ZURICH Nov 19 Swiss stocks were expected to
open higher on Monday, in line with European markets, tracking
gains on Wall Street and in Asia on hopes of a deal in
Washington to avoid a damaging "fiscal cliff".
The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen rising 0.9 percent
to 6,566 points, according to premarket indications from bank
The following are some of the main factors expected to
affect Swiss stocks on Monday:
Credit Suisse Group AG will pay $120 million to settle U.S.
civil charges that it misled investors in the sale of risky
mortgage bonds prior to the 2008 financial crisis, U.S.
regulators said on Friday.