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French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Oct 1

PARIS, Oct 1 (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 futures are little changed at 0649 GMT. EADS , LAGARDERE

Key French EADS shareholder Lagardere said the conditions attached to a planned merger of the European aerospace group with Britain's BAE Systems were unsatisfactory and called on management to reexamine the project.

CREDIT AGRICOLE

The French bank that it was in exclusive talks to sell its Greek bank Emporiki to Alpha Bank for a symbolic one euro in return for financing commitments.

Separately, the bank's brokerage unit Cheuvreux could cut 290 jobs in France as part of a possible deal with financial services group Kepler Capital Markets to buy Cheuvreux, French daily Les Echos wrote, citing sources close to the matter.

ARCELORMITTAL

The chief executive of the steelmaker has agreed in principle to sell two idle blast furnaces at a steel mill in northeastern France after government pressure to prevent their closure, newspaper Liberation reported.

RENAULT

The French car maker is considering the complete closure of factories because of the dire state of the European automobile market, the company's chief operating officer was quoted as saying.

PSA PEUGEOT CITROEN

The French carmaker and Toyota are getting ready to renew their partnership to prepare for the next generation of co-built cars, Les Echos reported citing the head of Toyota Motor for Europe, Didier Leroy.

ALSTOM French transport and power engineering company Alstom

said it has won a contract valued at around 410 million euros ($527 million) to supply equipment for the gas-fired power station at Carrington in the UK.

TOTAL

The French oil firm will be bidding for more exploration blocks in Uganda when the country conducts a new licensing round, a company executive said.

PUBLICIS

Market research group ZenithOptimedia scaled back its target for growth in global advertising spending this year to 3.8 percent from the 4.3 percent it predicted in June, blaming Europe's debt crisis for dampening companies' marketing budgets.

SPYKER NV The Dutch sportscar maker which is suing General Motors Co

for more than $3 billion on behalf of its subsidiary Saab said it will oppose the U.S. automaker's motion to dismiss the case.

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