ROUNDUP: Airbus bids for billion-euro cyber data business from Atos

PARIS/TOULOUSE - The aircraft manufacturer Airbus wants to secure the cyber security and data division of the crisis-ridden French IT service provider Atos for a sum in the billions. Airbus is valuing the Big Data and Security (BDS) business at 1.5 to 1.8 billion euros including debt, Atos announced in Paris on Wednesday. According to the company, it has also received another non-binding bid, which only relates to parts of the BDS business. Atos therefore intends to negotiate primarily with the aerospace and defense group Airbus.

Nordex receives major order in Sweden

HAMBURG - The wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has received a major order in Sweden. The investment company Renewable Capital Power has placed orders for four wind farms in Sweden with a total capacity of 553 megawatts by the end of 2023, Nordex announced in Hamburg on Wednesday. The order volume thus corresponds to around a quarter of the orders received in the entire third quarter. The London-based company has also entrusted Nordex with the maintenance of the turbines for a period of 35 years, it added. Nordex shares rose a good one percent on the Tradegate trading platform ahead of the Xetra closing price.

Low-cost airline Ryanair increases passenger numbers in December - but share falls

DUBLIN (dpa-AFX) - The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair carried more passengers in December than a year earlier. The number of passengers grew by nine percent to 12.5 million, as the company announced in Dublin on Wednesday. However, the load factor fell by one percentage point to 91 percent. Ryanair shares fell by 3.2 percent in Dublin this morning.

Novartis enters into strategic collaboration with Voyager Therapeutics

BASEL - The pharmaceutical company Novartis has signed a license agreement and a strategic collaboration with the US biotech company Voyager Therapeutics. The Swiss company has secured the rights to gene therapies for the treatment of Huntington's disease (HD) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Maersk suspends Red Sea voyages indefinitely

KOPENHAGEN - Container ships belonging to shipping giant Maersk will no longer sail through the Red Sea for an indefinite period following several attacks on merchant ships. After initially suspending all voyages through the affected area for 48 hours from Sunday to Tuesday, the Danish shipping company has now decided to pause all freight traffic through the sea and the Gulf of Aden until further notice. This was announced by the company on Tuesday. In cases where it makes the most sense for customers, ships will be rerouted around the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa.

ROUNDUP: No end to the floods in sight - water levels could still rise

BERLIN - There is great concern in the flood areas in Germany about further rising water levels. The German Weather Service (DWD) announced continuous rain until Thursday with large amounts of rain in some areas. On Wednesday night, it was also expected to become stormy in some areas. In Bremen and the particularly affected Lower Saxony, many gauges were still showing the highest of the three flood warning levels on Tuesday evening. Meanwhile, supplies of sandbags for dyke protection are running low in Lower Saxony.

Share of alternative energies in power generation grows to over half

BONN - Alternative energies accounted for more than half of German electricity generation last year. The proportion of electricity generated from wind, water, biomass and other alternative energies rose to 56 percent, as the Federal Network Agency announced on Tuesday. In the previous year, the figure was 47.4 percent.


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