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Hit by strong franc, Swatch profits tick lower

Swatch on Wednesday posted a 21-percent-drop in its annual net profit, as the world's biggest watch group was slammed by a strong Swiss franc and a struggling timepiece sector. Last year, the Swiss watchmaker saw its net profit plummet to 1.1 billion Swiss francs (1.08 billion dollars, 990 million euros), dropping by more than a fifth from 2014,...