French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on April 12

PARIS, April 12 Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:56am EDT

PARIS, April 12 (Reuters) - Below are company-related news and stories from French and Benelux media which could have an impact on the region's markets or individual stocks.

CAC-40 futures are up 0.17 percent at 0653 GMT

CARREFOUR

Europe's biggest retailer vowed to cut prices to lure back consumers, predicting another tough year as cash-strapped shoppers reduce spending.

GECINA

The real estate company said it had acquired a portfolio of six nursing homes in the Paris area.

ICADE

The French real estate company's unit dedicated to investments in health-related properties is carrying out a 250 million euro capital increase in which the major participants include the insurance units of French banks Credit Agricole and BNP Paribas.

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