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11h14 Bankinter said on
Thursday its third-quarter net profit fell 18% from the same
period a year ago as the bank set aside more provisions to cope
with worsening economic conditions in Spain as a. . .
11h06 German auto supplier
Continental on Thursday said its premises in the
German cities of Hanover and Regensburg were searched by
prosecutors on Sept. 22 as part of an ongoing probe into
emissions cheating devices.. . .
10h59 Russia's agriculture safety
watchdog said on Thursday it had found traces of African swine
fever in pork products in several regions, urging them to step
up controls and make sure producers don't use ill. . .
10h56 London's FTSE 100 hit a five-month low on
Thursday as glum quarterly reports from firms, including British
Airways-owner IAG, weighed on sentiment ahead of a parliament
address by finance minister Rishi Sunak on the. . .
10h54 European information business Relx Plc
said on Thursday annual revenue could fall as much as
210 million pounds ($276.09 million) short of costs in its
exhibitions business, as it suffered from coronavirus-driven
halts in. . .
10h51 European stocks hit their lowest level in
almost a month on Thursday, as a fall in German consumer morale,
worries about soaring coronavirus cases in the continent and a
U.S. stimulus impasse weighed on. . .
10h43 British Airways owner IAG
warned the travel slump from the coronavirus pandemic
had deepened, forcing it to axe even more of its winter flying
schedule after it reported on Thursday a quarterly loss of. . .
10h29 Oil prices ticked up on Thursday
but struggled to fully recover from the previous session's
losses when a build in U.S. gasoline inventories signalled a
deteriorating outlook for fuel demand as coronavirus cases soar.. . .
10h15 Shares in
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) fell sharply in early
trading on Thursday, after a group of investors that opposes the
shopping centre operator's planned capital hike said the group
had increased its stake in the firm. . .
10h11 Gold fell on Thursday as the dollar
recovered some lost ground after doubts emerged on whether U.S.
lawmakers could reach agreement on a new coronavirus aid package
before the November presidential election.. . .
09h36 Hermes' comparable sales
picked up in the third quarter, rising 7%, and the Birkin bag
maker said this positive momentum had extended into October
after a strong rebound in Asia and surging online revenues.. . .
09h17 Sales of toilet paper and
disinfectants are on the rise again in Germany, the country's
statistics office said on Thursday, as Europe's largest economy
struggles with a second coronavirus wave.. . .
09h16 London copper eased on Thursday, snapping
three sessions of gains that pushed prices past $7,000 a tonne
for the first time since June 2018, as traders fretted over the
slow pace of talks to. . .
09h13 French electrical equipment group
Schneider Electric SE raised its 2020 revenue and
margin forecasts on Thursday, citing a better-than-expected
third quarter helped by pent-up demand and distributors
restocking.. . .
09h11 Travis Perkins, Britain's
biggest seller of building materials, upgraded its full-year
earnings guidance and reported improved trading in its latest
quarter as its markets recovered following the impact of the
national coronavirus lockdown.. . .
09h04 Swedish hygiene products group
Essity's sales suffered again in the third quarter from the
stay-at-home trend sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as
the adverse effects of bulk-buying early in the outbreak, though
lower. . .
09h03 British finance minister Rishi
Sunak looks set to unveil more support for businesses and
workers hit by rising COVID cases later on Thursday, when he
updates parliament on the outlook for the economy.. . .
08h31 Finnish biofuel producer and
oil refiner Neste reported a smaller-than-expected
fall in its third-quarter profit on Thursday, thanks to its
resilient renewables business and despite a very weak refining
market.. . .
08h19 Norway's DNB could make a
long-delayed dividend payment for 2019 early next year, and may
also launch a share buyback, the bank said on Thursday while
reporting a smaller than expected drop in third-quarter. . .
08h00 German consumer morale fell
heading into November as fears about a second coronavirus wave
that is hitting Europe's biggest economy made Germans less
willing to open their wallets, a survey showed on Thursday.. . .
07h24 FINMA has lowered to 70 million
Swiss francs ($77.27 million)from 95 million the amount of cash
it will confiscate from Swiss bank BSI for its involvement in
the multi-billion dollar 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)
corruption. . .
businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year's big
festival season than at any time in the last five years,
expecting people whose earnings were relatively unaffected by
the pandemic to spend the. . .
06h37 Irish central bank Governor Gabriel
Makhlouf warned that Ireland will be the eurozone's biggest
loser from a no-deal Brexit, which could cause an economic
"double whammy" in addition to the fallout from rising novel
coronavirus. . .
05h01 Over half the small and
medium-sized companies which together provide jobs for
two-thirds of European workers fear for their survival in the
coming 12 months, according to a survey released by management
consultancy McKinsey on. . .
01h00 Some 12 million people in Britain
are likely to struggle with bills and loan repayments as the
COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc, a Financial
Conduct Authority survey tracking consumer financial resilience
showed on. . .
21/10 Belgium could order another
lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections as early as
next week, a spokesman said on Wednesday, as the country
grapples with a new wave of the virus potentially. . .
21/10 British finance minister Rishi
Sunak will address parliament on Thursday about the outlook for
the economy, as he faces growing pressure to offer more support
to businesses and workers hit by tightening COVID lockdown
rules.. . .
21/10 Gold rose 1% to its highest in over a
week on Wednesday as investor optimism that a U.S. coronavirus
aid package will be announced before the Nov. 3 presidential
elections pressured the dollar and. . .
21/10 Hedge funds added $13 billion of
assets between the start of July and end of September, the first
time the industry has generated net inflows in any quarter since
2018, data from industry tracker. . .
21/10 Any vote by shareholders in
October in favour of the spin-off of the Italian motorway assets
of Atlantia could be set aside if an attractive offer
from state lender CDP or other suitors came. . .
21/10 London's FTSE 100 slipped to a near
one-month low on Wednesday as the pound jumped on hopes Brexit
talks were set to resume, while investors remained concerned
over prospects of more coronavirus restrictions in. . .
21/10 Italian bank Monte dei Paschi (MPS)
has called an extraordinary board meeting on Oct. 29
to discuss increasing provisions against legal risks after a
court convicted two former top executives, two sources close to
the. . .
21/10 Britain and the European Union
have agreed to resume talks on reaching a trade deal to govern
their future relations, setting out a new set of "organising
principles" for intensified talks to begin on. . .
21/10 The family owners of
Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo have held
informal talks with investors to sell a minority stake in their
holding firm as they scramble to turn around the brand famous
for shoes. . .
21/10 Copper leapt above $7,000 a tonne
on Wednesday for the first time since June 2018, helped by hopes
for U.S. stimulus, strikes at mines in Chile, expectations of
healthy demand in China and a. . .
21/10 European shares fell for a third straight
session on Wednesday, as losses in healthcare and construction
stocks countered a lift from encouraging earnings from consumer
giant Nestle and telecoms equipment maker Ericsson.. . .
21/10 Six insurers have decided not to
appeal against a London High Court ruling that they were wrong
to reject claims from holders of three business interruption
insurance policies who have been pushed to the. . .
21/10 German 10-year bond yields
touched their highest in a week in early trade on U.S. stimulus
hopes, but demand for the safe-haven assets reversed as European
stock markets fell back into the red and. . .
21/10 German crude oil imports in
the first eight months of 2020 were 2% below those a year
earlier as the coronavirus crisis and related lockdowns hit
industrial activity, official data showed on Wednesday.. . .
21/10 In a boost for Spain's banks, the
Supreme Court said on Wednesday a mortgage pricing index used
during the country's property crisis was valid and did not
constitute market abuse, although there was a. . .
21/10 Germany's meat processors
are sending pork chops and bacon previously earmarked for Asia
to supermarkets across the European Union after China, South
Korea and Japan banned German imports due to an outbreak of
African Swine. . .
21/10 European Union proposals to ease
rules on the funding of broker research into small and medium
sized companies will not help those firms, the head of the
bloc's securities watchdog said on Wednesday.. . .
21/10 Ireland's central bank expects
lenders to adopt interim measures to support borrowers
experiencing temporary income shocks as a result of tightened
COVID-19 restrictions, governor Gabriel Makhlouf said on
Wednesday.. . .
21/10 A steady increase in banking
jobs in the German financial capital of Frankfurt has likely
come to an end because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to
a study by German lender Helaba on Wednesday.. . .
21/10 Portugal's state debt agency IGCP
said it had cancelled Wednesday's auction of Treasury bills,
where it planned to sell up to 1.25 billion euros ($1.5 billion)
of 3- and 11-month bills, without explaining the. . .
21/10 German bicycle maker Canyon is
for sale as founder Roman Arnold and minority stakeholder TSG
Consumer Partners seek to tap into demand spurred by the
pandemic, three people close to the matter said.. . .
21/10 Finnish drugmaker Orion
on Wednesday reported a drop in quarterly profit and
sales, after raising its full-year outlook a day earlier, helped
by higher sales of its drugs in March and April due to. . .
21/10 Freight volumes in the Port of
Rotterdam improved in the third quarter after the deep slump
caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the first half of the
year, Europe's largest sea port said on. . .
21/10 Telecoms equipment supplier
Ericsson beat quarterly core earnings forecasts on
Wednesday, helped by higher margins and China's 5G rollout, and
said it was "more confident" about meeting its 2020 targets.. . .
21/10 The recession in Sweden and
Norway from the COVID-19 pandemic is now expected to be
shallower than originally projected, but forecasts for the
recovery next year have been trimmed back in the latest Reuters
poll. . .
21/10 Aluminium producer Norsk Hydro
and municipal utility Lyse are merging parts of their
hydropower production into a joint company to secure long-term
renewables production and competitiveness, they said on
Wednesday.. . .
21/10 Spanish green energy company
Iberdrola reported 4.7% net profit growth for the first
nine months on Wednesday and said it still expected that metric
to rise at a mid to high-single digit rate this. . .
21/10 Sweden's Handelsbanken
reported a fall in quarterly net earnings on Wednesday
due to restructuring costs, though the bank's loan portfolio
continued to weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic with
ease.. . .
21/10 Britain's Metro Bank
reported a 2% increase in lending for the third quarter, but
warned its capital levels remain below buffers expected by
regulators as it grapples with the impact of the COVID-19
pandemic.. . .
21/10 Randstad NV, the
world's largest staffing company, on Wednesday reported
better-than-expected third-quarter core earnings and said it was
seeing a "significant recovery" of revenues lost earlier in the
COVID-19 pandemic.. . .
21/10 United Airlines is set
on Wednesday to test a digital health pass under a global pilot
program seeking to establish a common international standard for
COVID-19 test results and eventually vaccine records that could
help. . .
21/10 Robots will destroy 85 million
jobs at mid-sized to large businesses over the next five years
as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates changes in the workplace
likely to exaggerate inequalities, a World Economic Forum (WEF)
study. . .
20/10 Trading on Euronext
resumed on Tuesday after a series of glitches on Monday
disrupted several of Western Europe's major stock exchanges and
raised concerns about the risk of one operator hosting so many
bourses.. . .
20/10 Norwegian energy firm Equinor
said on Tuesday it had submitted two bids in New
York's second offshore wind auction, following a deal it signed
with BP last month to cooperate on offshore wind in. . .
20/10 Oil gained more than 1% on
Tuesday on the prospect the United States was nearing a deal on
coronavirus relief, but the threat to demand from rising
COVID-19 cases worldwide and increased Libyan output. . .
20/10 The Brazilian government will
include China's Sinovac vaccine against COVID-19 in its
national immunization program, state governors said on Tuesday
after a meeting with the country's health minister, in addition
to one developed by AstraZeneca. . .
20/10 Italy's Atlantia
said it would give a consortium led by state lender Cassa
Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) until Oct. 27 to improve a bid for the
group's 88% stake in motorway business Autostrade per. . .
20/10 Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement
called on the head of defence and aerospace group Leonardo
to step down after he was found guilty of false
accounting in his previous role as chairman of Banca Monte. . .
20/10 A Milan court convicted three
former executives of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
at the end of a long-running false accounting case on Thursday,
a result that could hinder Italy's bid to re-privatise. . .
20/10 Russians' real disposable income
fell 4.8% in year-on-year terms in the third quarter after its
sharpest plunge in 20 years in the preceding quarter, data
showed on Tuesday, highlighting Russia's lingering issue with
living standards.. . .
20/10 State-owned bank Monte dei Paschi
(MPS) is considering raising provisions for legal
risks after its former CEO and chairman were convicted last week
in a false accounting case, two sources familiar with the matter
said.. . .
20/10 London stocks closed higher on Tuesday as
investors remained hopeful of a trade deal with the European
Union by year-end, although gains were capped by concerns over
tougher coronavirus lockdowns in parts of England.. . .
20/10 European stocks fell on Tuesday as
worries about coronavirus curbs and BREXIT countered optimism
generated by strong earnings, including from Swiss bank UBS and
consumer giant Reckitt Benckiser.. . .
20/10 Copper prices hit 28-month highs
on Tuesday as expectations of robust demand from top consumer
China were reinforced by a lower dollar, as markets awaited the
outcome of fiscal stimulus talks in the United. . .
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