The American company Walt Disney stated that it is experiencing a number of economic problems due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the result of which it is forced to lay off 28,000 employees in the United States. This was reported by Bloomberg.
“No matter how frantic this step is, this is the only possible option we have in light of the long-term impact of COVID-19 on our business,” said the company’s management.
According to the agency, employees of theme parks, cruise liners, retail enterprises, as well as members of management are subject to reductions. More than half of them worked part-time.
In total, before the pandemic, the company had about 100,000 employees in the United States.
The American oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil had one of the worst years in its history. Exxon shares have fallen by 45.36% since the beginning of 2020. The company has lost money for three quarters in a row, and in August they were excluded from the benchmark index of “blue chips” Dow Jones Industrial […]
Johnson & Johnson plans to complete the third phase of trials of its single-dose vaccine against COVID-19 in mid-January 2021. Paul Stoffels, vice chairman of the executive committee, senior scientific expert at Johnson & Johnson said they plan to deliver to market 1 billion doses. “We are in the middle of the third phase of […]
The American company Pfizer and the German BioNTech have applied to the European Medicines Agency for registration of their coronavirus vaccine. The announcement was published on the BioNTech website. “On Monday, November 30, Pfizer and BioNTech filed a formal application with the European Medicines Agency for a conditional authorization to use their COVID-19 candidate vaccine […]
The National Bank did not go out this week with interventions on the interbank market, according to the press service of the regulator on Friday, November 27. The Central Bank has been refusing to buy or sell currency for three weeks in a row. At the same time, since the beginning of the year, the […]
Last week, from November 16 to 22, more than 4 million people in the world became infected with the new type of coronavirus, which is a record number since the beginning of the pandemic. This was announced on Tuesday, November 24, the press service of the World Health Organization. According to the WHO, in these […]
With the appearance of an effective vaccine against coronavirus and the subsequent recovery of the world economy, the US dollar may fall by 20%. This was reported by the Financial Times. It is noted that banks, which already had negative forecasts for the dollar next year, deteriorated expectations against the background of the emergence of […]
If coronavirus vaccines become widely available and help restore international trade and economic growth, the dollar is likely to fall by 20% in 2021. Bloomberg reports that this forecast was made by Citigroup Bank. If the forecast comes true, it will be a record drop since 1985, when the DXY index fell by 18.5% over […]
BioNTech from Mainz and US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer have announced the successful third phase of clinical trials of the vaccine from COVID. The company said in a statement that registration is expected in November. According to the release, the third phase of clinical trials of BNT162b2 showed its effectiveness by more than 90% among trial […]
According to one of the leading US companies – financial information provider Bloomberg L.P., McDonald’s Corporation already has a large share of potential buyers (80%) of Chinese fast food restaurants. The future owner of the assets turned out a syndicate Citic and Carlyle Group companies, which will buy a controlling stake shares of McDonald’s business […]Next
The value of bitcoin reached $ 50,000 on August 23. The last time cryptocurrency was traded at this level was on May 15. According to Coinmarketcap, which compares the data of the largest exchanges, bitcoin exceeded 50.1 thousand, rising by 2.6 percent per day. Other cryptocurrencies are also growing: Ethereum, Binance Coin, XRP and others. […]Next
Pechersk District Court of Kyiv satisfied the petition of the Main Investigation Department investigators of Natspolitsiia and arrested the property of the former ruler of PJSC City Commercial Bank (CityCommerce Bank). Such a decision the court took on January 12 this year. According to the document, the former ruler of the bank is suspected of […]Next
On 29 December last year, it took the deal on acquiring by Radekhiv sugar factory, which is one of the largest producers of sugar beet in the Ukrainian space, of four sugar factories belonging to agro-holding Mriia. It is reported by InVenture. According to Stepan Barna – The Chairman of Ternopil regional state administration , […]Next
The National Agency for the Detection, Investigation and Management of Corrupt Assets (ARMA) has identified Ukrtransnafta as the winner of a tender to manage the seized part of the Samara-Western Direction main oil pipeline. It is noted that only two participants took part in the competition, as competition in this market is limited. “The winner […]Next
The Cofco Agri Ukraine Company, which belongs to the Chinese Cofco Corporation is one of the largest global manufacturers and suppliers of agricultural products and foodstuffs, will officially launch the terminal in Mykolaiv sea port on May 19. This is reported by the “Interfax-Ukraine” with reference to the company’s message. This terminal is one of […]Next
One of the largest supermarkets in the USA – Whole Foods was in the midst of a large-scale scandal. As a result, a spot check of stores, which was produced by regulatory agencies in New York, was found mismatch on the price tags of products, a total of 80 items. For various purchases that were […]Next
As of September 1, 11,499 agreements have been concluded within the land market. Poltava (2,873.6 ha) and Kharkiv (2,747.4 ha) regions are in the lead. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy. It is noted that 4836 notaries have applied for access to the State Land Cadastre. A total […]Next
On September 14-18, the National Bank sold $ 71 million in currency on the interbank foreign exchange market. At the same time, the National Bank did not buy foreign currency in its international reserves during the reporting week. Therefore, the National Bank for the first time in the late July sold the currency on the […]Next
A subsidiary of Alibaba Group – Ant Group – plans to attract $ 35 billion in the course on the Shanghai and the Hong Kong exchange. This was reported by Bloomberg. The IPO could be the largest in history, the agency emphasizes. The previous record holder, Saudi oil company Aramco, raised $ 29.4 billion. The […]Next
Apple has patented the new method with the help of the smartphone will be able to repair damage to the display. Such technology can be implemented in the iPhones of the future generations with the flexible displays. The display will be covered with the layer of the elastomer which has highly elastic properties and viscosity. […]Next
Global trade turnover in 2020 will decrease by 7-9%. This was announced on Wednesday, October 21, by the RBC-Ukraine news agency with reference to the report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD. The decline in trade has occurred in all regions of the world due to quarantine restrictions, the report said. They […]Next
US President Donald Trump canceled the trade negotiations with China due to pandemic of coronavirus. The American leader has accused China in the spread of the virus in the world. The information was reported by Bloomberg. The trade agreement concluded in the first stage, which came into force in February, ensured a discussion of the […]Next
In 2021, the Ukrainian economy will grow by 4%. This is stated in the updated IMF forecast. At the same time, next year growth will slow to 3.4%. Inflation in Ukraine is expected to increase to 7.9% in 2021 after declining to 2.7% in 2020, and to 6.8% in 2022. The current account surplus of […]Next
The World Bank will provide Ukraine with a second tranche of $ 350 million, but subject to certain conditions. WB Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde told Interfax-Ukraine what exactly is expected from Kyiv. “The prospects for the second tranche of the Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan depend on maintaining an adequate […]Next
The last two years Oschadbank opened 500 branches in Ukraine. Twelve of them are adapted for people with disabilities. This information was published by the investment portal InVenture Ukraine. The most advanced Oschadbank branches are located in Kyiv, Odessa, Lviv, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions. The Bank plans to continue to implement the modernization of branches […]Next