The Swiss National Bank said it was far from ready to end its unconventional policy measures, on Thursday, despite the U.S. Federal Reserve signaling it will soon start scaling back its asset purchasing program.
“The exit is still so far away, we have not even thought about how to communicate it,” said Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman Thomas Jordan in a press conference.
The SNB opted to retain its exchange rate cap on the swiss franc of 1.20 per euro on Thursday. The cap was introduced in September 2011, after safe-haven inflows caused the swiss franc to appreciate steeply, threatening the health of Swiss exporters.
“The minimum exchange rate is still absolutely necessary for Switzerland. Only with the minimum exchange rate we can have adequate monetary conditions for Switzerland,” Jordan told CNBC in Switzerland.
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