Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Swiss stocks fluctuated between gains and losses as the government predicted a slowdown in economic growth this year and in 2012 and as investors awaited a report on U.S. retail sales growth.
Credit Suisse Group AG led losses among lenders and financial companies. Cie. Financiere Richemont and Swatch Group AG dropped at least 1 percent. Syngenta AG advanced.
The Swiss Market Index, a measure of the largest and most actively traded companies, retreated less than 0.1 percent to 5,744.91 at 10:32 a.m. in Zurich. The broader Swiss Performance Index was little changed today.
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