S&P 500 futures up 0.2% to 2,978.50
Brent Futures down 0.03% to $60.93/bbl
Gold spot down 0.7% to $1,507.92
US Dollar Index down 0.02% to 98.39GLOBAL NEWS:No guns allowed.
American pharmaceutical chains Walgreens Boots
and CVS Health
have asked their customers to stop shopping with guns. The move comes just two days after Walmart announced that it would end ammunition sales in all stores while requesting that customers no longer openly carry firearms in stores.Exxon Mobil completed the sale of $4 billion in assets in Norway. Exxon Mobil
has concluded the sale of its oil and gas activities in Norway for an amount of up to four billion dollars, exiting a country in which it has been operating for more than a century.No takeoff. Airbus
posted 262 gross orders (95 net orders) in the first eight months of the year, as well as 500 deliveries. August ended with 16 orders and 42 deliveries. The group's order book stood at 7,172 aircraft at August 31, several years of production, although the 2019 vintage will be much less flamboyant than previous ones in terms of new orders.Saikawa should stay. Nissan
is not considering separating from its CEO, Hiroto Saikawa, despite a scandal surrounding overpayments, according to Reuters. The manager believes that he has nothing to blame himself for and that the sums concerned will be returned. A board of directors is scheduled for Monday by Nissan.The DB cuts more jobs. Deutsche Bank
is cutting dozens of fixed income jobs, mainly traders and salesmen, Bloomberg learned. Cuts are made in units whose performance is not up to par, with the financial agency citing the credit business in Latin America as an example. The DB is undergoing a major restructuring involving several thousand positions.Every man for himself.
The European Aviation Safety Agency will conduct its own tests on the Boeing
737 MAX before it returns to service. EASA yesterday unveiled the four conditions it had sent to the FAA, its American counterpart, before considering resuming commercial flights of the aircraft. Historically, large agencies have relied on each other for certification. But the case of the B737 MAX is special because it is very political. Will there be a delayed recovery, first in the US market and then in the European market? It is too early to say.In other news...
The Italian antitrust authority has opened an investigation into the sale of Persidera, Telecom Italia
's broadcasting subsidiary, to the F2i fund, which could acquire a dominant position on the market. Enel
has put its Romanian assets up for sale, which could be worth 1 billion. Cofinimmo
acquires a first program in Spain, of five construction projects in healthcare real estate, which represents an investment of 45 million. Lululemon
raises his expectations, Meredith disappoints. Airbnb would recover 6 to 12% of the revenues of the Swiss hotel industry. Sumitomo Mitsui would be interested in Standard Chartered's Indonesian subsidiary, according to Bloomberg. Dominique Leroy is leaving Proximus
to take over the management of KPN. Givaudan
completed the acquisition of Drom under conditions that were not disclosed.