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Swiss Stocks Decline; Benchmark Swiss Market Index Drops 0.4%

February 14, 2012

Feb. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Swiss stocks fell as the Swiss Market Index, a measure of Switzerland’s biggest and most actively traded companies, slipped 0.4 percent to 6,153.93 at 3:10 p.m. in Zurich. The broader Swiss Performance Index declined 0.3 percent.

Actelion Ltd., the maker of the Tracleer lung treatment, and Credit Suisse AG, the second-biggest Swiss lender, led decliners, while Transocean Ltd., the biggest operator of offshore drilling rigs, and Givaudan SA led gainers.

To contact the reporter on this story: Peter Levring in Copenhagen at plevring1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew Rummer at arummer@bloomberg.net


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