* 2017 GDP forecast at 2-3 percent, higher than expected - budget
* Proposed gross dividend of 1.15 euros ($1.21) per share instead of 1.13 euros per share, as predetermined
PARIS, Feb 22 AccorHotels, Europe's largest hotelier, posted a forecast-beating 3.8 percent rise in like-for-like operating profit last year, helped by restructuring efforts and a fourth quarter marked by some improvement in its core French market.
SYDNEY, Feb 22 Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc on Wednesday bought out Australian firm Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Co Holdings Ltd's (WCB) largest minority shareholder, Lion Pty Ltd, all but securing a takeover offer for the 12 percent of WCB that Saputo does not already own.
* FY net profit 11 million dinars versus 9.8 million dinars year ago
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