(Corrects second graph to say two-week low.)
Swiss stocks were little changed, after the benchmark Swiss Market Index yesterday dropped the most in 10 months, as investors awaited the outcome of Italy’s sale of long-term debt.
Swiss Life Holding AG jumped the most since November after reporting a second-half loss that was narrower than analysts had projected. Holcim Ltd. (HOLN), the world’s largest cement-maker, dropped to a two-week low.
The SMI slipped less than 0.1 percent to 7,447.23 at 10:16 a.m. in Zurich. The benchmark measure has still rallied 9.1 percent this year as U.S. lawmakers agreed on a compromise federal budget and the Swiss franc depreciated against the euro. The broader Swiss Performance Index also fell less than 0.1 percent today.
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