FRANCE DAYBOOK: Renault, Saint-Gobain, Vinci
Renault SA (RNO) said it had reached compensation agreements with three executives it wrongfully accused of spying and dismissed in January. The French automaker gave no financial details.
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WHAT TO WATCH:
EARNINGS * EDF Energies Nouvelles (EEN FP) 1Q sales 7:00 a.m. * PagesJaunes (PAJ FP) 1Q sales 7:30 p.m. * Total (FP FP) 1Q earnings 8:00 a.m. * Bull (BULL FP) 1Q sales 8:00 a.m.
ECONOMY: Data and events today * 8:45 a.m. Producer Prices (March)
GOVERNMENT: * Finance Minister Lagarde briefing on consumer credit 9:00 a.m. * President Sarkozy receives HALDE report on discrimination and equality 10:30 a.m. * President Sarkozy holds working lunch with members of council on artistic creation.
EQUITIES: *Cie. de Saint-Gobain (SGO FP): The building materials producer said first-quarter revenue rose to 9.8 billion euros from 8.7 billion euros and reiterated 2011 targets. *Vinci SA (DG) : The construction company said first-quarter revenue rose 25 percent to 7.87 billion euros, helped by acquisitions and mild weather.
MARKETS: *The CAC 40 Index added 0.9 percent to 4,104.90 *The broader SBF 120 Index gained 0.9 percent to 3,076.08
INTERVIEWS ELSEWHERE: *07:40 Canal Plus: U.K. Ambassador Peter Westmacott *07:45 BFM Business: Technip CEO Thierry Pilenko *07:50 France 2: Royal expert Stephane Bern *07:50 RTL: MEDEF business lobby head Laurence Parisot *08:15 LCI: Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand *08:15 France Info: Force Ouvriere Gen. Sec. JC Mailly *08:20 Europe 1: U.K. MP Sir Stuart Bell *08:35 RMC: Sarkozy adviser Henri Guaino *11:15 BFM Business: Cie. des Alpes CEO Dominique Marcel *12:30 BFM Business: Audiovisual Council Head Michel Boyon
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