Dollar hits 1-mth high vs Swiss franc on US deal expectations

Reuters

LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The dollar rose to a one-monthhigh against the Swiss franc on Tuesday as optimism that a dealto avert U.S. debt default would soon be reached dimmed appetitefor safe-haven currencies.

The dollar rose to 0.91455 francs, its highest levelsince September 18, and up 0.4 percent on the day.

The dollar index was up 0.33 percent at 80.534.

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