A leather goods store in Nantes city centre

Nantes Métropole Will Be Paying 3 Million Euros to Closed Businesses

SUPPORT: The city council of Nantes is making the aid of 750 euros available for the November rent of businesses forced to close. No less than 4,300 businesses in the Nantes metropolis had to close their doors due to the second confinement imposed by the state. Bars and restaurants have not been allowed to reopen since. To “help them” and […]

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Amazon would like to design its own cryptocurrency

Amazon Shows Interest in Cryptocurrencies

E-COMMERCE: Jeff Bezos’ company, Amazon is reportedly set to launch cryptocurrency testing in Mexico Amazon could very soon add a string to its bow. In addition to its own e-commerce products and video streaming platform, Amazon could also enter the cryptocurrency market. Several job offers have recently been published in this regard. If the American company does not […]

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Biden keeps Huawei on blacklist - Geeko

Huawei Remains on US Blacklist Despite Joe Biden Coming to Power

COMMERCIAL WAR: Chinese manufacturer Huawei, has faced numerous accusations of spying on behalf of China during the Trump administration The arrival of Joe Biden as President of the United States was synonymous with hope and renewal for Huawei and foreshadowed a relaxation of trade restrictions imposed on American companies that wanted to work with the Chinese company. But the […]

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Electric car sales doubled in Europe in 2020

Automotive: Electric Car Sales Doubled in Europe in 2020

TRANSPORT: The European market has been cut by a quarter of its sales by the health crisis, but sales of hybrid and electric vehicles have exceeded sales of diesel in Europe A good year for the automobile. Sales of electric vehicles doubled in Europe in 2020, while sales of plug-in hybrids tripled, topping a total of one million vehicles sold, according […]

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European Union looks at common vaccine certificates to help summer tourism amid pandemic

European Union Looks at Common Vaccine Certificates to Help Summer Tourism Amid Pandemic

The European Union is looking at a common vaccine certificate to help get travellers to their vacation destinations and prevent tourism from suffering another disastrous year due to the coronavirus pandemic. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the certificates for individuals who have been vaccinated could be combined with coronavirus Covid-19 tests for […]

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A Rafale fighter jet during an air show at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Oct. 8, 2020.

Greece Approves Purchase of 18 French-Made Rafale Fighter Planes Amid Tensions with Turkey

ECONOMY: Greece has approved the purchase of 18 French-made Rafale Aircraft costing over 2 billion euros Greek lawmakers in a vote on Thursday approved a defence procurement program to purchase 18 French-made Rafale fighter planes, part of an armaments plan announced by the government in September. Greece has earmarked 11.5 billion euros ($14 billion) for […]

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Shops in Toulouse and Haute-Garonne are authorized to open every Sunday in January.

Coronavirus in Haute-Garonne: Shops May Open Every Sunday in January

RETAIL: A  prefectural decree allows businesses in Haute-Garonne to open on Sundays in January if their employees are volunteers According to the prefect Etienne Guyot, it is a question of “better regulating the flows” and of “supporting the local economic life”, in a very precarious health context. The shops of Haute-Garonne will be able to open every Sunday in January, […]

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Lille Startup, Sencrop has installed Weather sensors in Gironde

Gironde: How the Start-Up Sencrop is Attracting More and More Winegrowers with its Weather Sensors

TECHNOLOGY: The Lille start-up Sencrop, has already installed some 500 weather sensors throughout the Gironde These weather sensors placed in the vineyard plots make it possible to anticipate episodes of frost or hail, and above all to refine the treatments with phytosanitary products. These sensors can operate in a network, with winegrowers being able to share […]

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Beverage wholesalers have lost 90 percent of revenues due to confinement measures

Confinement: With Bars and Restaurants Closed, Beverage Wholesalers “Have Lost More than 90% of their Turnover”

Beverage wholesalers in Hauts-de-France have lost “at least 90% of their customers” with the closure of restaurants and bars Beverage distributors are hit hard by the economic crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic with the closure of bars and restaurants. As beverage distributors are still working a little by delivering certain customers such as communities, […]

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Due to the confinement, small busiinesses in the Pays-de-la-Loire face closures

Confinement in Pays-de-la-Loire: Between 15 and 20% of Small Businesses Threatened with Closure

CRISIS: U2P, the leading French employers’ organisation, fears a “wave of closures” in 2021 in the Pays-de-la-Loire region U2P is the employers’ union for VSEs and SMEs in the trade, craft and liberal professions sectors. Its new president in Pays-de-la-Loire is worried about the consequences of the crisis in 2021. “There is a lot of suffering, […]

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