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19.07.2018 09:00:11

Swiss Swatch Group increased its net profit by 66.5% following the results of the first half of the year

The Swiss Swatch Group, the world's largest watch manufacturer, in the first half of 2018 increased its net profit by 66.5% to 468 million Swiss francs. Operating profit amounted to a record since 2015 629 million francs, increases by 70%. ...
19.07.2018 09:00:11

Inflation in South Africa accelerated to 4.6% in June

Consumer prices in South Africa rose 4.6% in June 2018 compared to the same month last year after rising 4.4% in May, according to figures from the Office for Statistics of South Africa. The acceleration of inflation in June turned out to be ...
18.07.2018 12:00:22

Unemployment in the UK kept a record low

Unemployment in the UK, calculated according to the methodology of the International Labor Organization, for the period from March to May this year was 4.2%, keeping the minimum level since 1975 recorded in the previous three months. This is ...
18.07.2018 12:00:22

Oil prices stabilized after a sharp fall a day earlier

Oil prices stabilized on Tuesday after the collapse the day before. September futures for Brent crude by 15:01 Moscow time fell by 5 cents to 71 dollars 79 cents per barrel. The price of August futures for WTI oil by this time fell by 8 cents ...
18.07.2018 12:00:22

Coinrail cryptocurrency exchange resumed trading after the break-in

The South Korean trading platform Coinrail resumed trading a month after the hacker attack. As the finversia.ru project writes, some of its users' resources have already been restored, and cryptocurrency exchange has paid users a part of the ...
18.07.2018 12:00:22

Sales of houses in Canada rose in June at the fastest pace in a year

In June 2018, home sales in Canada grew at the fastest pace for the year, Bloomberg reports. In Toronto, which is the leader in sales growth, the indicator increased by 17%. These data indicate the strengthening of the Canadian real estate ...
18.07.2018 12:00:22

Goldman Sachs following the results of the second quarter increased its net profit by 44%

The US bank Goldman Sachs Group in the second quarter increased its net profit by 44% year-on-year to $2 billion 348 million. In earnings per share, profits were 5 dollars 98 cents, the analysts had predicted 4 dollars 65 cents per share. Revenue ...
18.07.2018 11:00:10

Quarterly profit of Johnson & Johnson grew by 3.1%

American company Johnson & Johnson, the world's largest producer of health products, increased its net profit in the second quarter by 3.1% year-on-year to $3 billion 950 million. Profit without taking into account one-off factors increased ...
18.07.2018 11:00:10

Net profit of UnitedHealth exceeded forecasts in the second quarter

The largest US health insurance company UnitedHealth Group in the second quarter increased its net profit by 28% year-on-year to $2 billion 920 million. Adjusted earnings rose to 3 dollars 14 cents per share, the analystshad predicted 3 dollars ...
18.07.2018 11:00:10

EU and Japan concluded an agreement on the creation of the world's largest open trade zone

The European Union and Japan have signed a bilateral trade agreement that creates the world's largest free trade zone for goods and services, as opposed to US protectionist policies. The European Commission's communiqué says that Brussels and ...
18.07.2018 11:00:10

Rio Tinto in the second quarter increased the extraction of iron ore by 1%, copper - by 13%

The Rio Tinto group, which is one of the three largest mining companies in the world, reported that in the second quarter of this year it increased its iron ore production by 1% to 72 million 300 thousand tons. The extraction of copper increased ...
18.07.2018 11:00:10

Annual inflation in Italy was 1.3% in June

In June 2018, consumer prices in Italy, calculated by national standards, increased by 1.3% compared with June last year, the final data of the statistical agency Istat showed. In May, the annual price increase was 1%. Relative to the previous ...
17.07.2018 13:00:22

An acceleration of inflation was registered in Bulgariain June

Consumer prices in Bulgaria accelerated their growth in June this year for the second consecutive month, the finversia.ru project writes. According to the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria, in June, inflation was 3.2% compared to 2.6% ...
17.07.2018 13:00:22

Analysts at Citigroup forecast that in the third quarter Brent will cost $78 per barrel, WTI - $72 per barrel

According to the forecast of Citigroup analysts, Brent crude oil will cost $78 per barrel in the third quarter of 2018, and $79 per barrel in the fourth quarter. They expect the price of Brent in the first quarter of 2019 at $76 per barrel, ...
17.07.2018 13:00:22

The slowdown of China's economy threatens global growth

The slowdown of China's economy against the backdrop of a trade war between the US and China has become an obvious fact that will affect global growth, Bloomberg writes. The campaign to limit loans developed in China has caused braking in the ...
17.07.2018 13:00:19

Retail sales in the US increased significantly in June

Retail sales in the US rose by 0.5% in June compared to a rise of 1.3% in May, the Ministry of Commerce said. June growth, which coincided with forecasts of the economists, contributed to an increase in purchases of cars and a number of other ...
17.07.2018 12:00:24

Zinc fell to a minimum for the year against the statistical data from China

The price of zinc fell to a minimum for the year on the back of concerns about the slowdown in the growth rate of China's economy. On Monday, during the bidding on the London Metal Exchange, its value fell by 2.7% to 2 thousand 507.5 dollars ...
17.07.2018 12:00:24

BofA increased net profit by one third in the second quarter

In the second quarter, Bank of America increased its net profit by 33.3% in annual terms to 6 billion 800 million dollars. In earnings per share, profit was 63 cents, while experts had expected the figure at 57 cents. Revenues of the bank amounted ...
17.07.2018 12:00:24

Growth in wholesale prices in India increased to 5.77% in June

One of the main indicators of inflation in India, the wholesale price index, in June, peaked since December 2013 to 5.77% after rising to 4.43% in May, according to official data. Analysts had predicted the growth of the index to 5.23%. Last ...
17.07.2018 12:00:24

Deutsche Bank reported quarterly earnings and revenue that exceeded forecasts

Deutsche Bank reported on the results of the second quarter of net profit, pre-tax profit and revenue, which were higher than the market forecasts. According to preliminary data of the German bank, its net profit amounted to 400 million euros, ...
17.07.2018 12:00:24

Surplus of the foreign trade balance of the eurozone decreased to 16.5 billion euros in May

In May, the surplus of the foreign trade balance of the eurozone with the countries not included in the blok amounted to 16.5 billion euros, declining from 16 billion 700 million euros in April, according to Eurostat. Export fell by 0.8% compared ...
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