French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Oct. 22

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:53am EDT

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.

VEOLIA / SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT

Veolia Environnement and Suez Environnement said on Saturday they were not working on a merger after Le Monde newspaper reported the two companies had held talks that fell apart over antitrust concerns.

VIVENDI /MAROC TELECOM

QTel, the telecoms group controlled by Qatar, has expressed interest in Vivendi's controlling stake in Morocco's largest telecoms operator Maroc Telecom, the Financial Times reports on Monday.

GDF-SUEZ

The French power utility wants to become the third-largest energy provider in Italy, the head of its Italian unit said in an interview on Sunday with Corriere della Sera. The group wants to boost its Italian clients to 2 millions in 2016 from 1.5 million expected at the end of 2012.

PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN

General Motors Co and PSA Peugeot Citroen will announce their joint purchasing agreement soon, though they have no immediate plans to build cars together in Brazil, GM executives said on Sunday.

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