Siemens Seeks Support

Roughly four months after we last discussed Siemens Energy, the company is back in the news. 📰

Before getting into today’s news, the energy giant made headlines in June after scrapping its profit forecast and warning that major setbacks at its wind turbine subsidiary (Siemens Gamesa) could last years. That sent shares tumbling 37% in about two days, also pressuring Siemens AG, which owns about 35% of the company.

Now, the stock has fallen another 35% after requesting guarantees from the government to continue its long-term projects. 🆘

Its statement said, “Considering this requirement, the Executive Board is evaluating various measures to strengthen the balance sheet of Siemens Energy and is in preliminary talks with different stakeholders, including banking partners and the German government, to ensure access to an increasing volume of guarantees necessary to facilitate the anticipated strong growth.”

Reports indicated that the company is looking for 15 billion euros in guarantees, but executives did not comment on the exact details. The market was a bit confused, however, since executives said they expect fiscal 2023 results to align with previous guidance. 🤔

The overall lack of clarity sent investors scrambling as the constant surprises erode confidence in management’s ability to turn this struggling ship around. The market will certainly receive more clarity during its fourth-quarter results on November 15th, but for now, it’s left to wonder about what new headwinds might emerge.

Both American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) tracking the stock fell to their lowest levels ever. 📉

Epic Wins A “Victory Royale” Against Google

It’s been three years since Fornite-maker Epic Games sued Apple and Google for allegedly running illegal app store monopolies. And despite losing a similar battle against Apple, the game-maker has secured a win against Google. 🏆

The jury in Epic v. Google delivered its unanimous decision after just a few hours of deliberation. They found a few key things:

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Chinese Smartphone Maker Unveils EV

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is entering the highly competitive electric vehicle (EV) market, revealing its first electric car this weekend. 👀

The consumer electronics company unveiled its SU7 sedan, which it says it spent more than $1.4 billion to develop. The vehicle is set to roll out in China next year and is attempting to do something Faraday Future and other competitors have failed to do: create a software-focused vehicle that matches the technology people find in their phones to what’s happening in their cars. 

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Biotech Buyout Spree Continues

It may be the last week of the year, but many companies are rushing to get deals done before year-end. Two significant transactions in the biotech space were announced today, so let’s dive in. 👇

The first deal involves RayzeBio, which raised $358 million via an initial public offering (IPO) just three months ago. However, its time as a public company is being cut short by Bristol Myers Squibb, which is acquiring the radiopharmaceutical therapeutics company for $62.50 per share in cash. 💰

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All About Artificial Intelligence (AI)

It was another busy day for artificial intelligence (AI) news, with three U.S. tech giants unveiling new information and C3.ai reporting earnings. 📰

Let’s quickly cover the more concise news before jumping into earnings, starting with Google launching its new AI model that it hopes will take down GPT-4. CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google is entering a new era of AI: the Gemini era. 

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