ZURICH Jan 13 Swiss stocks were expected to
open slightly higher on Monday, tracking European shares, with
investors cautious after a poor U.S. jobs report.
The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening up 0.25
percent, according to premarket indications from bank Julius
The following are some of the main factors expected to
affect Swiss stocks on Monday:
Swiss bank UBS has appointed former Nomura banker
Jean-Philippe Favre as head of utilities for Europe, the Middle
East and Africa (EMEA), the bank said in a memo sent to staff on
Friday and seen by Reuters.
* Novartis said its president of oncology Herve
Hoppenot will leave the company with immediate effect to pursue
an opportunity outside the firm.
* Lonza said it had established a long-term
agreement with Pharmacyclics, Inc. to support the production of
commerical and clinical material for its oral oncology drug,