August 30, 2017 / 4:46 AM / 22 days ago

French and Benelux stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 30

Aug 30 (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.

French CAC futures were up 0.7 percent by 0610 GMT.

ARKEMA:

All residents within 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of a chemical plant in southeast Texas were evacuated on Tuesday as a “precautionary measure” because of the rising risk of an explosion, the local fire marshal’s office said in a Twitter message.

Earlier on Tuesday, the owner of the plant, Arkema SA , said in a statement the situation at its Crosby, Texas, plant “has become serious” and evacuated all of its staff from the facility.

BIOMERIEUX:

BioMerieux raised its financial outlook.

LOUIS DREYFUS:

A large part of Louis Dreyfus Company’s European grains trading team, including Global Head of Grains David Ohayon, has left the company, trade sources said on Tuesday.

LUXEMPART:

Luxembourg-based investment company reported H1 consolidated net profit of ‍​87.1 million euros, in decrease compared with the 94.6 million euros reported a year before.

MACRON RATINGS:

A majority of French voters do not trust President Emmanuel Macron to lead the country in the right direction, with his popularity falling further in the month to mid-August, a Harris Interactive poll showed on Tuesday.

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS GROUPE:

Owner and manager of the Olympique Lyonnais soccer team said midfielder Pape Cheikh Diop signed five-year contract with the club for 10 million euros.

TOTAL:

Total announced the start-up of production from the Edradour & Glenlivet gas and condensate fields, located in about 300 to 435 metres of water in the West of Shetland area.

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