Coronavirus: how to avoid the big plunge in business investment

Coronavirus: how to avoid the big plunge in business investment

The Montaigne Institute is publishing a note on Friday on how to support business investment over the next eighteen months. The author, economist Eric Chaney, proposes that public finances help companies up to 10% of their annual investments, or around 25 billion euros per year. This is one of the great difficulties that the French economy will encounter in the coming months. With the coronavirus crisis, health concerns and mechanically consumer fears and therefore a…

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Covid: companies authorized to screen their employees

Covid: companies authorized to screen their employees

The new health protocol for companies, published Thursday evening, allows them to perform rapid tests on their employees. But this screening cannot be systematic and the employer will not have access to the results. Some had been asking for it for months. But until then, the health protocol for companies was categorical: it is not possible for them to organize screening campaigns for Covid-19. Government change of course with the new version of it posted…

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“The consolidation of the sector remains a fundamental trend”

“The consolidation of the sector remains a fundamental trend”

Xavier Parain, Deputy Secretary General of the AMF, welcomes the ability of Place de Paris to incubate and approve young management companies. How is asset management doing in France? The French asset management business model is working well. Place de Paris is able to incubate and approve young management companies that are starting out. There are all kinds of asset classes under management in France and a wide variety of managers. Some say that index…

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White House bans Americans from investing in Chinese “military-industrial” complex

White House bans Americans from investing in Chinese “military-industrial” complex

Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order prohibiting Americans from directly or via funds financing Chinese companies close to the military sector. About thirty Chinese companies are concerned. The measure is due to go into effect on January 11, nine days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The subject had been on the table for several months. On Thursday, the White House issued an executive order prohibiting Americans from investing, directly or through…

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Guaranteed loans: banks distributed 130 billion euros to companies in 2020

Guaranteed loans: banks distributed 130 billion euros to companies in 2020

The year 2020 was particularly busy for bankers, who granted loans guaranteed by the State to 630,000 companies in order to compensate for the sometimes sudden cessation of activity during periods of confinement. Trade, catering and even construction have benefited greatly. The first repayments will begin next April. In finance, it is the star product of the year. But the banks would surely have done well. Loans guaranteed by the State were granted en masse…

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Wall Street: companies connected to the “Trump clan” resist Joe Biden’s victory

Wall Street: companies connected to the “Trump clan” resist Joe Biden’s victory

The courts of American companies friendly to the Republican candidate have withstood his defeat. Political alternation is not the end of good business thanks to their intense lobbying with Congress and the White House. The Democrat will hardly be able to upset Wall Street. For an American boss, what is a handshake with Donald Trump or his successor Joe Biden worth? Personal ties and a long friendship can favor his company in the attribution of…

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Gafa tax: some companies are trying to reduce their bills

Gafa tax: some companies are trying to reduce their bills

While the first installment of the brand new Gafa tax must be paid before the end of the month, a small number of companies are still in discussions with Bercy. They dispute the scope of the tax in order to reduce the amount to be paid as much as possible. The brand new “Gafa tax” will become reality this week for the small thirty companies concerned. The first deposit must be paid by the end…

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Covid: British companies win their case against their insurer

Covid: British companies win their case against their insurer

The British Supreme Court ruled in favor of British companies, considering that their insurance should cover them against losses suffered in the wake of the health crisis and lockdowns. Tens of thousands of small British businesses will be able to obtain compensation from their insurer for losses suffered since the start of the crisis. The UK Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a number of insurance policies covering loss were working in the event of…

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Why the State should provide equity to companies in difficulty

Why the State should provide equity to companies in difficulty

Les Gracques, a think tank of social democratic decision-makers, propose that the State increase the capital of certain companies, including many SMEs, emerging from the crisis. The latter will need equity after the losses this year, they argue. On May 11, with the programmed end of confinement (gradual), the hardest part begins for the French economy. Les Gracques, this think tank of social democratic tendency, which brings together economic decision-makers, sent a note ten days…

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