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French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Dec 1

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Baku, December 1, AZERTAC

Dec 1 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, according to Reuters.

CARMAT France's national drugs agency said it had ordered the French artificial heart maker to suspend further implants after a fifth patient who had been transplanted with the group's device died in October.

Wendel said it eyed 3-4 billion euros in equity investments between 2017 and 2020.

French commercial television group TF1 said it took a majority stake in social network MinuteBuzz.

French spirits group Remy Cointreau said on Thursday it had agreed to buy the Seattle-based Westland Distillery, which produces an American single malt whiskey, further strengthening its portfolio of premium drinks.

GFI Informatique said it was buying Metaware, a European specialist in the modernisation of large systems.

Wabtec Corporation bought majority ownership of Faiveley Transport S.A. after purchasing the Faiveley family's stake, or about 51 pct of the company's shares. Wabtec bought the family stake for about $212 million in cash and 6.3 million shares of Wabtec common stock. Wabtec plans to launch a tender offer for the remaining public shares in December. Total deal price for 100 percent of shares of Stallergenes Greer said it secured a 50 million euro ($53.1 million) revolving credit facility.

United Continental Holdings IncN said it was reviewing whether to alter an order of about $12.5 billion at list prices for Airbus' largest twin-engine jets, the A350-1000s, for smaller long-haul models.

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