NETHERLANDS DAYBOOK: Aalberts, Boskalis, HITT, Ordina, Unilever

Unilever, the world’s second-largest consumer-goods company, is open for an acquisition of a national brand in Germany as consolidation in the industry continues, Financial Times Deutschland reported today, citing an interview with Harry Brouwer, the head of Unilever’s German operations.

All times CET (ET+6)

WHAT TO WATCH: *Ordina 1H loss EU7.7m *Cryo-Save 1H net EU1.29m *HITT 1H net EU2.1m *Boskalis Westminster price est. cut to EU28.50 from EU43 at ING *Aalberts Industries cut to EU15.50 from EU20 at ING *ArcelorMittal (MT) cut to “underperform” from “outperform” at Exane

EARNINGS: *Batenburg (BATEN NA) 1H, after mkt close (no ests)

MARKETS: *Amsterdam Exchanges Index gained 0.8% to 276.37 *Stoxx Europe 600 Index rose 0.8% to 224.90 *Euro was at $1.4383 at 7:47 a.m. *The Dutch 10-year bond yield was 2.501 percent at 7:47 a.m.

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