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|Day's Range||24.58 - 26.09|
|52 Week Range||22.27 - 41.32|
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|PE Ratio (TTM)||9.33|
|Earnings Date||May 14, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 05, 2020|
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(Bloomberg) -- A “Romware Covid Radius bracelet” beeps every time a Tata Steel Ltd. worker in the U.K. or a docker at Belgium’s Antwerp port is within virus-catching distance of someone. At Bouygues SA construction sites and in Sanofi and Schneider Electric SE offices in France employees enter after thermal cameras check their temperatures. Invisible lasers will manage crowds at shopping malls and transport hubs in Spain and France, and some firms will use infection-tracing lanyard devices.As Europeans head back to work, they’re entering a world very different from the one they left. Workplaces from banks and offices to e-commerce warehouses, factories, sports clubs and airports are trying out or installing fever-testing thermal cameras, mask-detection systems and tracking software to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus that has claimed more than 167,000 lives in the region.The virus has opened the doors to surveillance and monitoring technologies that many fear are here to stay. While such systems have been creeping into people’s lives across the globe -- particularly in Asia, with China’s facial-recognition points system and South Korea’s invasive infection-tracking software -- the trend runs up against Europe’s much-vaunted privacy culture. Europeans trading in privacy for safety now may find the longer-term consequences unacceptable.“The use of mass surveillance infrastructures can lead to a normalization of these highly intrusive tools, and the hasty introduction of apps, devices and cameras will, in the long term, lead to a dissolution of trust between employers and employees,” said Ella Jakubowska, a researcher at internet rights association Edri.Businesses are walking a fine line between keeping people safe and protecting their privacy. The absence of clear guidance from European regulators is forcing companies -- who could also be on the hook if they don’t sufficiently protect workers -- to make “extremely difficult decisions,” according to Daniel Cooper, a partner at law firm Covington and Burling, who advises clients on tech regulation.“The exposure of companies collecting that information goes up because it’s sensitive,” Cooper said. “They also have to balance the privacy rights of the people whose data they’re collecting and get that balance right and not break the law.”About 23% of companies surveyed globally are considering workplace tracking or contact tracing to transition back to on-site work, according to a study published this month by tax and consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which is testing its own contact tracing tool in its Shanghai office.“As lockdown is lifted, the turn to contact tracing may add a whole new layer of data being accumulated about where we go and what we do,” Andrew Pakes, research director at U.K. Trade union Prospect, wrote in a blog post Tuesday, adding that “the worry in many quarters is that we could be sleepwalking into further surveillance without safeguards in place.”Providers of such monitoring technologies tout them as a safe way to get people back to work and revive economies crushed by lockdowns. While many acknowledge the systems aren’t foolproof, they say infection risk can be capped.“Our bracelets are tools to keep workers safe and to increase performance,” said John Baekelmans, the chief executive officer of Rombit, the Belgian company whose bracelets will add a tracing feature in June to allow Antwerp port doctors to keep track of a possible spread in the virus.Rombit sees the bracelets outlasting the virus as companies use them to track employees’ health and performance. The company says it will supply such devices to 300 companies in the coming weeks.Like Rombit, Krakow, Poland-based Estimote Inc. is selling social-distancing devices to factories, research centers and hospitals, which also let them trace contacts made by any infected staffer.The devices, attached to lanyards, buzz when workers have spent too much time near a colleague. Employees developing symptoms or testing positive can press a button on the gadget to notify the company, allowing it to trace all the people they’ve been in contact with.“It’s in our DNA to come close” to other people, said Estimote CEO Jakub Krzych, adding that the devices alert users to those habits, keeping the spread of the virus in check.Herta Security in Barcelona is developing both mask-detection technology and facial recognition for touch-less access in workplaces, including for a global retail company that’s considering using it in its offices in Europe and Latin America, according to Laura Blanc Pedregal, Herta’s Chief Marketing Officer.Shopping malls and major transport hubs in Spain, France, Israel and the U.S. will be using Paris-based Outsight’s laser technology to ensure social distancing, its president and co-founder Raul Bravo said. Aeroports de Paris, which manages the French capital’s airports, is testing Outsight lasers to monitor passenger flows.Fever-checking thermal cameras are starting to become ubiquitous. Airports including London’s Heathrow and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle are testing them.“We sell more cameras every week,” said Guenther Mull, CEO of German biometrics company Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH, which offers mask detection as an add-on to its software. “The demand is currently very high.”Privacy advocates are alarmed. Thermal cameras could be seen as an invasion of privacy, said Rob van Eijk, managing director for Europe at the Future of Privacy Forum, a nonprofit think tank.“It would pressure individuals with relatively higher body temperatures to disclose or divulge, likely against their will, their personal health information that might be unrelated to Covid-19 or other respiratory viral infections,” he said.In Europe, where breaching data protection laws can result in a fine of as much as 4% of annual global revenue, companies typically wouldn’t link temperature readings to names or store the information. Still, fever readings wouldn’t be difficult to trace back to an individual, said Covington and Burling’s Cooper.For now, the checks are being taken in stride. Consider the employees of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, the German soccer club, which invested in five Dermalog thermal cameras. When the Bundesliga became the first major soccer league to resume playing last weekend, the club was ready. It had been scanning its players when they came in for training.In late April, while much of Germany was sheltering in place, professional soccer player Leon Bailey stood at the entrance of the club’s training facilities to have his temperature taken. The camera zeroed in on his forehead to read a temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. No fever. He passed through the arena’s gates and joined his teammates for practice.“They see it’s for their own safety,” said Dr. Karl-Heinrich Dittmar, Bayer Leverkusen’s medical director, in an interview. “Nobody wants to become ill.”Read More:Boxed Lunches and Cubicles Aplenty for Post-Virus Silicon Valley Paris Tests Face-Mask Recognition Software on Metro Riders(This article previously said cameras were being set up at Madrid’s University Camilo Jose Cela. A spokeswoman for Almas Industries altered her statement after publication to say the cameras were for a separate sports hall within the campus, and have not been installed.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The quarterly results for Bouygues SA (EPA:EN) were released last week, making it a good time to revisit its...
Press release – Paris, 14/05/2020 First-quarter 2020 results Initial effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Group’s resultsVery robust financial situation:.
Press release - 12/05/2020 On 12 May 2020, Alstom reported its results for the financial year 2019/20 ended on 31 March 2020. Based on this information, Alstom's.
Monthly Disclosure, Paris, 04/05/2020 REGULATED INFORMATION MONTHLY DISCLOSURE OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SHARES AND VOTING RIGHTS Article 223-16 of the AMF General Regulation.
Paris, 29 April 2020 Disclosure of trading in own shares Disclosure of trading in own shares on 24 April 2020Authorisation granted by the Annual General Meeting of 23 April.
The Convening Notice that will be published in the Balo (Bulletin des Annonces Légales Obligatoires) on 3 April 2020 contains the agenda and sets out the arrangements for participating and voting in the Annual General Meeting. The Notice of Meeting containing the draft resolutions submitted by the Board of Directors was published in the Balo on 6 March 2020, it being stipulated that the text of the amended third resolution will be included in the Convening Notice published in the Balo of 3 April 2020. The Universal Registration Document containing the reports submitted to the Annual General Meeting was published on 24 March 2020.
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Wherever it is present worldwide, the Group’s business segments share the same priority of protecting the health and safety of their employees and their families, as well as that of all other stakeholders (customers, subcontractors or suppliers) and of ensuring compliance with the measures implemented by the competent public health authorities. The Group is also taking part in initiatives to fight this pandemic by providing one million European-standard surgical masks to the French health authorities, as announced in a press release on 21 March 2020. To help get through this unprecedented crisis, which has now hit a very large number of countries, the Group is drawing on its strengths, namely the commitment of its 130,500 employees, the diversity of its business activities and its particularly robust financial structure.
Bouygues Telecom has reversed a decision to put more than 800 of its client advisers into partial unemployment, allowing the employees instead to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak, the CFDT trade union said. The decision comes as some labour unions allege financially solid listed companies are seeking to take advantage of state aid meant to help smaller firms weather the sharp downturn in economic activity. The CFDT said the telecoms company had planned to put 822 customer advisers into partial unemployment, a move the union argued would have reduced salaries, hurt pension contributions and reduced holiday allowances.
French telecoms operators will exercise greater discipline allocating internet bandwidth from Monday as France braces for a surge in the number of people working from home, the industry lobby's chief said on Sunday. The move could affect access to video-streaming platforms such as Netflix and YouTube as well as Facebook, the world's biggest social network. "We're entering an exceptional phase which brings us to take a close look at the (traffic) peaks to which we have become accustomed," Arthur Dreyfuss, the head of France's telecoms lobby FFT, told Reuters by telephone.
Press release – Paris – 27/02/2020 JEAN-MANUEL SOUSSAN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE BOUYGUES GROUP Jean-Manuel Soussan was appointed Human Resources Director,.
French telecoms companies Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR have made offers for France's new 5G telecoms spectrum, the regulator, Arcep, said on Wednesday. "All four candidates have stipulated their desire to obtain one of the four blocks of 50 MHz that will be awarded in exchange for the commitments set forth in the procedure," Arcep said in a statement. Arcep added it was hoping to award the 5G licenses by June at the latest.
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Press release – Paris, 20/02/2020 2019 Full-year results ROBUST RESULTS WITH FULL-YEAR TARGETS ACHIEVED Improvement in Group current operating profit and current operating.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today affirmed Alstom's Baa2 long-term issuer rating, its Baa2 senior unsecured rating and the P-2 short-term commercial paper rating. Concurrently Moody's changed the outlook to stable from positive. The change in Alstom's outlook to stable from positive was prompted by Alstom's announcement that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) in view of the acquisition of Bombardier Inc.'s (B3 negative) Transportation business (BT) for an equity value of E5.8bn to E6.2bn.
PARIS/MONTREAL, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier said on Monday it had agreed to sell its rail division to France's Alstom for an enterprise value of $8.2 billion, as it focuses purely on business aviation and pays down debt. The deal will be done majoritarily in cash, with a chunk paid in new Alstom shares, Bombardier and Alstom confirmed in separate statements. Bombardier said it would be receiving net proceeds of between $4.2 and $4.5 billion, once it accounts for the portion that will go to Canadian pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, a 30% shareholder in the rail unit.
(Bloomberg) -- China warned France against treating Huawei Technologies Co. differently from European competitors when it comes to future 5G network equipment contracts, as the U.S. mounts a campaign to keep the Chinese tech giant at bay.In a lengthy statement issued on Sunday on its website, the Chinese embassy in Paris urged France to establish “transparent criteria and treat all companies in a similar way,” referring to telecom equipment makers.It also warned that a difference in treatment based on the country of origin would be considered “blatant discrimination” and “disguised protectionism.”The statement also carried a veiled warning.“We do not wish to see the development” in China of Finland’s Nokia Oyj and Sweden’s Ericsson AB being “impacted because of discrimination and protectionism” against Huawei by France and other European countries, the embassy said.Why 5G Mobile Is Arriving With a Subplot of Espionage: QuickTakeThe statement comes as France prepares to auction off 5G spectrum in April. France’s main carrier, Orange SA, has already announced it would leave Huawei out of its 5G network and work instead with Nokia and Ericsson.But two other French carriers who’ve been reliant on Huawei for their 4G networks, Altice Europe NV’s SFR and Bouygues SA’s telecom unit, have yet to name their 5G partners.The U.S. has been pressuring European allies to ban Huawei over fears that China’s government may be able to access its systems for spying. Huawei and Beijing officials deny there’s any such risk.“Huawei’s 5G equipment are totally safe” and have never presented any “backdoor” lapses, the statement from the embassy added.The U.K. government has faced a backlash from some senior lawmakers in its own party following a decision last month to let Huawei play a limited role in its 5G networks. That prompted one of China’s top diplomats in Britain to call their opposition “a witch hunt” in an interview with the BBC on Sunday.President Donald Trump has privately castigated Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn’t rule out the possibility that the episode could hurt post-Brexit trade talks between the countries.(Adds Chinese ambassador comment in penultimate paragraph.)\--With assistance from Thomas Seal.To contact the reporter on this story: Angelina Rascouet in Paris at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Thomas Pfeiffer at email@example.com, Jennifer Ryan, Anne PollakFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Britain's decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile networks comes at a delicate time, with debate raging in European capitals over the security implications of reliance on Chinese technology. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's preference for applying the same rules to all equipment vendors faces growing resistance from lawmakers in her own party, who back U.S. calls to ban Huawei outright. Europe's leading telecoms operators, who are all Huawei customers, are lobbying against an outright ban.
French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday a consolidation in the global railway industry would occur in the "coming years", amid speculation French company Alstom and Canada's Bombardier would combine their rail businesses. Alstom shares hit a two-year high Wednesday following a report of a potential deal with Bombardier.