ZURICH, May 29 (Reuters) - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening 0.10 percent higher at 9,051 points on Monday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .
The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks:
The Swiss drugmaker’s Zykadia was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an initial therapy for a certain type of lung cancer, a competitive market that Roche is also seeking to address with a medicine of its own.
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Chairman Paul Haelg told Schweiz am Wochenende the departure of CEO Jan Jenisch to LafargeHolcim will not change the board and director and management team’s resistance to a takeover attempt by Saint Gobain.
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** Lifewatch said its board recommends an improved takeover offer from U.S.-based BioTelemetry.
* Swiss non-farm payrolls for Q1 due at 0715 GMT.
* The Swiss National Bank publishes weekly sights deposits data at 0800 GMT.
Reporting by Zurich newsroom