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Dutch government takes stake in Air France KLM - finance minister

Dutch government takes stake in Air France KLM - finance minister
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THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch government will take a stake in Air France KLM equal to that of the French government to increase its influence in the carrier's business operations, Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra said on Tuesday.

Hoekstra said the state has taken a stake of 12.7 percent for 680 million euros (584 million pounds) and aims to increase that to about 14 percent.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by David Goodman)

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