ZURICH, Nov 22 (Reuters) - 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.
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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 period.
* 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