The FTSE 100 is called to open 22 points lower at 6926. Stocks weakened Wednesday as investors awaited inflation figures that could reinforce the risk of higher price pressures derailing the economic recovery from the pandemic. Most Asia stocks slid, along with U.S. and European equity futures. Taiwan’s benchmark dropped as much as 8.6% on a tech rout and Covid-19 curbs, with margin calls exacerbating the selloff. An Asia-Pacific gauge was set for its lowest close since January. Nasdaq 100 futures underperformed after dip buyers helped the tech-heavy gauge to close roughly flat overnight. The S&P 500 weakened for a second day.
  • Acerinox Cut to Neutral at Alantra Equities; PT 13.50 euros
  • InPost Rated New Buy at Erste Group; PT 19.50 euros
  • Maersk Cut to Hold at Deutsche Bank; PT 16,110 kroner
  • Freenet Cut to Hold at LBBW; PT 21.90 euros
  • Swedbank Raised to Neutral at Goldman; PT 150 kronor


  • AVEVA has agreed to sell its Acquis Software, Termis Software and Water Loss Management Software businesses togetherto Schneider Electric for an aggregate consideration of £2.6 million.
  • CARNIVAL – cancels sailings on certain routes till July,Florida restart July
  • COCA-COLA – Q1 vols +1.5%,good gth in emerging mkts,mkt share maintained
  • ULTRA ELEC. – agm statement, strong order book growth, revs broadly flat
  • Allianz Posts 45% Jump in Profit as Baete Vows to Restore Growth
  • RWE Profit Drops As Texas Freeze Hit U.S. Wind Business
  • EDF Maintains FY Ebitda Above EU17B, Est. EU17.28B
  • Deutsche Telekom Bumps Up Forecast as Sprint Merger Takes Hold
  • Bayer 1Q Adjusted Ebitda Beats Estimates
  • Commerzbank Boosts Revenue Outlook After Posting Surprise Profit
  • Delivery Hero Returns to Germany to Take on Uber, Just Eat
  • Orange Looking Into Purchasing Tower Co. TDF: Les Echos
  • ABN Amro Posts Loss as Fine Shreds Earnings, Loan Income Falls
  • Zurich Ins. 1Q P&C Gross Written Premiums $11.03B Vs. $9.68B Y/y
  • Danone to Pick Antoine de Saint-Affrique as Next CEO: Les Echos
  • Prosus to Make Voluntary Share Exchange Offer to Naspers
  • Anglo American Eyes Bigger Iron Ore Exposure With Cashmere MoU
  • Thyssenkrupp Considers IPO, SPAC for Hydrogen Business: Reuters
  • Ahold Delhaize 1Q Adjusted Operating Margin Beats Estimates
  • Compass 1H Adjusted Operating Profit Beats Estimates
  • Iberdrola to Acquire Up to 15 Million Shares in Buyback
  • Skanska Gets SEK2.3b Contract for U.S. Office Construction
  • Syngenta, Valagro ‘Remain Interested’ in Pursuing Sicit Deal
  • Lanxess 1Q Adjusted Ebitda Beats Estimates
  • Zooplus Sees FY Sales EU2.04B to EU2.14B
  • Leoni Raises Full-Year Sales, Earnings Forecast
  • Aegon 1Q Net Income EU383M Vs. EU1.27B Y/y
  • Merck KGaA FY Adjusted Ebitda Forecast Beats Estimates
  • ProSieben Boosts FY Adjusted Ebitda, Revenue Forecast
  • Telefonica Deutschland 1Q Adjusted Oibda Beats Estimates
  • Wienerberger 1Q Revenue Meets Estimates
  • Hapag-Lloyd 1Q Net Income EU1.20B Vs. EU25M Y/y
  • SBB Acquires Properties for SEK2.5b, Sells for SEK1.7b
  • Poste Italiane 1Q Net Income Beats Estimates
  • MSCI Says 109 Additions, 96 Deletions From MSCI ACWI Index

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