French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 10

PARIS Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:39am EST

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PARIS Jan 10 (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.

ALCATEL-LUCENT

The French state could take part in the purchase of Alcatel-Lucent's submarine cable unit in a deal aimed at easing financial pressure on the indebted telecoms gear maker, French business newspaper Agefi reported on Thursday.

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ALSTOM

Five consortiums including companies from Brazil, China, South Korea, Spain and France have presented bids to build two hydroelectric power stations in southern Argentina requiring an investment of $5 billion, the government said on Wednesday.

Bidders include China's Sinohydro Corp and China Gezhouba Group Corp, Brazil's Odebrecht and OAS, Alstom, South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and Construction and Spain's Isolux Corsan, Argentina's planning ministry said.

PEUGEOT

Banque PSA, the financial arm of the loss-making French car maker, will sign around 5 billion euros ($6.52 billion) of loans as part of an 18.5 billion euro debt rescue plan in the next few days, bankers said on Wednesday.

VIVENDI

The French media conglomerate said it would appeal a U.S. court ruling in a lawsuit filed by Liberty Media Corporation .

AREVA, AIR FRANCE-KLM

The French nuclear power group's supervisory board chairman, Jean-Cyril Spinetta, is preparing to step down to focus on running Air France-KLM, newspaper Le Monde said on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.

ARCELORMITTAL

The world's largest steelmaker raised $4.0 billion euros in a combined offering of shares and convertible notes, it said on Thursday, compared with $3.5 billion expected previously.

TELENET

The Belgian group said full-year revenue rose 8.2 percent to 1.49 billion euros. The Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S forecast was for 1.48 billion.

DELTA LLOYD

The Dutch insurer will request a listing on the NYSE Euronext Brussels stock exchange to diversify its shareholder base and create broader access to the capital market.

GALAPAGOS

The Belgian biopharmaceutical company received a 2.7 million-euro grant for antibacterial research.

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