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#299: Switzerland's Too Strong For Its Own Good

August 19th, 2011

Episode 401 of 901 episodes

Switzerland's economy is in great shape. Low debt. Low unemployment. Tons of exports.In recent months, this economic strength has created a huge problem for Switzerland. Panicked investors around the world, who see Switzerland as a safe haven, have been buying Swiss francs like mad.That made the value of the franc shoot up — which in has caused big problems for Switzerland.On the show today, we look into the franc's crazy rise.