Three more people brought before judge over murder of French teacher: BFM TV

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AVEVA Group Posts HY Loss

AVEVA Group plc. (AVV.L) reported that its loss attributable to equity holders of the parent for the six months ended 30 September 2020 was 20.3 million pounds or 12.60 pence per share compared to profit of 18.0 million pounds or 11.13 pence per share in the previous year.

Loss before tax from continuing operations was 24.2 million pounds, compared to profit of 24.0 million pounds last year.

Adjusted earnings per share reduced to 28.26 pence from 43.31 pence in the prior year.

Revenue was 332.6 million pounds, represents a reduction of 15.1% from last year.

AVEVA intends to pay an interim dividend of 15.5 pence per share. The interim dividend will be payable on 5 February 2021 to shareholders on the register on 8 January 2021.

The Group expects full-year performance to be resilient despite the challenging global economic environment.

The company expects to see solid revenue growth in the second half and remains confident in its outlook for the full year.

RSA, Consortium Issue Further Statement Regarding Proposal – Quick Facts

RSA Insurance Group Plc (RSANY.PK,RSA.L,RSA) and the Intact-Tryg Consortium issued a statement regarding the possible cash offer for RSA Insurance Group. The proposal comprises 685 pence in cash per RSA share, plus payment by RSA of the announced interim dividend of 8 pence per share. This would represent an approximately 7.2 billion pounds transaction with Intact paying 3.0 billion pounds and Tryg paying 4.2 billion pounds.

The Board of RSA has indicated to the Consortium that it would be minded to recommend the proposal, subject to satisfactory resolution of the other terms of the proposal, including a period of due diligence.

Biden Takes Lead From Trump in Georgia for First Time

Democratic nominee Joe Biden edged ahead of President Donald Trump in the state of Georgia, a major shift in the Republican stronghold that hasn’t backed a Democrat for president since 1992.

Biden only needs a win in one more state — Georgia, Pennsylvania, Nevada or North Carolina — to reach the 270 electoral votes he needs to be elected president, provided that other race calls stand.

Biden moved out front of Trump in Georgia by 917 votes early Friday with the release of the latest batch of results from the state. The former vice president had trailed in the state since Election Night, but Trump’s initial lead of several hundred thousand votes progressively shrank as election officials tallied mail-in ballots that heavily favored the Democratic candidate.

The result is still too close to call the state, with a recount and legal challenges possible and more ballots yet to be counted, including those from military personnel stationed overseas.

Vulcan Materials Co. Q3 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

Vulcan Materials Co. (VMC) announced a profit for third quarter that declined from last year.

The company’s bottom line totaled $199.79 million, or $1.50 per share. This compares with $215.71 million, or $1.62 per share, in last year’s third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.62 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter fell 7.7% to $1.31 billion from $1.42 billion last year.

Vulcan Materials Co. earnings at a glance:

-EPS (Q3): $1.56 vs. $1.68 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.62
-Revenue (Q3): $1.31 Bln vs. $1.42 Bln last year.

President Trump is projected to win Iowa

  • President Donald Trump is projected to win Iowa, according to NBC News.
  • Iowa has 6 Electoral College votes.
  • Polling averages had indicated a close race in the state.

President Donald Trump is projected to win Iowa, according to NBC News.

Iowa has 6 Electoral College votes. Polling averages had indicated a close race in the state.

The battleground state has chosen Democratic candidates in six of seven presidential races from 1988 to 2012. Then, Trump won Iowa by a convincing margin of 9.5% in 2016.

The state had also seen a close Senate race between incumbent Republican Joni Ernst and Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield. NBC News projected Ernst will also secure her seat for a second term.

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Three more people brought before judge over murder of French teacher: BFM TV

PARIS (Reuters) – Three more people were brought before a judge as part of an ongoing investigation into last month’s murder of French teacher Samuel Paty, BFM TV reported on Friday, quoting judicial sources.

The three had been arrested on Tuesday.

Paty was beheaded on Oct. 16 in broad daylight outside his school in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old of Chechen origin. The attacker, shot dead by the police, had wanted to avenge the teacher’s use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on freedom of expression for 13-year-olds.