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 […]
In April, Ukraine’s international reserves increased by $ 965.30 million (by 3.6%) and as of May 1 amounted to $ 28 billion. This was reported on the website of the National Bank. “In April, they increased by 3.6%, taking into account foreign exchange earnings in favor of the government and the revaluation of financial instruments,” […]Next
The founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, became the highest paid CEO in the United States last year, according to Forbes magazine. The publication reminds that in 2018 Musk gave up his salary at Tesla. Instead, he receives a reward in the form of options on the company’s shares. In 2020, the businessman received […]Next
Recently resolved a long legal battle between the two eternal rivals -Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. December 4, 2015 in the US District Court in San Jose, California, Samsung representatives said that they will pay Apple compensation in the amount of $548 million in the case of patent rights. This amount today suits both […]Next
Founder of the platform for online auctions of the eBay Pierre Omidyar will leave the company’s board of directors and receive the title of Director Emeritus, according to release in the eBay. “For 25 years I have proudly watched as the company that I created, opened up the economic opportunities for people around the world. […]Next
Recently was received an information that Nezhin fat plant will invest in the construction of a new oil-extracting factory. The Company appraises the need for investment in the construction of this plant in the amount of about $ 50 million (of proprietary funds and borrowed resources). Nezhin fat plant (Chernihiv region) plans to build the […]Next
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Today, December 2, 2015, in the capital «Hilton» hotel passes the fourth international “The Tiger Conference”, which is devoted to energy issues, the new economy, leadership, and the rule of law. The conference was attended by over 300 of heads of domestic and foreign companies as well as government leaders and public figures. Representatives of […]Next
Taxi service Uber Technologies Inc. wants to sell the part of its stake in the Chinese taxi ordering service Didi Chuxing worth $ 6.3 billion, writes Bloomberg agency. According to sources, Uber is negotiating the sale of shares in Didi with Japanese company SoftBank Group, which is the major shareholder in both companies. “Although various […]Next
In the case of vaccination of 10 million people at risk, Ukraine can receive a loan of $ 30 million from the World Bank, and the total assistance will be $ 90 million, according to the Ministry of Finance. This financial assistance can be provided under the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Vaccination in Ukraine project […]Next
Representatives of Ukrainian business improved their assessments of the economic condition of their enterprises and prospects in February. This follows from a monthly survey of Ukrainian enterprises, the results of which on Monday, March 1, according to the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU). It is noted that this happened in response to the weakening of […]Next
Ukrainian IT company the Archer Software has announced an agreement with the American company Cprime. This was reported on the company’s website. The amount of the deal is not disclosed, but the publication Ain says, “According to experts, 100% of the company could be valued at 5-8 million dollars.” But the transaction amount may vary […]Next
The ABH Ukraine, Cyprus company said it would buy a 50% stake in the “Alfa Insurance” insurance company. Recently, the Antimonopoly Committee has permitted ABH Ukraine (Cyprus) to buy a 50% stake in the “Alfa Insurance” insurance company, according to the Antimonopoly Committee report. “It was given a resolution to the ABH Ukraine Limited company […]Next
One of the world’s largest investment banks, Goldman Sachs, has sold shares worth $ 10.5 billion because of large package deals, Bloomberg reports, citing a customer newsletter. The bank sold securities of Baidu Inc., Tencent Music Entertainment Group and Vipshop Holdings Ltd. worth $ 6.6 billion before the opening of American markets. The bank then […]Next
Cargill and MV Cargo entered into an agreement with the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine on the construction of a grain terminal in the Yuzhnyi port with a capacity of 5 million tons per year. The signing ceremony took place at the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine (ASU) in March, 23. The document was signed […]Next
Ukraine has repaid a $ 350 million loan to Deutsche Bank AG London ahead of schedule this week, Interfax-Ukraine reports citing a source. Including interest, the payment was about $ 354 million. Ukraine took this loan in December last year for up to six months at a rate of up to three-month LIBOR + 5.75%, […]Next
The “Astelit” company in the near future will carry out the rebranding of mobile operator life. It is not just about changing the symbols and corporate colors, but also to change the name: new brand can get a name ‘lifecell’ similar to the parent company Turkcell. As well as the logo symbol of the Turkish […]Next