Tesla is not invited. Etsy, Teradyne and Catalent make their entry into the S&P500, but not Tesla, who was expected to join the index. The exits are Coty, Kohl's and H&R Block. The changes will be effective September 21.
Ageas pushes back BE. Ageas has postponed an offer to buy BE Group. The insurer confirmed that it had received an "indicative and highly conditional offer", and that its board of directors had reviewed it and "considered it unrealistic".
Suez boss not happy. France’s Veolia's plan to buy most of energy company Engie's stake in Suez is "aberrant for Suez and disastrous for France," the CEO of Suez said in an interview published Sunday by newspaper Le Figaro.
The Monte Paschi for sale. The Italian Treasury has given itself until the end of the year to sell its shares in Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. To improve the profile of the case, a large tranche of bad debts will be placed in the public "bad bank" AMCO. Banco BPM is frequently cited as a good partner for the institution, but has regularly denied any interest.
Still not Amazon. The Pentagon reaffirms its choice of Microsoft for its cloud megacontract, contested by Amazon.com.
Covid impact. Associated British Foods expects adjusted annual earnings per share significantly lower than last year due to the decline of its Primark brand and the impact of the coronavirus crisis on demand.
10 euros. Sanofi's future Covid-19 vaccine is expected to sell for less than 10 euros a dose, Sanofi France President Olivier Bogillot told French radio France Inter on Saturday.
Vaccine in January. Australia expects to receive the first samples of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in January, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
In other news. Amazon.com bans international seed sales in the United States after the "Chinese Seeds" case. Costa Cruises (Carnival) set sail again on Sunday.