Charles-René Tandé: “The longer the confinement, the more difficult the restart will be”

Charles-René Tandé: “The longer the confinement, the more difficult the restart will be”

Accountants are on the front line to support SMEs in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The President of the Order, Charles-René Tandé, explains the difficulties they face in obtaining state aid. Many companies are still waiting to know if they will be able to obtain financing guaranteed by the State from their bank. Do businesses have easy access to emergency aid put in place by the State? We can distinguish two categories of companies….

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EXCLUSIVE – Covid: the price of the antigen test has been set for the liberals

EXCLUSIVE – Covid: the price of the antigen test has been set for the liberals

Pharmacists will bill Health Insurance 34 euros for each screening performed, doctors 46 euros, nurses 19 to 30 euros. High five. After less than two weeks of negotiations, liberal health professionals have reached an agreement on the amount of their remuneration for carrying out antigenic tests for Covid. The arrival of these tests which are faster and less expensive than RT-PCR tests must constitute a “Turning” in the coronavirus screening policy, as explained by the…

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Executive stays on budget for 2019 thanks to good tax revenues

Executive stays on budget for 2019 thanks to good tax revenues

The amending finance bill presented on Thursday confirms the objective of a deficit of 3.1% of GDP this year. The executive saves less than expected, but compensates with dynamic tax revenues and lower debt costs. The High Council of Public Finances considers this objective “plausible”. A priori, nothing has changed on the horizon. The amending finance bill (PLFR) for 2019, which will be presented this Thursday by the government, resumes the forecasts put forward for…

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Tech giants may soon be under scrutiny by financial authorities

Tech giants may soon be under scrutiny by financial authorities

Having become essential for the banking or insurance sectors, cloud providers could in the future be directly supervised by European financial regulators. The European Commission presented a proposal in this direction last year. What if, tomorrow, the European financial policemen no longer supervised only the banks or the insurance companies, but also… the GAFA? This is still only a scenario, but the authorities are multiplying the messages in this direction. « It is up to…

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At its highest since 1991, the Japanese stock exchange celebrates “the second wave” of profits

At its highest since 1991, the Japanese stock exchange celebrates “the second wave” of profits

The Nikkei 225 index has already risen 23% in six months. Investors integrate the victory of a Biden administration less tempted by the trade war and celebrate the recovery of the profits of several large Japanese industrialists, in particular Toyota and Honda. Unheard of since November 1991. The Nikkei 225 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange closed on Friday at a level it had not reached in 29 years. After an increase of 0.9% over the…

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The crisis has not changed the negative view of the French on the unemployed

Despite the 700,000 jobs destroyed in the first half of the year, the perception of the French on the unemployed remains marked by suspicion, confirms a new study by Unédic. Stereotypes die hard, and the second part of the Unédic barometer on citizens’ perception of the unemployed published this Thursday confirms this. More than nine in ten French people think that anyone can lose their job at any time, job seekers are still seen through…

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Another significant drop in unemployment in August

Another significant drop in unemployment in August

The number of unemployed job seekers registered with Pôle Emploi declined by 175,000 in August. This is the fourth consecutive monthly decline. It makes it possible to make up for 70% of the ground lost since the start of confinement. As a result of the economic recovery since containment, unemployment continued to decline in August. The number of job seekers registered with Pôle emploi without any activity, classified administratively in category A of the operator’s…

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Towards gender parity among executives, despite pockets of resistance

Towards gender parity among executives, despite pockets of resistance

France has more than 5 million executives and people exercising an intellectual profession. The weight of women in this asset category has risen sharply to reach 42%. But this rate covers very contrasting situations: they still only represent less than a quarter of engineers and technical managers in companies. From engineers to pharmacists, including teachers, artists and journalists … « In 2019, in France, 5.2 million people in employment within the meaning of the International…

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Coronavirus: ICU admissions increase “exponentially”

Coronavirus: ICU admissions increase “exponentially”

The delays in the results of the tests distort the count of new contaminations and the high level of contaminations slows down the counting of clusters. Public Health France is forced to diversify the statistical indicators to follow the evolution of the epidemic. Intensive care admissions jumped 40% in one week. This is what he knew and what we did not yet know. On Wednesday evening, the Minister of Health surprised the French by announcing…

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Growth, deficit: the government is lowering its ambitions for 2020

Growth, deficit: the government is lowering its ambitions for 2020

The government now expects growth of 1.3% next year, lower than the +1.4% that was expected two months ago. This slight slowdown and the deadlock in certain economies lead to an increase in the forecast deficit, now set at 2.2% of GDP (against 2.1% expected in July), almost the same level as in 2019 excluding exceptional items . Public spending will increase by around 25 billion. Officially, the government continues to follow the same roadmap…

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