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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Bad debts: collection specialists on the lookout

Bad debts: collection specialists on the lookout

The wave of bad debts that should hit France like the rest of Europe will inflate bad loans on banks’ balance sheets. The latter could get rid of them by selling them to collection specialists. These actors are biding their time. It’s the calm before the storm. In October, business bankruptcies fell 33% over one year, according to figures released Wednesday by the Banque de France. But this decline ” does not indicate a reduction…

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AXA takes an interest in the sale of Aviva France

AXA takes an interest in the sale of Aviva France

The boss of AXA France explained that his group was interested in the subsidiary of the British insurer in full refocusing. It whets appetites, even if its sale is complicated by the size of its portfolio of life insurance contracts with a capital guarantee. AXA joins the ball of contenders for the acquisition of Aviva France, but is careful not to be too enterprising. “Of course we look at the file, Jacques de Peretti, Chairman…

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Coronavirus: France has entered a recession

Coronavirus: France has entered a recession

GDP plunged 6% in the first quarter of 2020, according to a first estimate from the Banque de France, unveiled this Wednesday morning. The worst decline since the end of World War II, after an already negative last quarter of 2019. Some sectors, including construction and market services, have seen their activity drop by more than half due to containment measures. This is only an estimate for the time being. According to the Banque de…

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Macif confirms its interest in acquiring Aviva France

Macif confirms its interest in acquiring Aviva France

The mutualist, who has just married Aésio to give birth to the Aéma group, confirms his interest in taking over Aviva France, the subsidiary of the British insurer on sale since last summer. The Macif comes out of the woods. Barely married with Aésio Mutuelle to create Aéma, the mutual insurer confirmed on Tuesday its interest in taking over Aviva France. “It is not a mystery that within Aéma Groupe we are studying the possibility…

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Coronavirus: economists blacken their forecasts for France

Coronavirus: economists blacken their forecasts for France

The Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, is preparing the spirits for a strong recession this year in France. Many economists are now banking on a drop in GDP of more than 5%. “The worst growth figure that has been made by France since 1945 is in 2009 after the great financial crisis of 2008: -2.9%. We will probably be well above -2.9% ” this year. Heard this Monday by the senators, the Minister…

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Coronavirus: masks ordered by France bought “on the tarmac” by the Americans

Coronavirus: masks ordered by France bought “on the tarmac” by the Americans

Masks ordered in China by France are bought back by the Americans on the tarmac of Chinese airports from which delivery planes must leave, which then head to the United States instead of France, regretted Wednesday the president of the Grand Est region, Jean Rottner. Masks ordered in China by France are bought back by the Americans on the tarmac of Chinese airports from which delivery planes must leave, which then head to the United…

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How the boss of Capgemini wants to help France to better export itself to India

How the boss of Capgemini wants to help France to better export itself to India

INTERVIEW Appointed by France as “special representative for the economic relationship with India”, the CEO of Capgemini, Paul Hermelin, unveils his projects and his ambitions. You are returning from India, where you visited on April 24 and 25 as a “special representative”. Laurent Fabius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has charged you with developing economic relations with India. How do you go about it? I spent two days in the country, where I go about…

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EU / Mercosur agreement: France opposes the project due to deforestation

EU / Mercosur agreement: France opposes the project due to deforestation

France has renewed its opposition to the European Union’s agreement with the Mercosur countries, to assert new environmental requirements. France renewed its opposition to the trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur countries in its current form on Friday, but intends to take up the project to assert new environmental requirements, particularly in terms of deforestation. “Deforestation threatens biodiversity and disrupts the climate. The report submitted by Stefan Ambec confirms France’s position to…

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Despite the pandemic, the Germans keep faith in France

Despite the pandemic, the Germans keep faith in France

German companies continue to believe in France despite the shock of Covid-19, according to a biennial study by the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and EY. France still inspires confidence in German entrepreneurs. Despite the pandemic, which put a brake on investments from across the Rhine, it remains a land full of medium-term promises. This is the finding of a study by the Franco-German Chamber of Commerce and the consulting firm EY, drawing up…

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