Swiss inflation rate drops to 0%

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The Swiss consumer price index calculated by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) fell by 0.5% in the December, while average annualised inflation dropped to 0.0%.

Consumer prices declined by an annual 0.3% in December, following a 0.1% drop in November. This represents the lowest level of inflation in more than a year.

The Swiss National Bank has earlier announced the introduction of negative deposit rates as of 22 January 2015, in a bid to ward of deflation and maintain the minimum exchange rate of 1.20 CHF per Euro.

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Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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