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05/04/2021 | 11:17am

It took five years for Vivendi and Mediaset to bury the hatchet, without going so far as to cooperate.Earnings releases continue, including HelloFresh, Infineon, Pandora and Adecco. In North America, semiconductor manufacturers are scrambling to increase their production capacity.


Main earnings releases. Pfizer, T-Mobile US, Activision Blizzard, AXA, Infineon, Ford Motor, Thomson Reuters, Ferrari, Vonovia, Alcon, Suncor, Telenor, Geberit, Grifols, Demant, Pandora, Adecco... 


  • Vivendi and Mediaset settle their dispute by a transactional agreement to be signed on July 22. Vivendi will retrocede a part of the capital of the transalpine company.
  • Adecco: the employment services group to return to organic growth in Q1, while returning to profit.
  • Geberit: the Swiss group reported dynamic growth of 13% in Q1, with sales of CHF 910 million. Ebitda was up 21.1%. Forecasts have been exceeded, but management remains cautious about the financial year and does not provide any figures.
  • HelloFresh: Q1 Ebitda more than doubled, in the middle of the range provided in April by the company. Annual targets are confirmed.
  • Infineon: the German semiconductor group raised its full-year guidance, following the release of strong results earlier this year. For the year ending 30 September, sales are now expected to be around €11bn.
  • Pandora: the Danish jeweller has significantly improved its Q1 operating profit, above expectations. Annual organic growth is expected to exceed 12%, compared to 8% previously expected, while the operating margin will be above 22%, compared to "more than 21%" previously.
  • U.S. expected to clear vaccine. Pfizer / BioNTech for 12/15 year olds, according to the New York Times.
  • Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion to Apollo Fund. Intel invests $3.5 billion in its production facilities in Mexico.
  • Deutsche Lufthansa orders 5 B787 from
  • The Boeing Company and 5 A350 from Airbus.
  • AMS wants to delist Osram at EUR 52.30 per share.
  • Taiwan Semiconductor is considering a major expansion of its plant in Arizona. Paper Excellence is considering delisting Domtar, according to Bloomberg.
  • Spotify 's CEO is interested in Arsenal.
  • Implenia signs a CHF 110 million order for a subway station in Sweden.
  • SGS buys Dutch company Brightsight. 


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