TABLE-Swiss consumer sentiment index rises in Q1
ZURICH Feb 7 (Reuters) - The Swiss consumer sentiment index improved to -6 points in January from -17 points in October, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said on Thursday.
Q1 2013 Q4 2012
Sentiment index* -6 -17
Consumers' assessment of:
- economic outlook 0 -23
- unemployment outlook 62 67
- future personal finances 4 -2
- likelihood of saving 34 25
The index is conducted on a quarterly basis and is compiled from a survey of more than 1,000 households.
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