Corporate results:

  • EssilorLuxottica reports 5.2% growth in Q3.
  • L'Oréal posts organic growth of 11.1% in Q3.
  • Vivendi reports higher Q3 sales, boosted by Canal+.
  • Boliden reports third-quarter operating profit slightly below expectations.
  • Brunello Cucinelli raises its estimates after nine months of strong growth.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise loses 4% after announcing reduced forecasts.
  • Intuitive Surgical falls 8% after a warning.
  • Philip Morris raises its full-year earnings forecast after a mixed third quarter.
  • Sika reports a fall in nine-month results.
  • American Express reported third-quarter earnings of 2.45 billion dollars in the third quarter, or 3.30 per share, compared with $1.88 billion or $2.47 per share a year earlier.
  • Solaredge fell 22% before the opening after it warned of a significant drop in fourth-quarter revenues.

In other news:

  • Offshore wind turbine operators, including Orsted and Equinor, may be forced to cancel contracts after New York State ruling.
  • China delays approval of Broadcom's $69 billion acquisition of VMware.
  • Pfizer obtains EU approval for Seagen acquisition.
  • UBS plans a new wave of job cuts at Credit Suisse in November.
  • Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer Vinfast said on Friday that it had signed a share subscription agreement of up to $1 billion with the with US fund Yorkville Advisors.
  • Eli Lilly said on Thursday that it was suing 11 online pharmacies to prevent them from importing and selling products imitating its diabetes drug Mounjaro.
  • Toyota Motor, the world's largest carmaker in the world in terms of sales, said on Thursday that it had signed an agreement to adopt the Tesla charging standard from 2025.
  • European Union antitrust regulators resumed their investigation their investigation into Adobe's proposed $20 billion takeover of Figma, giving themselves until February 5 to take a decision.
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals is considering its future and may be sold, according to Bloomberg.

Today's main earnings reports: American Express, Schlumberger, Sika, Intercontinental Hotels, Yara, Klépierre, Forvia, Carmila, Basic-Fit...See the full agenda here.