Valenciennes: To Increase Production, Toyota Recruits 150 People

INDUSTRY: The Japanese manufacturer sees Yaris sales grow in Europe and must adapt its production to demand … Jobs, yes, but precarious (for now). Toyota motor manufacturing France (TMMF), based in Onnaing, near Valenciennes, in the North, is launching a recruitment campaign, said Friday, in a statement. One hundred and fifty positions in interim or in fixed-term contracts are …

Car Market: + 3% in January

189,569 new vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) were registered in January 2018, an increase of 3% compared with January 2017. In January 2018, with 156,851 registrations, the French market for cars special new is up 2.5% compared to January 2017. With 32,718 registrations, the market for new light commercial vehicles (under 5.1 tonnes) is also up on the …

Carrefour Announces 2400 Job Cuts in France

The Carrefour group announced via a press release on Tuesday 23rd January, 2,400 jobs will be cut at the headquarters through a voluntary redundancy plan. Carrefour will eliminate 2,400 positions at its headquarters in France, which currently has 10,500 through a voluntary departure plan, announced on Tuesday 23rd January, the group in a statement. #Carrefour2022 …

China: Emmanuel Macron gets Agreements on Nuclear and Beef

China visit on Monday 8th January, Emmanuel Macron clinched an agreement on Tuesday for Areva and the lifting of the Chinese embargo on beef Emmanuel Macron , who hopes of re-balancing the trade relationship with Beijing, won this Tuesday 9th January, the second day of his visit to China, a providential agreement for Areva and announced a lifting of the chinese  embargo …

Toulouse: Higher Tourism Attendance Records in 2017

With 2,182,974 visitors in 2017, museums and tourist sites displayed a 13.7% increase compared to 2016. Site by site, here is the evolution of the visitor traffic in Toulouse. It’s called an insolent growth. The year 2017 indeed confirms the attractiveness and vitality of museumsand sights of Toulouse, who hosted last year nearly 2.2 million visitors. 2,182,974, exactly. 13.7% increase over one year On …

Tax Optimisation: Google has Diverted 16 Billion to Bermuda in 2016

TAX EVASION: The tax optimisation technique of “Dutch sandwich” would have allowed alphabet, the parent company of Google, to save 2.4 to 3.7 billion in taxes in 2016 … In 2016, Alphabet would have made the economy billions of dollars in taxes using a front company and tax optimisation method called “Dutch sandwich” (Dutch sandwich). The parent company Google would …

India will Overtake France and Become the Fifth World Economy in 2018

ECONOMY: France could soon lose its position in the ranking of world powers as India overtake France and the United Kingdom … The economy of France loses ground.  India is about to overtake France and the UK to become next year, the fifth largest economy, according to a report released Thursday. Currently in 7th place, India will climb to …