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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In the meantime, small traders have set up Click & Collect, as here in Rueil-Malmaison, in the Hauts-de-Seine.

Confinement: Traders Want to be Able to Open “Every Sunday” in December

CORONAVIRUS: In an open letter to Emmanuel Macron, federations of traders claim “the possibility of opening every Sunday” in December, while the head of state is to announce Tuesday an adaptation of the rules of confinement After the announcement of the postponement of “Black Friday” , several federations of traders asked this Saturday in an open letter to Emmanuel […]

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Sanitary instructions inside a bcoach

Confinement: With the Decline in Travel, Coach Operators are at a Standstill

TRANSPORT: The coach travel sector suffers in particular from the absence of tourists during the coronavirus epidemic Coach passenger transport companies lost an average of 80% of their turnover in 2020. The forecasts for 2021 are not optimistic, and professionals are asking for guarantees from the state. The profession is particularly dependent on tourism, which has […]

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Discount store Normal, is expanding across France

Branded products at knockdown Prices: Normal, a New Discount Brand that is Expanding in France

A year ago, Normal, a Danish chain of discount stores already present in four countries, landed in France, where it now has more than ten stores. And it’s not over. “Normal items. Abnormal prices. This is the slogan of the Danish store chain Normal, which landed in France in 2019 and is pursuing ambitious development. With 11 stores established in one […]

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These equity loans, announced by Bruno Le Maire, are intended for companies which have "real potential for a rebound, but which were penalised by a loss-making operation during the year"

Coronavirus: Bruno Le Maire Announces 20 Billion Euros to Strengthen Companies’ Equity

ECONOMIC CRISIS: These equity loans, announced by Bruno Le Maire, are intended for companies which have “real potential for a rebound, but which were penalised by a loss-making operation during the year” The Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced Monday that EUR 20 billion would be devoted to strengthening the equity capital of companies through equity loans distributed by banks that […]

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China is showing growth in the economy in Q3

Coronavirus: China Records Growth Rebounds to 4.9% in Q3

REPRISE: In the first quarter the GDP of China had collapsed by 6.8% While the economic crisis, a consequence of the coronavirus, shakes all the countries of the world, the figures from China give hope to the prospects of a rapid return to normal. The Chinese economy indeed experienced a rebound of 4.9% over one year in the third quarter, […]

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Carl's Jr., the Californian burger brand , moved to the Westfield Vélizy 2 shopping center (Yvelines) in early September 2020

Foodies: Carl’s Jr Burgers are Coming to France

After test restaurants in Toulon (Var) and Vélizy (Yvelines), the American fast-food chain, Carl’s Jr Burgers is targeting 120 openings in France in the next ten years. This is news that will delight lovers of fast food. After McDonald’s, Burger King, Five Guys and KFC, it is the turn of the Californian chain Carl’s Jr to come and establish […]

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Royer shoe group plans to cut 200 jobs

Coronavirus: Royer Shoe Group Plans to Cut 200 Jobs

Based in Fougères in Ille-et-Vilaine, the Royer shoe group employs 750 people worldwide The clothing sector is currently in the midst of a storm with increasing social plans. The most recent could concern the Royer group, which specializes in the footwear trade. The group, based in Fougères (Ille-et-Vilaine) will thus initiate a restructuring plan which should lead to the elimination of some […]

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Boris Johnson ready to ratify No Deal Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson Ready to “Move On” for Lack of Agreement on October 15th

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson “will not question the foundations of the country’s independence” to reach an agreement on Brexit by October 15th, affirms the British daily The Telegraph on Sunday. Boris Johnson will tell the European Union that in the absence of an agreement on Brexit by October 15th, the United Kingdom will ratify a “no deal” and “move on” , says the British daily  The […]

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The Government delays its coronavirus recovery plan until September

Coronavirus: The Government Postpones the Presentation of the Recovery Plan for a Week

ECONOMY: The Government has postponed the presentation of its coronavirus recovery plan for France until September The government will postpone to “the first week of September” the presentation scheduled for Tuesday, August 25th of its recovery plan, in order to devote itself more completely to the deadlines of the re-entry on the health plan, announced Saturday […]

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