Prime à la Casse: Scrapping your Car can be used to Buy a Used Car

Nicolas Hulot reform the “conversion premium” little used so far. From January 1, all the old vehicle owners can use it to buy a newer, cleaner vehicle. The government hopes to distribute over 100,000 premiums next year. First scrapping for the occasion It’s the return of the scrappage scheme . But the measure taken by Nicolas Hulot significantly different from …

Nokia Plans to Cut Nearly 600 Jobs in France by 2019

EMPLOYMENT: The job cuts will affect the central functions and support these subsidiaries based in the Paris-Saclay campus (Essonne) and Lannion (Côtes d’Armor) … Nokia  plans 597 job cuts in France by 2019 in its subsidiaries Alcatel Lucent International and Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) , out of a total of 4,200 people in the two companies, said …

Fruits and Vegetables: Declining Prices after a 2016 Record

This summer, the prices of fruits and vegetables were lower than last year. They had seen a record increase in 2016 after difficult weather conditions, according to the association Rural Families. The Rural Families Association released Thursday its annual barometer of prices of fruits and vegetables . This summer prices on the labels were down 8% for fruit and 7% for …

China Again the Top US Creditor

The US Treasury said Tuesday 15th August that China had made in June, its most important purchases of US debt securities for six years. Beijing becomes the first US creditor. More than 19 800 billion dollars! It’s mind-boggling amount of US government debt in June. An amount that attracts the desires of many foreign investors, and primarily of …

Smoking: Cigarette Sales up 9% in First Half 2017

HEALTH: Between January and July 2017, cigarette sales increased 9.2% despite the introduction of neutral package … Seven months after the arrival of neutral package , imposed by law on the 1st January 2017, cigarette sales have increased according to information published Wednesday by RTL. Sales increased by 9.2% between January and July 2017 after the French customs, confirming …

Brexit: 23 Cities Want to Host EU Agencies

No less than 23 cities have applied to host the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority. The two European agencies will leave London after Brexit. At stake ? Promising economic benefits. “We too have a chic queen” , the Dutch launched their video extolling the merits of Amsterdam and its fish and chips. The city wants to host …