- Infowars - http://www.infowars.com -
Swiss Ponder Battle Over Runaway Franc
Posted By aaron On August 16, 2011 @ 1:12 am In World News | Comments Disabled
August 16, 2011
Switzerland, the nation that hasn’t gone to war with a foreign power since Napoleon, is reluctantly debating a generational taboo: ceding monetary independence to win a battle over its runaway currency.
Swiss National Bank Vice President Thomas Jordan said the central bank is assessing “a whole range of options” to prevent the franc, which reached a record against the euro this month, from making Swiss goods prohibitively expensive. Even a cup of coffee at Café St. Gotthard in Zurich costs $8.30, with one Swiss franc buying $1.2750 at today’s exchange rate.
Billionaire entrepreneur Christoph Blocher, one of the politicians who called on SNB President Philipp Hildebrand to resign after the bank lost $21 billion last year in a vain attempt to restrain the currency, now supports a franc target.
Article printed from Infowars: http://www.infowars.com
URL to article: http://www.infowars.com/swiss-ponder-battle-over-runaway-franc/
Copyright © 2013 Infowars. All rights reserved.