Feb 18 French IT consulting group Atos
said on Thursday it was aiming for a sales rebound in 2021,
recovering from a dip caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but
its margin guidance disappointed investors, sending shares
Linde is considering targeted investments in hydrogen, the U.S.-German company said on Thursday as it raised its full-year earnings forecast after increased industrial gas volumes and higher pricing led to a better-than-expected third quarter.
U.S.-German industrial gas maker Linde plans to continue investing in healthcare and electronics as it reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings on Thursday, saying higher operating margins helped offset a virus-hit drop in volumes.
Austrian construction materials firm Wienerberger aims to reopen all its manufacturing operations by the end of June, predicting a return of most construction in Europe that will bring back 80% of demand, its CEO said on Thursday.
German specialty chemicals maker Lanxess reported slightly stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday, with firm demand for disinfectant ingredients offsetting a coronavirus-driven slump in engineering plastics.
* CEO sees no significant coronavirus impact
(Updates after conference call, adds quotes, context)