Sterling slides against the Swiss Franc following a gloomy UK forecast from the EC.

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