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09/13/2021 | 12:06pm

Every day, the Marketscreener team compiles and summarizes the most important news related to listed companies around the world. Today, ViacomCBS is reorganizing the operations of its film and television production unit Paramount Pictures, while French biotech Valneva loses a big contract.


  • Valneva received notice of termination by the UK government of its contract to supply COVID-19 vaccines, a massive blow to the company.
  • Beijing will partially dismantle Alipay (a subsidiary of Alibaba's Ant Group) and force it to house its user data in a joint venture with the state, according to the Financial Times.
  • Francesco Gaetano Caltagirone and Leonardo Del Vecchio are reportedly in favor of replacing Philippe Donnet at the helm of Assicurazioni Generali.
  • Epic Games will appeal a U.S. judge's decision, which does not consider Apple a monopoly, but grants some of the plaintiff's requests.
  • Beijing asks Alibaba and Tencent to stop blocking each other.
  • Ryanair 's boss still thinks consolidation is needed in European skies, after Wizz Air' s rebuffed bid for EasyJet.
  • Blackstone has abandoned a plan to acquire Chinese property developer Soho China for $3bn.
  • Walt Disney will release the rest of its 2021 movies in theaters first.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor will build a new advanced chip factory in Taiwan.
  • Marks and Spencer is considering restructuring in France.
  • Kansas City Southern endorses Canadian Pacific's $27 billion bid.
  • ABB chairman predicts Europe's reindustrialization.
  • ViacomCBS is reorganizing the operations of its film and television production unit Paramount Pictures.
  • Australian regulator blocks partnership between Qantas and Japan Airlines.
  • General Motors estimates chip shortage will affect 200,000 vehicles in the second half. 
  • According to Bloomberg, Carlyle wants to divest or take Novolex public, which could be worth $6 billion.
  • Relief Therapeutics is complaining again about its partner Neurorx.
  • Amazon is reportedly interested in broadcast rights to NFL "Sunday Ticket" games.
  • Stripe is reportedly preparing for an IPO in 2022. 
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