Swiss Franc (CHF) Exchange Rates on 29th January 2020 (29/01/2020)

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Exchange rates for Swiss Franc (CHF)

Updated: 2020-01-29
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CHF GBP 0.7886 CHF to GBP 1.2681 GBP to CHF
CHF BGN 1.8237 CHF to BGN 0.5483 BGN to CHF
CHF HRK 6.937 CHF to HRK 0.1442 HRK to CHF
CHF CZK 23.5206 CHF to CZK 0.0425 CZK to CHF
CHF DKK 6.9673 CHF to DKK 0.1435 DKK to CHF
CHF HUF 315.1847 CHF to HUF 0.0032 HUF to CHF
CHF KZT 390.892 CHF to KZT 0.0026 KZT to CHF
CHF LVL 0.6213 CHF to LVL 1.6096 LVL to CHF
CHF LTL 3.0327 CHF to LTL 0.3297 LTL to CHF
CHF MKD 57.3383 CHF to MKD 0.0174 MKD to CHF
CHF MDL 18.0423 CHF to MDL 0.0554 MDL to CHF
CHF NOK 9.3594 CHF to NOK 0.1068 NOK to CHF
CHF PLN 3.982 CHF to PLN 0.2511 PLN to CHF
CHF RON 4.4547 CHF to RON 0.2245 RON to CHF
CHF RUB 63.9653 CHF to RUB 0.0156 RUB to CHF
CHF SEK 9.8652 CHF to SEK 0.1014 SEK to CHF
CHF TRY 6.1057 CHF to TRY 0.1638 TRY to CHF
CHF UAH 25.4024 CHF to UAH 0.0394 UAH to CHF
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CHF ARS 61.7286 CHF to ARS 0.0162 ARS to CHF
CHF BOB 7.0987 CHF to BOB 0.1409 BOB to CHF
CHF BRL 4.3085 CHF to BRL 0.2321 BRL to CHF
CHF CAD 1.3517 CHF to CAD 0.7398 CAD to CHF
CHF KYD 0.8555 CHF to KYD 1.1689 KYD to CHF
CHF CLP 808.8338 CHF to CLP 0.0012 CLP to CHF
CHF COP 3478.2602 CHF to COP 0.0003 COP to CHF
CHF CRC 580.527 CHF to CRC 0.0017 CRC to CHF
CHF DOP 54.6031 CHF to DOP 0.0183 DOP to CHF
CHF SVC 8.9831 CHF to SVC 0.1113 SVC to CHF
CHF FJD 2.2427 CHF to FJD 0.4459 FJD to CHF
CHF HNL 25.2821 CHF to HNL 0.0396 HNL to CHF
CHF JMD 143.1235 CHF to JMD 0.007 JMD to CHF
CHF MXN 19.2163 CHF to MXN 0.052 MXN to CHF
CHF ANG 1.6887 CHF to ANG 0.5922 ANG to CHF
CHF PYG 6693.8239 CHF to PYG 0.0001 PYG to CHF
CHF PEN 3.4205 CHF to PEN 0.2924 PEN to CHF
CHF TTD 6.9413 CHF to TTD 0.1441 TTD to CHF
CHF USD 1.0271 CHF to USD 0.9736 USD to CHF
CHF UYU 38.2031 CHF to UYU 0.0262 UYU to CHF
CHF VEF 10.2581 CHF to VEF 0.0975 VEF to CHF
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CHF AUD 1.5176 CHF to AUD 0.659 AUD to CHF
CHF BDT 87.0318 CHF to BDT 0.0115 BDT to CHF
CHF BND 1.3949 CHF to BND 0.7169 BND to CHF
CHF CNY 7.1248 CHF to CNY 0.1404 CNY to CHF
CHF INR 73.1409 CHF to INR 0.0137 INR to CHF
CHF IDR 13995.9517 CHF to IDR 0.0001 IDR to CHF
CHF JPY 112.0445 CHF to JPY 0.0089 JPY to CHF
CHF MYR 4.1911 CHF to MYR 0.2386 MYR to CHF
CHF MVR 15.8688 CHF to MVR 0.063 MVR to CHF
CHF NPR 117.13 CHF to NPR 0.0085 NPR to CHF
CHF NZD 1.5719 CHF to NZD 0.6362 NZD to CHF
CHF PKR 158.7322 CHF to PKR 0.0063 PKR to CHF
CHF PGK 3.5006 CHF to PGK 0.2857 PGK to CHF
CHF PHP 52.2098 CHF to PHP 0.0192 PHP to CHF
CHF SCR 14.0714 CHF to SCR 0.0711 SCR to CHF
CHF SGD 1.3948 CHF to SGD 0.717 SGD to CHF
CHF KRW 1209.2866 CHF to KRW 0.0008 KRW to CHF
CHF LKR 186.3192 CHF to LKR 0.0054 LKR to CHF
CHF TWD 30.9012 CHF to TWD 0.0324 TWD to CHF
CHF THB 31.7753 CHF to THB 0.0315 THB to CHF
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CHF BHD 0.3872 CHF to BHD 2.5824 BHD to CHF
CHF EGP 16.2272 CHF to EGP 0.0616 EGP to CHF
CHF HKD 7.9851 CHF to HKD 0.1252 HKD to CHF
CHF ILS 3.5476 CHF to ILS 0.2819 ILS to CHF
CHF JOD 0.7284 CHF to JOD 1.3728 JOD to CHF
CHF KWD 0.3121 CHF to KWD 3.2039 KWD to CHF
CHF LBP 1552.1355 CHF to LBP 0.0006 LBP to CHF
CHF OMR 0.3954 CHF to OMR 2.5289 OMR to CHF
CHF QAR 3.7397 CHF to QAR 0.2674 QAR to CHF
CHF SAR 3.8537 CHF to SAR 0.2595 SAR to CHF
CHF AED 3.7725 CHF to AED 0.2651 AED to CHF
CHF YER 257.0841 CHF to YER 0.0039 YER to CHF
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CHF DZD 123.3986 CHF to DZD 0.0081 DZD to CHF
CHF KES 103.5863 CHF to KES 0.0097 KES to CHF
CHF MUR 37.8465 CHF to MUR 0.0264 MUR to CHF
CHF MAD 9.912 CHF to MAD 0.1009 MAD to CHF
CHF NAD 14.9234 CHF to NAD 0.067 NAD to CHF
CHF NIO 34.6315 CHF to NIO 0.0289 NIO to CHF
CHF NGN 372.3258 CHF to NGN 0.0027 NGN to CHF
CHF SLL 9962.8472 CHF to SLL 0.0001 SLL to CHF
CHF ZAR 14.9186 CHF to ZAR 0.067 ZAR to CHF
CHF TZS 2367.9615 CHF to TZS 0.0004 TZS to CHF
CHF TND 2.908 CHF to TND 0.3439 TND to CHF
CHF UGX 3775.6578 CHF to UGX 0.0003 UGX to CHF
CHF XOF 611.5708 CHF to XOF 0.0016 XOF to CHF
CHF ZMK 9245.0997 CHF to ZMK 0.0001 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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