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  • Here some of Tuesday's big movers on European stock markets: Cadbury Schweppes, Altana, Altadis, Alliance Boots, SABMiller, Lagardere and Swisscom.

  • Here some of Monday's big movers on European stock markets: Akzo Nobel, Alliance Boots, ICI,Swisscom and DSG International.

  • Swisscom, the former state telecommunications monopoly, said Monday it offered to buy Fastweb, Italy's second-largest fixed-line phone company, for 3.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) to expand into the Mediterranean nation.

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    Swiss reinsurer Converium is looking for rival bidders to fend off Scor's hostile takeover attempt but has not yet received any firm offers, the company said on Friday.

  • Swiss luxury goods group Richemont said it would set up a joint venture with Polo Ralph Lauren to distribute watches and jewellery through shops of the U.S. company.

  • Swiss reinsurer Converium Holding  sought shareholder support Wednesday to fend off a takeover bid by French competitor Scor, promising higher future profits and a share buyback should the company remain independent.