Swiss firms downbeat about 2009 - SNB report


ZURICH, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Swiss companies expect business to worsen in 2009 as the global economic downturn bites and have become more cautious about taking on staff, the Swiss National Bank said in a report published on Wednesday. Sentiment regarding the economic situation was "considerably worse" than it had been three months previously, according to discussions between SNB delegates and about 180 company representatives between September and November. Exporters had seen a decline in ...

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