Swiss stocks plunge over 4%

AFP - [email protected] • 19 Aug, 2011 Updated Fri 19 Aug 2011 09:58 CEST

Swiss stocks accelerated their fall in morning trade, with the index plunging over four percent to below 5,000 points.

At 0746 GMT the Swiss Market Index which had opened slightly down, was off 4.14 percent at 4,980.99 points.

Heavyweight Nestle fell 3.83 percent to 47.46 francs while pharma giant Novartis, another key component of the index, slid 4.66 percent to 41.91 francs.



AFP 2011/08/19 09:58

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