Factors to watch on March 18

March 18, 2016 6:48 AM

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ZURICH, March 18 The Swiss blue-chip SMI was seen opening up 0.1 percent at 7867 points on Friday, according to premarket indications by bank Julius Baer .

Swiss watchmakers are braced for another difficult year as economic woes in major markets curb consumers' appetite for pricey timepieces, industry executives said.

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