GDP growth forecast for French-speaking Switzerland points to acceleration
The economy of French-speaking Switzerland appears to be bouncing back from the Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) decision in January 2015 to drop the EUR/CHF currency floor. After coming in at 0.9% last year, the region’s growth is expected to accelerate to 2.3% in 2018. In 2019, the economy should continue to expand at a relatively brisk clip of 1.9%. Those forecasts were released today by the region’s six cantonal banks, in collaboration with the CREA Insti-tute and the Forum des 100, an annual conference held by Swiss newspaper Le Temps.