ZURICH Nov 22 The Swiss blue-chip SMI
was seen opening 0.4 percent higher at 7,885 points on Tuesday,
according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer
The following are some of the main factors expected to
affect Swiss stocks.
Moody's on Monday placed all ratings of world's biggest
cement maker on review for downgrade. LafargeHolcim said in a
statement following the announcement that it remains confident
in plans to achieve its 2018 targets.
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* EFG International announced the redemption of two
notes on their first optional call date.
* Sempione Retail said it held nearly 83 percent of Charles
Voegele shares after offer period and confirmed its
intention to delist shares in the Swiss retailer.
* SHL Telemedicine said it plans an extraordinary
general shareholders meeting on Jan. 27, where it aims to elect
an independent member of the board of directors for a three-year
* Aevis Victoria SA said it posted net revenues
(medical fees excluded) of 367.8 million Swiss francs ($364.56
million)in first nine months of 2016. The company expects to
realise gross revenues of about 600 million francs in 2016.
* Bank Vontobel said agreements had been signed to
restructure its shareholder base with a follow-up shareholder
pool created controlling 50.7 percent of the votes in the bank.
* Gurit said it has renewed a supply contract for
aircraft interior materials with Diehl Aircabin as existing
aerospace customer. The agreement has a term of 3 years and
represents a business volume of around 30 million Swiss francs
over the full contract period.
* Exports from Switzerland fell year-on-year by a real,
work-day adjusted 6.1 percent in October to 17.81 billion Swiss
francs ($17.64 billion), the Federal Customs Office said on
Tuesday. Watch exports fell a nominal 16.4 percent year on year.
(Reporting by Zurich newsroom)