Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Akzo Nobel NV reports third-quarter earnings and may announce restructuring measures as the company is battling sputtering demand for paint and inflated prices for titanium dioxide.
Analysts are writing off Akzo’s goal of holding 2011 earnings steady, according to a survey by Bloomberg NSN LT01XR6K50XV <GO>. Akzo is due to report at 07:00 CET.
EARNINGS: *Akzo Nobel (AKZA NA) 7 am, 3Q Ebitda est. EU514 mln *Nutreco (NUO NA) 7 am 3Q earnings *Sligro (SLIGR NA) 7:30 am 3Q revenue *Wavin (WAVIN NA) 8 am 3Q revenue
ECONOMY: *Consumer confidence Oct., est. -32, 9:30 am *Unemployment rate Sept., est. 5.4%, 9:30 am
MARKETS: *AEX-Index rose 1 percent to 301.68 *Stoxx Europe 600 Index gained 0.6 percent to 236.71 *Euro loses 0.4 percent to $1.3722 *The Dutch 10-year bond yield 3 bps to 2.458
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