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Romain Fournier

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Having worked in the British, French and Swiss financial press, Romain is able to report on local and international issues, as comfortable in French as in the language of Shakespeare, Romain Fournier leads the editorial team at Marketscreener. Fine connoisseur of the English-speaking markets, Romain delivers an editorial every day on US and UK markets.

Global markets live: Vivendi, Euronext, Alphabet, Moderna, Uber...

08/11/2021 | 11:08am EDT

Vivendi completes the sale of part of UMG's capital to Pershing Square on the basis of an enterprise value of the subsidiary of €35 billion. Results announcements continue with latecomers such as Nio, Coupang, Netease, Prudential and eBay. WarnerMedia is in talks with FOX to sell the online tabloid TMZ.


Key earnings reports. Nio, Coupang, Netease, Prudential, eBay, Vestas, Ahold Delhaize, E.ON, Genmab, Rakuten, ABN Amro, Ageas, Deliveroo, Dätwyler... 


  • Vivendi sold a 7.1% stake in UMG to Pershing Square Holdings for a price of $2.8 billion based on an enterprise value of €35 billion.
  • French retailer Carrefour will launch the sale of its Taiwanese operations for €1.6 billion, according to Reuters.
  • Euronext says it is preparing a new strategy for Borsa Italiana.
  • NortonLifeLock reaches agreement to acquire Avast for $8.1-8.6 billion in stock and cash.
  • Vestas lowers its 2021 revenue target.
  • Ahold Delhaize raises its annual guidance.
  • A B737 MAX from The Boeing Company took off on Wednesday for a test flight from China. In addition, the manufacturer reported 28 deliveries in July.
  • Alphabet introduces new child safety rules for Google and YouTube.
  • Moderna will set up a factory and research center in Canada.
  • IRESS is expected to endorse EQT 's offer at $15.91 per share, according to Bloomberg. Press reports suggest that a double order worth €163 million is imminent for Stadler Rail.
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia is launching a large share buyback program worth $4.8 billion. Carlyle will not outbid for control of Vectura.
  • Meyer Burger rejects all the accusations of the shareholders' association. 
  • WarnerMedia, a subsidiary of telecommunications group AT&T, is in talks with FOX to sell the online tabloid TMZ, The Information reported Tuesday.
  • Uber Technologies - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating Uber's partnership with GoPuff, a startup that specializes in fast delivery of groceries and alcohol, The Information reported, citing two sources close to the matter.
  • Exxon Mobil has put shale gas assets up for sale in the U.S. in a bid to reduce its debt, among other things.
  • Southwest Airlines - The airline warned Wednesday that it could be in the red in the third quarter because of the impact of the Delta variant of the coronavirus on its bookings, which led it to reduce its revenue forecast. The stock lost 2% in pre-market trading.
  • Wendy’s - The fast-food chain reported Wednesday better-than-expected second-quarter like-for-like sales, up 16.1% year over year, and raised its full-year growth forecast.
  • Chesapeake Energy on Tuesday raised its full-year adjusted EBITDA and production guidance following better-than-expected second-quarter results. The company also announced Wednesday that it will acquire VINE ENERGY for about $2.2 billion.
  • Wix - The small business internet services specialist slightly lowered its annual revenue forecast due to uncertainties related to the evolving health situation.
  • Canada Goose reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on Wednesday thanks to a recovery in demand in the high-end market and 80.8% growth in online sales.

© MarketScreener.com 2021
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ChangeLast1st jan.
ABN AMRO BANK N.V. 1.61% 12.76 Real-time Quote.59.10%
AHOLD DELHAIZE N.V. 0.27% 28.06 Real-time Quote.21.42%
ALPHABET INC. -3.04% 2751.33 Delayed Quote.56.98%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI (AUD/CNY) -0.15% 4.764943 Delayed Quote.-4.94%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (AUD/USD) 0.01% 0.7464 Delayed Quote.-3.02%
AVAST PLC -0.78% 560.6 Delayed Quote.4.30%
BRITISH POUND / CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI (GBP/CNY) 0.07% 8.784448 Delayed Quote.-1.18%
BRITISH POUND / US DOLLAR (GBP/USD) 0.05% 1.3758 Delayed Quote.0.85%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI (CAD/CNY) -0.20% 5.1574 Delayed Quote.0.81%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (CAD/USD) 0.03% 0.8085 Delayed Quote.2.95%
CARREFOUR -0.10% 15.26 Real-time Quote.8.77%
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA -0.07% 104.88 End-of-day quote.27.73%
COUPANG, INC. -0.51% 29 Delayed Quote.0.00%
DELIVEROO PLC -5.46% 273.5 Delayed Quote.0.00%
DÄTWYLER HOLDING AG 2.25% 363 Delayed Quote.41.25%
E.ON SE 0.46% 10.902 Delayed Quote.20.28%
EBAY INC. 5.75% 80.59 Delayed Quote.51.66%
EQT AB (PUBL) 1.15% 441 Delayed Quote.109.60%
EURO / CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI (EUR/CNY) -0.03% 7.4334 Delayed Quote.-6.77%
EURO / US DOLLAR (EUR/USD) -0.03% 1.1643 Delayed Quote.-4.82%
EURONEXT N.V. 0.39% 102 Real-time Quote.23.94%
INDIAN RUPEE / CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI (INR/CNY) -0.31% 0.085143 Delayed Quote.-4.41%
INDIAN RUPEE / US DOLLAR (INR/USD) -0.17% 0.013337 Delayed Quote.-2.42%
IRESS LIMITED -1.73% 11.93 End-of-day quote.12.44%
MEYER BURGER TECHNOLOGY AG -3.85% 0.4548 Delayed Quote.35.04%
MODERNA, INC. -3.84% 326.54 Delayed Quote.212.57%
NETEASE, INC. 0.48% 102.24 Delayed Quote.6.76%
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (NZD/USD) -0.02% 0.7153 Delayed Quote.-0.36%
NIKKEI 225 0.34% 28804.85 Real-time Quote.4.96%
NIO INC. 0.00%End-of-day quote.0.00%
NORTONLIFELOCK INC. 1.45% 26.67 Delayed Quote.28.34%
PERSHING SQUARE HOLDINGS, LTD. 0.75% 40.05 Real-time Quote.14.43%
RAKUTEN GROUP, INC. 1.55% 1244 End-of-day quote.25.15%
S&P 500 -0.11% 4544.9 Delayed Quote.21.13%
STADLER RAIL AG 0.40% 40.42 Delayed Quote.0.00%
THE BOEING COMPANY -0.64% 212.97 Delayed Quote.0.13%
THE CARLYLE GROUP INC. 1.42% 55.16 Delayed Quote.73.00%
UNITED STATES DOLLAR (B) / CHINESE YUAN IN HONG KONG (USD/CNH) -0.13% 6.382 Delayed Quote.-1.74%
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP N.V. 1.21% 25 Real-time Quote.0.00%
US DOLLAR / CHINESE YUAN RENMINBI (USD/CNY) 0.00% 6.3839 Delayed Quote.-2.03%
VECTURA GROUP 0.00% 164.8 Delayed Quote.32.26%
VESTAS WIND SYSTEMS A/S 0.88% 274.3 Delayed Quote.-4.72%
VIVENDI SE 1.15% 11.445 Real-time Quote.-56.61%