Côte d’Azur: Tourism activity in 2016 “slightly down” compared to 2015

ECONOMY:  The number of overnight stays in hotels and residences fell 3% …  Unusually for tourism on the French Riviera . It’s the summer beating down the numbers. Following the bombing of Nice , attendance Alpes-Maritimes suffered a 10% decline, impacting the results of the activity. “Cote d’Azur down slightly” in 2016, informed the CRT …

Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne will Close more than 400 Branches, 11,000 Job Losses

BANKING: Groupe BPCE unveiled on Tuesday a plan of one billion euros in savings in its retail banking activity … Cure austerity perspective within Groupe BPCE, which oversees the Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne. The French banking giant unveiled on Tuesday a plan of one billion euros in savings in its retail banking business. #TransfoGroupeBPCE | …

Winter sales: Disappointing, with Sales Down

The winter sales of 2017 ends on Tuesday evening, a disappointing record. Sales in shops are down. For some professionals, there is an overdose of promotions and private sales throughout the year. “Disappointing”, “bad thought”, drop in attendance and sales: the winter sales, which end on Tuesday night, did not perform as expected, partly because of …

CETA: The Free Trade Agreement of Canada and Europe in Six Points

The European Parliament will vote Wednesday on the Economic Agreement with Canada, which has been negotiated over five years. This text, which aims to increase trade by 25%, could be applied very quickly. It plans to lower tariffs. With some notable exceptions. What is CETA? The economic global and commercial Agreement known as CETA (Comprehensive economic …