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Global markets live: Toyota, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Alibaba, Boeing...

01/18/2022 | 11:28am EDT

Every day, the MarketScreener team selects the most important news about listed companies around the world.




  • Rio Tinto expects slightly lower-than-expected iron ore shipments for 2022.
  • Lindt & Spruengli confirms its forecast after a sales increase in 2021.
  • Toyota reportedly expects production to rise 10% in February, year-over-year, according to Nikkei.
  • Activist shareholder Macellum wants change on Kohl's board, according to the WSJ.
  • Novartis is finalizing the acquisition of the rights to ensovibep from Molecular Partners.
  • Microsoft announced Tuesday that it plans to buy video game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, the largest deal ever in the industry. In other news, Activision announced Monday night that it has fired 37 employees and issued letters of reprimand to 44 others since July as part of an internal investigation into reports of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct at the company.
  • Goldman Sachs reported a below-consensus profit for the fourth quarter due to weak trading activity. The stock lost 2% before the Wall Street opening.
  • Analysts are questioning  the roadmap for Tesla's new models, including the Model 2, its most affordable vehicle that could be sold for $25,000. Reuters reported last week that the automaker now plans to start production of its Cybertruck in early 2023, rather than late this year.
  • Alibaba - The U.S. administration has opened an investigation into the Chinese group's cloud computing division to determine whether it poses a threat to U.S. security, three sources close to the case told Reuters. 
  • Major U.S. airlines said on Tuesday that Wednesday's rollout of AT&T and Verizon's new 5G C-band services could cause a "catastrophe" because of a potential for aviation disruptions. Meanwhile, the U.S. auction of 5G licenses in the 3.45 GHz band brought in a total of $22.5 billion (€19.7 billion), including $9 billion disbursed by AT&T, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Friday night.
  • The Boeing Company announced Tuesday that its plant in Tianjin, northern China, was operating at a "normal level", despite the local containment to curb the spread of COVID-19, which affects some of its employees.
  • Apple announced Saturday that it would allow dating app developers in the Netherlands to offer customers of the App Store, its software store, a third-party payment system, complying with the decision of the Dutch competition authority. In addition, a U.S. Senate committee is expected to consider a bill Thursday on app stores, accused of exerting too much control over the market.
  • Amazon announced Monday that it intends to suspend its decision to ban Visa-issued credit cards from its platform in the U.K. as of Jan. 19, adding that discussions are underway to resolve the dispute over transaction fees between the two groups.
  • Pfizer, Eastman - The two U.S. groups unveiled a series of investments in France on Monday evening during a day dedicated to the country's attractiveness, where 21 investment projects by foreign companies, representing a total amount of four billion euros and 10,000 new jobs, were presented.

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Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED 2.04% 116 Delayed Quote.-2.35%
AMAZON.COM, INC. 3.15% 109.56 Delayed Quote.-34.28%
APPLE INC. 1.62% 138.93 Delayed Quote.-23.01%
AT&T INC. 1.67% 21.31 Delayed Quote.14.71%
BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION 1.38% 31.56 Delayed Quote.-30.03%
BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORPORATION (THE) 1.70% 42.42 Delayed Quote.-28.19%
BHP GROUP LIMITED -2.91% 40.05 Delayed Quote.-3.49%
EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY -0.91% 88.95 Delayed Quote.-25.75%
GOLDMAN SACHS BDC, INC. 0.60% 16.9 Delayed Quote.-11.80%
LINDT 0.70% 100800 Delayed Quote.-17.51%
MICROSOFT CORPORATION 1.07% 259.58 Delayed Quote.-22.82%
NOVARTIS AG -0.64% 80.33 Delayed Quote.0.06%
PFIZER, INC. -0.23% 52.31 Delayed Quote.-11.21%
RIO TINTO PLC -1.67% 4834.5 Delayed Quote.-1.18%
TESLA, INC. 1.24% 681.79 Delayed Quote.-35.48%
THE BOEING COMPANY 2.28% 139.84 Delayed Quote.-32.09%
THE CHARLES SCHWAB CORPORATION 1.17% 63.92 Delayed Quote.-24.00%
TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION -1.57% 2067 Delayed Quote.-1.83%
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS 1.75% 51.64 Delayed Quote.-2.33%