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French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on June 5
June 5, 2012 / 5:32 AM / 5 years ago

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on June 5

PARIS, June 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.

CAC-40 June futures up 0.73 percent at 0614 GMT

LAGARDERE French media group Lagardere increased its takeover offer for online shopping guide LeGuide.com to 28 euros from 24 euros a share, representing a 41 percent premium to its closing share price on May 4.

EDF

Italy’s second-biggest utility Edison has no need of a capital increase since its French owner EDF can provide it with any funding it needs, Edison chairman Henri Proglio said.

LVMH

Global sales of luxury goods should rise 7 percent a year through 2014, buoyed by a still-growing Chinese market and barring any major economic crises, Boston Consulting Group forecast on Tuesday.

WENDEL

Wendel’s chief executive rejected a series of accusations against himself, the French investment group’s chairman and a former CEO, saying he had filed a countersuit for false claims, as he sought to reassure investors at its annual meeting.

CARREFOUR

Europe’s largest retailer Carrefour owned 96.61 percent of the capital and at least 96.45 percent of the voting rights of franchisee Guyenne et Gascogne upon completion of its takeover bid, stock market watchdog AMF said on Monday.

UBISOFT Sony Corp will launch a white version of its Vita handheld games console in October and market it with the Assassin’s Creed III games software from Ubisoft Entertainment in a bid to lure gamers to the machine it launched last year.

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