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Highlights: August 1, 2022 - August 6, 2022

Christian Fernsby |
Events of the last week.

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INEOS and SINOPEC sign three deals worth $7bn

SINOPECUK-based chemical and energy group INEOS has signed a series of agreements with Chinese oil and gas company SINOPEC to establish a large footprint in China...

BP to invest up to 50 million pounds in new electric vehicle battery testing centre in UK

Louise KinghamBP has unveiled plans to invest up to 50 million pounds in a new electric vehicle (EV) battery testing centre and analytical laboratory in the UK...

Valvoline to sell global products business to Aramco for $2.65 billion

ValvolineValvoline said it has reached an agreement with Aramco to sell its global products business for $2.65 billion in cash...

Nearly half of U.S. companies plan to add staff in H1

WorkersThe job market will remain strong for the latter part of 2022, research from Robert Half shows...

John Deere to move some production from Iowa to Mexico

John DeereJohn Deere has announced it will be moving mower conditioner production from the John Deere Ottumwa Works in Iowa to its hay and forage mower factory in Monterrey, Mexico...

Air Canada Q2 operating revenues increased almost five times

Air CanadaAir Canada reported its second quarter 2022 financial results...

TD to buy Cowen for $1.3 billion

Toronto-Dominion BankToronto-Dominion Bank agreed to buy US brokerage Cowen for $1.3 billion in cash, $39 a share...

Ferrari Q2 net revenues up 24.9%

FerrariFerrari announced its consolidated preliminary results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2022...

Hugo Boss Q2 sales increased 34%

Hugo BossHugo Boss Q2 currency-adjusted Group sales increased 34% compared to the prior-year period...

Ping Identity to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.8 Billion

Thoma BravoPing Identity announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $28.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at an Enterprise Value of approximately $2.8 billion...

Semtech to buy Sierra Wireless in $1.2 billion deal

Sierra WirelessSemtech is acquiring Sierra Wireless in all-cash transaction valuing the Canadian company at $1.2 billion including debt...

Illinois: Tyson Foods breaks ground on Caseyville expansion, will create 250 new jobs

Tyson FoodsTyson's Caseyville facility will expand the production of Hillshire Farm and Jimmy Dean products...

Novo Nordisk's sales increased by 25%

Novo NordiskNovo Nordisk's sales increased by 25% in Danish kroner and by 16% at constant exchange rates to DKK 83.3 billion in the first six months of 2022...

National Bank of Bahrain reports 29% increase in net profit

National Bank of BahrainNational Bank of Bahrain B.S.C. (NBB) has reported a 34% increase in its net profit attributable to equity shareholders to BHD 20.0 million (USD 53.1 million) for the second quarter ended 30 June 2022, compared to BHD 14.9 million (USD 39.5 million) in the same period of 2021...

Regeneron Q2 revenues decreased by 44%

RegeneronRegeneron Pharmaceuticals announced financial results for the second quarter of 2022...

Bank Rakyat Indonesia net profit almost doubles

SunarsoBank Rakyat Indonesia announced a net profit of USD 1.66 billion or grew almost double 98.38% year-on-year (YoY) with total assets also increased 6.37% to USD 110.19 billion in the first half of 2022, at the Press Conference on Financial Performance for Q2 2022 on July 27, 2022...

Amgen to buy ChemoCentryx for $3.7b in cash

AmgenAmgen and ChemoCentryx announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Amgen will acquire ChemoCentryx for $52 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.7 billion...

Ontex to sell its Mexican business to Softys

OntexOntex Group, a supplier of personal care products, has entered into a binding agreement to sell its Mexican business activities for approximately €285 million to Softys, a personal hygiene company with operations across Latin America...

Digimarc Q2 revenue increased 23%

DigimarcDigimarc reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022...

Hilton to upgrade headquarters, create 350 new jobs over next five years in Virginia

Hilton hotelHilton will retain its headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia, including significant upgrades to its facility at 7930 Jones Branch Drive in McLean...

APA acquires oil producing assets in West Texas for $505m

Texas Delaware basinAPA has acquired Texas Delaware basin properties from an undisclosed firm in a deal worth $505m...

Ritchie Bros. Q2 revenue increased 22%

Ritchie BrosRitchie Bros. reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022...

Goodyear Q2 net income more than doubles

GoodyearThe Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company reported results for the second quarter of 2022... â– 

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Post-tropical cyclone Fiona made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia Saturday morning.


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Typhoon lashes central Japan killing two

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6.4 magnitude quake jolts western Indonesia
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Work to begin on Swiss backup power plant

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ScotRail workers to strike over pay
South Korea attracts $1.15 bn investment from U.S.
UK's Trades Union Congress: Tax cuts helps corporations and wealthy
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Egypt keeps interest rates unchanged
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Province supporting made-in-Ontario fertilizer solutions for farmers

Taiwan customs seize Chilean apples due to pesticide levels
Denmark to allow mink breeding again from 2023
New Zealand to take extra measures to target pocket of M. bovis infection
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