November 21, 2017 / 5:40 AM / a year ago

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Nov. 21

ZURICH, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening broadly unchanged at 9,298 points on Tuesday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer . Here are some of the main factors that may affect Swiss stocks:


Nestle has held preliminary talks about purchasing all or parts of Hain Celestial, Bloomberg reported, citing sources

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Saudi Arabian investors could be interested in taking a stake in Credit Suisse, The Financial Times wrote in a column on Tuesday, citing a person close to the situation.

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* Sulzer AG says it has cancelled its planned acquisition of Simcro, saying the deal ran out of time .‍​

* Valora ‍successfully completes capital increase with net proceeds of approximately chf 166 million​


Swiss exports rose year-on-year by a real 2.3 percent in October to 19.5 billion Swiss francs ($19.65 billion), the Federal Customs Office said on Tuesday.

Reporting by Zurich newsroom

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