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  • The SNB said it would expand its measures to fight what it called the franc's "massive overvaluation".

    Reuters: Press Release

  • "Although some may believe that the Swiss franc's strength is a cyclical factor and will weaken as economies elsewhere gain strength, there are good reasons for believing that it is a permanent business condition, which will affect the industry," said Peter Thorne , analyst with Geneva-based independent broker Helvea.

    Swiss Companies' Bottom Lines Show Damage From Strong Franc

  • The Swiss firm's lackluster profitability suggests that its share price is being cushioned by the Swiss franc's strength against sterling.

    In Hunt for Coal, Rio Tinto Presses Deeper into Africa

  • The franc's strength can ebb, though, and Weir's own shares have risen more than fourfold in five years, giving it deep pockets were it to structure an equity-heavy deal.

    In Hunt for Coal, Rio Tinto Presses Deeper into Africa

  • The euro traded at 1.2150 Swiss francs from 1.2088 francs, as it continues to benefit from the cap that the Swiss National Bank put on the franc's exchange rate earlier this week.

    Dollar Gains After Bernanke

  • Speculators looking to profit from the franc's rise are making exotic options wagers that pay off if the Swiss National Bank fails within six months and the euro falls to parity with the franc, traders said.

    Hedge Funds Plot Assault on Swiss Franc Ceiling

  • But the franc's greater liquidity means investors may favor it over alternatives such as the Swedish and Norwegian currencies.

    Euro Zone's Slow Burn Heats Swiss Franc Further

  • The franc's gains could hurt earnings from overseas sales by Swiss firms.

    European, Asian Shares Sink

  • The SNB tried unsuccessfully, and at the cost of hefty book losses, to check the franc's gains in the year through June 2010, citing the danger of deflation.

    Swiss Franc Nears Parity With Euro

  • Swatch Group Chief Executive Nick Hayek last week said the franc's "over-valuation" cost it 387 million francs $493.9 million in sales this year, and again called for action from the SNB.

    Swiss Franc Nears Parity With Euro


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