Singapore’s gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2020 fell by 41.2% compared to the previous quarter. This is evidenced by preliminary national statistics published on Tuesday, July 14.
The volume of industrial production decreased by 23.1%, while construction fell by 95.6%, and the decline in services amounted to 37.7%.
The results were a record drop. At the same time, compared to the second quarter of 2019, Singapore economy reduced by 12.6%, which was also a record reflecting the negative effects of the coronavirus epidemic.
Thus, for the first time since 2009, Singapore economy plunged into a technical recession, which was fixed by the reduction of GDP in quarterly terms for two consecutive quarters. GDP in the first quarter decreased by 0.3% compared to the same period a year earlier.
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 […]
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 […]
Latvian airline AirBaltic will resume flights to Ukraine on December 1 and will start a new flight Vilnius-Kiev to Boryspil airport. The schedule includes departures twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays on Airbus A220-300. Flights from Vilnius will depart at 09:00, from Kiev – at 11:15. “Vilnius Airport can be used for transit to […]
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 […]
If re-rigid quarantine is introduced, the Ukrainian economy will lose three times less than during the spring lockdown. This was stated on ICTV by the adviser to the head of the President’s Office Tymofiy Milovanov. According to him, the second lockdown will be easier, because during this time the economy has adapted to the conditions […]
The fall of the hryvnia will not happen again in the event of a full lockdown, as in March, assured the director of the open markets department of the National Bank Oleksiy Lupin. “We do not expect a repeat of the March events in the foreign exchange market, because in March it was something new, […]
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 […]
During the first weekend of weekend quarantine, catering establishments lost 27% of turnover. This is as of Monday, November 16, according to the platform Opendatabot, citing data from Poster, a restaurant automation company. It is noted that during the week the turnover of cafes and restaurants fell by 10% compared to the previous week. In […]
At the end of 2015 between UniCredit Leasing and GREENSTONE group was signed an agreement for more than $ 1.5 million. According to the agreement, The GREENSTONE will fulfill the obligations of Creative with respect to leasing trucks, agricultural vehicles and passenger cars. The agreement with UniCredit Leasing involves the renewal of the lease and […]Next
In May Ukraine produced 2.3 million tons of the steel. This figure is to 5.7% higher than was in the same period in 2015. This is confirmed by the monthly data of the international organization World Steel Association. It is a non-profit organisation with its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and a second office in Beijing, China, […]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
The Ukrainian “KVV group” put in dead storage its Liepajas KVV metalurgs plant in Latvia because of the crisis in the steel industry and the failure of the negotiations with the Latvian government. “The management of the ” KVV group” forced to take this decision in view of the continuing long-term negative factors, that impede […]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
For the first time, the National Bank has identified a list of critical infrastructure facilities in the banking system of Ukraine. This was reported on the regulator’s website on Friday, April 23. It is noted that such powers of the NBU are provided by the Law on Basic Principles of Cyber Security of Ukraine. “Objects […]Next
Recently there were closed the deal on the absorption by the Intel Developer Altera company. In a statement to journalists the head of the Intel, said that Altera is now an integral part of the company and will operate as a division. In a statement, Intel spokesman also said that Altera will now be called […]Next
German airline Lufthansa made its first flight to Lviv on April 30, after a one-year break. 79 passengers arrived in Lviv, which is almost 100% of the aircraft load. It is reported that in the first month the airline will fly three times a week, and in June the number of flights will increase to […]Next
Microsoft has accused a group of hackers from China of attacking its mail server software. According to the company, the hackers “with a high degree of probability” were members of the Hafnium group. This group is probably funded by the state and operates outside China. In particular, the hacking campaign used four previously undiscovered vulnerabilities […]Next
Purchase and sale of an asset or share of the equity are generally associated with the participation of the foreign investor.Whether is it? Practically all agricultural companies in the market of Ukraine are financed from the external market. The name of each company speaks for itself: foreign abbreviations at the end. All this information you […]Next
Singapore’s gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2020 fell by 41.2% compared to the previous quarter. This is evidenced by preliminary national statistics published on Tuesday, July 14. The volume of industrial production decreased by 23.1%, while construction fell by 95.6%, and the decline in services amounted to 37.7%. The results were a […]Next
The shareholders of the Unison Bank filed two lawsuits to the District Administrative Court of Kyiv, demanding to recognize the illegal and to cancel the decision of the Board of the NBU on the recognition of the bank insolvent. In the complaint the bank also requires to cancel the decision of the Deposit Guarantee Fund […]Next
Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova has reconciled three suspicions with former officials of PrivatBank, the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office reports. Thus, the notification on the change of the previously reported suspicion to the former chairman of the bank’s board, the former deputy chairman of the board and the former head of the interbank […]Next
The State Administration of Market Control on Saturday, April 10, announced a fine of 18.22 billion yuan ($ 2.78 billion) from Alibaba for antitrust violations. This is stated in a statement published on the regulator’s website. “Impose a fine of 4% of the company’s domestic sales for 2019 of 455.712 billion yuan, which is a […]Next
Airbus has published detailed information of three conceptual of the passenger`s plane called ZEROe with hydrogen fuel, stating that it can be put into operation by 2035. The three aircraft differ in size and design, one will have a range of more than 2,000 nautical miles and the ability to carry from 120 to 200 […]Next
This week, IBM announced two acquisitions in the field of cloud computing: financial and analytical IT company TruQua Enterprises and software company Instana. The financial terms of the two agreements were not disclosed. On Monday, IBM announced the acquisition of TruQua, which provides SAP solutions to Fortune 500 companies. SAP is one of the world’s […]Next