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  • Shares in Air France-KLM increased on Friday after Deutsche Bank upgraded the stock to “buy” from “hold”.

  • Here some of Thurday's big movers on European stock markets: Altadis, Imperial Tobacco, Pirelli, Cap Gemini, Swedish Match, Omega Pharma and AstraZeneca.

  • AOL Wednesday withdrew an estimated $900 million cash offer for Swedish online marketerTradeDoubler after failing to gain the approval of 90% of shareholders.

  • Here some of Wednesday's big movers on European stock markets: Kingfisher, Carrefour, J. Sainsbury, HBOS, RBS, Deutsche Bank, SEB, Skanska and Holcim.

  • Swedish hygiene and paper product maker SCA said on Monday it had signed a deal to buy all of Procter & Gamble's  European tissue operations for 512 million euros ($672 million) in cash.

  • Volkswagen  said Wednesday it has increased its holdings in Swedish truckmaker Scania  to more than 35% of the voting rights, in an attempt to pave the way for a friendly alliance with German rival MAN.

  • Bacardi wants to buy Absolut vodka maker Vin & Sprit and has written to the Swedish government to express its interest, the private drinks company's chief executive told the Financial Times.

  • Sweden's Electrolux, one of the world's top household appliance makers, said Wednesday it had swung to a fourth-quarter net profit from a previous loss, thanks to higher income in all its units, with particularly strong performance in Europe.

  • Sweden's unemployment rate rose to 4.6% in December, the national statistics agency reported Thursday.

  • AOL, the Internet division of Time Warner, said on Monday it was to buy Swedish online marketing group TradeDoubler for around $900 million as it seeks to expand its Internet advertising business.

  • Swedish truck maker Scania -- subject to a hostile takeover offer by German rival MAN --_ will report its full-year results earlier than planned in a move to give shareholders more information on its finances, company officials said Friday.