In the second quarter, the Australian economy fell by 7% to the first quarter amid a coronavirus pandemic. In the previous quarter, the decline was 0.3%. Thus, Australia has entered a recession for the first time in 30 years.
The quarterly decline in GDP has been the highest since the beginning of observations in 1959. Analysts expected a smaller reduction in the indicator – by 5.9%.
In annual terms, Australia’s GDP fell by 6.3%.
Consumer spending fell by 12.1% last quarter compared to the previous three months (down 1.2% in the first quarter). The costs for services fell by 17.6%.
Business investment fell to a record 4.9% since the fourth quarter of 2000, after falling 0.5% three months earlier.
However, government spending increased by a maximum in the fourth quarter of 1995 2.9% after rising by 2.1% quarter earlier.
Imports of goods and services in the second quarter fell by 12.9% (after a decrease of 6.7%), while exports fell by 6.7% (after a decrease of 4.4%).
By the end of this year, the German airline Lufthansa intends to reduce its foreign staff by 20 thousand people, as well as sell its LSG division, which deals with on-board catering, which employs 7.5 thousand people. Lufthansa subsidiaries Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airlines are reducing the frequency of flights, fleets and staff amid […]
Company representatives, who engaged in the design, construction and equipment for solar power plants, note a significant decline in demand for their services. This is due to instability of the industry and growing debts for “green” electricity. “We are talking about 1260 MW of RES generation that has been launched in the first three quarters […]
German automaker Volkswagen will invest about 73 billion euros over the next five years in electrification, hybrid powertrains and digital technology, the company said in a statement following a meeting of the supervisory board. In particular, about 35 billion euros are planned to be spent on electric cars on battery power, about 11 billion – […]
Shares of General Motors, down by 3.7% since the beginning of the year, rose by 3.9% in trading after the company announced the results of the 3rd quarter, which ended on September 30. General Motors reported earnings per share increase of 65% to $ 2.83, which was higher than analysts expected $ 1.38. The amount […]
Shares of Peloton, which rose nearly 346% since the beginning of the year, rose 2% during trading on Friday after the company published the results of the first quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended September 30. Peloton, which went public a little over a year ago, reported earnings per share for the second quarter in […]
Shares of Netflix fell after the company released a quarterly report on October 20 with only 2.2 million new subscribers. At the same time, over the last week, stock growth has resumed and since the beginning of the year, the share price of Netflix has risen by 59%. The company’s management and analysts cited the […]
Shares of Starbucks recovered from losses of February and March due to the pandemic and rose by 19.7% over the past 6 months. But shares fell again after the publication of the quarterly report, which ended September 30. Starbucks revenue and profit for the 4th quarter of fiscal 2020 showed a strong jump in growth […]
American chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) is buying rival Xilinx Inc for $ 35 billion under a deal that it will be paid for in full by AMD shares. According to a press release from AMD, the operation will create a company worth about $ 135 billion. “The acquisition of Xilinx will allow AMD […]
The Hungarian-Polish low-cost airline has decided to return to the Ukrainian market. The Loukost Wizz Air is seriously considering the possibility of expanding its presence in the Ukrainian market. This was told by the CEO of the airline Jozsef Varadi in an interview to the Polish portal fly4free.pl. “We see that the situation in Ukraine […]Next
The American company Rivian Automotive purchased the plant, formerly owned by the Japanese carmaker, and intends to use it for the production of electric cars. The reason for the suspension of production by the former owner at the Illinois plant was the fact that the model, which was produced there (light SUV Outlander Sport / […]Next
The “Bunge Ukraine” company launches a new oil-extraction plant in Mykolaiv region. The estimated capacity is 2400 t / day. According to the “APK-Inform”, as referred to the sources of the company, the “Bunge Ukraine” company plans to put into operation the oil-extraction plant in Mykolaiv region in the coming months. Currently, the pre-commissioning activities […]Next
The Supreme Court declared Astra Bank insolvent, the press service of the National Bank reports. By its decision, the Supreme Court overturned the decisions of the Kyiv District Administrative Court and the Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal, which found the central bank’s actions illegal. The NBU reminded that Astra Bank is the only bank that […]Next
Mondelis Ukraine company (Kraft Foods Inc.) has invested $ 9 million in the purchase of new technical equipment for Trostiyanetska chocolate factory and started export of its products in 12 EU countries. The company also plans to increase the quantitative measure of the supply on the European market and in the countries of the Arabian […]Next
The Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal found guilty the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) in bankruptcy of the Ukrgazprombank. This is stated in the judgment from April 26 in the case N826 / 26255/15, writes UBR. The NBU actions were called “illegally inactive” by the decision. Thus, was confirmed the decision of the previous court – the District […]Next
According to Interfax-Ukraine, State fiscal service members have blocked work of Delta Wilmar CIS entity in Odessa region.Representatives of tax police have blocked entrances on Delta Wilmar CIS LLC which is one of the largest producers of fat-and-oil products in Ukraine. Aleksandr Podprugin, the deputy director of Delta Wilmar CIS LLC, confirmed that tax specialists […]Next
Elon Mask’s company has applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to connect cars, trucks, cargo ships and aircraft to its network of fast-growing Starlink Internet satellites. This is what Verge says. The completed document states that SpaceX is requesting a comprehensive license to operate Starlink terminals on so-called “mobile ground stations, which […]Next
ByteDance’s valuation exceeded $ 250 billion, based on the value of shares in the secondary market, according to Bloomberg. The Chinese company’s share price has risen sharply in recent weeks as investors show more interest in ByteDance’s business, and its founder Zhang Ying is considering an IPO, the agency said. According to the analytical company […]Next
Health Minister Maxim Stepanov and British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons discussed the possible production of a coronavirus vaccine at Ukrainian facilities. The Ministry of Health is in constant contact with AstraZeneca. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of Health on Facebook. Vaccine production may be launched in the near future. “We […]Next
“Vinnitsa agro-industrial group” plans to attract financing in the amount of $ 20 million. This was said by the general director of the group, Vladimir Bartz. “We hope to raise $ 20 million. We need them to increase the land bank, to attract more equipment as well as construction of oil extraction plant at the […]Next
Currently, there are no threats to Ukraine’s visa-free travel with the European Union. Required joint efforts of all political forces in Ukraine to continue the movement towards the EU. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba on the talk show “Freedom of Speech” on ICTV. According to him, there […]Next
The world economy will grow faster this year than expected at the end of last year. The chief economist of the IMF Gita Gopinat announced this on Tuesday, April 6. “We now forecast a stronger recovery of the world economy in 2021 and 2022 compared to our previous forecast in January, with growth to 6% […]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
On 21st of March 2019, at 7 pm, The German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce for the first time will get a VIP treatment for the key men, executives and stakeholders of German and Ukrainian businesses in a ball-room of Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv. During this exquisite event, guests will enjoy a bright ball night […]Next
A subsidiary of Alibaba Group – Ant Group – plans to attract $ 35 billion in the course on the Shanghai and the Hong Kong exchange. This was reported by Bloomberg. The IPO could be the largest in history, the agency emphasizes. The previous record holder, Saudi oil company Aramco, raised $ 29.4 billion. The […]Next