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 ex-president and founder of the largest mobile operator Kyivstar Igor Litovchenko in Ukraine became the owner of the Wireless telecom provider SmartCommunications (TM Giraffe). Ukrainian edition Liga.net informed about this, referring to the State Register of natural persons-entrepreneurs and legal entities. According to official figures, Igor Lytovchenko is the owner of the Cyprus offshore Magnilda Holdings Ltd., which owns Giraffe. As said the […]Next
The Commercial Court of Odessa region initiated a bankruptcy proceeding of the Odessa oil-and-fat production Plant, one of the largest oil and fat enterprises of Ukraine. According to the information of the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market the application of instituting proceedings was filed by Lenintal Ltd. (Odessa region). The reason for initiation […]Next
In Ukraine, will disappear one more channel: it is talking about the information media resource UBR (UKRAINIAN BROADCASTING RESOURCE), a member of the Ukrainian Media Invest Group. According to the statement issued by Sergii Shynkar editor, which he did on his page on the social network Facebook, this decision is forced by the lack of […]Next
The net profit of the German automaker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) for January-September 2020 decreased almost 1.7 times year on year and amounted to 2.11 billion euros. Adjusted earnings per share were € 3.2 against € 5.37 a year earlier. Annual revenue decreased by 7.1% to last year’s level – to 69.508 billion euros. […]Next
The financial conglomerate BNP Paribas (headquartered in Paris) acquired indirectly 11.42% of the British JKX Oil&Gas, which owns the Poltava Petroleum Company. This is stated in the message of the JKX Oil&Gas reported on the London Stock Exchange. The owner of the package of the JKX at a rate of 11,42% became the British company […]Next
Ukrainian Network of supermarkets Novus gets a new CEO in the person of Mark Petkevich. His predecessor, Ihor Landa is leaving the post. The new ruler of Novus Ukraine, which has held the position of executive director of the network since September 2015, will enter the status of the General on January 19 this year. […]Next
Until quite recently, the Petcube took the lead position in the Ukrainian niche of gadgets for pets. But a startup team of the Moggie project proved their importance. The company is developing a smart collar for cats and mobile application, which in pairs or individually will allow owners to monitor the health of their pets, […]Next
Jim Hackett, president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, intends to resign. This is stated in the statement, published on August 4 on the company’s website. The new head of Ford from October will be Jim Farley, who is now the company’s chief operating officer. As specified in the document, Hackett in the coming months […]Next
Eli Lilly and Regeneron have applied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the permission to use emergency coronavirus drugs. Eli Lilly conducted clinical trials with the placebo group, as a result of which the drug has proven its antiviral action. Regeneron did not provide the research data, but the company’s drug was widely […]Next
The Swiss government has signed an agreement with the American biotechnology company Moderna, which will provide the country with early access to the coronavirus vaccine. Under the agreement, Switzerland will receive 4.5 million doses of the vaccine. Following this news, Moderna shares on the market on August 7 increased by 1.68% and reached $ 75. […]Next
International company Luxoft (the headquarters – Zug), which develops software and is engaged in the export of IT – services, announced its intentions to buy leading IT – company from Ukraine – IntroPro LLC. It is reported by Ukrainian source Inventure. With regard to the financial terms of the deal – its nuances were not […]Next
The criminal case against the owner of VAB Bank is closed. It is reported by news agency Interfax-Ukraine, referring to the statement of the press service of the Ukrainian company Ukrlandfarming, co-owner of which is also above mentioned businessman Oleh Bakhmatiuk. According to the original source, in the course of an investigation initiated by representatives […]Next
American gadget manufacturer Apple Inc. in July-September reduced net income to $ 12.67 billion, or $ 0.73 per share, compared to $ 13.68 billion, or $ 0.76 per share, for the same period in 2019. Stock analysts forecast a rate of $ 0.71 per share. Apple’s quarterly revenue grew 1% year on year to $ […]Next
China, Australia, Japan and 12 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region have formed the world’s largest free trade area. The agreement was signed during the online summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. We are talking about the creation of a free trade area called the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (CREP). The following countries […]Next
The commercial court of Kiev had arrested UAH 380,712 million of Creative PJSC, which is one of the largest domestic producers of oil and fat products and part of the Creative industrial group as security in the case of VTB Bank. According to the report, in January 2016, VTB Bank appealed to the court to […]Next
Net profit of the American company Intel, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer components, in the first nine months of 2020, which ended on September 26, rose from 6.3% to $ 15.042 billion, according to the company press release. Adjusted earnings per share for the reporting period were $ 3.52 against $ 3.14 […]Next