Swiss Franc (CHF) Exchange Rates on 10th December 2019 (10/12/2019)

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Exchange rates for Swiss Franc (CHF)

Updated: 2019-12-10
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CHF GBP 0.7664 CHF to GBP 1.3049 GBP to CHF
CHF BGN 1.7849 CHF to BGN 0.5603 BGN to CHF
CHF HRK 6.7904 CHF to HRK 0.1473 HRK to CHF
CHF CZK 23.3092 CHF to CZK 0.0429 CZK to CHF
CHF DKK 6.8191 CHF to DKK 0.1466 DKK to CHF
CHF HUF 302.0343 CHF to HUF 0.0033 HUF to CHF
CHF KZT 390.7951 CHF to KZT 0.0026 KZT to CHF
CHF LVL 0.6106 CHF to LVL 1.6377 LVL to CHF
CHF LTL 2.9806 CHF to LTL 0.3355 LTL to CHF
CHF MKD 56.2432 CHF to MKD 0.0178 MKD to CHF
CHF MDL 17.6135 CHF to MDL 0.0568 MDL to CHF
CHF NOK 9.2133 CHF to NOK 0.1085 NOK to CHF
CHF PLN 3.9013 CHF to PLN 0.2563 PLN to CHF
CHF RON 4.3619 CHF to RON 0.2293 RON to CHF
CHF RUB 64.2773 CHF to RUB 0.0156 RUB to CHF
CHF SEK 9.5895 CHF to SEK 0.1043 SEK to CHF
CHF TRY 5.8368 CHF to TRY 0.1713 TRY to CHF
CHF UAH 24.0157 CHF to UAH 0.0416 UAH to CHF
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CHF ARS 60.7023 CHF to ARS 0.0165 ARS to CHF
CHF BOB 7.0023 CHF to BOB 0.1428 BOB to CHF
CHF BRL 4.1804 CHF to BRL 0.2392 BRL to CHF
CHF CAD 1.3382 CHF to CAD 0.7473 CAD to CHF
CHF KYD 0.8439 CHF to KYD 1.185 KYD to CHF
CHF CLP 789.3819 CHF to CLP 0.0013 CLP to CHF
CHF COP 3456.8208 CHF to COP 0.0003 COP to CHF
CHF CRC 573.148 CHF to CRC 0.0017 CRC to CHF
CHF DOP 53.5376 CHF to DOP 0.0187 DOP to CHF
CHF SVC 8.8607 CHF to SVC 0.1129 SVC to CHF
CHF FJD 2.195 CHF to FJD 0.4556 FJD to CHF
CHF HNL 24.9327 CHF to HNL 0.0401 HNL to CHF
CHF JMD 141.8861 CHF to JMD 0.007 JMD to CHF
CHF MXN 19.4297 CHF to MXN 0.0515 MXN to CHF
CHF ANG 1.7366 CHF to ANG 0.5758 ANG to CHF
CHF PYG 6522.8861 CHF to PYG 0.0002 PYG to CHF
CHF PEN 3.4216 CHF to PEN 0.2923 PEN to CHF
CHF TTD 6.8419 CHF to TTD 0.1462 TTD to CHF
CHF USD 1.0094 CHF to USD 0.9907 USD to CHF
CHF UYU 38.3098 CHF to UYU 0.0261 UYU to CHF
CHF VEF 10.0818 CHF to VEF 0.0992 VEF to CHF
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CHF AUD 1.4769 CHF to AUD 0.6771 AUD to CHF
CHF BDT 85.8701 CHF to BDT 0.0116 BDT to CHF
CHF BND 1.377 CHF to BND 0.7262 BND to CHF
CHF CNY 7.1038 CHF to CNY 0.1408 CNY to CHF
CHF INR 71.8268 CHF to INR 0.0139 INR to CHF
CHF IDR 14146.6483 CHF to IDR 0.0001 IDR to CHF
CHF JPY 109.6151 CHF to JPY 0.0091 JPY to CHF
CHF MYR 4.2002 CHF to MYR 0.2381 MYR to CHF
CHF MVR 15.5956 CHF to MVR 0.0641 MVR to CHF
CHF NPR 115.3964 CHF to NPR 0.0087 NPR to CHF
CHF NZD 1.5387 CHF to NZD 0.6499 NZD to CHF
CHF PKR 156.931 CHF to PKR 0.0064 PKR to CHF
CHF PGK 3.4472 CHF to PGK 0.2901 PGK to CHF
CHF PHP 51.2946 CHF to PHP 0.0195 PHP to CHF
CHF SCR 13.8328 CHF to SCR 0.0723 SCR to CHF
CHF SGD 1.3726 CHF to SGD 0.7285 SGD to CHF
CHF KRW 1201.0207 CHF to KRW 0.0008 KRW to CHF
CHF LKR 183.4863 CHF to LKR 0.0054 LKR to CHF
CHF TWD 30.7525 CHF to TWD 0.0325 TWD to CHF
CHF THB 30.6363 CHF to THB 0.0326 THB to CHF
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CHF BHD 0.3807 CHF to BHD 2.6265 BHD to CHF
CHF EGP 16.2911 CHF to EGP 0.0614 EGP to CHF
CHF HKD 7.9009 CHF to HKD 0.1266 HKD to CHF
CHF ILS 3.5033 CHF to ILS 0.2854 ILS to CHF
CHF JOD 0.7157 CHF to JOD 1.3972 JOD to CHF
CHF KWD 0.3065 CHF to KWD 3.2631 KWD to CHF
CHF LBP 1531.0682 CHF to LBP 0.0007 LBP to CHF
CHF OMR 0.3887 CHF to OMR 2.5725 OMR to CHF
CHF QAR 3.6751 CHF to QAR 0.2721 QAR to CHF
CHF SAR 3.7855 CHF to SAR 0.2642 SAR to CHF
CHF AED 3.7078 CHF to AED 0.2697 AED to CHF
CHF YER 252.7131 CHF to YER 0.004 YER to CHF
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CHF DZD 120.9273 CHF to DZD 0.0083 DZD to CHF
CHF KES 102.6804 CHF to KES 0.0097 KES to CHF
CHF MUR 36.8504 CHF to MUR 0.0271 MUR to CHF
CHF MAD 9.7534 CHF to MAD 0.1025 MAD to CHF
CHF NAD 14.7883 CHF to NAD 0.0676 NAD to CHF
CHF NIO 34.1603 CHF to NIO 0.0293 NIO to CHF
CHF NGN 365.8877 CHF to NGN 0.0027 NGN to CHF
CHF SLL 9842.0058 CHF to SLL 0.0001 SLL to CHF
CHF ZAR 14.7511 CHF to ZAR 0.0678 ZAR to CHF
CHF TZS 2319.2901 CHF to TZS 0.0004 TZS to CHF
CHF TND 2.8814 CHF to TND 0.347 TND to CHF
CHF UGX 3731.499 CHF to UGX 0.0003 UGX to CHF
CHF XOF 598.7687 CHF to XOF 0.0017 XOF to CHF
CHF ZMK 9086.1489 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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