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 […]
Saturday morning in the company of LDaily and our traditional surveys of the most prominent, important and interesting events in the world of business in a week – is a great chance to start the day not only pleasantly , but also with the use. After all, the information is always an advantage, the quality […]Next
The global tourism industry could lose 120 million jobs due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. This was stated in a video message by UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres. According to him, tourism has become one of the sectors most affected by the pandemic, and no country has been unaffected by the sharp decline in international […]Next
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine ordered the Irish “daughter” of Coca-Cola to refrain from the competing with the “Kvass Beverages” company, which it sold to the Nova Intertrade Ltd company (Belize) for two years. “The European Refreshments company undertakes not to exercise, not to have a stake, and not to contribute to competitive activity in […]Next
Ukrainian businessman Serhiy Tigipko was denied the purchase of more than 99% of Prominvestbank (PIB) shares through Luregio Limited. National Bank made the relevant decision due to problematic issues of the Bank’s activity. “The Committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking, Oversight (Oversight) of Payment Systems adopted this decision on February 5, 2021. The decision […]Next
Investment attractiveness of the tourism industry in Ukraine has great potential. About this in an exclusive interview for LDaily, the full version of which will be released later, said the general manager of the hotel InterContinental Kiev Jean Baptiste Pigeon. “I can say with confidence that the investment opportunities in the hotel and tourism industry […]Next
This week the board of directors of one of the world’s largest US Company Yahoo will hold a series of meetings that will be devoted to the sale of the business, – The Wall Street Journal writes at December 2, 2015. According to the management, the company is weakening and it is very difficult to […]Next
The US company, which produces seeds, has signed a licensing agreement with a major seed company about production and sale of sunflower seeds in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan. The press service of the company officially announced about this. The americans want to make only two varieties of sunflower seeds in Ukraine. Although, […]Next
In 2015, the company built a plant for the production of probiotics, conducted a reconstruction of the station for a blood transfusion, as well as invested in the development of new drugs. The Pharmaceutical company Biopharma (Kiev region) intends to keep the volume of investments in development at the level of 2015 – $ 12 […]Next
Shares of Tesla closed on Monday with a fall of 1.44%, continuing to decline on Tuesday, their price is now below $ 2000. This situation was preceded by a Bloomberg publication on reducing the number of registrations of Tesla, electric cars made in China. Tesla did not confirm the information; in its reports the company […]Next
Avellana Gold Ltd. has become the owner of PJSC Carpathian metallic mineral company. Interfax-Ukraine has informed about it. According to information, placed on the website, the foreign holding also invests about 400 million dollars in the development of an industrial complex. The agreement on investment attraction was signed on November 16,2016. Other details of the […]Next
Egypt is losing about $ 14 million a day due to the blockade of the Suez Canal by the giant container ship Ever Given. The head of the Suez Canal Osama Rabi in an interview with eXtra News stated this. It is difficult to calculate the exact amount of losses, as the fees that Egypt […]Next
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
Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine allowed the company Uniline finance to gain control of six agricultural companies in Dnipropetrivsk and Zaporizhzha regions. Based on the received permission, the company Uniline finance Ltd. (British Virgin Islands) is going to acquire more than 50% of the shares of Astev Investment Company (Cyprus). According to the AMCU, the online […]Next
Recently, foreign automobile corporations are increasingly exposed to multi-million dollar fines from regulators. The reason is negligence of manufacturers who violate the road safety legislation at the stage of cars’ production. Scandals accompanied by multi-million dollar fines recently occurred in companies BMW, Volkswagen, and Fiat Chrysler, which subjected the charges from the regulatory authorities for […]Next
Facebook has begun merging Messenger and Instagram chats into a single correspondence system. The Verge writes about it. Reportedly, till August 14, many users of both iOS and Android devices in the Instagram mobile application began to receive notifications about the possibility of correspondence with friends who use Facebook. After the update, the usual Direct […]Next
Press service of the international financial group VTB-Ukraine has confirmed the information about the planned sale of BM Bank. According to the official statement of the company, approval of decisions on the operation are going to realize till the 1 of March 2017 year. It is also worth noting that potential investors have already received […]Next