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 […]
The taxi service of the international Chinese company DiDi Chuxing intends to conduct the initial public offering (IPO) on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. As reported by Reuters on Tuesday, citing sources, this may happen in the first half of 2021. By the time of the IPO, the estimated value of DiDi will be more […]Next
Publicly-held company Bank Khreschatyk has managed to prepay debt to the National Bank of Ukraine in the amount of 190 457 000 UAH. According to the official information, the implementation of the requirements of the loan from the NBU refinancing was realized by raising funds derived from repayment of the package of domestic government loan […]Next
Amazon, an online retailer, has received permission from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use drones to deliver parcels to customers. The permit was issued for the Prime Air service. Bloomberg writes that now Amazon will be able to start delivering their orders to customers on a commercial basis. The company and its competitors […]Next
Shares continue to fall in the Chinese stock market. Two major Chinese exchanges experienced a sharp decline in prices. One reason for this is the fact of fraud in the local exchange market. It will be recalled that, that the employees of the two major Chinese exchanges in the summer of 2015 are under investigation. […]Next
The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer may apply for permission to use its oral drug for the treatment of COVID-19, at the end of this year. This was announced on Thursday by the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Albert Burla. “In addition, our scientists are developing an oral drug to treat […]Next
The London Court of International Arbitration upends the long-term dispute between the Arricano Real Estate and Stockman Interhold in respect of ownership of the Sky Mall shopping center. For a long time the conflict over the asset has been one of the most high-profile cases and negative in the sphere of development of Ukraine. May […]Next
China reduced its US Treasury bond portfolio by $ 6.22 billion to $ 1.062 trillion amid strained relations with Washington in September. This was reported on Friday by the South China Morning Post, citing data from the US Treasury. This was the lowest amount of these investments since February 2017. According to the publication, China […]Next
Technical failure occurred on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, due to which the trading was suspended. This is stated in the statement by Japan Exchange Group, which owns the exchange. “Trading of all shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange has been suspended due to the failures related to the delivery of the market information, ” – […]Next
The defining reason for the depreciation of the hryvnia against the dollar and the euro in the third quarter was the deterioration of business expectations. Deteriorating expectations created increased demand for the currency, which turned out to be higher than supply. This contributed to the devaluation pressure in the foreign exchange market in the III […]Next
Switzerland is an amazing country, and not only in the sense of the unsurpassed beauty of the landscape, but also in the incredible economic performance having ultralow natural resources. Switzerland is a country with almost complete lack of mineral deposits. Most of the territory consists of mountain ranges of the Alps. There is everything you […]Next
The Ukrainian Sokil-300 drone is an analogue of the Turkish Bayraktar and it may join the army next year. The head of Ukroboronprom Igor Fomenko announced it in an interview with RBC-Ukraine. “This is an analogue of the same Turkish Bayraktar. With funding it may already be adopted in a year,” he said. Fomenko says […]Next
The victory of the candidate from the Republicans in the USA President elections stirred up not only the global political community but the US stock market too. According to Bloomberg analytical bureau, Hillary Clinton’s loss has hit the financial condition of 500 richest people in the world. In particular, analysts say that after the announcement of the race […]Next
The Digital Future Investment company became a co-investor in the startup YouAppi round “B”. According to the CEO of the Digital Future, Alexei Vitchenko, this is the first transaction of the Ukrainian investment company in the “B” round level. The deposit amount is not disclosed. American-Israel YouAppi service was founded in 2011. YouAppi technology is […]Next
In April, the profit of Ukrainian banks amounted to 6.6 billion hryvnias, and for the four months of 2021 – 17.538 billion hryvnias. NBU data from Friday, May 21 testify to it. The total income of banks in January-April reached 80.103 billion hryvnias, expenses – 62.565 billion hryvnias. At the same time, interest income amounts […]Next
The Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal found guilty the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in bankruptcy of the Ukrgazprombank. This is stated in the judgment from April 26 in the case N826 / 26255/15, writes UBR. The NBU actions were called “illegally inactive” by the decision. Thus, was confirmed the decision of the previous court – the District […]Next
The agricultural enterprise “Danosha” (Kalushskyi district) intends to build a station for the biogas production in the village Tustan Galichskyi district, Ivano-Frankivsk region till 2017. It was said by the CEO Christian Jacobsen to the reporters. The plant capacity is 1 megawatt. It will use the raw materials of organic waste of animals and herbage. The installation […]Next