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.
Shares of Pfizer decreased by 3.2% since the beginning of the year, fell by 1.65% on Tuesday after the company announced the results of the third quarter, which ended on September 30. Pfizer reported a 4% drop in earnings per share (compared to the same quarter in 2019) to $ 0.72, but this was slightly […]
Net profit of the American company Intel, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer components, in the first nine months of 2020, which ended on September 26, rose from 6.3% to $ 15.042 billion, according to the company press release. Adjusted earnings per share for the reporting period were $ 3.52 against $ 3.14 […]
The United States plans to announce the readiness of the American vaccine against the coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the near future. The promise was made on Thursday by US President Donald Trump during the final round of election debates with the Democratic candidate Joe Biden at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. This was reported by […]
In the world last week, coronavirus was found in another 2.4 million people – a record high since the beginning of the pandemic. This was reported by the WHO on Tuesday, October 20. “The number of new COVID-19 cases continues to grow rapidly, while the number of new deaths remains relatively stable … As of […]
Shares of the largest US pharmaceutical company Pfizer, down to 3.14% since the beginning of the year, rose to 3.83% on Friday on good news about its vaccine against the COVID-19. Currently, the mTNA candidate vaccine of BNT162b1, developed by Pfizer in the partnership with the German company BioNTech, the mechanism of the action of […]
The robotics company Miso Robotics has launched the robot Flippy, which is able to replace part of the staff in the kitchen of the restaurant. “Flippy goes on sale in the midst of the pandemic and supports the cooking of 19 different dishes, including fries and burgers made of the artificial meat of the Impossible […]
Companies Vir Biotechnology, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced the global extension to phase 3 of the COMET-ICE study, which evaluates the effectiveness of monoclonal antibodies – VIR-7831 for early treatment of COVID-19 in patients at high risk of hospitalization. VIR-7831 (also known as GSK4182136) is the fully human monoclonal antibody against SARS-CoV-2, selected for […]
The Cabinet of Ministers has made changes to the Affordable Loans program of 5-7-9%. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Finance. In particular, the maximum level of annual income of enterprises was raised to the equivalent of 10 million euros, and the current requirement for the mandatory business profitability has […]
Shares of aerospace company Virgin Galactic fell by 13.78% to $ 20.71, according to trading data on the New York Stock Exchange. Securities of Richard Branson’s company are getting cheaper due to the background of the announcement of an additional issue emission. Virgin Galactic announced its intention to issue approximately 20.5 million new shares to […]Next
South Korean Samsung continues to expand its pharmaceutical business, investing nearly $ 2 billion in the construction of plant for the production of medicines, which should become the largest of its kind in the world after the completion of works in 2022. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company is betting on further growth […]Next
The Ukrainian insurance company TAS Group, belonging to Sergey Tigipko,has absorbed the Netherlands private joint-stock company Aegon Life Ukraine which management made the decision to abandon the Ukrainian market. For shareholders of Aegon Life Ukraine 2015, it has ended with the net loss in the amount of 3,6 million hryvnias. Total receivables of insurers from […]Next
The Georgian Industrial Group purchased 25% of the Ukrainian pharmaceutical company, which is 70% owned by the state. Buyer of the is Luraq Investments Limited (Limassol, Cyprus), which is part of the Georgian Industrial Group (Georgian Industrial Group, GIG) bought the last 25% of the insulin producer “Indar”, PJSC (Kyiv). This information was published by […]Next
The ADM Company wants to invest in Illichivsk Commerce Seaport. It is reported by the press-service of the port. The ADM already has the working capacities in the port of Odessa, the company decided to take a part in the tender for the implementation of the investment projects on the territory of the Illichivsk Commerce […]Next
The owner and president of DCH Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is ready to attract $ 1 billion in investments in the restoration of the Kharkiv Aviation Production Enterprise. This statement is published on the official website of the DCH. “The DCH Group is ready to take responsibility for the resumption of domestic aircraft construction and raise $ […]Next
According to news agency Bloomberg, citing informed sources, a large Irish pharmaceutical company Shire is buying its rival company Baxalta Inc. This will create a new global biotech giants. The acquisition price is approximately $ 32 billion by shares and cash, not including the payment of debts. Precise details of the purchase are not currently […]Next
The National Committee of state regulation of the financial services allowed the Cypriot company Bailican Ltd. establish control over the Insurance Company “TAS” and Insurance Group “TAS”. The National Committee of state regulation of the financial services, July 12, according to the order number 1667, allowed to a Cypriot company Bailican Ltd. indirectly acquire 99.9559% […]Next
According to Delo.ua, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) represents the credit to Meest Express of 10 million dollars on post automatic machine network development. The EBRD press-service informed about it.The postal and logistic operator will have planned to increase the share on the Ukrainian market and to develop the existent network until […]Next
Before the fall of the economy in the second quarter of 11.4% led to strict quarantine restrictions and declining demand, as well as reduced investment. This is stated in the report of the National Bank. “The main factor in the deepening decline in GDP was expected to be a reduction in domestic demand. It is […]Next
Considering features of construction business of Ukraine, investors often come up against a situation when the builder isn’t able to fulfil properly the liabilities – whether it be a delay of the termination of a construction or “frost” of an object. As a rule, the majority of cases with liabilities execution suspension by the builder […]Next
The management of the Hungarian airline Wizz Air will close a branch in Kyiv, that has three passenger liners, if its employees do not agree to stop the union. This is stated in the statement of the European Transport Workers Federation ETF. According to the statment, the conflict began after the decision of Wizz Air […]Next
Last week, Berkshire Hathaway has submitted a report form 13F to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the second quarter of 2020, by providing an updated information about its portfolio of shares for publicly traded companies. The portfolio of one of the most famous in the world of investment companies headed by Chairman and […]Next
Production and supplies of the American manufacturer of the electric vehicles Tesla grew in the third quarter of 2020 by almost 1.5 times a year, the company said in the release. Therefore, Tesla’s deliveries in the third quarter amounted to 139.3 thousand against 97 thousand in 2019, and the production – 145.036 thousand compared with […]Next
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development intends to provide the “Astarta” agro-holding a loan of $ 20 million. The money will be spent for modernization of sugar factories. This was said in the message of the bank. According to the report, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is considering the possibility to give […]Next
The “Agrotrade” Company Group renegotiated long-term agreements with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the next 5 years, – said the press service of the company. According to the report, it will be key to the success of the Group companies, to improve the investment climate in the region, economic development and […]Next