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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Antoine Flamarion: “In the markets, bubbles are everywhere”

Antoine Flamarion: “In the markets, bubbles are everywhere”

The co-founder of Tikehau Capital, the success story of French asset management, delivers his vision of the current crisis. A scathing point of view on the risks posed by the growing gap between financial markets and the real economy. Tikehau Capital, which you manage, finances a number of companies. How do you see the French economy after ten months of the pandemic? It is still too early to say. What is certain is that the…

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Why Google ended up bending to the French state

Why Google ended up bending to the French state

After its victory before the administrative court and on appeal, Google appeared to be in a strong position in its standoff with the French state. The group was however under the threat of a decision of the Council of State which could have overturned these decisions and concluded to the existence of a permanent establishment in France. The transaction validated this Thursday by the Paris tribunal de grande instance marks the end of a standoff…

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Coronavirus: French growth could be impacted

Coronavirus: French growth could be impacted

According to the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, the coronavirus epidemic which is currently raging risks costing France 0.1 point of growth in 2020. A forecast that could worsen if the situation does not improve. Appeared in the heart of China, the coronavirus could impact French growth. On Thursday, the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire affirmed that the epidemic which worries the whole world, should cut French growth by 0.1 percentage…

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Holland and Mohammed VI draw a line on the quarrel

Holland and Mohammed VI draw a line on the quarrel

The two heads of state consolidated their relationship during a two-day visit by the French president. France intends to enter into trade agreements with Morocco. François Hollande and King Mohammed VI worked to consolidate Franco-Moroccan reconciliation during a two-day visit by the French president to Tangier, drawing a line over the quarrel between Paris and Rabat. François Hollande took off from Tangier around 9:00 p.m. local time, after two days during which he multiplied with…

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Universities, companies… How China spies on France

Universities, companies… How China spies on France

The Chinese secret service has 200,000 agents. French “value-added” suppliers are among their targets. MSE. These three letters resonate more and more in the austere corridors of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), in Levallois-Perret. They designate the gigantic Ministry of State Security, the most important of the seven intelligence services of the People’s Republic of China, which relies on an army of 200,000 agents (against 4,000 for the DGSI and 6,000 for the…

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These 80 French business leaders who accompany Hollande to China

These 80 French business leaders who accompany Hollande to China

For his first official visit which will take him to Beijing and then to Shanghai, the Head of State will be accompanied in particular by the CEOs of Carrefour, Alstom and Viadeo. Of course, François Hollande’s strike force in China has nothing to do with the steamroller that Angela Merkel activates when she arrives in the former Middle Kingdom. Since coming to power in 2005, the German Chancellor has made an official trip six times,…

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War of words between Macron and Saudi Arabia on the Hariri case

War of words between Macron and Saudi Arabia on the Hariri case

While the French head of state affirmed on BFMTV that the Lebanese Prime Minister was “detained in Saudi Arabia”, a spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs contradicted him on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri was held for several weeks in November in the kingdom, as French President Emmanuel Macron claimed. In an interview broadcast on Friday by the French channel BFMTV, Mr. Macron recalled that he…

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Libya: Société Générale will pay 250 million euros to the French tax authorities

Libya: Société Générale will pay 250 million euros to the French tax authorities

At the end of the judicial agreement of public interest (CJIP) signed on May 24, Société Générale agrees to pay a fine of 250 million euros to the French public treasury in the Libyan case. Société Générale will pay 250 million euros to the French state to end the prosecution of its contentious relationship with the Libyan sovereign wealth fund LIA (Libyan Investment Authority), the financial prosecutor announced on Monday. At the end of the…

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