Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that Dell Technologies’ expenditure on research and development has grown by five times in the last five years. According to the data, during the 2020 fiscal year, the expenditure stood at $4.9 billion.
Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that Google searches related to unemployment benefits in the United States have spiked by at least 1,566% over the last one year. The data further indicates the searches dramatically increased in March 2020.
Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that global Google searches for ‘buy stocks’ have spiked by at least 466% between March 31, 2019, and March 27th this year. According to the data, there was a significant spike in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.
The impressive growth of cryptocurrencies over the last year was followed by a surge in coin mining, as a way of investing in virtual currencies without having to put down money for it.
The African Development Bank (ADB) has raised a $3 billion bond instrument in a three-year tenure to help alleviate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Africa.
According to ADB Group, the bond is the largest social bond ever launched in international capital markets , and the largest dollar benchmark ever issued by the bank. It will pay an interest rate of 0.75 percent.
Data gathered by Learnbonds.com indicates that downloads for video conferencing and online meetings platform Zoom dramatically increased by 1,270% between February 22 and March 22. The spike in downloads is due to many people working from home as a result of the Coronavirus.
Trade tensions, slow growth, and low-interest rates all left their mark on the world’s largest banks last year, affecting the investment banking revenue they racked up.
Over the last decade, business peer-to-peer lending, also known as crowdlending, has become an appealing alternative financial source for many European companies. Although lending platforms are not immune to the disruption caused by the pandemic, the latest data show that P2P investments may be unrelated to the stock market slides caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The increasing number of mobile phone users and the massive growth of eCommerce have led to the rapid adoption of digital payments all over the world. Cashless payments have become an appealing alternative to many European consumers, as well, causing a significant impact on the payments industry traditionally dominated by cash, credit cards, and debit cards.