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OMV is an international energy company with activities in Exploration and Production (E&P), Refining and Marketing including petrochemicals (R&M), and Gas and Power (G&P). Co. explores and develops oil and gas resources and supply energy to over 100 million people. OMV has three operating segments: Exploration and Production (E&P), Refining and Marketing, including petrochemicals (R&M), and Gas and Power (G&P), as well as the segment Corporate and Other (Co&O).
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In July, we believe that we started to see evidence that the market has bottomed out. The rate of inventory growth slowed to 7%, for a month that usually sees huge inventory builds, averaging at 22% in the past five years. The TTF gas prices fell just 3%, after rising 10% in the previous month, while central European prices actually rose marginally. LNG supply volumes stayed flat, at 8.0 BCM – the second month in a row that volumes were below those in 2019. Meanwhile, North African supplies have picked up for the first time in 2020, to 2.2 BCM, equalling last year. For the first five months of...
A director at OMV AG bought 14,000 shares at 27.553EUR and the significance rating of the trade was 91/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board membe...
EME Equity Market – July 2020 Market performance – majority of indices in the red, with the ISE30 Index down 12.6%. Following its mediocre decline in June, the MSCI EM Europe Index declined 4.4% in EUR terms, but gained 0.4% in local currency terms in July. Following the rather large decline in the Turkish equities, the MOEX Index was also down, 3.5%, in July; while the Athens’ benchmark declined 3.3% and the Romanian BET Index fell 3.2%. Following its gain last month, the PX Index declined by 2.4%, followed by the Hungarian BUX Index, -0.4%. The only benchmark with a positive return in EUR te...
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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