Average wages in France

The French average salary is 2,474 euros gross monthly

Purchasing power has increased somewhat in 2014 … The average wage per head (SMPT) increased by 1.5% in 2014, reaching 2,474 euros gross monthly, according to data released at the end of last week by the ACOSS, the fundraising organization of social security contributions. The SMTP  increased faster than consumer prices (+ 0.4%), allowing a […]

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french Companies are eyeing up the Iranien market

Iran, a Promising Market Coveted by French Groups

The agreement on the Iranian nuclear situation suggests a lifting of economic and financial sanctions in early 2016 and the opening of a market where already French Groups are eyeing up the market … Two weeks after the signing of the agreement on the Iran nuclear situation, the prospect of the lifting of the embargo is […]

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Vet Affaires have filed for bankruptcy

Commercial Court of Paris : Vet’Affaires in receivership

The Nantes textile hard discount group filed for bankruptcy. It has a hundred stores in France, five in Loire-Atlantique. The stock website Cercle finance announced placement into receivership Vet’Affaires the group by the Paris Commercial Court. This company, specialized in cheap clothing, was orginally started in Nantes, at the end of the 80 Group, which […]

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Francois Hollande Bastille Day Speech

President Hollande Cuts Presidential Spending Costs

Spending Cut a year ahead of target President Hollande has managed to cut the spending at the Elysee Palace.  Electric cars and fewer official visits by plane have helped the President cut his spending which is a year ahead of target.  The Elysée Presidential palace’s expenditure fell below the €100million mark last year, at €98.2million, […]

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Electricity prices to rise from 1st August

Electricity: Royal announced a 2.5% increase in rates from 1st August

The Minister of Ecology has excluded an alignment of taxation on diesel fuel than gasoline, this Thursday on BFM TV … Regulated electricity tariffs are to  increase “by 2.5% on average” from the 1st August 2015, said Ségolène Royal on Thursday morning on BFMTV television. This comes after the publication on Wednesday of a report from […]

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Unemployment has increased in May 2015

Unemployment: The number of job seekers increased in May

A surge in unemployment which would not reflect the real trend, according to the Ministry of Labour … According to figures released earlier today, Wednesday by the statistical service of the Ministry of Labour, the number of job seekers registered at employment centres in Category A stands at 3,552,200 in mainland France in late May […]

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Rural post offices in villages are to be transformed into one stop shops

Rural Post Offices to be Transformed

Post Offices to become one-stop shops … It has been anounced that around 1,000 rural post offices across France could be transformed into one-stop-shops for utilities, benefits and other government services. Under new plans, the government is seeking to work in partnership with La Poste, to help and transform rural post offices by increasing the […]

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