ZURICH, April 24 The following are some of the
main factors expected to affect Swiss stocks on Monday.
LafargeHolcim is close to announcing that its chief
executive Eric Olsen is to step down following an internal
investigation into activities at a former Lafarge cement plant
in Syria, a source familiar with the matter said on Sunday.
Credit Suisse will not decide on how it wants to raise fresh
capital until after this week's annual general meeting,
SonntagsZeitung reported on Sunday. The Swiss bank is
considering a quick-fire share sale or listing 20 to 30 percent
of its Swiss business in order to raise between 3 and 6 billion
Swiss francs ($3-$6 billion) in new capital, the Swiss newspaper
said, citing sources close to Chairman Urs Rohner.
SWISS NATIONAL BANK
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is ready to use its available
policy tools to stem any upward pressure on the Swiss franc that
might result from France's presidential elections, SNB Chairman
Thomas Jordan said in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
(Reporting by Zurich newsroom)