Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on Friday

ZURICH, May 7 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are some of the main
factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Friday:

ROCHE (ROG.VX: )

James Sabry, the new head of strategic partnerships at
Roche’s biotech arm Genentech, aims to beef up research into
diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and autism that have few
treatments and big profit potential. [ID:nN06116092]

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UBS (UBSN.VX: )(UBS.N: )

Mark Williams, the head of UBS Asia equity capital market,
has resigned to join Japanese brokerage Nomura Holdings, two
sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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HOLCIMThe world’s second-largest cement-maker said it would invest
up to $450 million to build a new cement plant on the Indonesian
island of Java with an annual capacity of 1.6 million tonnes.

For related news, click on [HOLN.VX]

ALPIQThe Swiss energy trading company said net sales rose by 1.9
percent to 3.7 billion Sfr in Q1, and EBITDA rose by over 20
percent to 429 million Sfr.

ECONOMY [M-CH]

* The Swiss unemployment rate fell to a non-seasonally
adjusted 4.0 percent in April from 4.2 percent in the previous
month, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said on
Friday.

* Swiss retail sales for March at 0715 GMT

* KOF survey of Swiss economy, April, data due 0830 GMT

AGMs

Interroll Holding (INRN.S: ) to hold annual meeting

Komax Holding (KOMN.S: ) shareholder meeting

Swiss Life (SLHN.VX: ) said shareholders approved all aagenda
items at its AGM on Thursday.

Partners Group (PGHN.S: ) said shareholders approved all
aagenda items at its AGM on Thursday.

COMPANY STATEMENTS [CNR-CH]

* Genolier Swiss Medical Network (GSMN.S: ) said revenues
rrose 46 percent to 49.5 million Sfr ($46.35 million) in Q1.

* Private Equity Holding (PEHN.S: ) said net asset value per
sshare was 55.65 euro ($74.7) as of April 30.

* Komax Holding (KOMN.S: ) said it expects sales of around 150
mln Sfr and an EBIT margin of around 8 pct for H1.

* Airesis (AIRE.S: ) said Q1 consolidated profits were 5.3 mln
Sfr.

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Swiss stocks – Factors to watch on Friday