November 16, 2017 / 5:54 AM / a year ago

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Nov 16

ZURICH, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Thursday:


Chief Executive Mario Greco on Wednesday played down the chances that the Swiss insurer will buy rivals to gain new customers and said the company sees “lots of organic opportunities”.

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EFG International said it had brought in net inflows of 0.5 billion Swiss francs ($505.61 million) from July through end-October, the first time the Swiss private bank’s overall incoming money turned positive since it bought BSI bank in early 2016.

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The bank is closing Anteil Capital Partners, a unit set up to take minority stakes in hedge fund firms, Bloomberg reported.

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* Kuros Biosciences staid it was promoting Joost de Bruijn to Chief Executive Officer, effective December 4, 2017.

* Valiant Holding said it has raised 250 million Swiss francs after placing a triple A-covered bond.

* Evolva said it was working with Northumbria University’s Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre in the UK for the study of Veri-te resveratrol.

* Varia US Properties said it will ask its shareholders to increase its capital by up to 1.8 million new shares in order to expand its portfolio in the United States.


* SNB board member Andrea Maechler speaks at an event in Geneva at 1700 GMT

$1 = 0.9894 Swiss francs Reporting by Zurich newsroom

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