Media company Roularta reported that initial indications for the first six months of 2018 were below expectations as advertising had declined by 5% to 10% year on year, depending on the medium.
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Window coverings and architectural products company Hunter Douglas announced it had agreed to acquire 70% of Polish custom window coverings supplier Akant.
Lingerie and swimwear company Van de Velde reported its turnover for the first half year 2018 had declined modestly by -3.9% to €110.8 million from €115.3 million a year earlier.
Life and materials sciences company DSM announced that Bain Capital was acquiring its 50% stake in DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals for about €250 million.
Biopharmaceutical company ThromboGenics announced it intended to change its name to Oxurion NV to better reflect its activities and ambition to deliver eye disorder therapies.
Investment Bank NIBC announced it was nominating Ms Susi Zijderveld and Ms Angelien Kemna for appointment as members of the Supervisory Board of NIBC Holding NV and NIBC Bank NV.
Cable and wire manufacturer Bekaert announced it was closing its rubber reinforcement plant in Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Italy, due to its higher cost structure.
Supermarket group Colruyt reported it had revenue of €9,031 million in the financial year 2017/2018, which on a comparable basis after the sale of the French food service business was 3.4% growth for the year.
Office and healthcare property investor Cofinimmo announced it was raising capital of up to €155.2 million in a 13 rights for 1 new share issue.
Paints and coatings company AkzoNobel announced it had agreed to acquire Romanian paint producer Fabryo Corporation, becoming the leader in the Romanian decorative paints market.
Oil shipping company Euronav reported that the merger with Gener8 Maritime Inc was approved by Gener8's shareholders and, as the transaction is not subject to any further regulatory approvals, is expected to close on 12 June 2018.
Student housing property company Xior announced it had raised approximately €134 million following the full subscription of its capital increase through a rights issue.
Telecommunications and media group Altice announced it had completed the separation of Altice USA through a distribution of its 67.2% interest in Altice USA to Altice NV shareholders out of its share premium reserve.
Financial services group Van Lanschot Kempen announced it had appointed Mr Robin Boon as its new Director of Communications from 1 August 2018.
Biopharmaceutical company TiGenix reported that the conditions for the €1.78 per share takeover bid by Japanese pharmaceutical company Takeda had been met with acceptance by 90.62% of security holders.
Fresh and processed food company Greenyard reported financial year 2017/2018 had a decline in sales of -1.7% to €4,175.9 million from €4,249.2 million in the previous year but with a higher net profit.
Property investor Aedifica announced it had appointed Ms Ingrid Daerden as new Chief Financial Ofﬁcer as at 1 September 2018.
Pigment and dyes specialist Holland Colours reported revenue increased by 8% in the 2017/2018 financial year to €83.5 million, from €77.5 million last year, and net profit was up 13%.
Telecommunications company Proximus announced it had acquired Umbrio, a Dutch company specialised in IT and network operations, monitoring and analytics.
Investment company Kardan reported a net profit in the first quarter of 2018 of € 4.3 million compared to a loss of € 17.8 million in the same period of 2017, mainly due to a €12.7 million positive currency impact on its debentures.
Mithra Pharmaceuticals announced it had €77.5 million in gross proceeds by a private placement of 2,672,414 new shares through an accelerated bookbuild offer.
Professional information services provider Wolters Kluwer announced it was nominating Mr Chris Vogelzang for appointment to its Supervisory Board.
Belgium postal company bpost announced it had formed a non-exclusive partnership with DHL Parcel to facilitate and accelerate cross-border online shopping between Belgium and the Netherlands.
Student housing property company Xior announced it was raising up to €134 million with a new share issue to finance its growth strategy.
Automotive group D’Ieteren reported it had a positive start to 2018 with combined sales rising by 3.5% in the first quarter.
Energy company Shell reported income in the first quarter of 2018 was up 67% at US$5.9 billion compared to the same period of 2017.
Geotechnical and science services company Fugro reported first quarter 2018 revenue grew 3.3% on a comparable basis but was down -7.0% at €350.4 million from €376.7 million in the same period of 2017 due to currency effects.
Equipment manufacturer BE Semiconductor Industries reported revenue was up 1.1% on the previous quarter and up 40.5% at €154.9 million compared to €110.2 million in the same period of 2017.
Lighting manufacturer Philips Lighting reported first quarter sales in 2018 were -11.2% lower at €1,501 million compared to €1,690 million in the same period of 2017 partly due to adverse currency movements.
Food ingredients and chemicals company Corbion reported sales in the first quarter of 2018 decreased by -7.4% to €213.0 million due to currency effects but with higher organic sales.