BRIEF-Blackstone to offer euro-denominated senior notes
* Says notes will be offered and sold to qualified institutional buyers in United States Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:
May 6 Office Depot Inc said it would close at least 400 stores in the United States as shoppers shift their office supply purchases to e-retailers, mass market chains and drugstores.
Office Depot, which also reported a quarterly net loss, said it expects to close 150 stores this year.
The total store closures will generate annual run-rate savings of at least $75 million by the end of 2016 and will start adding to profit in 2015, the company said.
Office Depot posted a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $109 million, or 21 cents per share, for the first quarter ended March 29. (Reporting by Maria Ajit Thomas in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D'Souza)
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BAKU, Sept 27 Azerbaijan's state oil fund Sofaz said it had sold $70 million on the foreign exchange market on Tuesday.