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PARIS, September 2 (Reuters) – The stocks to follow on Friday on the Paris Stock Exchange and in Europe:
* TF1 TFFP.PA, VIVENDI VIV.PA, BOUYGUES BOUY.PA – The Canal+ group, owned by Vivendi, announced on Friday that it would give up broadcasting TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI, explaining that the TF1 group, owned by Bouygues, has expressed its desire to fundamentally review its commercial requirements as of August 31, 2022.
* AIR LIQUIDE AIRP.PA on Friday presented its plan to leave Russia, saying it had signed a letter of intent with the local management team aimed at transferring its activities to Russia in the form of an MBO.
* ENGIE ENGIE.PA – The general manager of Engie, Catherine MacGregor, was reassuring on Friday on the situation for gas in France, the day after the stoppage of natural gas deliveries from the Russian Gazprom GAZP.MM to l French energy company, while relaying the government’s call to households and businesses to reduce their consumption.
* TOTALENERGIES TTEF.PA – Two advisers to Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky asked TotalEnergies on Thursday, questioned by an article in Le Monde accusing the group of being involved in the production of kerosene supplying the Russian army, if the French energy company intended to accept or not the 2022 dividend that the Russian Novatek NVTK.MM will pay, in which it holds 19.4% of the capital.
* SAINT-GOBAIN SGOB.PA announced on Thursday that it had entered into exclusive negotiations with a consortium led by SK Capital Partners with a view to selling its global crystal and detector business.
* STELLANTIS STLA.MI – The Franco-Italian-American carmaker had a market share of 35.44% in August according to Reuters calculations based on data from the Ministry of Transport which shows a rise of 9.92% new registrations over the period.
* SHOWROOMPRIVÉ SRPG.PA announced on Thursday that it had been informed of the completion on August 31 of the acquisition by David Dayan, its CEO and co-founder, of the balance of the stake held by Thierry Petit, the other co-founder, in capital of the company.
* CREDIT SUISSE CSGN.S – The Swiss bank, plagued by an accumulation of scandals, management shakeups and shifts in strategy, is still betting on China and plans to launch a wealth management business there next year , its head of the Asia-Pacific wealth management business, Benjamin Cavalli, told Reuters.
* LUFTHANSA LHAG.DE – The pilots of the German airline are on strike this Friday in support of wage demands, which should result in the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
* MERCEDES BENZ GROUP MBGn.DE – An Australian court has fined the German carmaker A$12.5 million (€8.51 million) over a miscommunication in the recall of its vehicles equipped with “potentially deadly” airbags the country’s competition authority said on Friday.
* PHILIPS – An American subsidiary of the Dutch medical equipment manufacturer, Philips RS North America, will pay more than 24 million dollars (24.07 million euros) to end an investigation into ventilators, announced Thursday the US Department of Justice.
* SGS SGSN.S – The Swiss group of tests and inspections announced Friday the acquisition of the American company Penumbra Security for an undisclosed sum.
(Written by Claude Chendjou, edited by Sophie Louet and Matthieu Protard)