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 Supervisory Board of the state-owned PrivatBank has elected Gerhard Bösch as the new Chairman of the Board. This was announced on Thursday, May 27, the press service of the bank. It is noted that Bösch will take office after the approval of his candidacy by the National Bank of Ukraine. According to the press […]Next
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Marriott is buying Starwood to make the largest hotel company in the world. Together, the companies will operate or franchise 5,500 hotels with a total of 1.1 million rooms. The company will span 100 countries. Marriott International (MAR) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT) announced the $12.2 billion deal on Monday. Starwood brands include W Hotels, St. Regis, Westin and […]Next
The mRNA-1273 vaccine from the American company Moderna will be tested on three thousand children in six US states. CNN reported this on Wednesday, December 2. “Moderna has started inviting children over the age of 12 to try the vaccine” the statement said. It is noted that the study will involve volunteers aged 12-18 from […]Next
On Monday, PepsiCo announced its second fiscal quarter which ended on June 30. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations but were mixed. On the one hand, sales of food and snacks increased as consumers bought snacks for breakfast and home-made goods. On the other hand, sales of beverages decreased because large sales channels such as […]Next
Ukraine plans to privatize 737 state-owned enterprises during 2021-2023. The Ministry of Economy published the list of objects for sale. Although some companies will be able to sell only after the amendments to the legislation. In particular, such large enterprises as Centerenergo, the United Mining and Chemical Company, Turboatom, the Zaporizhia Titanium and Magnesium Plant, […]Next
Striving for sustainable growth, the Credit Agricole Group implements the Climate Strategy, which is a high-priority and an integral part of the Group’s Medium Term Plan 2022. Credit Agricole Bank fully supports the Group, and under the approved strategy, plans to reduce its direct carbon footprint by 10% during 2018–2022, and become one of TOP […]Next
Low-cost airline Wizz Air will restart its flight from Kiev to Stockholm on December 16. The company has been operating the flight since 2010, but then canceled. Another low-cost carrier, Ryanair, has decided to close the route in 2019. Now Wizz Air will fly to Sweden twice a week – on Thursdays and Sundays. The […]Next
Moody’s improved the forecast for Ukraine’s banking system to stable from negative, according to the website of the credit Agency. Today, analysts’ opinions have changed. Experts believe that the work of Ukraine’s recovery after a deep recession in recent times has yielded results and stabilized the situation in the country. This conclusion is made in […]Next
The Agricultural company “Volyn-Grain-Produkt” built a seed plant for the production of the soybean seeds, peas, wheat and barley. The official opening of the company is planned this year. This was said to the Latifundist.com by the founder of the company, Evgenyi Dudka. According to him, the company has tentatively made for themselves the soybean […]Next
The American technology company Nvidia is approaching to the agreement to purchase the British chip manufacturer Arm from the Japanese SoftBank. Bloomberg was told by familiar with particular situation Sources. Similar information was also reported by the interlocutors of The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. Bloomberg sources said, the operation may be announced […]Next
National Aviation Service will implement a project – Twinning, which provides technical and financial assistance of the EU, with the aim to bring Ukrainian aviation standards to the European ones. This was told by Alexander Bilchuk, chairman of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine. “The signing of the working agreement between the State Aviation Service and […]Next
The LNZ Grour company invested more than 25 mln. UAH in the social sphere of Shpolyansky district in Cherkasy region in 2015. In this region is concentrated the main production of the enterprise. The same amount for social needs LNZ Grour plans to invest in 2016. As said Anatoly Tkachenko, the director of Lebedinsky plant (the […]Next
The Cargill chances to prove the legitimacy of the withdrawal of assets from the Delta Bank in the amount of 2.5 billion USD are reducing. Yesterday, the Supreme Commercial Court partially satisfied the cassation of the liquidator Delta Bank, canceled the previous court decisions on the loan company “Yablunevyi dar” and returned the case in […]Next
The manufacturer of on-board cable systems is ready to increase the number of workers from 900 to 5000 people. A foreign investor, a manufacturer of cable networks for automobiles – Kromberg and Schubert has invested in the production of automotive components plant in Zhitomir € 10 million, and it plans to double its investment and […]Next
In the first quarter of 2021, the net outflow of foreign direct investment from Ukraine amounted to 301 million dollars. This was reported on the website of the National Bank. At the same time, negative reinvested earnings of $ 141 million were recorded. According to the NBU, investments in equity (excluding reinvestment of income) amount […]Next