Jul 14 2014

Why French amusement parks are popular abroad

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There is not that the giant and powerful Disneyland1 park which is exported worldwide. Although the American ranks first among the most visited parks in France with 14.9 million visitors per year, a small French attractions, Puy du FOU2 steals the second place, indicating a significant growth of the entertainment industry to the French. It must be said that in terms of attractions, the "French Touch" was popular. Nicolas de Villiers, President and Director of Puy du Fou contacted by Le Figaro, "foreign appeal to French because they pick a lifestyle and expertise. The thickness of our history gives a refined look to France. And the French have the ability to understand civilizations and integrate. This is what pleases abroad. "His park attractions Vendée is indeed envious internationally. So that Nicolas de Villiers and his team have created three years ago subsidiary "Puy du Fou International" for marketing outside of France, the expertise of the park shows. The Puy du Fou

looks to China

The English and Dutch have already tempted by the model "Puy du Fou3." And it is the turn of Russia and China to follow the trend. "Many Chinese come to the Puy du Fou Park for becoming more essential for their trip to France. It is therefore quite natural to turn to this country. 'If you do not come to the Puy du Fou Puy du Fou will come to you', to quote the quote Knight Lagardère, "says Nicolas de Villiers.

The export model in China, with whom the Puy du Fou has four contracts, will be different from other countries. "In normal times, we used to adapt our concept to the history of the country in which it is implanted. But for China, it is not impossible that the park revolves around the history of France is of great interest to the Chinese, and it would be a little bit of France there. "The leader welcomes the ongoing negotiations which could lead to an overall investment including "between 500 and 600 million euros for an entire fleet, as we are going up in Russia near Moscow, for example," but refuses to advance a specific date. "It is difficult to give a date for a park in China because the negotiations are always a little longer but by 2019, there may be a park there because, from the moment we take our sheet White to set up the project and open to the public during the day, it takes 2 and a half years, three years cash till payday advance. " The Park

Astérix4 also look to Asia. Our Gallic holdouts should settle in China in Yunnan Province, southwest of the country. The owner of the brand, Compagnie des Alpes is in discussion. The success in France Gallic and their adventures in comics, Parc Astérix 5se ranks third in French parks with 1,620,000 visitors in 2013. But internationally, it is long gone unnoticed. It is only recently, with the English variation of film with Gerard Depardieu and Laetitia Casta, the characters of Goscinny were able to export. The technology

Futuroscope draws India

After the shows Puy du Fou and rides Asterix, it is the turn of the technology Futuroscope 6d'intéresser foreigners. This is the Indian society Appu Ghar, the father of entertainment in India which reflects an installation attractions Jaipour7 industry. This clone Poitiers Futuroscope propose the same events and entertainment. For Denis Brunnelière in charge of Futuroscope the General Council of Vienne, owner of the park department, foreign investors are seeking a particular different model, amusement parks "classic". "Our specialty at the Futuroscope in Poitiers is to combine a leisure park and a science. Foreigners are interested in the overall concept and not just part of the theme park., "He says Le Figaro. Although Denis Brunnelière does not wish formally confirm the project, he acknowledges that "if all goes well, the park should be released in 2018. But all this remains hypothetical." "The investment for the Futuroscope of Poitiers itself amounted to 200 million euros. Given the work necessary adaptation to the local market to do in India, investment will exceed 200 million euros. "  

With nearly 200 parks on French territory, 10% of the European market, the refinement of the "French touch" does not continues to inspire. And the last one, the theme park Le Petit Prince8 recently opened its doors in Mulhouse, could attract those who want to perpetuate the legend of Saint-Exupéry.


May 02 2014

Dictionary of anglicisms most unbearable office

Tag: business, economic, life, opinions, peopleadmin @ 3:01 pm

 

You hate them, and you shiver when one of your colleagues is used, the next office. And yet you use them – sometimes – also because it is difficult not to be swayed. Anglicisms who are employed indiscriminately in business are a scourge. On the web, The Figaro.fr queried readers about the words they found most unbearable, following an article on the subject published by the Huffington Post French. Here is a small dictionary which includes both classic and famous – almost – unknown.

• ASAP: one of the great classics. English As Soon As Possible, acronym in French mean "as soon as you can" or "as soon as possible." Simply. Qualify for emergency and seem less brutal feeling, use ASAP.  

• Brainstorm, Brainstorming: coming of advertising (in the 40s), the brainstorming meeting meant a group whose goal is to find a number Therefore advertising ideas for clients. Thereafter, the term became used for everything and anything, including outside of work, so it is necessary to consider several.

• Bullet points: excellent solution to stiffen and orchestrate his thought, "chips" are very fashionable to organize. Writing files to PowerPoint for personal agenda and lists of things to do, fleas are synonymous with efficiency.

• Burnout: we can not count the number of articles and other tickets coaching to protect at all costs the burnout syndrome burnout car warranty company. This is the new evil of the century at work, and the obsession of every employee.  

• Conf call: in many companies, they have become rituals … Meetings telephone work-saving both time and money, while bringing all those available. As ASAP, conf call is anglicism is a short term, as they say in the interests of efficiency. •

Corporate: have entrepreneurship. Essential for any employee wishing to make a career in a company. Someone from corporate is someone who feels comfortable in his company, and is a true ambassador. •

"That makes sense!" Literal translation of the English "It make sense!". Everyone obviously grasp the meaning. Except that the correct French, it does not mean absolutely nothing to say.

…… @ Quentinperinel1 Worse English Layers> French. "It makes sense"

. – Maxime Bellec (@ MBellec)

29 April 20142 • Debriefer: they "debrief" someone who could not attend a meeting. A stalwart of corporate life. So that the French expression "make a point" or "take stock" are almost obsolete.

• Desk: office also concerns to be replaced increasingly by "desks" which refers to both space Working the office where you work.

…… @ @ Quentinperinel3 Le_Figaro4 The old trick " anyway ". Fills me one! And I got the right one day " I eat on the desk. " Wow.

– P.Monteiro (@ MonteiroPauline)

29 April 20145 • Drinker: less known, the verb "drinker" is used to replace the action of go for a drink among office colleagues or friends.  

…… @ Quentinperinel6 "drinker" for "a drink", I find it ridiculous.

– N_Docao (@ N_Docao)

29 April 20147 • Forwarder: who has never "being forwarded to" a mail to one or more of his colleagues? Again, the French verb transfer, is much less likely. The English term, which has long been used in companies, no longer shocks, but still excited. • Implement

: originally used in computer jargon, replacing the words "include" or "code", the verb in the variable semantic crossed the doors of the company and can also mean "adapt" or "set up" something. • Mainstream

: a trendy term that replaces all that is banal, general public, and followed by mass. Most often, the pejorative connotation. In advertising or communication for example, if your ideas are mainstream, your superiors will prefer someone more original and alternative.

• One-To -One (writing 121): This term marketing – redundant in the responses of users! – Is common in client relationships vehicle car warranty. This means a meeting between client and provider, where he agreed to speak frankly and tell each other everything.

• Personal branding: with the development of all areas of web, the term is ubiquitous. Managing personal branding means managing his personal brand and / or business on the web and social networks.

• Printer: Print something. • Process

"you have not complied with the process, you'll have to start over!" The significance of process is rather vague, and close enough to French term process.  

…… @ Quentinperinel8 "process" is all the more irritating that means everything and nothing.

– Margaux Baralon (@ MargauxBaralon)

29 April 20149 • Reporting: make reporting. Or make a progress report or a report.

• Switcher: the notion of change or exchange something, no matter what it is. Switcher one day permanently with another colleague, or switcher holiday dates we had chosen beforehand.

• Workshop: This is a training seminar, reflection or creation that meets or different employees of the same company or several frames working in the same sector. These meetings focus on a specific theme and aims to educate participants in a given subject.


Apr 18 2014

Road transport threatened by low-cost

Tag: Uncategorized, business, features, publications, technologyadmin @ 5:57 pm

 Between

a French truck driver paid 31,000 euros net per year and his Polish counterpart paid 16,000 euros, an international transport company quickly made the calculation, provided that the rate of social security contributions is almost two times lower than in Poland … This "splits" denounced by a Senate report information was again discussed Wednesday by transport professionals and political representatives to the Economic and Social Council where there was a European conference on harmonization of social conditions in the road freight transport.

For decades, the distortions of competition between low-cost countries and others are dug. The "French flag" represents only 10% of the European market for international freight while in 1999 it was still 50% court records.

This movement is irreversible, say industry professionals. Some large French groups (Norbert Dentressangle1 Geodis …) are still present in this segment but their leaders emphasize that only the creation of subsidiaries in eastern Europe has kept an international activity which reflects the shift in activity industrial on the Old Continent.

The liberalization of the road haulage market and the enlargement of the European Union do not facilitate the harmonization of working conditions.

Early December, Frédéric Cuvillier2, the Minister of Transport, now secretary of state, even denounced "behavior slave" in the transport sector. "I saw how employees are treated European countries, apart from all social rules and creates an unacceptable dumping" had he exclaimed. Social dumping

The FNTR3 (National Federation of Road Transport) which includes the majority of transport companies denounces illegal and effects of "optimization" practices. Clearly, the practices of "cabotage" – that is to say, the succession of loading and unloading of goods in a country other than that of origin in the context of international transport service – which not comply with the regulations. In this case, the French companies that provide domestic services compete with these international operators. Other companies circumvent the law by using light vehicles traffic is not regulated public court records. The FNTR

hope that a common European driver status could be created within five years. It would converge fiscal, social and regulatory. No question, however, to align this standard on the French model, consider companies. "We should especially harmonize working hours," said an officer who regrets the equivalent costs there ten years between French companies and their counterparts in West Germany are now 10% lower than in Germany because of for better productivity and lower payroll taxes. By coincidence, the directive on posted workers who can fight against the dumping social4 was adopted unanimously Wednesday to the European Parliament.


Apr 15 2014

Fight against cancer: Publicis auctioned notes Kylie Minogue

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"if" played by the bass, or "the" sung by Kylie? Fans of the Australian singer and beyond, all interested persons will be given the choice by participating in a fundraising operation of a kind original. An association of French oncologists, the Alliance for Cancer Research (Aprec1), had the idea of ​​an international campaign involving Minogue2 Kylie herself a survivor of breast cancer in 2005-2006. The idea: to sell by the 4408 notes one of his original songs, "Chrystallize", thus offering fans the opportunity to become owners and, incidentally, to do a good deed. Since Monday

and for ten days, visitors can discover the partition, choose their notes and follow the auction in real time on the onenoteagainstcancer.com3 site. After the operation, the 4408 winning bidders will receive the song preview, a personal ownership certificate and their names will be highlighted in the credits of the clip cash advance no fax. Country

100% Social

"This is a world first: the campaign, which does not have a purchase euro area, s' 100% based on social networks, "says Olivier Altmann, head of the creation of Publicis Council4, originally the project. To make noise around the operation, are the owners of media Kylie Minogue who are involved. The star has over 2.6 million fans on Facebook, more than 2 million followers on Twitter and 400,000 followers on Instagram. The specialist auction on Internet eBay5 deals with technical aspects of the device and its deployment in the world. All stakeholders

songwriter parts, publishers and production house, graciously agreed to participate. Profits from sales of notes and single will be donated to APREC.


Apr 12 2014

Three years for any change to the Hotel Lutetia

Tag: business, features, international, resources, specialadmin @ 2:32 pm

 

It's Monday between noon and 15 hours staff Lutetia1 take the last check-out customers. The next guest should not cross the threshold of 45, boulevard Raspail, Paris (VI) before 2017.'s Last chance to enjoy the current setting will be selling the furniture auction, art and wines will be held in the lounges and bars of the hotel 19 to 25 May This historic hotel was one of the few boutique hotels in the capital not to have been entitled to his makeover. And he really needs. While the Plaza

Athénée2 to reopen this summer, followed next year by the Crillon3 and Ritz4, the Lutetia is given three years for a total renewal . Bought 145 million euros in 2010, its centenary year, the Israeli real estate company Alrov, it no longer met the current standards of international clients especially as the new Asian-inspired institutions (Mandarin Oriental, Shangri -La, Peninsula) set the bar very high in Paris.

According to the owner, this work will be "an intermission dedicated to sublimate this mythical establishment of French heritage while keeping his soul so appreciated." The décor, the architectural firm of Jean-Michel Wilmotte5 that orchestrate the transformation, the same one that currently redesigning the Crillon. "The architectural features Art Deco and Art Nouveau past will be married in a contemporary design," said the latter. The investment would be around € 80 million. 40 rooms in less

Beyond the decor, the whole structure of the building will be reviewed guaranteed high risk personal loans. Like its predecessors, the Lutetia benefit work to equip a spa and larger rooms. The hotel currently has 231 rooms expected to lose 40, especially to offer large suites. As for the 700 m2 open to outside guests spa, they will be earned on an unclassified area and a portion of the first basement.

The new version of Lutetia will also develop a new central patio, a jazz club and a library designed to accommodate literary appointments and art. A clever way to play the cultural map where the right bank of palaces are more showy. The gourmet restaurant takes meanwhile finally bowing to help increase the capacity of the brewery will be expanded to 240 seats. After this transformation, the institution remained under the management of Concorde Hotels (Groupe du Louvre) join the small collection of luxury hotels The Set. Created by CEO Alrov and his son, Alfred and Georgi Akirov this chain currently includes an address in London and one in Amsterdam.

He who was previously a 4-star hotel can he then measure the palaces? "In any case, it enjoys a palace, because this part of the left bank has evolved and really like, especially European and American clientele, says Georges Panayotis, President of MKG consulting firm. ., And providing the means to do such heavy work, it could create a surprise "Another positive, according to the specialist, the Lutetia displays nothing in his will to win the title of palace 'C' is the client to decide, we are not born palace, one becomes. "


Apr 11 2014

The stickers, a little-known business on smartphones

Tag: business, economic, finance, international, opinionsadmin @ 3:24 am

 We call

smileys, emoticons, emoji or stickers. They dress our emails, chat conversations and SMS our patterns of all colors. From smiling to moving images via the cute cat face, they embody in their own way a certain culture of the image on the Web. Thanks to smartphones, these small images are now fertile ground for a booming economy.

A new means of communication

The smileys have evolved since the early messengers. Combinations of punctuation (eg, colon followed by a parenthesis – :) – a smiling face) have been replaced by icons specially designed by the mobile manufacturers. The first to have seen the phenomenon is NTT DoCoMo. In the late 90s, the Japanese operator has launched the "emoji", a font only consists of standard icons. NTT DoCoMo wanted to facilitate the exchange of its customers by integrating images directly into their mobile phone. "When someone sends 'I understand', the speaker may not know if this is something nice, or if it is something negative," explained Shigetaka Kurita, creator of emojis in an interview with the magazine The Verge 1, to justify his invention. "You never know what happens in the mind of the person who sends us a message."

With emoji, users have SMS easily add to their hearts or little faces expressing emotions of the moment. First acclaimed by Japanese teenagers, emojis became widespread in 2011, thanks to their integration in iOS 5, Apple's mobile operating system. They were then adopted by other services, including the latest version of Android (mobile operating system from Google), Windows Phone or Hangout, instant messaging, Google, and recently social networks like Twitter. Example

stickers used on Line. Already

20% of turnover Line

The arrival of emojis gave ideas to companies specializing in services for mobile. The instant messaging applications such as KakaoTalk, Line or WeChat, sought to monetize the interest of their users for these cute pictures or funny. Thus were born the "stickers", a larger version – especially pay – emoticons.  

This new generation smileys owes much to Japanese Application Line.2 Since its launch in 2011, the courier was a large catalog of Pay images, updated through collaborations with artists or celebrities. On Line, you can buy stickers bearing the image of Paul McCartney or the latest manga fashion free credit score. Users to collect them because of a few tens of cents per unit. In 2013, Line has managed to generate 50 million euros from the sale of stickers, or 20% of its turnover.

As smileys and emojis the stickers used to communicate with contacts quickly and efficiently. A significant interest in Asia, including ideographic languages ​​complicate writing on a keyboard. European and American public as it converts, more for the fun side of these images. Line spotted this hearing and adapts its catalog to local tastes in countries where it grows. Spain, users can buy the official stickers Real Madrid or FC Barcelona.

Inspired by the success of Line, Western Web companies also put the stickers. Facebook has launched a store in its messaging service, Facebook Messenger, currently only stocked lots of free stickers. BlackBerry has done well his BBM application. The stickers have appeared in smaller services, such as the Path application that has made his sole source of income. From

advertising in the middle of conversations

As usage increases, the stickers are becoming increasingly an advertising channel. Again, applications Asian IM showed the way. They put Passier partnerships with brands such as Coca-Cola, to produce Sponsored stickers. On Facebook, and you can use stickers bearing the image of LEGO or Muppets (owned by Walt Disney Studio). Thus, users are left to themselves transmit advertising messages to their friends.

"Rather than calling around the content with banners, the advertisement is brought to heart conversations," says Jonathan Levy-Bencheton, co-founder of Feeligo. The French start-up that offers a tool stickers for websites, has teamed up with the production company Century Fox. Through this partnership, members of the site aufeminin.com, Feeligo client can use stickers bearing the image of drawing anime Rio-2, produced by Century Fox. Encouraged by his first campaign, Feeligo now seeks to support other brands in this new form of communication.

All brands do not bother with such an agent. In March, the famous designer Karl Lagerfeld launched his own line stickers in his likeness, available by downloading an application for smartphones. A strategy to attract young users and ensure a new source of revenue, all at a lower cost. To attract consumers, Web companies and brands now feature their best smile.


Apr 01 2014

Property: all that changes this year in tax

Tag: business, economic, money, news, resourcesadmin @ 7:33 am

Source Le Figaro Magazine

Under the sign of rigor, the 2014 budget has not spared immobilier1. Thus, the VAT applicable to maintenance work in the house from 7 to 10%, except for energy renovation work. In the aftermath, the conditions of access to sustainable development tax credit has been tightened. Finally, buy a property will cost more this year. At the higher rate of VAT on notary fees 2vient added that registration fees: many councils have increased, on 1 March, the county tax on property sales.

The only measure favorable to owners concerning real estate capital gains realized on the sale of housing: exemption has now gained after 22 years in prison and not more than 30 years. And until the end of August, a reduction of 25% is possible on capital gains.

The real estate gains partly exempt after 22 years

Gains on disposals of housing other than principal residences are now exempt from tax income after 22 years, against 30 years ago. The period to be exempt from social security contributions (15.5%) remains, meanwhile, set at 30 years. If you sell a property before this time, so you should pay tax on the gain at the flat rate of 19%, possibly increased by a surcharge of 2 to 6% when the taxable capital gain exceeds € 50,000. The amount of the capital gain is taxable, however, subject to a deduction for holding period (after 10 years, the seller has for example a 30% reduction on tax and 8.25% on social security contributions).

If you plan to sell a property before 1 September 2014, you will benefit more from an exceptional discount of 25%, calculated after deduction period of ownership. Attention, this reduction does not apply to sales of shares in real estate companies (SCI for example) or to transfers in favor of a family member (spouse, partner pacs, partner, ascending or descending). Disposals

Land remain exempt after 30 years

The ax has not gone away! The provision of the Finance Act 2014 to remove allowances for holding period for sales of building land was censored in extremis by the Constitutional Council. A rescript (No. 2014/01 of 9 January 2014) is then came clear that the exemption is granted after 30 years. Example: after 10 years, the reduction is only 10% for land (against 30% for residential). Registration fees

increased in many departments

As the Finance Act 2014 so authorizes, 66 departments (their list is available at www. tax. govt. fr) found 3.8 to 4.5% the amount of the county tax on property sales. In these departments, registration fees (also called "notary fees") are thus passed from March 1 to 5.80665% (5.10665% before). This increase is intended to apply until 29 February 2016. After this date, the tax would – theoretically – be reduced to 3.8%.

If some departments, like Paris, Isère, Yvelines or have already decided not to increase registration fees, others have not yet voted, probably waiting for the maturity of the municipal elections. If those notify the tax authorities no later than April 15, 2014, their decision to the county tax of 4.50%, the increase will apply to sales made on or after 1 June 2014. However, if this notification occurs between April 16 and November 30, 2014, the rate of registration fees will be raised only for sales entered into after 1 January 2015. Which would be a welcome time for buyers concerned business card.  

Indeed, the increase in registration fee is in addition to the slight increase in fees of notaries following the VAT hike passed, 1st January, from 19.6 to 20%. For a home purchased € 200,000, it is estimated that in the departments have increased their tax expenses amounted to € 16,000 or € 2,000 more than in 2013. Increases cascade that may well ultimately erase the slight decline in property prices seen last year. The tax

Sustainability simplified but hardened

Every year credit finance law gave birth to a new version of the tax credit Sustainable Development (ICSD). Approval are now subject to the achievement, in the principal residence of at least two eligible projects (eg, loft insulation and installing a heat pump). Households with modest incomes (the ceilings are defined in Article II of the 1417 tax code, CGI) may, however, continue to benefit from ICSD to achieve a single category of work. Household making a bunch of work can, whatever their income, expenditure spread over two consecutive years rather than one. In this case, the tax benefit will be granted under the income tax of the second year.

Another new 10 rate tax credit give way to two rates applicable regardless of the equipment installed: 15% for the achievement of one catégoriede work (be-tested) .20% for making a bunch of work (regardless of household income).

However, the expenditure ceiling taken into account has not budged. It remains to € 8,000 for a single person and € 16,000 for a couple. This amount is increased to 400 € per dependent. This ceiling is multiannual and restores every 5 years.

Example: A couple with two children is make insulation work for 15.000 € and changes its boiler to a condensing furnace (4500 €).

Expenses taken into account: € 19,500, capped at € 16,800.

Amount of tax credit: € 16,800 x 25% = € 4,200.

This year, the list of eligible equipment has been reduced (see Appendix 4, Art. 18a of CGI). Since January 1, photovoltaic panels and equipment for the recovery and treatment of stormwater open longer eligible for the tax credit. Finally, after being eligible for several years, donors are excluded from the IFSD. This is now restricted to the owners, tenants or occupants for free. Accumulated tax

and eco-PTZ credit: new resource limits

Sub-tested, it is possible to combine the IFSD and eco- zero-interest loans (PTZ). 2014, the income limits have changed. The income tax reference (n-2) is € 25,000 for a single person (€ 35,000 for a couple + € 7,500 per dependent). VAT

: rising to all floors!

January 1, 2014 all VAT rates have increased. Rate called "intermediate" from 7 to 10% and the "normal" rate of 19.6 to 20%. In practice, the 10% rate applies to improvements, processing, development and maintenance of dwellings completed over 2 years.

Rate of 20% applies, meanwhile, when the important work contributes to the production of a new building (as defined in Article 257 CGI) or when work resulted in an increase of more than 10% of the existing floor surface. Good news, the eligible work at ISDC are being applied since 1 January, a 5.5% VAT.

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Mar 28 2014

Blackberry has lost nearly $ 6 billion in 2013

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BlackBerry has reported a net loss of $ 423 million in the last quarter of fiscal year 2014, a total loss of 12 months significantly inground 5.9 billion, with sales still falling libre.La loss Quarterly compares with a profit of $ 93 million for the last three months of fiscal 2013 (December 2012 – February 2013) need a personal loan with bad credit. For all of fiscal year 2013, the smartphone manufacturer had suffered a loss of 646 million dollars.LIRE ALSO: "BlackBerry still believes in strong smartphones clavier1


Mar 24 2014

Laurent Ruquier signed for "at least" two years on RTL

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Christopher Baldelli, president of RTL, said today in issuing Media Magazine France 5 on the transfer of Laurent Ruquier1 was part time. Debauched Europe 12, the host has signed "a contract of at least two years," he says, to replace Philippe Bouvard on orders Bigheaded. "The agreement that we signed with Ruquier Laurent covers several years, said Christopher Baldelli. He wants to invest." Choosing Ruquier Lawrence, aged 51 or 33 years younger than Philippe Bouvard, RTL hope he rejuvenate the audience a show whose average age is slightly higher than the "58-59 years" RTL and generate more advertising revenue? "Not at all, says the president of RTL. We do not reason like that. We are a generalist radio. All public interest me." "It is a gamble, a heavy and difficult decision that Phillipe Bouvard accepted. He also accepted that Bigheaded continues. This is elegant on its part." Pronouncing the word "bet", Christopher Baldelli remembers the previous 1999 when Philippe Bouvard had to give way to Christophe Dechavanne. Causing the loss of hundreds of thousands of listeners for RTL. ALSO READ: "Ruquier the Big Heads: a risky bet for RTL and Europe 13


Mar 17 2014

In Britain, five families have as much as 20% of the population

Tag: business, economy, events, international, specialadmin @ 4:36 pm

 

The five richest UK families have as much as 12.6 million poorest British. Their combined wealth, 28.2 billion pounds (33.7 billion euros) is the legacy of the 20% of the population of the country at the bottom of the social ladder, according to a study published Monday charity Oxfam. In

topped the list of British fortunes established by Forbes, the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, has as many (7.9 billion pounds, or 9, € 4 billion) than 10% of its poorest citizens. Aristocratic family owns 77 hectares of land in the most exclusive areas of London, Mayfair and Belgravia around Buckingham Palace, as well as 39,000 acres in Scotland, 13,000 hectares in Spain and a large real estate portfolio.

Behind him are the Reuben brothers of Indian origin, who made his fortune in metals, Hindujua brothers also entrepreneurs of Indian origin, Cadogan family, large property owners (36 hectares Chelsea and Knightsbridge, London) and Mike Ashley, owner of the retail chain Sports Direct.

"A nation deeply divided"

While the British economy has resumed at a steady pace, growing inequalities. Between 1993 and 2011, revenues from these privileged doubled, while those of 90% of the population increased by only 27%. "Britain is becoming a nation deeply divided, where a wealthy elite saw its revenues soar while millions of families are unable to make ends meet, says Ben Phillips, director of the action Public Oxfam. This is not a sign of economic success but a failure. Far from being inevitable, the result of political choices that can be changed. "

The government of David Cameron presents his budget on Wednesday. Oxfam calls for a strengthening of the fight against tax evasion, the introduction of a tax on financial transactions, a more progressive tax system and a higher minimum wage.


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