MONEY: The Fevered Franc

Now the Swiss, of all people, are all hot and bothered about those familiar international fall guys, the currency speculators. In sometimes furious trading on the European money markets over the past five months, the Swiss franc has risen in value by 22% against the dollar and just under 6.5% against the mighty West German mark. Lately the franc's gyrations have been especially wild. Last week, as the franc bounced to a new alltime high of 2.47 to the dollar on the Zurich exchange, the Bern government took a drastic step to curb the unwanted popularity of Swiss currency....

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