* Zodiac, Safran reach deal (Recasts, adds quote and detail, updates prices)
LONDON, May 25 European shares clung on to gains in early deals on Thursday helped by firmer banking shares and as corporate deals activity, after French aero firms Safran and Zodiac finally striking a deal, continued apace.
May 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 14 points at 7529 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.25 percent ahead of the cash market open.
May 25 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 14 points at 7529 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * CAR OUTPUT: British car production fell 18.2 percent in April from a year earlier as the number of manufacturing days in the month was reduced by a later Easter break, an industry body said on Thursday. * EURIBOR TRIAL: A London trial of six former Deutsche Bank and Barclays traders, charged with manipulating benchmark Euribor interest rates, has
* Dixons, Britvic rise after results (Adds details, closing prices)
* Glencore dips, makes approach to Bunge (Adds quotes and detail, updates prices)