In the second quarter of 2020, Japan’s economy shrank by 7.8% over the previous three months. Such preliminary official data was published by Trading Economics.
It is noted that the fall of GDP was recorded for the third consecutive quarter and became a record, due to the negative impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
At the same time, analysts, forecast in average, a 7.6% drop in GDP in the second quarter.
In annual terms, the Japanese economy in April – June fell by 27.8% with a forecast of a decline of 27.2%. In the first quarter, GDP fell by 2.2%.
Consumer spending in April – June fell by 8.2% in quarterly terms, compared with a decrease of 0.8% in the first quarter. Government spending decreased by 0.3% (previously unchanged).
Exports fell by 18.5% – the fall was the highest since the first quarter of 2009. Imports fell by 0.5%, falling for the third consecutive quarter.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If coronavirus vaccines become widely available and help restore international trade and economic growth, the dollar is likely to fall by 20% in 2021. Bloomberg reports that this forecast was made by Citigroup Bank. If the forecast comes true, it will be a record drop since 1985, when the DXY index fell by 18.5% over […]
During the first weekend of weekend quarantine, catering establishments lost 27% of turnover. This is as of Monday, November 16, according to the platform Opendatabot, citing data from Poster, a restaurant automation company. It is noted that during the week the turnover of cafes and restaurants fell by 10% compared to the previous week. In […]
Reuters reported, In Switzerland, the procedure of accelerated testing of Moderna vaccine has started. This will allow to approve the drug if it passes all clinical trials. “Swissmedic can get an initial idea of the benefits and risks of vaccine candidates before the study is completed. This speeds up the review process and at the […]
The World Health Organization expects that by the spring of 2021, the situation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic could change significantly. The main hope is the invention of vaccine against the disease. This was stated by Adviser to the Director-General of the WHO Bruce Aylward. He noted that by March the situation could […]
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 […]
The European Union has launched an antitrust investigation against Google to determine whether the company has violated EU rules by giving priority to advertising its services to the detriment of competitors. The Financial Times reports. According to the European Commission, the investigation will find out whether Google undermines competition rules by restricting third party access […]Next
In 2021, Russia’s Gazprom supplied 20.3 billion cubic meters of gas to Turkey, which is the maximum figure in less than nine months. This was reported by the company’s press service following a meeting of its chairman Alexei Miller with Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez on Monday, September 20. At the […]Next
The World Bank has maintained its forecast for Ukraine’s GDP recovery in 2021 at 3.8% after falling by 4.0% in 2020. The economic growth forecast for the next 2 years has improved, according to the World Bank report. In particular, according to the new forecast, Ukraine’s economy will grow by 3.5% in 2022 and by […]Next
Bill Ackman, the owner of the Pershing Square Capital Management investment firm recently announced that he sold 5 million shares in a major pharmaceutical company Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Thus, his part fell from 9.9% to 8.5%. In an official statement, which was provided by the USA regulatory authorities stated that the sale aims to cover tax […]Next
The current management of the state company Ukrzaliznytsia does not intend to implement the initiative of the previous management to involve representatives of the German company Deutsche Bahn in the management of the Ukrainian railways. This was stated by the head of the board of the UZ Volodymyr Zhmak in the interview with the edition […]Next
The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) fined the producer of soft drinks “Etrus” Ltd. for 145 thousand UAH for the dissemination of misleading information about their products. “Etrus” Ltd. gave inaccurate information on consumptive qualities of these drinks because of their method of presentation on the labels of products: Fruttela Orange, Fruttela Citrus and Fruttela […]Next
German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG on Monday took the third package of measures restructuring of business because of poor dynamic aviation market recovery, according to a press release. “Forecasts for international flights have deteriorated significantly in recent weeks. With the end of the summer holiday season, the number of passengers and bookings is declining again […]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
Shares of US electric car manufacturer Tesla continue to rise sharply amid news of the company’s future accession to the S&P index. On Tuesday, November 24, the market value of Elon Musk’s company crossed the $ 500 billion mark for the first time. Tesla shares are said to have risen nearly 550 percent this year, […]Next
Approaches to determining the unit of excise tax rate on beer may change in Ukraine. This is stated in the bill of the Cabinet of Ministers №5600, which was registered in the Verkhovna Rada the day before. It is noted that Ukraine is obliged to bring its own legislation in line with the European directive […]Next
The German Siemens AG corporation reported about the acquisition of the American producer Mentor Graphics. The transaction is estimated at $4,5 billion: the price of one share constitutes $37,25. Mentor Graphics main activities are: designing of cable systems, printed circuit boards, functional verification, development of the built-in software etc. The company merger is directed, first […]Next
The supervisory board of Vinnitsafarmation in the press release reported:” Vinnitsafarmation which owns ‘Bazhayemo zdorovya’ network of pharmacies , intends to reacquire 18 million of common shares PJSC ‘Vinnitsafarmatsyia’ intends to redeem 18 million of common nominal shares”. PJSC ‘Vinnitsafarmatsyi’a plans to make the relevant decision at extraordinary general shareholder meeting which will take place […]Next
Currently, there are almost 2 million entrepreneurs in Ukraine, and each of them pays an average of 13 thousand hryvnias a year. Thereby, in 2019, the turnover of the PIF`s economy amounted to 1 million dollars. “Over the past eight years, revenue from private individuals to the budget have increased by 24 times. In the […]Next
Amazon announced on Wednesday the expansion of its Amazon One payment system at Whole Foods stores in Seattle. Amazon One technology was introduced by the company last September and, according to Amazon, it “makes the payment process easy and fast.” Unlike previous Amazon Go technology in stores of the same name, consumers do not need […]Next
The joint venture of Naftogaz of Ukraine and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation – Petrosannan Company – has added 20%, or 600 barrels per day, to oil production in the Western Desert of Egypt, the company’s press service reports. This was reportedly made possible by fracturing in the pilot wells. It is noted that if […]Next
China’s industrial growth, which began in the country a year ago, has slowed markedly since the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released by the Chinese State Statistics Office on Saturday, July 31, the figure fell to 50.4 points in July. In June, it was 50.9 points. A […]Next