Apple Inc. for the first time in 2016 ranked first in the list of most valuable brands in the world. Brand Finance analysts estimated the company at $ 263.4 billion.
Amazon ($ 254.2 billion) is second in the annual Brand Finance Global 500 ranking, followed by Google ($ 191.2 billion).
The top ten most expensive brands also included Microsoft ($ 140.4 billion), Samsung ($ 102.6 billion), Walmart ($ 93.2 billion), Facebook ($ 81.5 billion), ICBC (Banking, 72, $ 8 billion), Verizon (telecommunications, $ 68.9 billion) and WeChat (high technology, $ 67.9 billion).
Of the 500 companies included in the ranking – 204 American, 75 – Chinese, 34 – Japanese, 33 – French, 22 – German and 19 – British.
Tesla became the fastest growing brand with a growth of 158% (up to 32 billion dollars).
Apple Inc, according to a lawsuit filed by Epic Games Inc., must allow mobile app developers to redirect users to alternative resources to pay for services in the App Store. The Wall Street Journal reported this. A 30% commission is now charged on each purchase. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers concluded that Apple’s practice was uncompetitive […]
The World Bank will provide Ukraine with a second tranche of $ 350 million, but subject to certain conditions. WB Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde told Interfax-Ukraine what exactly is expected from Kyiv. “The prospects for the second tranche of the Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan depend on maintaining an adequate […]
September 13, 2021 — Stockholm, Sweden — Beetroot AB, the tech division of the Beetroot ecosystem, opens a new location in Mariupol, Ukraine. The company is currently accepting applications for over fifty software development vacancies in its international client projects. In Mariupol, Beetroot will focus on building teams of tech specialists to work on a […]
The American multinational corporation Google, fined in France for copyright infringement, has announced its intention to appeal the decision of the French regulatory authorities. This was announced on Wednesday, September 1, the chairman of the board of Google France Sebastien Missoff. “We do not agree with some legal nuances and consider the amount of the […]
As of September 1, 11,499 agreements have been concluded within the land market. Poltava (2,873.6 ha) and Kharkiv (2,747.4 ha) regions are in the lead. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy. It is noted that 4836 notaries have applied for access to the State Land Cadastre. A total […]
In the first half of 2021, Metinvest earned $ 2.769 billion compared to a loss of $ 240 million a year earlier, according to the company’s press service. According to the financial report, as of June 30, the Group’s net debt decreased by 52% since the beginning of the year – to $ 1.016 billion, […]
The State Property Fund of Ukraine has put the Vinnytsia diamond processing plant Crystal up for privatization auction for almost 90 million hryvnias. This is stated in the message of the Foundation. It is noted that the plant not only cuts and grinds precious stones, but also makes jewelry. They produce more than five thousand […]
In the first half of the year, the National Bank suffered UAH 12 billion in losses, according to the central bank’s press service. In this regard, next year, according to the forecast, the NBU will transfer to the budget UAH 13.6 billion, which is 1.8 times less than this year (UAH 24.4 billion). It is […]
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provides a revolving credit facility for $ 20 million for working capital of the “Ukrainian Agrarian Investments” company, that has more than 70 farms in northern and western Ukraine. This loan replaces the previous funding of $ 13 million, which was granted to “Ukrainian Agrarian Investments” in 2014. […]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
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 manufacturer of electric cars Tesla has allowed its customers to pay for the purchase with bitcoins. This was announced on Wednesday on Twitter by the founder of the automaker, billionaire Elon Musk F. The official Tesla website states that payment is made from the customer’s bitcoin wallet: he can scan a special QR code […]Next
Saudi Arabian State Oil Company Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) is negotiating the sale of up to 49% of its pipeline assets to a consortium of American, Chinese and local investors, writes The Wall Street Journal, citing informed sources. According to sources, the amount of the transaction could range from $ 10 billion to […]Next
Lauffer Group will invest 14 million UAH in the expansion and reconstruction program of its own trading network. Lauffer Group continues to implement a program of expansion and renovation of its own sales network in Odessa, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrivsk regions, according to ProAgro. In 2015, Lauffer Group invested about 4.25 million UAH in the opening […]Next
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 […]Next
Chinese yuan in the next ten years could become the third global reserve currency after the dollar and euro. Such conclusion was reached by analysts of Morgan Stanley, writes CNBC. The growth of investment in the Chinese economy is called to be the reason for the increase in demand for the yuan. Currently, it accounts […]Next
In London is being heard the case about the manipulation of European interbank rates Euribor. The defendants are 11 former employees of large financial companies such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays and Societe Generale. This trial is characterized like atypical, because for the first time in the case of manipulation of the bidding Euribor defendants are […]Next
Hundreds of thousands of workers could lose their jobs in the aviation sector if states do not provide the additional assistance. “In the absence of additional government measures to provide assistance and open borders, hundreds of thousands of airline jobs will disappear, ” – said the executive director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) […]Next
Global automakers lost about $ 250 billion in the first half of this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is noted that Toyota Motor Corp. and Volkswagen AG – the world’s two largest automakers in terms of sales – suffered the largest significant revenue losses in the first half. “Japan’s Toyota lost $ 35.45 […]Next
American video game company, Roblox Corporation, is working with the investment banks on the preparation for listing on the US stock exchange, which may happen early next year. According to the Reuters, such step should help Roblox to take advantage becoming popular during the pandemic. The company expects to be able to double its recent […]Next
Natural person – citizen of Ukraine Vadym Ermolaev will gain control over the company AC-Terra International Ltd. due to the resolution of Antimonopoly Committee (AMCU). This information was made public on its website of Interfax. Accordingly with the information, which published the Antimonopoly Committee on its website, AC-Terra International implements agricultural technical equipment of the […]Next
Airbnb, a housing search company, intends to provide free housing worldwide for 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan. Airbnb states this in a statement. It is reported that the company and the Refugee Assistance Fund will pay for housing. Airbnb noted that this is not the first time they have helped people who find themselves in a […]Next
Olena Prytula, editor-founder of the Ukrainska pravda online publication, and Tomasz Fiala, CEO of Dragon Capital, have entered into an agreement under which 100% of the corporate rights to the publication and all its assets will pass to the Dragon Capital Group. This was reported on the website of the investment company. It is noted […]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