PARIS (Reuters) - France's Carrefour (CA.PA) said on Friday it signed a binding agreement with real estate group Klepierre (LI.PA) to buy a portfolio of 127 shopping malls in Europe, with the deal expected to close in the first half of 2014.
Carrefour said previously that the deal would cost the world's second-largest retailer 2 billion euros ($2.74 billion)and would help revive its flagging European hypermarkets.
(Reporting by Maya Nikolaeva; Editing by Natalie Huet)
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