ZURICH, March 3- Switzerland's economy slowed less than expected at the end of 2014 but the mood among Swiss companies has soured since the central bank abandoned its cap on the franc currency in January, data showed on Tuesday. The data for the three months to December covers the period shortly before the Swiss National Bank's shock decision on Jan. 15 to drop its...» Read More
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