Index still slowly recovering after a dip from Dec 2016

Prior number was adjusted to 1.51%. So, this would make this the highest reading for the year so far.

The index is calculated via six consumer-related parameters, being new new car registrations, business activity in the retail sector, number of domestic overnight hotel stays by residents from Switzerland, the consumer sentiment index, employment figures and point of sale credit card transactions made via UBS in Switzerland.

An indicator of general sentiment of the economy/country, not one to move markets.

USD/CHF trading near the open for the day at 0.9840 now.