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Credit Agricole SA, France's third-largest bank by market value, is considering a sale of its 31-percent stake in Saudi Arabian lender Banque Saudi Fransi, in a deal that could potentially fetch about $2.4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.Credit Agricole fell 1.4 percent to 11.90 euros at 10:08 a.m. in Paris, curbing gains this year to 1 percent.Barclays PLC agreed to sell its Egyptian business to Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank last year, while Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC is working with Credit Suisse Group AG to sell its 40 percent stake in Saudi Arabia's Alawwal Bank, Reuters reported in November.
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