Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Sept 4
ZURICH, Sept 4 |
ZURICH, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Swiss stocks were seen opening little changed on Tuesday, as global markets were supported by hopes for more stimulus from central banks as well as movement on the euro zone debt crisis.
Switzerland's blue-chip SMI index was seen flat at 6,435 points, according to pre-market indications provided by Julius Baer. The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks:The following are some of the main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Tuesday:
A judge in Argentina has ordered the arrest of Credit Suisse executive and former U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Mulford because he failed to testify over a 2001 Argentine debt swap, the state news agency reported on Monday.
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