The Swiss franc is the traditional safe-haven currency. If there are every any doubts about the cohesion or economic prospects of the Eurozone, then the franc tends to strengthen.
Forecasters correctly predicted the CHF/EUR rate would rise above 1.00 at some point this year and it crossed the parity mark in early July.
As the CHF gets stronger, food and energy prices in Switzerland should go down compared to other countries.
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The Swiss National Bank surprised markets with a 50 basis point rate hike in June pushing up CHF/USD.
A stronger CHF would help with fighting imported inflation which is a major global concern given surging commodity prices.
Credit Suisse analysts are sure that the National Bank will remain committed to price stability and will protect their currency to fight imported inflation.
Switzerland has the lowest official cash rate in the world and the lowest bond yields, which makes the Franc sensitive to increases in interest rates in other countries.
You can also read our full Foreign Exchange Guide to Switzerland.
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