ZURICH Dec 12 The following are some of the
main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Wednesday
Three British men including former Citigroup and UBS
trader Thomas Hayes were detained in London on
Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Barry Callebaut said on Wednesday it is acquiring
the cocoa ingredients business of Singapore-based Petra Foods
for $950 million in cash, in a bid to strengthen its position in
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* Kuehne & Nagel said advanced control and
automation systems maker Crestron is expanding its contract
with the Swiss logistics firm by bringing all its warehousing
activities under one roof.
* Aryzta said shareholders approved all board
motions including the distribution of a dividend of 0.6125 Swiss
francs per registered share.
Swiss November ZEW index at 1000 GMT