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- Euro steadied on Tuesday, drawing support from expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will take fresh economic stimulus measures this week.

- Australian shares gained 0.4 percent to a seven-week high , Hong Kong added 0.2 percent , after earlier hitting a 16-month high, Shanghai were little changed and Japan's Nikkei closing down 0.1 percent but staying above a key 9,500 level.

- Conservative former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its smaller ally are heading for a resounding victory in Sunday's election, winning more than 300 seats in parliament's 480-member lower house, media surveys showed on Tuesday.

- Strong decrease in french payroll employment in Q3 2012. Job creation in competitive sector 3rd Quarter 2012 In Q3 2012, payroll employment in principally market sectors decreased by 0.3% q-o-q (-41,700 jobs), after -0.1% (-16,100) in the previous quarter.

- Spain’s biggest business lobby is getting as cautious as Mariano Rajoy’s government on a possible bailout request because of concern how stringent conditions might be to trigger European Central Bank bond-buying. A rescue “could impose a criminal pace of reduction in public spending,” Alberto Nadal, vice secretary-general of CEOE, Spain’s main business group, said in an interview.

- Berlusconi Revival Puts EU Leaders in Tight Spot.

- Bank of England Governor Mervyn King on Monday said he was concerned that countries will increasingly resort to "actively managed exchange rates" next year, in place of domestic monetary policies, if the global economy remains unbalanced. King outlined the external threats facing the struggling UK economy, including the euro zone crisis and the U.S. "fiscal cliff," the full effects of which he expects the United States to avoid.

- The Federal Reserve is set to take more action this week to support financial markets and the economy, as the central bank tries to stay predictable given all the uncertainty surrounding the fiscal cliff. To accomplish this, the Fed may announce fresh monthly purchases of $45 billion of Treasurys, economists say.

- S&P Ratings on Canada affirmed at AAA/A-1+, outlook Stable.

- Watch today : German ZEW, US Small Business Optimism Index & US Trade Balance.