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Ferrovial holds first AGM in Amsterdam, stock up from 14th to 8th place on Ibex35

Link Securities | The company held its first AGM outside Spain yesterday, in Amsterdam, another step towards meeting its real goal of listing on the Nasdaq this year. “The market has proved us right,” emphasised the multinational’s chairman, Rafael del Pino, assessing the company’s historic turnaround. When we took the decision to list in the Netherlands, Ferrovial was ranked 14th on the Ibex-35; today we are in eighth place,” said…


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CAF selected in UK for renewal of railway signalling in contracts valued at around €4,700M over 10 years

Renta 4| According to press reports, CAF has been selected along with other companies to renew the signalling and safety of the UK rail network. The selected companies are CAF together with the British company, AtkinsRealis, Alstom, Hitachi and Siemens. The total value of the contracts to be awarded amounts to around €4.7 billion over the next 10 years and will be progressively entrusted to the selected companies. Assessment: This…


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Surplus electricity production plus structural reduction in consumption, leads to negative prices on wholesale markets

Alphavalue / Divacons| The recent phenomenon of negative electricity prices in several European countries reflects a complex combination of factors, mainly driven by the law of supply and demand and the increasing prominence of renewable energy sources. Countries such as Germany, Finland, Belgium and France frequently experience a surplus in electricity production, largely due to a combination of favourable weather conditions and an increase in renewable energy capacity. This surplus,…


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EU ends the winter with record gas storage levels

BancaMarch: The European Union ends the winter season with record levels of gas storage. Gas stocks in March recorded values of up to 58.72% of storage capacity, 3 p.p. higher than the previous peak, which took place last year. The energy crisis is behind us. Despite the reduction in Russian gas supplies, the mild winter and the targets set by the EU to reduce gas use have contributed to this…


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Eurozone: March inflation flash estimate points to decline to 2.4% vs. 2.6% in February

CdM: According to a preliminary estimate by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, annual inflation in the euro area is expected to be 2.4% in March, down from 2.6% in February. Regarding the main components of eurozone inflation, services are expected to register the highest annual rate in March (4%, stable compared to February), followed by food, alcohol and tobacco (2.7%, compared to 3.9% in February), non-energy industrial…


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Airbus reportedly delivered 65 aircraft in March, bringing 1Q24 deliveries to 144, in line with 2024 target

Banc Sabadell: According to Bloomberg, Airbus (AIR) is reported to have delivered 65 aircraft in March (against 49 in February 2024 and 61 in March 2023), bringing total 1Q24 deliveries to c. 144 aircraft (against 127 in 1Q23, an increase of 13%). Assessment: Bloomberg’s anticipated figure (which is usually very close to the final) is positive, as it would indicate that the company continues to show some sequential improvement in…


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Telefónica and VM02 face reopening of anti-competitive proceedings in UK

Link Securities| Telefónica (TEF) and its subsidiary VMO2, which it controls 50/50 with Liberty, are facing the reopening of proceedings in the United Kingdom for possible anti-competitive practices, according to Telefónica on Wednesday. Also involved in the case are Everything Everywhere (EE, now a subsidiary of British Telecom (BT-GB)), Deutsche Telekom (DTE-DE), Vodafone (VOD-GB) and Orange (ORA-FR). The administrators of Phones4U, a company that went into receivership almost a decade…


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Inditex reopens today in Ukraine

INDITEX (ITX) returns to Ukraine after two years of closure as a result of the war with the opening of online shops from today, 2 April. To which will be added tomorrow the return to activity of around 20 shops of its seven brands in the Kiev area, to be followed later by those in the Lviv area. Inditex’s objective is to open around fifty of the 80 shops it…


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Enagás raises stake in HEH consortium to 15% and will take over management of Stade LNG plant

Banc Sabadell| Enagás (ENG) announced at the AGM that it will consolidate its presence in Germany by increasing its stake in the Hanseatic Energy Hub (HEH) consortium from 10% to 15%, where Enagás will assume the technical management of the construction of the Stade LNG plant (scheduled to come online in 2027). The total investment volume of the project amounts to around €1.6 billion (€1 billion for construction). Assessment: Low…


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Airbus Defence and Space buys German public sector IT and cyber security company Infodas

Link Securities| The Airbus Defence and Space division of European aeronautics manufacturer Airbus (AIR) has reached an agreement to acquire Infodas, a German company that provides cybersecurity and IT solutions in the public sector, including defence and critical infrastructure, Europa Press reported. “With exponential cyber threats, along with the increasing digitalisation and connectivity of its products and systems, cybersecurity is a fundamental component of Airbus’ development,” the manufacturer said in…