French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 30

PARIS Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:04am EST

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PARIS Jan 30 (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.

SANOFI

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a drug made by the French drugmaker and Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc designed to treat a rare genetic disorder that causes dangerously high levels of bad LDL cholesterol.

RENAULT-NISSAN

Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of both French carmaker Renault and its Japanese ally Nissan, does not expect any sales growth in Europe over the next three to four years. Speaking on Tuesday at an industry congress in Bochum, Ghosn said he did expect overall growth, however, thanks to higher demand in the United States and China.

PUBLICIS

Publicis said that following its offer to acquire Dutch ad agency LBi International NV it now owns 95.41 percent of all issued and outstanding shares in LBi. When announced, the deal valued LBi 416 million euros. The move broadens Publicis' exposure to digital advertising. Publicis said LBi shares will be delisted from NYSE Euronext Amsterdam as soon as possible.

MANITOU

French forklifts and crane trucks manufacturer Manitou said on Tuesday full-year 2012 revenu was up 12 percent and confirmed it expected 2013 revenue to be flat. Its CEO said last year he expected to boost its market share in emerging markets after opening units in China and Brazil in 2011.

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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 08:38:26RTRS {C}ENDS (Reporting by Geert De Clercq)

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