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Want to know how much is your money worth in Switzerland? The local money in Switzerland is called Franc.

The Swiss Franc is issued and managed by the Swiss National Bank. To find out the current currency exchange rates for Franc to other major currencies of the world, click on foreign currency rates.

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The currency used in Switzerland is called as the Franc. This currency is denoted with the currency sign CHF and the ISO 4217 Code for the Swiss Franc is CHF. The Franc, is the official currency of the Switzerland . It is divided into 100 smaller units called Rappen (German) centime (French) centesimo (Italian) rap (Romansh).

The constitution of Switzerland provides that the Switzerland government shall have the power to print the Swiss Franc and Rappen (German) centime (French) centesimo (Italian) rap (Romansh) coins to be used as a legal tender in Switzerland. The Swiss Franc bank notes and Rappen (German) Centime (French) Centesimo (Italian) Rap (Romansh) coins are both designated as "legal tender" in payment of debts.

The Swiss Franc bill uses the decimal system, consisting of 100 equal units.

The symbol CHF, usually written before the numerical amount, is used for the Swiss Franc.

Currently printed bank notes denominations are 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 & 1,000 francs and the coins are minted in the denominations of 5, 10 & 20 rappen, ½, 1, 2 & 5 francs .

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The Effect of Balance of Trade and Investment on the Value of Swiss Franc
Financial analysts regularly cite the balance of trade and investment in Switzerland as the most important influence on the value of the Franc. The difference between what the Switzerland exports and imports in terms of goods and services to and from other countries can be obtained from a balance of trade statement.

The balance of investment on the other hand represents the difference in exports and imports of capital. If exports from Franc exceed imports from other countries, in either the balance of trade or balance of investments, it is called a surplus. The term deficit is used when the imports into Franc exceed exports to other countries. The points below go into detail to explain on how the balance of trade and balance of investments affect the Swiss Franc.

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