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Swiss stocks - Factors to watch on Oct. 11

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ZURICH, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Swiss stocks were expected toopen lower on Thursday, in line with other European markets, asconcerns about the global growth outlook and weak companyearnings sapped risk appetite.

The Swiss blue-chip SMI

was seen falling 0.6percent, according to premarket indications from bank JuliusBaer

.

The following are some of the main factors expected toaffect Swiss stocks on Thursday:

UBS

The head of an internal UBS probe into "rogue trader" KwekuAdoboli, accused of losing the Swiss bank $2.3 billion, did notconsider whether others at the bank might have been involved, aLondon court heard.

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COMPANY STATEMENTS* Dufry

said it has launched a share offering tofinance the acquisition of Folli Follie Group and will seek toplace up to 2.69 million newly issued shares.

* Georg Fischer

said Pascal Boillat would take overas the new head of GF AgieCharmilles when Jean-Pierre Wilmesretires on Jan. 1, 2013.

* Sonovasaid it was exploring the reorganisationof Advanced Bionics in France.ECONOMY

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