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Swiss Economy Improving According to Confidence Survey

Swiss Economy Improving According to Confidence Survey

2012-07-18 09:52:00
Benjamin Spier, Technical Strategist
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THE TAKEAWAY: ZEW credit survey reported at -42.5, up from June -> More signs of an improving Swiss economy -> Swiss Franc falls along with other risk-correlated currencies

Swiss investor confidence saw a small boost in July, but still overall negative. The Credit Suisse ZEW survey for expectations was reported at -42.5%, versus -43.4% in June. However, the survey for current economic situation dropped from 19.7% to 18.4% in July.

The survey comes in line with other indications of a resilient Swiss economy, despite the surrounding Euro crisis. Last week, Swiss unemployment was reported unchanged at a low 2.7% for June.

Swiss Franc dropped against the US Dollar following the survey, falling in line with dips in other risk-correlated currencies. The USDCHF rally is unlikely related to the ZEW survey, but possibly due to Merkel’s comments or negative yields in Germany’s sale of 2-year notes.

Swiss_Economy_Improving_According_to_Confidence_Survey_body_usdchf.png, Swiss Economy Improving According to Confidence Survey

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