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Alphabet's Waymo welcomes first foreign investors - 03/03/2020

Founded 11 years ago as one of Google’s small projects, Waymo is increasingly separating from its parent company. The developer of technologies for unmanned vehicles announced that it had invested $ 2.25 billion within the first round of attracting foreign investment. The independent Alphabet division announced that it does not intend to stop there and will continue to attract funds from outside...

Global stock markets lose $ 6 trillion in six trading days - 03/02/2020

Global stock markets have lost $ 6 trillion over the past six trading days, CNBC reports citing S&P Dow Jones Indices. Stock markets around the world are plunging into the correction zone, as investors fear that the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 will develop into a pandemic. The US stock market has lost about $ 4 trillion in value over the past six trading days, said Howard Silverblatt,...

Emirates sends employees to leave due to coronavirus outbreak - 03/02/2020

Dubai-based Emirates Group, managing one of the world's largest airlines, asked employees to go on vacation amid falling demand for flights. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the company suspended most flights to China and Iran, and also canceled flights to Saudi Arabia from more than 20 countries. Dubai Emirates Group employees are asked to go on leave due to the consequences of an outbreak of...

Norway oil fund earns record sum thanks to stock market rally - 02/28/2020

The Norwegian State Pension Fund (also known as the Oil Fund), the largest national wealth fund in the world, earned a record amount in 2019 thanks to a rally in the stock markets. According to the fund’s financial statements, revenue amounted to NOK 1.692 trillion ($ 180 billion), or 19.9%. In nominal terms, the indicator was maximum, in percentage terms - the second largest during the existence...

Bayer's profit grows twofold in 2019 - 02/27/2020

Net profit of the German chemical-pharmaceutical concern Bayer AG over the past year jumped 2.4 times compared to 2018, and reached €4.091 billion, the company said. Earnings per share were €4.17 compared to €1.8 a year earlier. Sales rose 18.5% to €43.545 billion. In particular, the revenue of Bayer pharmaceutical division in 2019 increased by 7.3% to €17.962 billion, revenue of the Consumer...

Mondelez to pay $1.2B for Give & Go - 02/26/2020

American Corporation Mondelez International Inc. is buying baking maker Give & Go, the company said in a press release. "Today, Mondelez International announced a signed agreement to acquire a significant majority stake in Give & Go from Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (THL)," the statement said. According to Bloomberg, the deal is worth $ 1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to be...

Investors turn to protective assets amid coronavirus spread - 02/26/2020

International investors are alarmed by the high pace of the spread of coronavirus outside of China. Therefore, they are fleeing to the protective asset, gold. The assets of exchange-traded funds investing in precious metal reached a new historical level of 2.61 thousand tons, adding over 90 tons in a month and a half. As a result, the value of gold returned to the values of seven years ago. Data...

Warren Buffet's Berkshire increases net profit by 20 times in 2020 - 02/25/2020

Net profit of Berkshire Hathaway, an investment firm owned by US billionaire Warren Buffet, jumped 20 times in 2019 to $ 81.4 billion from 4.021 billion in the previous year, the company said in its financial statements. The company associates this growth mainly with last year’s tax reform of US President Donald Trump. "Now Berkshire should reflect... the rise and fall in the value of shares in...

Groupon shares lose over 44% - 02/20/2020

Shares of the American coupons discount service Groupon Inc collapsed by more than 44%, to a record low of $ 1.70 during trading in the US on Wednesday. Thus, the papers displayed the most significant one-day sale since 2011 when the company held an IPO. This week, Groupon reported a 23% drop in revenue in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the same period of the previous year to $ 612.3...

Visa approves Coinbase as debit cards issuer - 02/20/2020

Coinbase, US cryptocurrency exchange, was granted the status of a full member of the system of Visa. For now, it is the only cryptocurrency company with this certification. Principal Member status allows issuing debit cards. Now, customers of Coinbase may spend their cryptocurrencies anywhere. Holders of Coinbase debit card (introduced in April 2019) can use their cards in 29 countries of...
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