May 28, 2018 / 4:51 AM / a year ago

Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on May 28

ZURICH, May 28 (Reuters) - The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening 0.2 percent higher at 8,777 points on Monday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .

Here are some of the main factors that may affect Swiss stocks:


The biggest reinsurer and SoftBank have ended discussions about a potential minority investment by the Japanese group, the Swiss company said on Monday.

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The Swiss pumpmaker said on Monday that Axel Heitmann, one of four representatives of Russian investor Viktor Vekselberg’s investment company Renova on its board, had submitted his resignation.

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* Partners Group says it plans to invest $700 million Australian dollars in an Australian renewable energy platform.

* Bank Vontobel CEO Zeno Staub plans to cut jobs at Notenstein La Roche, which the Swiss bank is buying, he told newspaper SonntagsZeitung over the weekend.


Data for non-farm payrolls in first quarter due at 0715 GMT

SNB data on sight deposits due at 0800 GMT

Reporting by Zurich newsroom

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