January 4, 2013 / 5:45 AM / 5 years ago

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Jan 4

ZURICH, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Swiss stocks were expected to open slightly lower on Friday, in line with European markets seen falling as concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve may end its asset-buying programme ahead of time curbed appetite for shares.

The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen falling 0.1 percent, according to premarket indications from bank Julius Baer.

The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Friday:

STRAUMANN

Dental implant maker Straumann said it has appointed Marco Gadola as Chief Executive as it seeks to improve its performance in increasingly challenging dental implant markets.

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