UPDATE 1-Russian economic recovery encouraging - central banker
* Says rouble less vulnerable to a strengthening dollar (Updates throughout, adds background, quotes)
WASHINGTON Jan 16 A $1.1 trillion U.S. spending bill won strong support in the Senate in a procedural test vote on Thursday, ensuring final passage by a simple majority.
The Senate voted 72-26 to proceed to a final vote on the measure that will fund government programs and quell the threat of federal agency shutdowns through Sept. 30. Final passage, expected shortly, will send the bill to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
LONDON, Dec 6 The euro held firm on Tuesday, having seen a wild 3-cent swing in the wake of Italy's referendum, while the region's bond yields dipped in line with U.S. peers as oil saw its first fall for five days.
* Fitch on Austrian banks - Loan impairment charges are likely to remain modest in light of robust Austrian economy