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By Ben Small
GBPCHF reaches near 4 month high
By Steve Eakins
Political instability in Switzerland has resulted in weakness for the Swiss Franc. What's next for the GBPCHF exchange rate?
Comments from the Bank of England that further interest rate hikes are some way off leads to CHF strength.
The GBPCHF rate has fallen over the last 7 days, in a similar way as the Pound has against most major currencies.
The SNB's policy is now finally shows results with the Swiss Franc weakening recently.
Production Price Index figures for Switzerland are released on Monday next week, though not a key factor for exchange rates, an improvement is expected.
Next week we have the next business confidence figures, if they come out as expected and have improved we could see the Swiss Franc strengthen.
Following Brexit negotiations putting pressure on Sterling, and CHF being more in demand because of global political uncertainty we are now seeing the worst time to buy Swiss Francs with Sterling in 5 months.
The GBPCHF rate has been affected by Brexit news, UK growth forecasts and lastly the stock market fall, but with Swiss CPI data coming out lower than expected, what's next for the Swiss Franc?
Business confidence figures and retails sales data are released today and tomorrow which are both expected to contract which could further weaken CHF.
Following Theresa May's government reshuffle GBPCHF has reached close to the top level of exchange since the Brexit referendum.
As the most recent Swiss trade balance figures are released, CHF gains made as a result of investors putting funds into a safe haven currency are reduced.
A combination of Swiss Fran weakness and Sterling strength meant that yesterday we saw the best time to buy CHF in over a year.
GBPCHF has fallen by over 1.5% in the past week as investors use the Swiss Franc for its safe haven currency status because of current global uncertainty.