Negative interest rates: SNB likely to end historic experiment

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Done with negative interest rates: The end of a historical experiment – and what it means

The National Bank, and with it Switzerland, is now expected to exit the negative interest rate regime.

Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank SNB.

Anthony Anex / KEYSTONE

In June, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) increased its key interest rate for the first time in 15 years – to -0.25 percent. The next step should follow on Thursday and thus seal the end of the negative interest era. This is what you need to know in anticipation of this historic decision.