(AOF) – The main European equity markets are expected to decline at the opening in the wake of the scattered close of the American places. Investors are playing it safe after Jerome Powell’s reappointment at the head of the Fed. Having been an exceptionally “dove” central banker during his first term, this moderate Republican might be tempted to win over the “hawk” camp in the second in the face of inflationary risk. In Europe, investors will react to news about the Covid resurgence and November PMI indices.

The values ​​to follow today

Orange

Orange Belgium, a subsidiary of Orange, has entered into exclusive negotiations with Nethys for the acquisition of 75% of the capital less one share of VOO SA on the basis of an enterprise value of 1.8 billion euros for 100% of capital. VOO SA is a telecom operator which owns the cable network in the Walloon region and part of the Brussels region. VOO offers a portfolio of fixed and mobile telephony, very high speed Internet and television services.

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas announced that its cybersecurity system had detected a cyber attack on Saturday, November 20. “As a preventive measure, the decision was taken to temporarily put our servers and our data offline, in order to protect our customers and the company, while further investigations and corrective measures are underway”, explained the specialist of inspection, certification and laboratory testing. These operations generate partial unavailability or slowdown of its services and customer interfaces.

Trigano

Trigano lifted the veil on Monday evening on its results for the 2020-2021 fiscal year (ended at the end of August). Over the period, the king of the motorhome saw its net profit jump 59.7% to 222.9 million euros and its current operating income take off 98.2% to 357.9 million. As for the turnover (already published), it reached 2.93 billion euros, up 34.3%. The performance is significant, especially when one takes into account the tensions observed on the deliveries of various components and motorhome chassis which have disrupted certain production lines.

Transgene

Transgene and NEC Corporation, a specialist in information technology, networks and artificial intelligence (AI), announced the first positive data from TG4050, an individualized therapeutic vaccine targeting tumor mutations specific to each patient (neoantigens) . These data demonstrate the immunogenicity of the vaccine as well as the first signs of clinical activity.

Macroeconomic figures

The purchasing managers’ indices for the manufacturing and services sectors in November are expected for France at 9.15 a.m., for Germany at 9.30 a.m. and for the euro zone at 10 a.m.

In the United States, the purchasing managers’ indices for the manufacturing and services sectors in November will be published at 3:45 p.m.

Around 8:15 am, the euro was stable at 1.1239 dollars.

Yesterday in Paris

The European stock markets started the week on a negative note, in a context marked by a new outbreak of Covid contamination. Impacted by the worrying remarks of Angela Merkel, who felt that the current measures were not sufficient, the European indices recovered in the afternoon thanks to the good dynamics of Wall Street, where Jerome Powell was renewed at the head of the Fed. However, this “boost” effect wore off at the end of the session. In the end, the CAC 40 yielded 0.10% to 7,105 points and the EuroStoxx 50, -0.24% to 4,346.16 points.

Yesterday on Wall Street

Wall Street ended in disarray after the announcement of the reappointment of Jerome Powell as head of the Fed. Joe Biden has made the choice of continuity by maintaining in his post a moderate Republican. The task before it is immense: to calm the overheating of an economy threatened by inflation without shattering growth. For the markets, the choice to keep Jerome Powell could encourage the latter to accelerate the timing of the rate hike. The Dow Jones gained 0.05% to 35,619.25 points. The Nasdaq lost 1.26% to 15,854.76 points, penalized by the rise of the 10-year American.

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