CCNB: Halkbank Belgrade increases capital by another EUR 20 million
On August 1, 2018, by issuing shares for qualified investor Halkbank a.d. Belgrade, for the second time this year, increased the capital by EUR 20 million. Major shareholder, Türkiye Halkbankası A.Ş. was only buyer of shares and bought 147,500 shares offered which represents 100% of total issuance of shares. With this, Türkiye Halkbankası A.Ş. continued the process of investing in Serbia that started with buying 76.75% of the shares from EBRD, IFC and Republic of Serbia in May 2015, and was followed by an increase of capital of EUR 10 million in November 2015, and an increase of capital of EUR 20 million in February 2018.
TGAS: Tehnogas acquires Messer Slovenia doo
Tehnogas (TGAS), technical gases producer, announced that it is about to acquire Messer Slovenia, in order to adjust it regional position. Messer Slovenia is a part of Messer Group, where Tehnogas also belong, thus this represents intergroup transaction. The deal will affect consolidated sales in 2019.
AERO: Belgrade Airport saw busiest July ever
Belgrade Airport (AERO) saw busiest summer season ever, with July posting record high 670,354 passenger serviced, the company reported. In the first seven months of 2017, the airport serviced 3.1m of passengers, up 7% y/y, while cargo and postal turnover were higher by 24% y/y, the report says.
Source: Seebiz, Ilirika
SBITOP up symbolic 0.09%
Slovenian SBITOP index was up symbolic 0.09% yesterday, with Krka as the most traded name, which delivered EUR 264ths in volume, while its stock price was up 0.64%. Daily gainer was however SavaRe with 1.16% jump, while top looser was Petrol, with 0.55% decrease.
Source: LJSE, Ilirika
S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise as Apple tops $1 trillion market cap, European stocks close lower on trade woes, Bank of England hikes rates
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite rose on Thursday as Apple became the first U.S. publicly traded company in history to reach $1 trillion in market value. The S&P 500 advanced 0.5 percent to 2,827.22, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped 1.2 percent to 7,802.69. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed just 7.66 points lower at 25,326.16, nearly erasing a 200-point loss.
Earnings season continued on Thursday with DowDuPont and Aetna reporting better-than-expected quarterly results. Aetna's shares rose 0.1 percent, but DowDuPont's stock fell more than 2 percent.
Tesla shares surged more than 16 percent after CEO Elon Musk said the company would be profitable in the second half. However, Tesla posted a wider-than-expected loss on the bottom line for the previous quarter.
European markets closed sharply lower Thursday, after the Bank of England announced a rate hike. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally down by 0.82 percent with almost every sector in the red.
Siemens shares fell 4.69 percent with the industrial firm missing estimates for its quarterly revenue. French lender Societe Generale published its second-quarter results showing a 9.3 percent increase in net income from a year ago. Shares fell 2.25 percent.
In other corporate news, Rolls-Royce said Thursday it was taking a one-off charge of £554 million ($724 million) to deal with costs related to engine problems. Nevertheless, shares spiked 7.1% after the firm said it expects full-year underlying profit and cash flow to come in at the upper half of its guidance.