The Banque de France expects a rebound in growth in the first quarter

The Banque de France expects a rebound in growth in the first quarter

According to a first estimate, GDP would grow by 0.3% in the first quarter, after declining 0.1% in the last months of 2019. An improvement due to industry and construction, after one month January marked by social movements against the pension reform. Will the surprise drop in GDP over the last three months of the year remain a mere accident? Difficult to say at the moment. But if the strike movement against the pension reform…

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US elections: which democratic candidate to face Trump?

US elections: which democratic candidate to face Trump?

On Monday, February 3, Iowa voted to choose its Democratic candidate for the US presidential election. While a computer hiccup delayed the publication of results by two days, Pete Buttigieg seems to be the surprise winner of this first step. However, will he be the future champion who will challenge Trump? Warren, Biden, Yang, Sanders, Bloomberg… Eleven Democratic candidates are still in the running to dislodge Donald Trump from the White House next November. While…

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Brazil: debacle of Lula’s Workers’ Party in the first round of municipal elections

Brazil: debacle of Lula’s Workers’ Party in the first round of municipal elections

Brazilian voters severely sanctioned left-wing candidates of the Workers’ Party (PT) on Sunday in the first round of a test municipal election after months of political crisis that led to the dismissal of President Dilma Rousseff. Brazilian voters severely sanctioned left-wing candidates of the Workers’ Party (PT) on Sunday in the first round of a test municipal election after months of political crisis that led to the dismissal of President Dilma Rousseff. Against all expectations,…

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Turkey: Erdogan reelected in the first round for a mandate with reinforced powers

Turkey: Erdogan reelected in the first round for a mandate with reinforced powers

Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan won Sunday’s presidential elections in Turkey in the first round with a score of 52.5%. For its part, the Prokurdian party is entering Parliament. Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reelected in the first round on Sunday for a new mandate with reinforced powers, overcoming an opposition that had nevertheless reinvigorated in the fiercely contested presidential and legislative elections. “From the results, it appears that Recep…

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