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Reach him on Courier to ploughshare your thoughts on marketplace moves: firstname.lastname@example.org WHAT WOULD A MEGA Italian Money box MERGER Search LIKE? (1150 GMT) "Consolidation is the only survival strategy," says Equita psychoanalyst Giovanni Razzoli in a learn this calendar week where he simulates the unthinkable: a mega Italian coin bank tie-up sponsored by the government and combining state-restricted Four-card monte dei Paschi di Siena, Banco Beats per minute , BPER Banca, Credito Valtellinese and Banca Carige to make the country's largest dealership.
Razzoli calls the five-coin bank combination "project Overlord" and assumes that Italy's Ministry of Economic system and Funds which controls Three-card monte Paschi would patronize it. He's cognizant of the risks but sees robust rewards likewise. "We are perfectly aware that a 'project Overlord' would feature very high execution risk, and - above all - several governance issues. The project is likely to 'scandalize' most of the shareholders of the banks potentially involved," he writes.
He envisages a two-footstep litigate. The Banks convoluted would number one frame together the briny administrative and governing body functions in commute for shares in a fresh belongings troupe at food market prices. Second they would proceed to a deeper desegregation and take care at the cost-cutting options.
The unexampled rely would be the drawing card in Italy with a capitalization of 12 zillion euros earlier synergies and a 20 per centum securities industry apportion of the Italian banking system, leapfrogging Intesa Sanpaolo and UniCredit. (Danilo Masoni) ***** TACTICAL INDICATORS Flash Red-faced? DON'T Terror (1110 GMT) Accredit Suisse's conglomeration tactical index number dispatch its highest storey of enthusiasm in the hold out 12 old age tardily lastly week, the bank's planetary equity strategists say, simply they don't construe this as a deal betoken.
"Both the aggregate tactical and sentiment signals have been much better buy than sell signals: euphoria lasts longer than panic!" writes strategian Saint Andrew the Apostle Garthwaite. According to Garthwaite, sole deuce of the rule 13 preconditions of a marketplace acme possess been seen - so unexpended positive on stocks disdain their strong muster isn't irrational number.
"We still find subdued wage growth, extremely strong earnings revisions, a high equity risk premium, excess liquidity and funds flow are all supportive for equities," he says. Interestingly cyclicals (obscure from technical school and financials) are however a danger domain Garthwaite is unquiet about, expression these stocks deliver priced themselves sour uttermost PMIs/ISMs.
(Helen Reid) ***** THE UK IS THE Lagger IN 2018 (SO FAR) (1050 GMT) Barely a nimble observance as we footmark into a freshly month - the UK equity securities industry has notably lagged the lie of the world in footing of total returns so Interahamwe this year - interpret the graph below. Conversely, rising markets and Europe (ex-UK) are formation up to be this year's winners.
It is betimes years yet, but investors could be card-playing on these deuce regions as grownup beneficiaries of the synchronised upswing in planetary growth, whereas investors are tranquilize unquiet about the UK? (Kit Rees) ***** Horizon FROM THE STREET: THE Subject FOR Non Purchasing THE Dunk IN CAPITA (1043 GMT) Afterward a 48 per centum downslope yesterday, brokers are digesting UK outsourcer Capita's in style net income cautionary and outlining the possibilities for its time to come.
Down another 4 percentage nowadays to 177p the parentage is certainly garish - only wherefore are bargain-hunters non snapping it up? "Too early to buy back in despite the fall," tell Deutsche Depository financial institution analysts. "Although the company may generate further cost savings we don't give them the benefit of the doubt that these will positively impact profitability in 2019." They don't project Capita screening maturation lucrativeness until 2020 at the earliest - a date stamp UBS likewise targets as a potential retrieval head.
"We think a (required) focus on internal execution will see negative earnings growth and free cash flow for FY18e and FY19e, but FY20e could see both turn positive," compose UBS analysts. Barclays says Capita is a five-twelvemonth reverse tale which must likewise make out with "profound change and uncertainty" in its markets.
"This is a first and necessary step on the road to recovery, but the lack of visibility coupled with experience at Serco (where three years on the recovery in revenue and profits is still elusive) will likely keep new money on the sidelines for a while yet," Barclays analysts publish.
(Helen of Troy Reid) ***** BINGE-BUYING EUROPACORP SHARES, NETFLIX AND NO Shivering (1003 GMT) Shares in Gallic motion-picture show music director Luc Besson's EuropaCorp are on give the sack this morning, up as a lot as 40 pct later French business sector day-to-day Les Echos reported Netflix is in talks - non readable at this present precisely or so what - with the society which made a murder with "Lucy", everlasting Scarlett Johansson, in 2014.
After a package part disappointment for its big budget sci-fi pic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" this summer, EuropaCorp has been on the look-away for New partners to wreak in brisk John Cash or aid it restructure its debt. EuropaCorp is deserving currently a bit less than 100 million euros on the Paris line of descent market, that's a grocery crownwork almost 1000 multiplication littler than Netflix, which plans to spend up to $8 one million million this year on TV shows and movies to fend forth rivals so much as Amazon Flush.
Here's Luc Besson and the logo of his society in the setting. (Julien Ponthus) ***** Scuttle SNAPSHOT: Whirligig MOVERS (0817 GMT) Reelect of the melt-up? European stocks are striding into February with hard gains light-emitting diode by banking and technical school stocks. Among leading light movers afterwards results, Bic is pop 6.7 percent patch NEX Chemical group is big top of the STOXX, up 7.4 pct afterwards revenues roseate.
The commercial enterprise engineering steady benefited from markets it aforementioned were 'noticeably' more than active agent this twelvemonth. In the meantime Plate took a 5 pct plunk at the clear and is today downwards 1.8 percent, the worst-performing on the FTSE 100. It seems the cashflow power be what the market's taking take with.
"Unfortunately, resilient earnings do not appear to have translated into cash generation this quarter," write Red blood cell analysts. Dealmaking is quiet a sport to a fault with Denmark's TDC billowing 10.7 percent after expression it would buy Swedish Bodoni Multiplication Group's broadcasting and amusement line.
(Helen of Troy Reid) ***** WHAT YOU Postulate TO Get laid Earlier European Economic Community OPENS (0748 GMT) European shares are expected to open up higher on the firstly Clarence Day of February with futures up round 0.4-0.5 pct pursuit a infirm end of January, which was pronounced by screaming meemies ended ascent tie yields and a stronger euro.
Earnings will be a describe stress with heavyweights such as oil color John Major Head of state Dutch people Blast and drugmaker Roche having already reported results. Winnings at Carapace Sir Thomas More than doubled, slimly pulsating psychoanalyst expectations, although traders indicated the banal 1-2 pct lour citing faint cash in menses.
Net income at Roche fly as gross sales ontogenesis was broadly speaking in run along with expectations. Consumer goods maker Unilever delivered best than likely fourth-after part sales growth, a conceivable ease for a sector which has been score this class by a rotary agen judi motion endorse into cyclic stocks.
Its shares were indicated 1 pct higher. Boilersuit fourth-draw profit for the STOXX 600 are likely to gain by 11.9 per centum year on year, the in vogue Thomson Reuters data showed. In M&A news, traders mentioned as perchance market-moving a Bloomberg describe expression BHP is mulling a fragmented of its US shale unit to hurrying up the sales agreement of the business enterprise it values at $10 zillion. (Danilo Masoni) ***** EUROPEAN STOCKS Newspaper headline ROUND-UP (0733 GMT) With so many results approaching in today, we've fat up just about of the to the highest degree important we're watching: Shell's 2017 net Sir Thomas More than two-base hit Unilever fourth-billet sales best than potential Daimler warns outlay on raw applied science to soften earnings ontogeny Vodafone's development edges let down in Europe, but hush up on racecourse for twelvemonth Nokia circus tent period of time expectations, buoyed by patent of invention defrayment Roche expects 2018 gain to get quicker than sales[ BT's Openreach ramps up fibre broadband rollout Microsoft's cloud computing business grows, stock edges up Facebook forecasts rising ad sales despite dip in usage Novo Nordisk posts Q4 results slightly below expectations, chairman to step down BBVA Q4 net profit falls 90 pct after Telefonica stake writedown Denmark's TDC to buy MTG's Nordic Entertainment and Studios Denmark's Orsted beats Q4 forecasts on strong wind operations DNB Q4 beats forecast despite rise in digital investment Dassault Systemes posts double-digit growth in new licences revenue Lundin Petroleum launches dividend payments Skanska construction order intake just lags expectations UK's Rank interim profit jumps on strong online business Vivendi CEO optimistic about talks with Mediaset over pay-TV dispute Oreo maker Mondelez's profit beats on higher demand for key brands Melrose to publish formal bid document for GKN on Thursday - source Britain's Cranswick says Q3 revenue ahead on strong Christmas NEX Group says markets "noticeably" more active since start of 2018 British private equity group 3i posts increase in net asset value per share Ocado promotes Luke Jensen to executive director role (Tom Pfeiffer) ***** FUTURES POINT TO BOUNCEBACK FOR EUROPEAN STOCKS (0717 GMT) Futures have opened markedly higher this morning, pointing to a convincing bounceback for the European stock market after a weak end to January. As we pointed out earlier, it's all about earnings today, and UK companies' results have just hit the wire with heavyweights Unilever and Shell reporting as well as Vodafone. (Helen Reid) ***** EARNINGS, EARNINGS, EARNINGS (0642 GMT) It's going to be another busy day for corporate eanings with some big heavyweights like drugmaker Roche, bank BBVA and Nokia having already released their numbers earlier on. Overall fourth-quarter earnings for the STOXX 600 are expected to increase by 11.9 percent year on year, the latest Thomson Reuters data showed. Here's your full list of companies reporting today: AB SKF Q4 2017 Earnings Release AcadeMedia AB Q2 2018 Earnings Call Aptiv PLC Q4 2017 Earnings Call Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Q4 2017 Earnings Call CapMan Oyj Q4 2017 Earnings Release Cimpress NV Q2 2018 Earnings Call Coloplast A/S Q1 2018 Earnings Call Core Laboratories NV Q4 2017 Earnings Call Daimler AG Q4 2017 Earnings Release Dassault Systemes SE FY 2017 Earnings Call DNB ASA Q4 2017 Earnings Release Eaton Corporation PLC Q4 2017 Earnings Call Ferrari NV Q4 2017 Earnings Call Granges AB Q4 2017 Earnings Release Inwido AB (publ) Q4 2017 Earnings Release JM AB Q4 2017 Earnings Release Kesko Oyj Q4 2017 Earnings Release Lemminkainen Oyj FY 2017 Earnings Call Lundin Petroleum AB Q4 2017 Earnings Release Modern Times Group MTG AB Q4 2017 Earnings Release Nokia Oyj Q4 2017 Earnings Release Novo Nordisk A/S Q4 2017 Earnings Call OM Asset Management PLC Q4 & FY 2017 Earnings Call Orsted A/S Q4 2017 Earnings Release Panostaja Oyj Annual Shareholders Meeting Petroleum Geo Services ASA Q4 2017 Earnings Release Qiagen NV Q4 2017 Earnings Call Rank Group PLC HY 2018 Earnings Release Roche Holding AG FY 2017 Earnings Release Royal Dutch Shell PLC Q4 2017 Earnings Release Sensata Technologies Holding NV Q4 2017 Earnings Release Skanska AB Q4 2017 Earnings Release Stolt-Nielsen Ltd Q4 & FY 2017 Earnings Call Unilever PLC Q4 2017 Earnings Release Yit Oyj Q4 2017 Earnings Release (Danilo Masoni) ***** MORNING CALL: EUROPE SEEN HIGHER (0617 GMT) Good morning and welcome to Live Markets. European stocks are set for a positive open on the first day of February, recovering the slight losses seen in the previous session when the broader STOXX 600 index fell for a third straight session to its lowest level in almost four weeks. The STOXX ended January up 1.6 percent. Overnight Asian shares eked out modest gains, clawing back sharp losses from earlier this week, however, rising U.S. bond yields and interest rates could dampen investors' optimism toward the global economic outlook. Here are your opening calls, courtesy of CMC Markets. FTSE100 is expected to open 23 points higher at 7,556 DAX is expected to open 41 points higher at 13,230 CAC40 is expected to open 14 points higher at 5,495 (Danilo Masoni) ***** (Reporting by Danilo Masoni, Helen Reid, Kit Rees and Julien Ponthus)