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Tilson thinks Buffett "left a lot of money on the table" by not putting more capital to work last year.
Dubious intermediaries have offered governments across the European Union a total of about 1 billion non-existent COVID-19 vaccine doses worth about 14 billion euros, the bloc's anti-fraud agency told Reuters on Monday. Such middleman are asking for advance payments and giving no delivery details, Ville Itala, the head of the European anti-fraud office OLAF, said, stressing that pharmaceutical companies insist they sell directly to governments.
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Global energy leaders and other luminaries like Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates bored in on the tough road to transforming world economies to a lower-carbon future at the kickoff of the all-virtual CERAWeek conference on Monday. Within that, there was a notable bit of tension as some oil and gas executives still asserted their primacy, noting the need for fossil fuels to drive economic activity. CERAWeek, the world's largest oil-and-gas conference, returns this week after a hiatus in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and at a time when oil demand is still struggling to recover from the demand destruction wrought.
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DANONE French Société anonyme with a capital of €171,657,400. Registered Office: 17, boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris. Registered with the Paris Commerce and Company Registry under number 552 032 534 Information on the total number of voting rights and shares in compliance with Article L. 233-8 II of the French Commercial Code and with Article 223-16 of the General Regulation of the Financial Markets Authority (AMF- Autorité des Marchés Financiers) DateTotal number of sharesTotal number of voting rights28/02/2021686,629,600Total number of theoretical voting rights(1) : 712,723,956 Total number of exercisable voting rights(2) : 675,890,266 (1) The total number of theoretical voting rights (or “gross” voting rights) is used as the basis for calculating the crossing of shareholding thresholds. In accordance with Article 223-11 of the AMF General Regulation, this number is calculated on the basis of all shares to which voting rights are attached, including shares whose voting rights have been suspended. (2) The total number of exercisable voting rights (or ”net” voting rights) is calculated without taking into account the shares with suspended voting rights. It is published to ensure that the public is properly informed in accordance with the recommendation made by the AMF on July 17, 2007. Attachment Déclaration Droit de Vote VA 28022021
The Czech Republic, battling the world's worst surge in COVID-19 infections, deployed more police officers and soldiers on Monday to help enforce new lockdown measures that seek to confine people mostly to their home districts. Prime Minister Andrej Babis has said the healthcare system faces collapse without the new restrictions due to a record number of patients in a serious condition. Exactly a year from when the first COVID-19 case was reported, authorities deployed around 26,000 police officers and 3,800 soldiers to enforce the three-week order limiting free movement, though there were exemptions for work-related travel.
BATON ROUGE, La., March 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In March 2020, LSU Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Brian Wolshon and a group of fellow researchers compared roadway travel statistics throughout the state of Florida for that month versus March 2019. This was done as states began to take their respective preventative measures against the coronavirus pandemic. The goal then, as it is now, was to understand the early impacts of government restrictions on social interaction with the expectation that it would be possible to determine their effectiveness in limiting the timing and extent of infections. What they found was that overall traffic volume decreased by 47.5 percent during the study period; there was a lag in response time between urban and rural areas; and that the greatest decline occurred later in the study period, suggesting multiple factors contributed in an additive way to increase the change in travel behavior. A follow-up study has since been conducted, focusing on the period of March 1, 2020-June 1, 2020, and 10 states that represent a cross-section of populations, governmental responses, numbers of COVID-19 cases, and political leanings. The list includes Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Vermont. The data from this study shows that: At the height of the lockdown during this period, traffic was down 60-65 percent across the 10 states and remained that way for about a month. That amount and its sustained duration is without equal in the last century.The level of traffic-volume “recovery” was slower than the decline, but by the end of the study, most states were in the range of 25-30 percent below their 2019 levels. New Hampshire was on the lower end at 16 percent while Ohio was the highest at 44 percent. Researchers believe that this is a reflection of the levels of restrictions in place.The need for governmental responses should be appropriate to the threat faced and the specific characteristics of the location. For instance, the threat and outcomes faced by Montana were different than those of New York. “The biggest a-ha moment was how consistent the amount of the drops were,” Wolshon said. “Whether you had the state of New York, or Vermont, or Ohio, or Michigan, or Montana, the percentage drops were all really similar…everyone followed similar patterns and timings. And then how long they stayed at the bottom, except for Florida at three weeks, everyone stayed at the bottom. And then by the third week of April, everyone started coming back. “You could make an argument with the data that we show that government actions lowered traffic, and that the decreased traffic led to a decrease in spread of the virus,” Wolshon said. “When you’re shutting down schools, businesses, etc., you’re going to see traffic go down. You can’t deny that human interaction spreads the virus.” Wolshon further stated that the group’s work shows a consistency with growing scientific evidence that the spread of the virus appears to be primarily through human interaction at a “close interpersonal contact level,” like the sort one would experience within a household and not like that of being in a shopping mall or outdoor stadium with reasonable social distancing. There is more work to come on this project, as its focus will extend beyond the United States and examine the global response to the pandemic. Another area that will be examined is crash-related fatalities, which went up while traffic declined. “The next logical step is were these patterns similar across the world?” Wolshon said. “Is human behavior more consistent than we think? Nobody likes to stay home; everybody wants to travel, etc. When governments have the ability to really lockdown an area, you can have beneficial outcomes, but at what cost? We want to try and look at the bookends of hardcore enforcement versus suggested guidelines versus [somewhere in the middle].” Wolshon is joined on the project by Scott Parr, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Department of Civil Engineering; Pamela Murray-Tuite, Clemson University Department of Civil Engineering; and Tim Lomax, Texas A&M University Transportation Institute. Read the full paper in the Journal of Transportation Engineering by clicking here. Like us on Facebook (@lsuengineering) or follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@lsuengineering). CONTACT: Josh Duplechain LSU College of Engineering 225-578-5706 email@example.com
Flame Acquisition Corp. announced today the closing of its initial public offering of 28,750,000 units.
(Bloomberg) -- Stocks climbed as confidence returned to markets, with investors shaking off concern about the impacts of higher Treasury yields.Companies tied to economic reopenings and faster growth led the gains on Monday amid a broad-based rally. The S&P 500 was on track for its biggest advance in almost nine months, while the Russell 2000 of small caps jumped 3%. GameStop Corp. soared, adding to last week’s surge of over 150%, with retail investors promoting the stock on social-media platforms such as Reddit and StockTwits. Zoom Video Communications Inc. rose ahead of its quarterly results.Read: Stock Bulls Have Stopped Pretending to Care About Balance SheetsLonger-dated Treasuries resumed their selloff even as intermediate maturities found support, with traders priming themselves for how Federal Reserve officials slated to speak this week might respond to the recent tumult. Investors piled back into risk assets as stocks rebounded following a rout that was triggered by concern that massive stimulus as well as progress in battling the coronavirus have left some areas of the economy at risk of possibly overheating. The S&P 500 extended a rally from its March 2020 lows to almost 75%.“Equity investors are still looking at the rise in rates mostly as ‘a good thing’ and not yet as a threat, notwithstanding some shaking of the tree in high multiple stocks and other parts of the market last week,” wrote Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group. “The benefits of the vaccines versus the challenge of higher rates will be the theme this year.”Read: Investors Poured Record $86 Billion Into Equity ETFs in FebruaryBitcoin rallied after a volatile weekend session, riding a broad resurgence in risk assets and a bullish report from Citigroup Inc. The bank’s strategists laid out a case for the digital asset to play a bigger role in the global financial system, saying the cryptocurrency could become “the currency of choice for international trade” in the years ahead.There are some key events to watch this week:U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book is due Wednesday.OPEC+ meeting on output Thursday.U.S. factory orders, initial jobless claims and durable goods orders are due Thursday.The February U.S. employment report on Friday will provide an update on the speed and direction of the nation’s labor market recovery.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 Index surged 2.4% as of 12:10 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 1.8%.The MSCI Asia Pacific Index climbed 1.8%.The MSCI Emerging Market Index rose 1.8%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index dipped 0.3%.The euro fell 0.1% to $1.2059.The Japanese yen depreciated 0.1% to 106.65 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries jumped three basis points to 1.44%.Germany’s 10-year yield sank seven basis points to -0.33%.Britain’s 10-year yield decreased six basis points to 0.759%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude declined 0.2% to $61.40 a barrel.Gold was little changed at $1,733.40 an ounce.Silver strengthened 0.7% to $26.84 per ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Officials in Nigeria's Zamfara state are in touch with the gunmen who abducted 317 schoolgirls last week and are negotiating their release, two state officials told Reuters on Monday. The armed men took the girls from a boarding school in the increasingly lawless northwestern part of Nigeria early on Feb. 26, the region's second school kidnapping in a week. Zamfara Information Commissioner Sulaiman Tanau Anka told Reuters via phone that officials knew where the girls were being held and who had them, but would not send in armed security forces for fear of harming the girls.
Deutsche Telekom said on Monday it had submitted a pitch to the German government to design a digital vaccination passport, as part of European efforts to reopen travel for those who have protection against COVID-19. A spokesman confirmed that the telecoms group had submitted a bid under a tender that was called last week and closed on Monday. CEO Tim Hoettges told reporters on Friday that Deutsche Telekom planned to put in a bid.
EDF Renewables North America today announced a power purchase agreement for the second tranche of the Space City Solar Project with an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) for 100 MWac / 132 MWdc. The Project’s total capacity is up to 345 MWac / 455 MWdc. Space City Solar, located in Wharton County, Texas, is expected to commence construction in Summer 2021 and begin delivery of clean electricity in Summer 2022.
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IAIABC NextGen Awards recognize individuals under age 40 doing exemplary work in the workers' compensation industry. Nominations open March 1, 2021.
In the case of Peloton Interactive (NASDAQ: PTON), the scorching $36 billion at-home fitness company benefited greatly from coronavirus-related lockdown orders as people needed ways to work out without leaving the house. The stock price is up almost fivefold over the past year, but the easing of restrictions and the progress of vaccinations could slow down its impressive growth. Meanwhile, Nike (NYSE: NKE), the $172 billion sports apparel and footwear behemoth was forced to temporarily shutter many of its stores in the fiscal 2020 fourth quarter (which ended May 31, 2020) due to the lockdowns.
Villers-lès-Nancy, March 1, 2021- 6:00 p.m. (CET) PRESS RELEASE PHARMAGEST GROUP STRENGTHENS ITS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN THE GREATER PARIS REGION BY ACQUIRING ITS HISTORIC DISTRIBUTOR, ADI Pharmagest Group becomes the sole shareholder of ADI (Applications et Développements Informatiques), in which it previously held 50% of the capital.This acquisition enables the Group to control its historic distributor in Ile-de-France for more than 30 years.Highlighting Pharmagest Group’s commitment to strengthen its distribution network in the greater Paris region. *** Pharmagest Group (Euronext Paris – Compartment B - ISIN : FR 0012882389), the leading provider of IT solutions for the healthcare sector in Europe, today announces having acquired the 50% stake held by Marc ABITBOL, founder of ADI, the distribution partner of Pharmagest Group’s solutions in Ile-de-France for more than 30 years. Pharmagest Group now has a homogeneous network of regional agencies adapted to its distribution model and fully integrated within metropolitan France and the French West Indies. ADI was the last structure in metropolitan France not fully integrated at the level of the capital, whereas ADI’s revenue was already fully consolidated by the Group in terms of revenue since 2000 (ADI 2020 revenue: €5.8 million). Until now, pharmacists in Ile-de-France had access to only a part of the PHARMAGEST catalogue of products and services. Henceforth, the Group will be able to support the entire ecosystem for the business lines it develops. By deploying Pharmagest Group’s operating and commercial processes across the ADI network, Management expects to generate strong growth in business and earnings in Ile-de-France over the next three years. Thierry CHAPUSOT, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pharmagest Group, commented: “Through this transaction, we have completed fully integrating our distribution network which will allow us to offer existing and potential customers in the greater Paris region the complete range of solutions and services developed by the Group. This represents a logical development in the Group’s evolution in this region which accounts for 18% of French pharmacies. As a result, we now have a modern local network in Ile-de-France that we intend to optimize to accelerate our development and increase our market share. By leveraging the commitment of our teams and those of ADI as well as the Group’s operating in commercial methods underpinning its success, we will expect to see growth in revenue and earnings in this region.”Financial calendar: 2020 Annual Results: 26 March 2021 after the close of trading.Information meeting on 2020 Annual Results: 29 March 2021 at 2:30 p.m. About Pharmagest Group: With more than 1,100 employees acting as “Citizens in the Service of Health and Well-Being”, Pharmagest Group is the leading provider of IT solutions for the healthcare sector in Europe through innovative solutions and services for healthcare professionals guaranteeing the efficiency of the healthcare system and improving the patient care pathway. As a key contributor to the quality of healthcare and coordination between office-based private practice and hospitals, Pharmagest Group is present in France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom where it is developing the leading healthcare platform and a single ecosystem for France and Europe bringing the best of technology to the service of people. Listed on Euronext Paris™ - Compartment BIndexes: MSCI GLOBAL SMALL CAP - GAÏA Index 2019 - CAC® SMALL and CAC® All-TradableIncluded under the European Rising Tech label. Eligible for the “long-only” Deferred Settlement Service (“Service à Réglement Différé” - SRD) and equity savings accounts invested in small and mid caps (PEA-PME).ISIN: FR 0012882389 – Reuters: PHA.PA – Bloomberg: - PMGI FP For all the latest news go to www.pharmagest.com Follow Pharmagest on Twitter: @Pharmagest, LinkedIn and Facebook CONTACTS Analyst and Investor Relations: Chief Administrative and Financial Officer: Jean-Yves SAMSONTel. +33 (0)3 83 15 90 67 - firstname.lastname@example.org Media Relations: FIN’EXTENSO - Isabelle APRILETel. +33 (0)1 39 97 61 22 - email@example.com Attachment PHARMAGEST_PRESSRELEASE_20210301_ADI Acquisition_en_US
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(Bloomberg) -- Oil was little changed ahead of a key OPEC+ meeting scheduled this week that may decide to increase supply into a fast-tightening market.Futures in New York flipped between gains and losses on Monday, after rising as much as 2.3% earlier in the session. The alliance gathers on Thursday and is expected to loosen the taps after prices got off to their best ever start to a year. But it’s unclear how robustly the group will act, with the Saudi Arabian energy minister calling for producers to remain “extremely cautious.”See also: OPEC+ Faces Calls to Cool Oil Market Frenzy With Extra BarrelsThe market continues to face risks in the near term. China’s Unipec was re-offering cargoes of April Angolan crude amid weaker sales. Diesel demand in India was also down versus a year earlier amid record pump prices in the country. Both point to a limit on some of the recent firmness seen within the oil market.“OPEC potentially putting more supply on the market could undercut some of the strength” prices have experienced lately, said John Kilduff, a partner at Again Capital LLC. The backdrop for the market is “mostly supportive, but this additional slug of OPEC supply if it were to develop is definitely a limiting factor.”Saudi Arabia’s output curbs, the improving demand outlook as vaccines are rolled out, and the growing popularity of commodities as a hedge against inflation have pushed oil higher this year. There has been a raft of bullish calls in recent weeks predicting the rally will continue as the producer response trails consumption, while maintenance in North Sea fields is set to reduce supply. Meanwhile, there are some signs that demand is picking up. U.S. gasoline demand jumped by 1 million barrels a day last week to 8.76 million barrels a day, a level comparable to March 2020 before the pandemic, according to Descartes Labs.“People have become very optimistic about the ability of OPEC+ to manage a return to a balanced market,” said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research. The market continues to “see improved demand down the road and OPEC+ not oversupplying the market as they ramp up again.”The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies must decide how much output gets restored -- and at what pace -- with current reductions amounting to just over 7 million barrels a day, or 7% of global supply. The 23-nation coalition will choose whether to revive a 500,000-barrel tranche in April, and in addition, whether the Saudis confirm an extra 1 million barrels they’ve taken offline will return as scheduled.Citigroup Inc. thinks the coalition will boost output by about 500,000 barrels a day next month, with Saudi Arabia unlikely to continue its voluntary curbs.“A higher oil-price environment, an increasingly promising demand picture by summer, and the recovering but still growing U.S. oil production outlook for 2021 should give OPEC+ the confidence to slightly increase supply,” said Louise Dickson, an analyst at consultant Rystad Energy AS.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
U.S. stocks staged a rebound rally on Monday, with each of the S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq rising as retreating Treasury yields and vaccine optimism boosted risk assets.