Swiss Franc (CHF) Exchange Rates on 21st October 2019 (21/10/2019)

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Exchange rates for Swiss Franc (CHF)

Updated: 2019-10-21
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CHF GBP 0.6589 CHF to GBP 1.5177 GBP to CHF
CHF BGN 1.6217 CHF to BGN 0.6166 BGN to CHF
CHF HRK 6.3026 CHF to HRK 0.1587 HRK to CHF
CHF CZK 22.8241 CHF to CZK 0.0438 CZK to CHF
CHF DKK 6.1545 CHF to DKK 0.1625 DKK to CHF
CHF HUF 259.7973 CHF to HUF 0.0038 HUF to CHF
CHF KZT 194.4578 CHF to KZT 0.0051 KZT to CHF
CHF LVL 0.5809 CHF to LVL 1.7215 LVL to CHF
CHF LTL 2.855 CHF to LTL 0.3503 LTL to CHF
CHF MKD 50.7605 CHF to MKD 0.0197 MKD to CHF
CHF MDL 15.2782 CHF to MDL 0.0655 MDL to CHF
CHF NOK 6.8178 CHF to NOK 0.1467 NOK to CHF
CHF PLN 3.4704 CHF to PLN 0.2881 PLN to CHF
CHF RON 3.6529 CHF to RON 0.2738 RON to CHF
CHF RUB 40.1256 CHF to RUB 0.0249 RUB to CHF
CHF SEK 7.619 CHF to SEK 0.1313 SEK to CHF
CHF TRY 2.3521 CHF to TRY 0.4252 TRY to CHF
CHF UAH 13.8681 CHF to UAH 0.0721 UAH to CHF
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CHF ARS 8.978 CHF to ARS 0.1114 ARS to CHF
CHF BOB 7.3824 CHF to BOB 0.1355 BOB to CHF
CHF BRL 2.4458 CHF to BRL 0.4089 BRL to CHF
CHF CAD 1.1807 CHF to CAD 0.847 CAD to CHF
CHF KYD 0.8761 CHF to KYD 1.1414 KYD to CHF
CHF CLP 629.4495 CHF to CLP 0.0016 CLP to CHF
CHF COP 2110.62 CHF to COP 0.0005 COP to CHF
CHF CRC 578.9763 CHF to CRC 0.0017 CRC to CHF
CHF DOP 46.6686 CHF to DOP 0.0214 DOP to CHF
CHF SVC 9.3455 CHF to SVC 0.107 SVC to CHF
CHF FJD 1.9723 CHF to FJD 0.507 FJD to CHF
CHF HNL 22.5968 CHF to HNL 0.0443 HNL to CHF
CHF JMD 120.2485 CHF to JMD 0.0083 JMD to CHF
CHF MXN 14.1244 CHF to MXN 0.0708 MXN to CHF
CHF ANG 1.9125 CHF to ANG 0.5229 ANG to CHF
CHF PYG 4588.0123 CHF to PYG 0.0002 PYG to CHF
CHF PEN 3.0503 CHF to PEN 0.3278 PEN to CHF
CHF TTD 6.7824 CHF to TTD 0.1474 TTD to CHF
CHF USD 1.0684 CHF to USD 0.936 USD to CHF
CHF UYU 25.8877 CHF to UYU 0.0386 UYU to CHF
CHF VEF 6.7179 CHF to VEF 0.1489 VEF to CHF
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CHF AUD 1.175 CHF to AUD 0.851 AUD to CHF
CHF BDT 82.7436 CHF to BDT 0.0121 BDT to CHF
CHF BND 1.3496 CHF to BND 0.741 BND to CHF
CHF CNY 6.5494 CHF to CNY 0.1527 CNY to CHF
CHF INR 65.0189 CHF to INR 0.0154 INR to CHF
CHF IDR 12681.8131 CHF to IDR 0.0001 IDR to CHF
CHF JPY 114.3908 CHF to JPY 0.0087 JPY to CHF
CHF MYR 3.4115 CHF to MYR 0.2931 MYR to CHF
CHF MVR 16.4217 CHF to MVR 0.0609 MVR to CHF
CHF NPR 104.2219 CHF to NPR 0.0096 NPR to CHF
CHF NZD 1.3082 CHF to NZD 0.7644 NZD to CHF
CHF PKR 109.2995 CHF to PKR 0.0091 PKR to CHF
CHF PGK 2.6446 CHF to PGK 0.3781 PGK to CHF
CHF PHP 46.9197 CHF to PHP 0.0213 PHP to CHF
CHF SCR 13.8661 CHF to SCR 0.0721 SCR to CHF
CHF SGD 1.3341 CHF to SGD 0.7495 SGD to CHF
CHF KRW 1107.6285 CHF to KRW 0.0009 KRW to CHF
CHF LKR 139.189 CHF to LKR 0.0072 LKR to CHF
CHF TWD 32.0927 CHF to TWD 0.0312 TWD to CHF
CHF THB 34.3818 CHF to THB 0.0291 THB to CHF
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CHF BHD 0.4029 CHF to BHD 2.482 BHD to CHF
CHF EGP 7.6419 CHF to EGP 0.1309 EGP to CHF
CHF HKD 8.2808 CHF to HKD 0.1208 HKD to CHF
CHF ILS 3.8781 CHF to ILS 0.2579 ILS to CHF
CHF JOD 0.7571 CHF to JOD 1.3209 JOD to CHF
CHF KWD 0.3061 CHF to KWD 3.2665 KWD to CHF
CHF LBP 1616.5191 CHF to LBP 0.0006 LBP to CHF
CHF OMR 0.4113 CHF to OMR 2.4314 OMR to CHF
CHF QAR 3.8909 CHF to QAR 0.257 QAR to CHF
CHF SAR 4.0074 CHF to SAR 0.2495 SAR to CHF
CHF AED 3.9245 CHF to AED 0.2548 AED to CHF
CHF YER 229.6089 CHF to YER 0.0044 YER to CHF
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CHF DZD 86.4331 CHF to DZD 0.0116 DZD to CHF
CHF KES 94.9824 CHF to KES 0.0105 KES to CHF
CHF MUR 33.8689 CHF to MUR 0.0295 MUR to CHF
CHF MAD 9.2036 CHF to MAD 0.1087 MAD to CHF
CHF NAD 11.7161 CHF to NAD 0.0854 NAD to CHF
CHF NIO 27.998 CHF to NIO 0.0357 NIO to CHF
CHF NGN 173.9389 CHF to NGN 0.0057 NGN to CHF
CHF SLL 4668.8325 CHF to SLL 0.0002 SLL to CHF
CHF ZAR 11.7275 CHF to ZAR 0.0853 ZAR to CHF
CHF TZS 1777.2901 CHF to TZS 0.0006 TZS to CHF
CHF TND 1.8858 CHF to TND 0.5303 TND to CHF
CHF UGX 2783.2155 CHF to UGX 0.0004 UGX to CHF
CHF XOF 542.596 CHF to XOF 0.0018 XOF to CHF
CHF ZMK 5623.4783 CHF to ZMK 0.0002 ZMK to CHF

Swiss Franc (CHF)

Sign CHF
1 Swiss Franc is subdivided into 100 Rappen (German), centime (French), centesimo (Italian), and rap (Romansh).

CHF is the currency code for the Swiss Franc which is the official currency of both Switzerland and Liechtenstein, is legal tender in both of these countries and Campione d'Italia. The CHF is the sixth most traded currency and is the fifth most widely held reserve currency in the world. While there is no official symbol for the franc, the official accounting abbreviation is "Fr" or "SFr". The "CH" in the currency code references the Latin term Confoederatio Helvetica which can be translated as Swiss Confederation, denoting the structure of Switzerland as a confederation of 26 different states or cantons.

Coins used:
5 rappen, 10 rappen, 20 rappen, 0.5 francs, 1 franc, 2 francs, 5 francs

Banknotes used:
10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1,000 francs

Central Bank
Swiss National Bank
Throughout history there have been many currencies denominated in Francs throughout Europe but at this time the Swiss franc is the only franc in circulation. Monetary policy and issuance of the Swiss franc is managed by the Swiss National Bank which is owned both by the government and through publicly traded shares of interest available for purchase by private individuals. The public portion of ownership encompasses 55% of the total shares and is primarily owned by cantons, the 26 member states of Switzerland, and the 24 cantonal banks, regional specific Swiss member state owned commercial banks.

As a central bank the primary mandate of the Swiss National Bank is to serve the best interest of Switzerland, which has been interpreted as a primary focus on price stability, but not at the expense of the economic environment as a whole. The specific Swiss National Bank monetary policy at this time is keeping the Swiss consumer price index increasing at a rate below 2% and keeping the 3 month risk free rate of return in Swiss francs equal to the LIBOR. No discussion of the CHF should be without brief mention of the controversy over ownership of the Swiss National Bank gold reserves. Now listed at 1145 metric tons (each ton at 2204.6 pounds) there is currently and will always remain an issue as to the amount of gold the Swiss National Bank held for the Nazi's during World War II. This gold having been acquired through German conquest and theft. There is no legitimate tracing mechanism nor potential the Swiss national bank would have to return the gold, but it is a critical piece of Swiss National Bank history that anyone must know exists in order to remain culturally literate on the Swiss National Bank.

Though the Swiss National Bank has stated targets of price stability, their actions have shown they are willing to forego price stability, even at the expense of high inflation, if necessary in order to maintain a specific foreign exchange rate. This had been the case from 1978 through 2011, but in 2011 the Swiss National Bank, in an unprecedented announcement and unanticipated move, issued a statement that the current exchange rate with the euro was getting too high and that it was threatening the stability of the Swiss economy, therefore the Swiss National Bank was willing to purchase an unlimited amount of foreign currency to rectify the problem. This statement shocked currency markets and lead to a single day impact of reducing the CHF against the EUR by 8.8%, the USD by 9.5% and an average of 8.2% against sixteen other major currencies. This surprise move by the Swiss National Bank has forced currency traders worldwide into re-evaluating the traditionally accepted thought of the CHF as a safe haven currency. Historically the CHF was considered by most as a safe haven given the Swiss National Bank's focus on low inflation and its policy of backing the CHF with 40% gold reserves. Even thought this reserve requirement was eliminated in 2000 and the bank held a gold sell off reducing reserves to 20%, the historic acceptance of the CHF as a safe haven remained.

Though this Swiss National Bank historic announcement and action caught many by surprise, in hindsight it was not without warning. The move was precipitated by the rapid increase in value of the CHF in 2011. In March 2011 the CHF had already gained significant value from demand by investors seeking a safe haven from the growing Greek and worldwide debt crisis. By June 2011 the CHF increased another 10% and by August 2011 another 10%. This was leading to a liquidity crisis in Switzerland where corporations were credibly making plans to move their operations out of the country and interest rates amazingly turned negative. This was an unacceptable situation to the Swiss National Bank and posed a lot of over-valuation risk to the CHF in addition to the challenges of liquidity throughout the economy. As a result the Swiss National Bank took its unprecedented move on September 6, 2011 when they made their historic announcement. This scenario is critical in understanding the CHF and all currencies, knowing that history will not always determine future actions and mounting pressures can force the hand of even the most stable of currencies creating dire consequences for all invested in the underlying currency markets.

The franc itself is also known as the franken or franco and at one time was denominated in as small as 1/100ths of a franc. These 1/100ths of a franc are known as a Rappen (Rp), centime (c0), centismo (ct) or rap (rp) with the most common Swiss usage being Rappen (Rp). Currently, the smallest fraction of a franc coin produced by the Swiss Mint and in circulation is the 5 rappen with the 1 rappen coin no longer produced after 2006. The largest coins in circulation are valued at 1, 2, and 5 francs. Paper banknotes issued by the Swiss National Bank range from 10 francs through 1000 francs. A unique characteristic of the CHF banknotes is that they are all quadrilingual, they include information about the note in four different languages, German, French, Italian, and Romansh, all of which are official languages within Switzerland. This homogenization of the franc has occurred over eight different nationwide revisions to the banknotes and reflects the multicultural history of the CHF and the Helvetic republic from 1798, later re-established in 1850 as the Swiss confederation.

Other References
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