Roche Holding AG (ROG) raised its full-year outlook, the company said in a statement on its website. Core earnings per share will rise around 10 percent in local currencies, the company said.
EQUITIES: *Roche first-half profit 5.15 billion francs, meeting analysts’ estimates *ABB reported second-quarter net income of $893 million, beating analysts’ estimates of $866 million. ABB predicted continued demand and said the industry for power transmission will recover in the second half *Actelion Ltd. (ATLN) first-half loss of 262.3 million francs *Sulzer AG (SUN) reported a 12 percent increase in net income in the first half to 124.8 million francs and predicted double-digit growth rates for the order intake and adjusted sales for the full year *Transocean Ltd. (RIG) said John H. Briscoe, vice president, controller and principal accounting officer, will resign *Lonza Group AG (LONN) has made a payment to Cellectis after achieving a milestone on CHO-K1SV
ECONOMY/GOVERNMENT: *Switzerland will publish its trade balance at 8 a.m. *Credit Suisse publishes a financial-markets report
MARKETS: *The SMI rose 1.2 percent to 5,966.54 *The SPI increased 1.2 percent to 5,466.23 *The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced 1.3 percent to 267.73 *The MSCI Asia-Pacific Index fell 0.1 percent at 7:28 a.m. Zurich time *Euro-franc traded at 1.1728 at 7:29 a.m. Zurich time
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