Exchange rate chaos threatens Swiss trade

The Swiss book industry is reeling under a double whammy of declining sales and the weak euro. The decision by the Swiss National Bank to abandon the euro cap on the Swiss franc in mid-January has led to a double-digit revaluation of the currency. The trade association Schweizer Buchhändler-und Verleger-Verband (SBVV) describes the situation as dramatic; many booksellers and publishers fear a massive destabilization of the market in German-speaking Switzerland. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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