November 14, 2017 / 4:06 PM / in a year

GBL says searched by authorities over Lafarge Syria investigation

BRUSSELS, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Belgian holding GBL said on Tuesday its offices were searched in connection with an ongoing inquiry into the Syrian business of cement maker LafargeHolcim.

GBL, which has a 9.4 percent stake in the cement maker, said it would fully cooperate with the investigation.

Earlier this year, France launched a judicial inquiry into the Syrian activities of what was then French group Lafarge, with the probe investigating the possible "financing of terrorist enterprise". (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek)

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