UPDATE 3-D'Ieteren's profit jumps 15 pct, no Avis sale seen


(Adds comments from news conference on Avis) By Quentin Webb BRUSSELS, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Belgian car retailer D'Ieteren beat expectations with a 15 percent rise in 2004 net profit, thanks to strong growth in its core car distribution, and said it had no plans to ditch car hire firm Avis. D'Ieteren, Belgium's biggest car distributor, said on Thursday 2005's profits would be "roughly stable", although customer loyalty schemes and demand for new and recent Volkswagen models should lift ...

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