LONDON, Dec 9 - European shares inched higher on Monday, kept buoyant by better-than-forecast export data from China, while concerns over the withdrawal of the U.S. Federal Reserve's stimulus prevented investors from making big bets on the market.
* Euro hits six-week highs vs dollar, five-year peak on yen * Strong U.S. payrolls data boosts risk appetite * Euro supported by higher money market rates in euro zone * Dollar falls to 1-1/2 month low vs Swiss franc By Anirban Nag LONDON, Dec 9 - The euro rose to a near six-week high against the dollar and close to a five-year peak versus the yen on Monday, after strong U.S. payrolls data and Chinese trade figures bolstered risk appetite. European stocks also
ZURICH, Dec 9 - Swiss retail sales rose 1.2 percent in real terms in October versus the year-earlier month, the Federal Statistics Office said on Monday.
PARIS, Dec 9 - European stocks rose in early trade on Monday, adding to the previous session's gains as robust exports data from China boosted investor sentiment.
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ZURICH, Dec 9 - The amount of cash commercial banks hold with the Swiss National Bank fell slightly last week to 317.408 billion Swiss francs from 319.824 billion francs in the previous week, data showed on Monday. The level is partly a measure of how inclined banks are to find an ultra-safe home for their money and may also reflect efforts by the SNB to defend the 1.20 per euro cap it imposed on Sept. 6, 2011 on the soaring safe-haven Swiss franc. Sight deposits of dom
ZURICH, Dec 9 - Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Monday it had started supplying its meningitis B vaccine to Princeton University in an effort to stop an outbreak of meningitis on the Ivy League campus.
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ZURICH, Dec 9 - Swiss stocks were expected to open slightly higher on Monday, taking a cue from Asian share markets that were lifted by upbeat economic data from China.
These days Washington is not known for bipartisanship, but every now and then a breakthrough is made. It is noteworthy that Vice President Joe Biden, a Democrat, and Senator John McCain, a Republican, are appearing together at a forum in Sedona, Arizona on Friday.