History Suggests SNB Won’t Change Rates on Thursday: Chart

While the Swiss National Bank may be renowned for monetary policy fireworks, its big splashes of recent years -- such as scrapping the cap on the franc -- weren’t announced at scheduled quarterly assessments. In fact, the last time the Swiss announced a change to interest rates at a regular meeting was March 2009. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the central bank to keep the deposit rate unchanged at minus 0.75 percent at its meeting on Thursday.