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 Average. Soon they were replaced by shares of technology company Salesforce.com.
In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis in the energy sector, and governments in many major countries are relying on environmental energy and renewables.
Experts predict that the demand for travel and flights will remain subdued for a long time, which creates high uncertainty in the oil and gas industry. The current crisis is very different from all previous ones, which were usually caused by oversupply or reduced demand.
US giant oil and gas producer Exxon Mobil has reported the largest depreciation of its gas assets of $ 17 billion – $ 20 billion amid falling energy prices this year. Previously, the largest write-off of Exxon’s assets was about $ 3.4 billion in 2016.
The assets of the American shale company XTO Energy, which Exxon bought in 2010 for $ 35 billion, were depreciated. At the time, the decision and the amount of the deal seemed rational, as Exxon received “ready assets” instead of spending years starting its own shale business. At the time, gas price prospects in North America were optimistic as demand grew faster than supply. However, natural gas prices in 2020 fell the biggest obstacles in the last decade.
Shares of Pfizer and BioNTech fell 1.74% and 2% (respectively) on Thursday amid news that companies will deliver half of their planned number of vaccines against COVID-19 in 2020. On November 20, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech applied to the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for permission to use their vaccine in an […]
World debt will reach $ 200 trillion, which is 265% of world product, but the debt crisis is not yet expected. This was reported by Reuters, citing the forecast of analysts of the international rating agency S&P Global. It is claimed that this year the debt-to-world debt ratio has risen by 14% as a result […]
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 […]
Uwe Christian Eschner, the Austrian investment banker intends to take 65,749% of Investbank shares (Odessa). The National commission on securities and the stock market (NCSSM) financial institution in the system of the information disclosure provided information about it. Particularly, Eschner intends to take 45 550 625 bank shares with the nominal value of 58,3 million […]Next
The Agricultural company “Volyn-Grain-Produkt” built a seed plant for the production of the soybean seeds, peas, wheat and barley. The official opening of the company is planned this year. This was said to the Latifundist.com by the founder of the company, Evgenyi Dudka. According to him, the company has tentatively made for themselves the soybean […]Next
Gardening is a purely European business by mentality as it means long-term investments and a completely transparent process. Walnut is a financial pearl of this industry. A walnut garden of only 1 hectare yields more than 1.2 million UAH per year. A walnut garden is an investment in the future and long-term well-being, as one […]Next
Approaches to determining the unit of excise tax rate on beer may change in Ukraine. This is stated in the bill of the Cabinet of Ministers №5600, which was registered in the Verkhovna Rada the day before. It is noted that Ukraine is obliged to bring its own legislation in line with the European directive […]Next
Rambler buys part of the software development company UCS. The amount of the agreement at the moment were not disclosed. UCS is the owner or service that controls cafes and hotels, and theater ticket reservation system. The acquisition will make Rambler the first Internet company with applications for business and entertainment in b2b and b2c […]Next
Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles due to malfunctions of the emergency call system. It is noted that Mercedes-Benz previously learned about the accident in Europe, when the automatic emergency call system sent the wrong signal about the location of the car. The company launched an investigation in October 2019 and identified other […]Next
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn made a statement that he is ready to pay for the purchase of the American company of automotive components production Pep Boys – Manny Moe & Jack $ 900 million, that is about $ 16.5 per share. Such a proposal of Icahn will prevent global acquisition by Japanese corporation Bridgestone, which […]Next
Apple has given to CEO Tim Cook two options which can be converted into approximately 1 million shares of the company under certain conditions. This follows from the documents submitted by the corporation in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the USA. The first option is 333,987 shares with the restrictions, which the head […]Next
Failure of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp applications could cost the company about $ 100 million, according to analysts at Fortune. In particular, the calculations were based on the company’s financial results for the second quarter of 2021, in which Facebook’s revenue was $ 29.08 billion, or $ 319.6 million per day, or $ 13.3 million […]Next
The American producer of vegetable meat products Impossible Foods expects that investors will estimate it at $ 10 billion during the listing. The company plans to go public this year, but has not yet decided how to become a public company, reports Reuters, citing knowledgeable interlocutors. According to them, the company is now exploring the […]Next
On Tuesday, Amazon announced another innovation – Amazon One technology, which will be tested for the first time in two Amazon Go stores in Seattle. The company has established in their new turnstiles which will be the quicker alternative to make the purchases. The format of the Amazon Go stores is designed so that customers […]Next
The attractiveness of Ukraine for many foreign investors has been very high and still remains so. However, due to a number of circumstances, the business climate is not yet conducive to the inflow and growth of investment. The main investors in Ukraine are the Netherlands, Germany, the Russian Federation, Austria, the United Kingdom, the British […]Next
The Supreme economic court of Ukraine made the statement on the official site, concerning initiation of Garant-Auto insurance company bankruptcy proceedings on September 21, 2016 . On October, 17, the Economic court of the Kyiv city began insolvency proceeding in this case. Insolvency proceeding is open based on the statement of the creditor: MTIBU (Motor […]Next
Naftogaz has signed a memorandum with the Israeli company Naphtha Petroleum on possible geological exploration of hydrocarbons on the Black Sea shelf. This was reported by the press service of Ukrgazvydobuvannya. It is noted that Naphtha Petroleum has proven experience with the necessary deepwater technologies and business relationships with leading operators in the development of […]Next
The Wilmar company plans a further expansion in Ukraine. This was told by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company “Delta Wilmar CIS” Dhuraba Charan Panda, said the Forbes publication. For example, in the B2C segment by building a new or purchasing an existing Ukrainian enterprise. The final choice has not been […]Next
EY Company provides an Accelerating Entrepreneurs Program, which helps to fast-growing startups to develop their business.Participants, who have passed the competition, will get the opportunity to take part in the complex program. It is included the personal consultations, networking and experience exchange. The program also is annexed the access to the strongest and extensive entrepreneurial […]Next