Thomas Jordan: Introductory remarks, Swiss National Bank news conference

Introductory remarks by Mr Thomas Jordan, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, at the Media News Conference of the Swiss National Bank, Zurich, 22 September 2022.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
22 September 2022

Ladies and gentlemen

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the news conference of the Swiss National Bank. Our news conferences will now be held after every monetary policy assessment. The introductory remarks will be shorter overall. This will give us more time to take your questions afterwards.

Monetary policy decision

I will begin with our monetary policy decision. We have decided to tighten our monetary policy further and to raise the SNB policy rate by 0.75 percentage points to 0.5%. In doing so, we are countering the renewed rise in inflationary pressure and the spread of inflation to goods and services that have so far been less affected. It cannot be ruled out that further increases in the SNB policy rate will be necessary to ensure price stability over the medium term. To provide appropriate monetary conditions, we are also willing to be active in the foreign exchange market as necessary.