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miércoles 13 de mayo de 2015 02:34 GYT
 

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    FRANKFURT, May 13 (Reuters) - European shares were expected to rebound at
the open on Wednesday as calm returned to bond markets and investors digested
some mixed economic data.
    At 0629 GMT, futures for the  Euro STOXX 50, Germany's DAX,
France's CAC were up 0.5 percent, with Britain's FTSE futures up
0.3 percent.
    The French economy grew by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015, its
highest growth rate in two years, official data showed on Wednesday.
    German growth slowed more than expected, however, as slower foreign trade
weighed on Europe's largest economy, preliminary data for the first quarter
showed. 
     
    
    COMPANY NEWS
    
    EUROPEAN BANKS 
    Banks will need to meet tougher capital rules early to restore public trust
in the sector's health, a top European Union regulator said on Tuesday.
 
    
    UBS 
    The U.S. Justice Department may reverse its agreement not to prosecute Swiss
bank UBS over manipulation of foreign exchange rates, Bloomberg
reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.
    For more click on 
    
    ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP PLC 
    A U.S. judge's ruling that Nomura Holdings Inc and Royal Bank of
Scotland Group Plc made false statements selling mortgage-backed securities to
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could result in a judgment exceeding $805 million, a
U.S. regulator's lawyer said on Tuesday. {ID:nL1N0Y31SW]
    
    ASTRAZENECA 
    AstraZeneca is diving deeper into personalised healthcare with two projects
that move the concept beyond cancer into respiratory disorders and heart
disease. 
    
    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM 
    Deutsche Telekom reported a 11 percent rise in quarterly core profit helped
by the weak euro and its U.S. operations. 
    
    RWE 
    Germany's largest power producer reported a 5.1-percent decline in quarterly
operating profit, hit by falling earnings at its power generation unit which
faces ongoing competition from solar and wind power. 
    
    MEDIASET 
    Italy's biggest commercial broadcaster said on Tuesday it  expected domestic
advertising sales to improve in the second quarter after returning to profit in
the first three months of this year. 
    
    EXOR, PARTNERRE, AXIS
    The CEO of PartnerRe shareholder Franklin Mutual Advisers said on Tuesday
the sweetened Exor offer for the reinsurer was  "clearly superior" to the Axis
offer.  
    PartnerRe Ltd said on Tuesday it had received a revised proposal from Exor,
adding it would review the revised Exor proposal. 
    
    BANCO POPOLARE 
    The cooperative lender said on Tuesday its Q1 net profit was 209 million
euros while its fully-phased CET 1 capital ratio at the end of March was 11.6
percent. 
    The bank's CEO said the lender was in talks to sell 250 million euros in bad
loans and that he aims to seal sale in up to a month. 
    
    BANCA POPOLARE DI MILANO 
    The bank said on Tuesday its Q1 net rose 5.1 percent to 67.6 million euros.
Writedowns on loans and other operations were 74.3 million euros from 85.3
million euros a year earlier. Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 11.57 percent.
 
    Conference call on Wednesday.
    
    BANCA POPOLARE DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA 
    The lender said on Tuesday Q1 net profit was 51.7 million euros while loan
writedowns fell 30 percent to 150 million euros. 
    Conference call on Q1.
    
    BANCA CARIGE 
    The bank said on Tuesday it posted a net loss of 45.3 million euros in the
first quarter versus a net profit of 17.0 million euros a year earlier. Loan
writedowns rose 18 percent while pro-forma CET 1 capital ratio stood at 8.4
percent at end-March. 
    
    VIVENDI 
    European media company Vivendi posted a rise in first-quarter profit and
said it planned to buy the rest of pay-TV operator Canal Plus' SECP unit for
about 500 million euros ($560.90 million) as it looks to put its cash pile to
work. 
        
    TELECOM ITALIA, VIVENDI 
    European media company Vivendi's stake in Telecom Italia is
opportunistic and it has no plans to re-enter the telecoms sector, the European
media group's CEO said on Tuesday. 
        
    MONCLER 
    The Italian luxury down jacket maker beat expectations on Tuesday with a 38
percent rise in first-quarter revenues helped by strong performances in North
America, Greater China and Japan. 
    
    ENEL 
    State-run Mexican oil company Pemex has signed a memorandum of understanding
with Italy's Enel Green Power and Spain's Abengoa to develop a $950 million
plant that will supply power to the Pemex's Salina Cruz refinery in southwestern
Mexico. 
    
    ENEL GREEN POWER 
    Italy's biggest green energy company said on Tuesday it had reached an
accord with Tesla to develop batteries for wind power and solar energy farms.
 
    
    SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT 
    Shareholders of Suez Environnement have rejected by a large majority the
introduction of double voting rights at the French waste and water group.
 
    
    BRUNELLO CUCINELLI 
    The Italian luxury group said on Tuesday its core earnings in the first
quarter were up 9.5 percent to 19.2 million euroswhile its net profit rose 3.3
percent to 9.3 million euros. 
    
    FRAPORT 
    The company said Frankfurt airport cargo was up 0.8 percent in April.
 
        
    SACYR 
Spanish builder Sacyr late on Tuesday said core profit rose 23 percent in the
first quarter from a year earlier, helped by a jump in overseas revenue.
 
    
    ACS 
Spanish construction and services group ACS late on Tuesday said core profit was
up 9.4 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier. 
The company is due to hold a conference call with analysts on Wednesday.
    
    OHL 
Ratings agency Moody's said on Tuesday it had placed the B1 rating of Spanish
builder OHL on review for downgrade after a sharp share price decline in its
Mexican unit.
    
    ABENGOA  
Spain's Abengoa said late on Tuesday it had been chosen along with Italy's Enel
to develop a 517MW power plant in Mexico.        

    
    MAJOR EUROPEAN COMPANIES REPORTING:
    
    
 Company Name                                    Event Type
 Pirelli & C SpA                                 Earnings Releases
 Interpump Group SpA                             Earnings Releases
 Hellenic Telecommunications Organization SA     Earnings Releases
 Asseco Poland SA                                Earnings Releases
 Wolters Kluwer NV                               Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Parmalat SpA                                    Earnings Releases
 Eurazeo SA                                      Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Finnlines Oyj                                   Earnings Releases
 NorCom Information Technology AG                Earnings Releases
 Nordex SE                                       Earnings Releases
 Porsche Automobil Holding SE                    Earnings Releases
 Tod's SpA                                       Earnings Releases
 ASTM SpA                                        Earnings Releases
 Salzgitter AG                                   Earnings Releases
 Af Gruppen ASA                                  Earnings Releases
 Drillisch AG                                    Earnings Releases
 Zueblin Immobilien Holding AG                   Earnings Releases
 Bechtle AG                                      Earnings Releases
 Emperia Holding SA                              Earnings Releases
 Hera SpA                                        Earnings Releases
 Eurocash SA                                     Earnings Releases
 Sky Deutschland AG                              Earnings Releases
 American Shipping Company ASA                   Earnings Releases
 Aurelius AG                                     Earnings Releases
 Salvatore Ferragamo SpA                         Earnings Releases
 Mondi PLC                                       Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Mondi Ltd                                       Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Saf Holland SA                                  Earnings Releases
 Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG                 Earnings Releases
 Ablynx NV                                       Earnings Releases
 New World Resources Plc                         Earnings Releases
 SMA Solar Technology AG                         Earnings Releases
 Grupa Azoty SA                                  Earnings Releases
 AP Moeller Maersk A/S                           Earnings Releases
 United Company RUSAL Plc                        Earnings Releases
 Telefonica Deutschland Holding AG               Earnings Releases
 Cancom SE                                       Earnings Releases
 DO Deutsche Office AG                           Earnings Releases
 Stroeer Media SE                                Earnings Releases
 Vard Holdings Ltd                               Earnings Releases
 Abertis Infraestructuras SA                     Earnings Releases
 Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas SA        Earnings Releases
 NV Bekaert SA                                   Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Obrascon Huarte Lain SA                         Earnings Releases
 Tecnicas Reunidas SA                            Earnings Releases
 Premier Oil PLC                                 Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Compass Group PLC                               Earnings Releases
 Novae Group PLC                                 Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Galliford Try PLC                               Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Barratt Developments PLC                        Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Partnership Assurance Group PLC                 Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Diana Shipping Inc                              Earnings Releases
 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp                Earnings Releases
 Markit Ltd                                      Earnings Releases
 International Game Technology PLC               Earnings Releases
 Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen SA                Earnings Releases
 VimpelCom Ltd                                   Earnings Releases
 RWE AG                                          Earnings Releases
 O2 Czech Republic as                            Earnings Releases
 Deutsche Telekom AG                             Earnings Releases
 Bonheur ASA                                     Earnings Releases
 Ganger Rolf ASA                                 Earnings Releases
 Leroy Seafood Group ASA                         Earnings Releases
 Opera Software ASA                              Earnings Releases
 Austevoll Seafood ASA                           Earnings Releases
 Deep Sea Supply PLC                             Earnings Releases
 Aker ASA                                        Earnings Releases
 LEG Immobilien AG                               Earnings Releases
 Aegon NV                                        Earnings Releases
 Bouygues SA                                     Earnings Releases
 NKT Holding A/S                                 Earnings Releases
 Wirecard AG                                     Earnings Releases
 Distribuidora Internacional de Alimentacion     Earnings Releases
 RHI AG                                          Earnings Releases
 SABMiller PLC                                   Earnings Releases
 ERG SpA                                         Earnings Releases
 TUI AG                                          Earnings Releases
 LPKF Laser & Electronics AG                     Earnings Releases
 C&C Group PLC                                   Earnings Releases
 TUI Travel Ltd                                  Earnings Releases
 Prosafe SE                                      Earnings Releases
 Materialise NV                                  Earnings Releases
 Solvac SA                                       Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus SA              Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 Cofinimmo SA                                    Earnings Releases
 Befimmo SA                                      Sales/Trading Stmt Releases
 CTT Correios de Portugal SA                     Earnings Releases
 Luxoft Holding Inc                              Earnings Releases
 
    MAJOR MACROECONOMIC DATA/EVENTS (GMT)  :
    0530 FR GDP Preliminary Q1
    0600 DE GDP Flash Q1
    0600 DE HICP Apr
    0645 FR CPI Apr
    0800 IT GDP Prelim Q1
    0830 GB Claimant count Apr
    0900 EZ GDP Flash Q1
    1230 US Import prices April
    1400 US Business inventories May
    
  
  > Asia shares rise before China data, more stimulus seen     
  > Wall St ends weaker as global bond worries deepen          
  > Nikkei turns up as foreign investors seen buying futures   
  > Bonds steady after solid three-year note sale              
  > Dollar on the defensive before US data, sterling in favour 
  > Gold near 1-week high on safe-haven bids as dollar slips   
  > London copper edges down ahead of China factory data       
  > Oil extend gains as US crude stocks may drop for 2nd week  
    

 (Reporting By Francesco Canepa; Editing by John O'Donnell)