Last week, from November 16 to 22, more than 4 million people in the world became infected with the new type of coronavirus, which is a record number since the beginning of the pandemic. This was announced on Tuesday, November 24, the press service of the World Health Organization.
According to the WHO, in these seven days the number of cases of COVID-19 infection in the world increased by 4,060,891, fatalities increased by 67,221.
However, the organization said that the latest data indicate a slowdown in the pandemic observed in Europe and Southeast Asia.
In North and South America, by contrast, there has been an increase in both new cases and deaths. The situation is similar in Africa, where last week the highest rates of morbidity (by 15%) and mortality (by 30%) were registered among the regions.
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 […]
The most popular fashion brand Gucci will donate about $ 500,000 for the purchase and distribution of a new type of coronavirus vaccine among vulnerable people around the world. It is noted that the funds will be transferred to UNICEF, which supports the WHO initiative on mass vaccination COVAX and the GAVI group. “Global equitable […]
Johnson & Johnson plans to complete the third phase of trials of its single-dose vaccine against COVID-19 in mid-January 2021. Paul Stoffels, vice chairman of the executive committee, senior scientific expert at Johnson & Johnson said they plan to deliver to market 1 billion doses. “We are in the middle of the third phase of […]
The American company Pfizer and the German BioNTech have applied to the European Medicines Agency for registration of their coronavirus vaccine. The announcement was published on the BioNTech website. “On Monday, November 30, Pfizer and BioNTech filed a formal application with the European Medicines Agency for a conditional authorization to use their COVID-19 candidate vaccine […]
Latvian airline AirBaltic will resume flights to Ukraine on December 1 and will start a new flight Vilnius-Kiev to Boryspil airport. The schedule includes departures twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays on Airbus A220-300. Flights from Vilnius will depart at 09:00, from Kiev – at 11:15. “Vilnius Airport can be used for transit to […]
The National Bank did not go out this week with interventions on the interbank market, according to the press service of the regulator on Friday, November 27. The Central Bank has been refusing to buy or sell currency for three weeks in a row. At the same time, since the beginning of the year, the […]
With the appearance of an effective vaccine against coronavirus and the subsequent recovery of the world economy, the US dollar may fall by 20%. This was reported by the Financial Times. It is noted that banks, which already had negative forecasts for the dollar next year, deteriorated expectations against the background of the emergence of […]
Japanese company Hitachi has announced the purchase of American developer GlobalLogic for $ 9.6 billion, according to Reuters. The American company has several offices in Ukraine and is one of the three largest IT employers in the country. GlobalLogic owns 45% in equal shares of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Swiss investment company Partners […]Next
According to Forbes, the fortune of the world richest man, the head of the American corporation Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has exceeded a record $180 billion. It is noted that Bezos’ fortune increased because of rising share value of his company Amazon. According to the publication, Amazon’s capitalization reached $1.54 trillion. Thus, Bezos’ fortune (he owns […]Next
Gerard Adams, who is also called Mentor of Millenials is an American entrepreneur, an expert in the field of branding, philanthropist. He came to millionaire status in the age of 24 years. Edition Entrepreneur published Gerard reflections that represent the social significance and the role it plays in building a business for him. Knowing your […]Next
On September 14-18, the National Bank sold $ 71 million in currency on the interbank foreign exchange market. At the same time, the National Bank did not buy foreign currency in its international reserves during the reporting week. Therefore, the National Bank for the first time in the late July sold the currency on the […]Next
ComboApp Company, which is engaged in the marketing and PR of mobile applications, recently completely closed the Kiev office. It was closed by consulting direction ComboApp, according to the editorial board, about 40 people worked in Kiev. In Odessa continues the GoWide direction. ComboApp’s founder Vadim Chernega confirmed the company’s downsizing, adding that this decision […]Next
One of the largest Ukrainian agricultural groups “Kernel”, will pay $ 2.4 million, according to the results of court proceedings, in which it was involved in the case of contamination of the Ukrainian sunflower oil delivered in the EU in April 2008. According to the company report, disclosed on its website on Friday, the court’s […]Next
Before the fall of the economy in the second quarter of 11.4% led to strict quarantine restrictions and declining demand, as well as reduced investment. This is stated in the report of the National Bank. “The main factor in the deepening decline in GDP was expected to be a reduction in domestic demand. It is […]Next
On Thursday, the British drugmaker AstraZeneca said it agreed to buy a controlling stake in the biotech company Acerta Pharma for $ 4 billion. Analysts point out that the operations that were carried out in the health sector helped to make 2015 a record year for mergers and acquisitions. In the legal field, the merger […]Next
Apple has given to CEO Tim Cook two options which can be converted into approximately 1 million shares of the company under certain conditions. This follows from the documents submitted by the corporation in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the USA. The first option is 333,987 shares with the restrictions, which the head […]Next
Naftogaz of Ukraine signed a memorandum with the Polish PGNiG on joint development of fields in the western regions of Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the NAC on Tuesday, March 30. Naftogaz CEO Otto Waterlander said the company had acquired strategic assets “that enable it to confidently declare the greatest hydrocarbon […]Next
The American company Pfizer, which developed in partnership with the German BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus COVID-19, expects revenue from sales of this drug in 2021 for $ 15 billion. This year the company hopes to produce 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine. The drug is expected to generate a quarter of Pfizer’s total revenue, which […]Next
On Tuesday, shares of the four largest US technology companies declined, as the 16-month government investigation of their competitive practices led to the first results in the form of 449-page report on their abuse of the market power. Shares of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and the parent company Google Alphabet fell to 2.9%, 3%, 2.26% and […]Next
The National Commission for Energy and Utilities has revoked the license of Donetskoblgaz, Ukrinform reports. “To revoke the license of PJSC Donetskoblgaz for the right to conduct economic activity in the distribution of natural, oil and gas (methane) coal deposits, issued in accordance with the resolution of the National Electricity Regulatory Commission of Ukraine,” the […]Next
Shares of the Johnson & Johnson may slow because the last stimulus to it was the company’s transition to the final clinical trial of the vaccine against COVID-19 on September 23, after which the shares rose by more than 5%. However, as of Tuesday, before the opening of trading, the price of J&J shares did […]Next
According to the source Inventure, Ukraine has attracted nearly $ 4 billion ($ 3.8 billion) of foreign investment over the past 2016. This figure exceeds the amount of 2015 almost doubly. These indicators were noted by First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv at the governmental seminar “The economic development of the regions: strategies […]Next
Previously unknown to the Ukrainian market Iranian airline company Mahan Air announced the launch of several regular eastbound flights from Kyiv. This reported the “Delo”. According to the publication, in the list are flights to India, China, Malaysia, Thailand and the UAE. Entering the Ukrainian market for the Mahan Air became possible due to the […]Next