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Airbus threatens to leave the UK

Airbus representatives announced the transfer of production from the UK, if the Brexit deal is not reached, Bloomberg reports. In this case, jobs and transparency for businesses in Britain will be at risk. Airbus produces wings for airplanes ...
28.01.2019

The volume of mortgage loans issued in the UK decreased in December

UK banks have issued fewer mortgage loans in December compared with November, Reuters reports. The total amount of loans dropped to 1.235 billion pounds. This is the lowest value since 2016. Banks issued 6% more loans than a year ago, but less ...
28.01.2019

The volume of retail sales in the UK remained unchanged in January

A survey of 103 British retailers showed that retail sales in January remained at the same level. In December, the figure fell by 13%, and analysts had expected it to grow in early 2019. In 2018, sales fell to the level of November 2011 and ...
28.01.2019

Germany's business climate index drops to three-year low

In January, the business climate index in Germany fell to 99.1 points against the value of December at 101 points, the Ifo research institute reported. The indicator reached its lowest level since February 2016. Experts had predicted a decline ...
28.01.2019

Norway has set new record in green car sales

Norway has set a new record in sales of cars on new energy sources. In 2018, the share of green cars sold in the country was 31.2% against 20.9% in 2017. If we include hybrid models in this number, the percentage will increase to 49.1% against ...
28.01.2019

Chinese oil and gas company Sinopec increased its net profit by 22% in 2018

Net profit of Sinopec, the Chinese oil and gas company with a high share of state capital, grew by 22.04% in 2018. The company received $9.18 billion last year, Sinopec representatives say. Earnings per share rose to $0.08 versus $0.06 in 2017. ...
28.01.2019

Chinese smartphone market fell by 11%

The Chinese smartphone market declined by 11% in the last quarter of 2018, analysts at Strategy Analytics report. Device shipments to China have declined for the fifth time in a row. In the fourth quarter of 2018, about 108 million smartphones ...
28.01.2019

Europe has become the main buyer of natural gas from the US

Sales of American liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe increased fivefold, due to which the Eurozone countries became the main buyers of LNG from the United States. Europe bought more natural gas from the United States than South Korea and ...
28.01.2019

Reduced shipping prices indicated the slowing of global economy

The cost of shipping has been falling over the past six months, indicating that the global economy has slowed down, Reuters reports. The Baltic Dry Index shipping cost indicator has fallen by 47% since the summer of 2018. Baltic Dry takes into ...
28.01.2019

Oil exports from the United States will increase significantly by 2020

The United States will become a net exporter of oil by 2020 due to increased production, according to a report by the Information Department at the US Department of Energy. As oil product production grows, the United States will reduce domestic ...
25.01.2019

China's trade with the participants of “One Belt, One Road” grew by 16.3% in 2018

The volume of China’s trade with the countries of the “One Belt, One Road” initiative grew by 16.3% last year. Trade with these countries accounted for 27.4% of the country's foreign trade relations. In 2018, China imported goods worth $563 ...
25.01.2019

Brexit without a deal threatens the growth of exports of Scotch whiskey

Britain’s withdrawal from the EU without a deal threatens the growth of Scotch whiskey exports, Reuters reports, citing the Scotch Whiskey Association. Brexit without an agreement will be the reason for the complication of trade between the ...
25.01.2019

Profit of the largest railway company in the United States fell 4.7 times

The net profit of Union Pacific Corp., the largest railway company in North America, fell 4.7 times in 2018 to $1.55 billion, or $2.12 per share. Last year, the company made a profit of $7.28 billion, or $9.25 per share. High performance in ...
25.01.2019

Business activity in the US private sector intensified in January

The survey by IHS Markit showed business growth in January and an increase in production in services. Production grew at a maximum rate in 8 months. Business activity in January increased at a steady pace, but the growth rate fell to a minimum ...
25.01.2019

Sony headquarters will move from Britain to the Netherlands

Japanese Sony will move its headquarters from Britain to Holland due to the uncertainty about the country's withdrawal from the European Union. A company representative, Takashi Iida, noted that the company was moving from its European headquarters ...
25.01.2019

Business activity in the euro area fell to a minimum since July 2013

Eurozone PMI index almost reached stagnation in early 2019. Companies faced minimal growth in production since 2013 and the first decline in demand for the first time in four years, IHS Markit reports. Business activity in 19 European countries ...
25.01.2019

US copper mining sector is booming again

Previously lagging behind in the global industry, the US copper sector has attracted investments of $1.1 billion. Tesla and other electric vehicle manufacturers have invested in copper mining, Reuters reports. In 2020, four more copper projects ...
25.01.2019

Over 250 companies plan to move to the Netherlands after Brexit

According to Idependent, more than 250 companies are negotiating with the Netherlands in order to move there after the British exit from the EU. Companies want to have access to the EU market after the Brexit agreement enters into force. Some ...
25.01.2019

The ECB will continue to reinvest funds from the redemption of shares repurchased during QE

The European Central Bank (ECB) will continue to reinvest funds from the redemption of securities. Shares were bought back as part of a quantitative easing program (QE), which ended in late 2018. ECB advisers expect interest rates to remain ...
25.01.2019

P & G's profit in the first fiscal half-year increased by 18%

Net profit of the American leader of consumer goods, Procter & Gamble (P & G), grew by 18% following the results of the 2018-2019 fiscal years. The profit amounted to 6.427 billion dollars, according to the company's financial statement. ...
24.01.2019
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