Global markets live: Nokia, Next, Apple, Tesla, Microsoft…

Global markets live:  Nokia, Next, Apple, Tesla, Microsoft…

Every day, the MarketScreener team selects the most important news about listed companies across the world. Here’s a short recap for your convenience:

  • Intesa Sanpaolo has launched a €1.7 billion share buyback program.
  • ABN Amro has acquired the German bank Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe for €672 million.
  • Asahi Kasei plans to purchase Calliditas at SEK 208 per share.
  • BP Plc, Shell, and EOG Resources have submitted bids for four shallow water oil and gas exploration blocks in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Nokia has reportedly signed an agreement to supply 5G RAN equipment to MEO, Portugal’s leading mobile operator.
  • Technoprobe has acquired the DIS division of Teradyne, obtaining a 10% stake in the transalpine company.
  • EFG International has recorded strong cash inflows at the beginning of the year.
  • Softcat anticipates its gross margin and operating profit to be in line with expectations for the current financial year.
  • Feintool is reorganizing its cutting activities in Europe.
  • DKSH has signed a distribution contract with Colourscapes for Europe.
  • Nexi has repurchased its own shares for €17 million.
  • Meta Platforms has added security features to CrowdTangle to address EU concerns.
  • Petrobras’ new leadership has promised to prioritize shareholder interests and accelerate exploration efforts.
  • Toyota, Subaru, and Mazda have agreed to collaborate on the development of new engines for electrification.
  • Sony has appointed Gaurav Banerjee, a former Walt Disney executive, as Managing Director of India to oversee its TV and other media businesses.

  • Adani Group is reportedly planning to expand into e-commerce and payments in India, as reported by the Financial Times.
  • Apple has seen a 2% increase in pre-market trading. The company’s iPhone sales in China surged by 52% in April compared to the previous year, according to Reuters.
  • Tesla has been advised by Glass Lewis to have its shareholders reject a proposed $56 billion compensation package for CEO Elon Musk. This package, if approved, would be the largest CEO compensation package in US corporate history.
  • Microsoft has had a lawsuit dismissed by a California federal judge on Friday evening. The lawsuit alleged that Microsoft and AI start-up OpenAI used stolen personal data to train ChatGPT and other generative AI systems.
  • Amazon’s cloud division, AWS, is reportedly in discussions to invest billions of euros to expand its data center operations in Italy.
  • GameStop has seen a significant increase of 20.5% in pre-market trading after announcing the successful raise of nearly $933 million through the sale of 45 million shares in an “at the market” offering.
  • Hess Corporation and Chevron are awaiting the results of a shareholder vote this Tuesday regarding Hess’s proposed $53 billion acquisition of Chevron.
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