BERLIN/FRANKFURT, April 19 (Reuters) – The following are some of the factors that may move German stocks on Monday:
Germany reported 11,437 new infections and 92 more deaths.
German carmaker Daimler will create 1,000 new jobs for software programmers at its S-Class production facility to develop its planned MBOS operating system, Automobilwoche reported on Sunday.
BMW’s China chief says the carmaker aims for 25% of group sales in China to be electric by 2025.
The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can break through the protection provided by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found. However, the variant’s prevalence in Israel is very low and the vaccine remains highly effective.
Tele Columbus said it was launching a rights issue to raise 475 million euros ($569 million), pricing an offering of new shares at 3.25 euros apiece.
Takkt appoints Maria Zesch as new chief executive officer.
COVESTRO – 1.30 euros/shr dividend
HENKEL – 1.85 euros/shr dividend
VONOVIA – 1.69 euros/shr dividend
OVERSEAS STOCK MARKETS
Dow Jones +0.5%, S&P 500 +0.4%, Nasdaq +0.1% at close.
Nikkei +0.2%, Shanghai stocks +1.3%.
Time: 4:44 GMT
No major German economic data scheduled.
REUTERS TOP NEWS ($1 = 0.8345 euros) (Reporting by Berlin, Frankfurt and Gdansk newsrooms)
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