Tech giant Apple plans to slow hiring and spending in some units in 2023 to cope with a potential economic downturn, Bloomberg reported. Thus, fewer people will have a chance to get hired to work at the legendary corporation. In addition, current Apple employees are likely to face a pay cut.
The tech behemoth is always one step ahead of others. So, by slashing employment and expenditure growth, the company is preparing for a future economic slowdown. Every year, Apple allocates a certain amount of money to each major division for spending on research, development, resources, and hiring. Next year, a selected number of teams will get a lower-than-expected budget. Above all else, the company will not backfill the roles of retired employees.
Apple CEO Tim Cook believes the company should be particularly careful during periods of uncertainty. Still, changes will not affect all teams. He also mentions inflation, the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic, and rising shipping costs as one of the main factors weighing on gross profit and operating expenses.
Europe may repeat crisis of 2008
Throughout its history, the European economy has come across numerous crises. The current situation faintly resembles the financial crisis of 2008. However, its magnitude is likely to exceed the then financial collapse.In 2008, the catastrophe began with the housing market bubble. In this case, the key reason lies in the halt of Russian gas supplies.
08:34 2022-10-05 UTC+00
US at rising risk of recession
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14:48 2022-10-04 UTC+00
Oil shortage to cause food crisis
Following the energy crisis, the world may face a food crisis. Notably, the reason for both crises is the same – the ban on Russian oil imports. Analysts warn that the boycott of Russian oil could trigger a food crisis in many European and other states.The Times has recently unveiled a gloomy forecast of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
14:32 2022-10-04 UTC+00
Joe Biden calls on oil firms to bring down prices
In an attempt to tackle surging gasoline prices in the country, US President Joe Biden decided to ignore the basic laws of economics and demanded that oil companies reduce their selling prices.
14:14 2022-10-04 UTC+00
Fed statements affect global economy
The US Federal Reserve System proved to be the world's most influential financial regulator. Its influence is so powerful that just one statement is enough for global economic shifts, even without the use of any financial instruments. CNBC analysts confirm that Fed’s statements have such a far-reaching effect.
14:04 2022-10-04 UTC+00
Fed raises rates once again to combat inflation
The US Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the third consecutive time and is expected to do the same by the end of the year. This measure is supposed to help reduce global prices of oil, gas, and metals as well as other goods. The thing is that commodities are denominated in US dollars and most international settlements in the commodities markets are carried out in USD.
13:31 2022-10-04 UTC+00