GLOBAL MARKETS LIVE: Qualcomm, Boeing, Visa…

01/13/2021 | 09:38am

Qualcomm announced a new $1.4 bn acquisition. The yearly corporate earnings reports continue in parallel at low intensity, before accelerating next week. Boeing's annus horribilis is reflected in orders and deliveries, while Visa is dropping its Plaid.



  • YouTube (Alphabet) announced that it has suspended Donald Trump's channel for violating its terms of use due to incitement to violence, after the assault of supporters of the U.S. President against the Capitol.
  • Johnson & Johnson is experiencing delays in the production of its coronavirus vaccine and may not be able to deliver the doses ordered by the United States by spring, the New York Times reports.
  • Qualcomm announced the acquisition of Nuvia, a processor design company founded by former Apple employees, for $1.4 billion to expand its line of chips for smartphones, laptops and cars.
  • French supermarket chain Carrefour and Canadian group Alimentation Couche-Tard are discussing, at a preliminary stage, a merger at the initiative of Couche-Tard.
  • The Boeing Company delivered only 157 commercial aircraft in 2020, 59% less than in 2019, for net orders of -471 aircraft (184 orders and 655 cancellations).
  • Visa has decided not to buy back Plaid after objections from the US competition authorities.
  • Electric vehicles, flying cars: General Motors is dusting off its image.
  • Air passengers wishing to enter the United States will have to present a negative test for coronavirus.
  • BMW's annual sales contracted by 8.4% to 2.3 million units.
  • AT&T is about to sign lines of credit totaling $14 billion to accelerate the deployment of 5G, according to Bloomberg.
  • Kudelski signs contract with Korea's SK Broadband.
  • Uber drivers are suing California over their status.
  • WhatsApp (Facebook) seeks to reassure its users about data privacy.
  • Signify will propose an exceptional dividend of EUR 1.35 and communicates on its preliminary results for 2020.
  • Royal Dutch Shell to cut 330 jobs in North Sea ports.
  • DHL (Deutsche Post) will buy 8 B777 freighters.
  • Zoom Video Communications wants to raise $1.75 billion by placing 5.15 million shares at $340 each.
Romain Fournier
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