0845 GMT The Swiss labor market remained in strong shape during the third quarter, according to government data, suggesting consumers are well positioned to spend. The number of employed persons rose 2% from the year-earlier quarter, and the ILO-defined jobless rate fell from 4.9% to 4.8%. (brian.blackstone@wsj.com)

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