Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Nov 5

ZURICH Mon Nov 5, 2012 1:14am EST

ZURICH Nov 5 (Reuters) - The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Monday:

UBS

Swiss bank UBS is working on a new bonus scheme for top management, including for those tasked with winding down some of its investment banking activities, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

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NESTLE

Nestle SA's $11.9 billion purchase of Pfizer Inc's baby food business has won approval in China, taking the Swiss group a step towards sealing a deal which still rests on months of bargaining with antitrust authorities.

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PARTNERS GROUP

The private markets investment manager is in discussions with its founding partners and largest shareholders about an investment plan funded through a potential placement of a minority portion of their total shareholdings in the company, amounting to approximately 6 percent of the share capital and with expected proceeds of around 300 million francs.

COMPANY STATEMENTS

* Roche said data from the Phase II AleNephro study which showed that in patients with moderate renal impairment (stage 3 chronic kidney disease) who have type 2 diabetes, the average decrease in renal function observed during treatment with aleglitazar is reversible, mild and stabilises over time.

ECONOMY

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