Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Oct 10
ZURICH Oct 10 (Reuters) - Swiss stocks were seen opening higher on Thursday, tracking european shares, on signs of some progress to end the U.S. fiscal stalemate and avoid a possible debt default next week.
The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen rising 0.3 percent at the open to 7,781 points, according to pre-market indications by bank Julius Baer.
The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Thursday.
Swiss fragrance and flavour maker Givaudan GIVN.VX confirmed its mid-term guidance, even as sales fell unexpectedly in the third quarter.
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* Pargesa Holding announces the death of its chairman M. Paul G. Desmarais and says a successor will be announced at a later date.
* Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum received a double-digit million euro order for vacuum technology from a global manufacturer of uranium centrifuges used in nuclear power stations worldwide.
* SHL Telemedicine announced a further expansion of its telemedicine services in the Indian healthcare market.
* Cytos Biotechnology Ltd it planned to raise up to 17.6 million Swiss francs by selling up to 6.3 million shares in a rights offering.
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