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French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 5
September 5, 2017 / 5:09 AM / 3 months ago

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 5

Sept 5 (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.

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

The French electrical component’s maker said that it would own a 60 percent stake in a new company combining its industrial software business and British engineering software company Aveva.

CARREFOUR/CASINO

France’s Auchan said its retail arm did worse than expected in the first half of the year, with revenues rising 2.1 percent - or just 0.1 percent at constant exchange rates - weighed down by a weak performance in its home market. Auchan Retail’s hypermarkets are caught up in a price war with Carrefour. It also competes with Casino, unlisted Leclerc and other retailers in France.

GECINA ​

French holding company Gecina said on Monday it had signed four new leases.

HAVAS/VIVENDI

French advertiser Havas said on Monday its Board had taken the view that Vivendi’s public tender offer had been made in the interests of Havas, its employees and shareholders. It had recommended that shareholders wishing to benefit from an immediate cash payment should tender their shares to the offer.

ICADE

French real estate investment company Icade said on Monday it had launched its inaugural 600 million euro 10-year green bond with a fixed coupon of 1.50 percent.

NN GROUP

Dutch insurer NN Group said on Monday it would neutralize dilutive effect of stock dividend through repurchase of ordinary shares for a total amount of 78 million euros.

ORPEA

French retirement homes operator Orpea announced on Monday its expansion into Brazil and Portugal and early redemption of its ORNANE 2020 bonds.

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