January 6, 2017 / 6:12 AM / 7 months ago

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 6

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PARIS, Jan 6 (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.

Sanofi

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA said on Thursday they would appeal the U.S. District Court ruling which banned the two companies from selling their cholesterol drug, Praluent, on grounds of patent infringement.

Areva

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission told French nuclear power company Areva SA it will publish as early as next week the names of U.S. reactors that contain components from its Le Creusot forge that is suspected of falsifying documents despite the company's claim that the information is proprietary.

Separately Areva sold its stake in offshore wind power business Adwen to Gamesa.

Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviaton said that as of December 31, 2016, consolidated backlog included 110 Rafale and 63 Falcon, compared to 83 Rafale and 91 Falcon as of December 31, 2015.

Vinci

Vinci said its ASF (Autoroutes du Sud de la France) unit successfully issued a 1 billion euro ($1.06 billion) 10-year bond.

Remy Cointreau

Remy Cointreau said it closed the acquisition of the Westland Distillery, further expanding its portfolio into the fast growing high-end single malt whisky category.

Engie

An in-depth investigation of Luxembourg's tax treatment of Engie showed the French power group was able to save 300 million euros in taxes that it may have to repay to Luxembourg, French daily Les Echos reports. The investigation was launched in September 2016.

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