Switzerland Defends Franc With Cash Reserve Boost

Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Sara Eisen reports that the Swiss central bank’s foreign-currency reserves surged to a record in July as the euro region’s increasing turmoil forced policy makers to step up their defense of the franc ceiling. Switzerland’s cash pile swelled 11.3 percent in the month, pushing holdings to 71 percent of gross domestic product. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop."

Petraeus Calls for More Coalition Troops in Afghanistan
09:08 - Retired General David Petraeus says more troops should be sent to Afghanistan to ensure the country does not become a sanctuary for terrorists. He spoke to David Rubenstein for the latest episode of Bloomberg Television's "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations." (Source: Bloomberg)
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