The unemployment rate fell by 0.2 point in the second quarter to 8.5% of the labor force in France (excluding Mayotte), continuing its downward trend.

Unemployment Rate Continues its Slow Decline

At 8.5% in the second quarter, the unemployment rate returned to a level in early 2009. It is down 0.6 points in one year. The unemployment rate continued its slow decline in the second quarter to 8.5 %, according to INSEE figures released Wednesday 14th August 2019, despite a modest growth. Since mid-2015, the unemployment rate has continued to […]

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Donald Trump at the White House on July 31, 2019.

Donald Trump Raises Trade Dispute with China

The US president announced on Twitter Thursday 1st August 2019 that his administration would impose additional tariffs on imports from China. Donald Trump again on Thursday 1st August 2019 fomented the trade war against Beijing, announcing its intention to extend additional tariffs to all imports from China, causing market amazement, worried about the impact on the market and […]

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Donald Trump threatens to tax French wine in retaliation for GAFA tax

Donald Trump Threatens to Tax French Wine in Retaliation for GAFA Tax

Donald Trump denounced “stupidity” Emmanuel Macron and threatens to tax French wine in retaliation for the GAFA tax on the digital giants. Donald Trump stepped in on Friday 26th  July 2019 against France and its tax on the US digital giants denouncing “the stupidity” of President Emmanuel Macron and threatening to retaliate the French wine, one of the […]

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La Poste: The Price of Red and Green Stamps will Increase by 10% in 2020

La Poste has announced that the red stamp will increase from 1.05 to 1.16 euro, and the green stamp, the most used, from 88 to 97 euro cents, from 1st January 2020. On 1st January 2020, the rates of mail (+ 4.7%) and packages (+ 2%) will further increase at La Poste. “Tariff adjustments”, explains the group in a statement: “This evolution makes […]

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Demonstration against Ceta in Paris, July 16, 2019.

Ceta: The Ratification of the Controversial EU-Canada Agreement Voted in the Assembly

The French deputies approved Tuesday 23rd July 2019 the ratification of the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (Ceta), with a record of disputes within LREM. Despite a record number of protests in the LREM majority group, the ratification of the controversial Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (Ceta) was approved Tuesday 23rd […]

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Chinese growth at a record low, a first for 27 years

China: Chinese Growth at a Record Low, a First for 27 Years

ECONOMY: Chinese growth slumped in the second quarter despite Beijing’s support efforts At the height of trade tensions with Washington, China’s growth weakened over one year in the second quarter (+ 6.2%), marking its weakest performance for at least 27 years, despite Beijing’s support efforts. This figure, in line with forecasts of a panel of […]

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Sustainable Business Practices in France

Sustainable Business Practices in France

Among businesses of all sizes, France remains a global leader in the realm of sustainability, from fashion to the food industry and beyond. In our current era of climate change, rampant pollution, and massive amounts of waste, finding sustainable solutions is more important than ever before. As such, corporations of all sizes can no longer […]

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Confronted with exacerbated competition and erosion of its subscribers in its historical market, the pay TV group Canal + wants to remove at least 500 positions in France, nearly 20% of its workforce in France.

Canal + France will Remove Nearly 500 Positions Through Voluntary Departures

The pay TV group, Canal + wants to cut 18% of its workforce in France, which currently stands at 2600 people. Canal + pay TV group announced Tuesday 9th July 2019, a “transformation project of its French activities” which will go through a voluntary redundancies plan “of up to 492 people, ” according to a statement. This represents a […]

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The unemployment rate in the first quarter down 0.1 point to 8.7% on May 16, 2019.

Unemployment Rate at its Lowest Level Since 2009

Unemployment fell in the first quarter to 8.7% of the labour force, according to preliminary figures from INSEE published Thursday 16th May, 2019. The unemployment rate is down 0.1 point to 8.7% of the workforce in France (excluding Mayotte) in the fourth quarter of 2018, its lowest level since early 2009 , according to provisional figures from INSEE published Thursday, […]

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Germany unemployment rate lowest since reunification

Germany: The Lowest Unemployment Rate Since Reunification

WUNDERBAR: Less than 5% of Germans are looking for a job The unemployment rate in Germany fell in March to 4.9%, its lowest level since the reunification of the country in 1990, according to figures released Friday by the Employment Agency. In raw data, less representative of a basic trend but which serve as a reference in the public debate, the […]

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