Pharmaceutical Sanofi benefited, among other things, from an increase in sales of the asthma medicine Dupixent during the last quarter. Profits increased by over 3%. The French company is also developing potential COVID vaccine, of which doses have already been sold to the British government.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has formally asked banks not to pay dividends or to buy their own shares until at least the end of the year. This should help them to maintain their financial strength in the coronacrisis.
Tourists returning to the UK from Spain must be quarantined for two weeks. The British government announced this tonight, British media report.
Vodafone is on track with its IPO of Vantage Towers, the company it has housed all of its European cell towers. The British telecom company aims to bring the masts to the stock exchange in Frankfurt early next year.
European chip group STMicroelectronics is more positive about its turnover for this year. The revenue forecast was revised upward to a range of $ 9.25 billion to $ 9.65 billion. It was previously aimed at an amount between 8.8 billion and 9.5 billion dollars.
Six major universities will jointly investigate whether residents of Northern Ireland are eager to join Ireland. It could be a stepping stone to a referendum on unification of the island.
Not everyone in the House of Representatives is enthusiastic about the outcome of the European summit. “Rutte has bowed to his knees,” says PVV leader Wilders. He thinks that 390 billion euros in subsidies will come, while the Netherlands did not want that.
After two days of meetings, the 27 EU leaders have not yet reached an agreement on a European recovery fund of EUR 750 billion to combat the corona crisis and on the European multi-annual budget of nearly EUR 1.100 billion. There will be further talk on Sunday, sources report to NU.nl on Saturday evening.