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BP is an integrated oil and gas group based in the United Kingdom. Co. is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas; refining, marketing, supply and transportation; and the manufacture and marketing of petrochemicals. Co. operates globally, with business activities in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Russia, South America, Australasia, Asia and parts of Africa. Co. operates in two business segments: Exploration and Production - including oil and natural gas exploration and development and production; and Refining and Marketing- activities include the refining, manufacturing, supply and trading, marketing and transportation of crude oil, petroleum and petrochemicals.
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In this report we analyse the notable differences between the published results of phase I tests for COVID-19 vaccines even though, at this stage, it is difficult to compare one trial with another. Phase I results have been positive overall, in terms of both safety (primary challenge) but also efficacy, with all recording the production of neutralising antibodies. We think that the results published by BioNtech and Moderna lend even greater credibility to the mRNA approach. We are sti...
>Results a shade above forecasts - The Q2 2020 adjusted operating result came to -$ 7.449bn, 4.3% higher than forecast, and the adjusted net result of -$ 6.682m was 1.3% higher than the consensus. Results by division were in line with expectations on the whole with a positive surprise in downstream thanks to trading, as at rivals. BP booked $ 16.6bn in charges after tax, in line with the guidance of $ 131e17.5bn split between $ 8.5bn in impairment charges and $ 8.1bn i...
Nous analysons ici les différences notables entre les phases 1 publiées sur le vaccin contre la COVID-19, bien qu’il soit, à ce stade, délicat de comparer une étude à une autre. Les résultats de phase 1 sont dans l’ensemble positifs en termes de sécurité (enjeu premier) mais aussi d’efficacité avec la production, pour l’ensemble, d’anticorps neutralisants. Nous croyons que les résultats de BioNtech et Moderna crédibilisent d’autant plus l’approche à ARNm. Nous maintenons notre recomma...
ECGS notes that as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic the AGM will be held as an electronic meeting only. Consequently, it will not be possible to attend the AGM in person. In general, Prosus is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organization and procedures of the AGM. Under ITEM 2 an advisory vote on the Company’s executive remuneration report is requested. ECGS notes that the total variable salary granted in the year under review, corresponding to 1062% of annual base salary, exceeds the maximum threshold under its guidelines. Accordingly, ECGS recommends to vote OPPOS...
The general meeting is convened to approve a sale of Direct Energy, Centricans North American energy supply, services and trading business, to NRG Energy for $3.625 billion in cash (equivalent to approximately £2.85 billion) on a debt free, cash free basis. We agree that the proposed cash offer is reasonable considering the current market circumstances and the group’s needs in urgent action in light of the Covid-19 impact on earnings and unbearable indebtedness. The disposal of Direct Energy will simplify the group’s structure and will allow focusing on a new strategy enabling the transition t...
Le rapport spécial des commissaires aux comptes ne comporte aucune convention, ni nouvelle, ni ancienne. L'absence de conventions au rapport spécial est, sauf opéra on non signalée aux commissaires aux comptes, le signe d'une bonne autonomie du projet de l'entreprise et d'une meilleure intégrité économique du groupe, surtout pour un groupe familial (résolution 4). Proxinvest estime que le taux d'indépendance du Conseil est très insuﬃsant (23%). Notons toutefois qu'André Delion, membre libre de conﬂits d'intérêts potentiels, assure désormais la présidence du Conseil depuis le 22 août 2019.Quan...
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