Jul 31 2014

Bundesbank calls for a 3% increase in German wages

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From our correspondent in Berlin,

Wages may increase Germany.1. It is the recommendation of the head of the Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published 2 Wednesday, he suggests a 3% increase in wages, not for the sake of social redistribution, but by simple economic fact. "The labor market in Germany is in a better position there a few years ago," says the representative of the monetary and fiscal orthodoxy. "In a number of sectors and regions, we are almost at full employment and the needs of labor is increasing. It is in the nature of things, and this is to be welcomed, as real wages rose more strongly than when the German economy was in a worse situation ".  

The level of 3% increase is not set at random: it comes to adding a level of CPI inflation 2% and increased productivity by 1%. At each branch to negotiate based on its characteristics, he also added. "We do not immisçons us in wage negotiations," warns Jens Weidmann.

While Germany has introduced a minimum wage and a generalized growth of 1.9% is expected this year, the head of the However Bundesbank would contain wage demands. "Wage agreements that go well beyond an increase indexed to productivity would hurt growth and employment in Germany and would be a disservice to the euro area," he says. Having advocated the serious economic or austerity in Europe, Germany set a bad example.

German unions have already announced that they would negotiate wages to rise. In public services, this is an increase of 3.5% which is required for example. The IG Metall has in turn already obtained an increase of 2.3% on 1 July for employees Metallurgy and 1.7% in May 2015, 4%. Employers

worries about his side effects of these increases on the competitiveness of the German economy. The minimum wage, which has just been voted cause loss of jobs, do we also accused or price increases. Hairdressers, for example, have already revised their prices to rise.

Seen the rest of Europe, the increase in purchasing power and consumption in Germany is good news. France.3 put on this particular recovery in its main economic partner to improve the economic situation of its businesses. Prime Minister Manuel Valls 4devrait address the issue Thursday with Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, he receives Matignon. The head of government also intends to plead the cause of France to Germany for more flexibility and flexibility in reducing the French deficit.


Jul 28 2014

McDonald's France should achieve the best year in its history

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 The French subsidiary

always the model student at McDonalds. If the global results of the fast food giant in the first half, published last week, disappointed, France stands out for its sustained growth. Despite the crisis and the purchasing power at half-restaurant sales company-owned and franchise of the Hexagon rose 4.8% since January. "We should manage to maintain this growth rate in the second half," said Jean-Pierre Petit, CEO of McDonald's1 France, with sales under the brand reached € 4.46 billion in 2013 ……

… "A portion of the sales growth comes from change in scope related to the opening of new restaurants (40 to 50 per year, Ed), another our effectiveness in the development of network performance, explains Jean-Pierre Petit, which celebrates its tenth anniversary next January at his post. France is the second subsidiary behind the U.S. in terms of profitability, and 2014 will be our best year in absolute terms. "

In a market where the crisis continues, King hamburger experienced a steady growth in business for several years. France, land of gastronomy, where he established in 1979, has become a very profitable market for the group. "McDonald's has succeeded in the synthesis of DNA and its American culture through the French lines, recipes, restaurant facilities and services tailored to the needs of the French," says Jean-Pierre Petit, citing jumble the use of Charolais meat, cheese AOC and its range of snacks and salads. The burger

come to the table chefs

"We have been able to evolve and innovate constantly, as the last example, the integration of new technologies in our restaurants and we were able to take into account the concerns of the French company in terms of quality, traceability and food safety, "develops the CEO Low fee payday loans. McDonald

France is a creative company that provides jobs "second chance" to young people without diplomas. The group, which employs 72,000 people in France, established 9000 net permanent positions between 2012 and 2014. It plans to create as many over the period 2015-2017.

According to its CEO, the development potential of the fast-food chain remains very important in France. If McDonald holds between 78% and 80% of the hamburger market, far ahead Quick2, KFC3 and KING4 Burger, who made his return to France a few months ago, and 63% on the fast food, its share falls 12.5% ​​on the commercial foodservice, which includes the restoration table. The latter market is stagnating for years. Meal a week is taken out of the house in France against one in three UK and two in the United States.

To gain market share, the company put on "a wide range and affordable prices for répondreà all market segments," and his heart business, the hamburger. The multiplication of an offer hamburgers in traditional restaurants and chefs table is welcomed by McDonalds. "It's very good. This gives acclaim to a quality product and natural. Multiplying the competition can widen the market, "says Jean-Pierre Petit.


Jul 20 2014

Holiday workbooks are converted to digital

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 Réviser1

and have fun during the summer seems possible with applications2 notebooks holiday. A solution that always attracted more parents to judge by the number of downloads for some estimated up to 2 million. The advantage? The Child3 becomes autonomous. Parents not just see a tab where they can check the average and the development of the child. "It is even a tool with which we can share good times with family," says Jérôme Serre, of EduPad leader, creative startup of iTooch Papers vacances4 application. A

"more exciting" tool

The application iTooch Cahiers holiday

A fun and interactive side that goes up to develop a scenario: "The game Video5 side of an application is much more challenging than a traditional notebook," confirms Bruno Le Guern, founder of the Application Class Pass. For his first day on Class Pass, the child begins his adventure on a boat. The objective is to reach a deserted island after spending the first session of questions and consulted pages progress. In all, nearly 10 hours of adventure and quizzes. The desire to unlock points or stars is then stronger than scratching on paper. But no

either side "time" panic, the child will not become addicted because the majority of applications shall adjust work sessions from 5 minutes one hour. "The vacances6 are primarily made to rest, a holiday notebook should not become a constraint," insists Caroline Maitrot, Nomad Education. Applications

prices remain below the paper book that ranges from 3 to 15 euros. For Notebook iTooch holiday application it takes more than 3 euros, and more than 4 euros for Passport and iCahiers holiday Nomad Education. Question reliability, the opinions of parents iTunes7 are divided: some are considered too short by users as Passport Hachette8 Education, lack of pedagogy Learning with Waki, etc.

. Application "complement" paper notebook

One reason not to throw paper notebook! "The application must be considered as a supplement, especially in the context of écriture9" says Caroline Maitrot. But Isabelle Racoffier National President of AGEEM (General Association of Teachers Schools and Kindergarten classes public), the smaller éducation10 mostly through elements of everyday life: "On vacation, I would invite families make sandcastles, explore a museum or zoo. They provide opportunities to review the concepts of math, science, etc.. " Draw, play and visit are all activities that, regardless of age, to enrich and grow.

Photo Credits: Pass Class


Jul 18 2014

Global markets affected by the crash in Ukraine

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The crash of an airliner in malaisien1 Ukraine2, which could have been shot, shook the western markets and fall titles airlines Exchange Thursday as investors feared the impact of the disaster on the economy mondiale.A Wall Street3 where indices nosedived after the announcement of the crash, the Dow Jones4 abandoned around 18:00 GMT 0.42%, 0.81% and the Nasdaq5 the broader S & P 500 0.60%. European shares have also been hit hard by these uncertainties and ended sharply lower: the Paris market ended down 1.21%, in Frankfurt, the DAX index fell 1.07% and the Stock Exchange London dropped 0.68%. Asian stock markets were still closed at the time.The foreign exchange market remained relatively stable in the evolving euro6 dollar7 1.3523 after falling to 1.3517 at 2:55 p.m. GMT dollar, a new low in a month, 1.3524 against dollar on Wednesday to 9:00 p.m. GMT.L ' euro evolves its lowest against the Japanese yen, a value considered as "safe haven" by traders from février.Du side pétrole8, New York crude (WTI) for August delivery climbed almost $ 2 and Brent the North Sea to London has appreciated by 0.73% to 107.91 dollars.L ounce of OR9 has appreciated and ended at $ 1,302.50 at auction evening in London, against 1,301 dollars Wednesday . U.S. bond market, where operators take refuge in times of uncertainty left his side sharply higher. The yield on 10-year Treasury fell to 2.467% against 2.538% Wednesday, and the 30-year to 3.287% against 3.348% veille.Signe the nervousness in the market, the VIX index, called "index fear "soared 15.45% reading at its highest levels of the dangerous semaine.Plus for markets that sanctionsLes markets have suddenly lost ground to 1530 GMT as investors have learned that a plane Line Malaysian Amsterdam left for Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine guaranteed cash advance. "It is frankly very bad news, rather than Western sanctions announced" Wednesday night responded Gregori Volokhine of Meeschaert Financial services. "It calls into question the safety of air routes in this region of the world and in other regions", as in the Middle East, continued Gregori Volokhine. However, "air traffic is very important for the economy." What worries the most, as portfolio manager, "is that this is not an accident but a downed aircraft is going to ask questions that had never been asked previously. Risk stray bullets "on airliners. "This is unsettling for travelers and investors," he has estimé.Secteur global air in baisseDes both sides of the Atlantic, particularly information on the aviation sector weighed American Airlines10 fell by 2.52% at $ 42.38, Delta Airlines yielded 1.95% to 37.13 dollars, United Continental 2.03% at $ 42.99. The aircraft manufacturer Boeing11 limited the damage and let go only 0.30% to 127.04 dollars.L German Lufthansa12 giant European airline, which announced after the close of trading on Thursday that decided to bypass "substantially" space Ukrainian air, closed down 2.37% to 14.61 euros on Euronext Paris Francfort.A Air France13-KLM fell by 1.45% to 8.77 euros. At the London Stock Exchange, International Consolidated Airlines Group, parent company of British Airways and Spanish carrier Iberia, fell 3.02% to 330.70 pence and easyJet 1.18% to 1,341 pence.


Jul 12 2014

Bayonne ham gets his passport to the United States

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The famous Bayonne ham 1seront for sale in the United States in 2015. U.S. health authorities have given the green light to the slaughter Fipso and business Delpeyrat 2a said Bernard Dupont , president of the Interprofessional Bayonne ham. U.S.

So eat ham of Bayonne French. France submitted a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), the product will be the same for U.S. customers. Ham will only be produced from pigs reared in the South West. For now, only started production since drying ham lasts one year.

"Becoming the Ambassador brand of French know-how"

Delpeyrat, which has obtained authorization for export to the United States

Bayonne ham, which represents 20% of the French market dried ham, and is "400 million potential consumers," says Bernard Dupont. If the impact is yet difficult to quantify, the consortium covers all distribution channels faxless payday advance. "The U.S. market represents a real opportunity. We expected there, the people are very attracted by the French gastronomy. We aim supermarkets, delicatessens, restaurants, hotels, all distributors, "he said.

With this approval, which follows that obtained for China in June dernier3, Delpeyrat wants to "become the brand ambassador for French savoir-faire" abroad. On July 23th, a delegation of foreign importers will be present during the Holidays Bayonne. And among the 9 members in North America will be well represented as two Americans and three Canadians will be included.

With the aim to reap 100 million euros in sales internationally in 2020. It is now 45 million, or 10% of total turnover Delpeyrat. Other brands, like Oteiza – producer and creator of the Basque Country – also seek to position themselves.


Jul 07 2014

"Good funds" Michel Sapin

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Once again, Michel Sapin1 won the award for humor. "Our friend is finance, good finance2" Sunday launched our Minister of Finance Economic Forum Aix-en-Provence 20143, which this year had the theme "Investing invent tomorrow." Intoxicated by the brightness of Provence, our bagman asked himself the question: "Will it finance a happy, happy in the service of investment, to make people happy?" "Good finance" is one that contributes to real investments. But the needs are enormous. This is even with unemployment, the only true sequel to the global crisis of 2008-2009, as recalled Christine Lagarde4. "At the end of 2013, the GDP of the G205 was 8% lower than their underlying trend (if there was no crisis) and investment down 20% over what should be, "said the director of FMI6.

The diagnosis applies equally to private investment firms for public infrastructure projects. The World Economic Forum Davos7 has calculated that the global economy devoted to these 3700 billion a year in the 1980s. Today is just 2,700 billion, is a lack of 1,000 billion. Citing these figures, Christine Lagarde revealed that the IMF would present a study on this topic in early October on the 40 major economies.

"In the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, budgets are now 10% lower than they should be," said said the boss of the IMF, while noting that, for France, it was not the case. The French deficit investment is doing well, in her view, on private investment. Collapse

investments

Michel Sapin, for its part ready to subscribe to this diagnosis, if not it also recognizes that danger looming on the side of local authorities. The new municipalities are now "very careful, a too cautious," said he acknowledged at his press conference. Already smarting from the collapse of the housing investment, which "cost 0.4 percentage point of GDP growth" we, according to his figures, it should not be depressed after the building now gaining public works. Featuring

himself an outstanding hearty temperament, Michel Sapin is satisfied that the conditions of the trust is there, "now that companies perceive new opportunities and the CICE arrives in their accounts. " As for the discontent of social partners, Medef8 among others, and the left wing PS9, he summarized by this formula: "The complainers, the rechigneux as they say in Berry, feed the slingers, and the slingers feed moaners. "


Jul 04 2014

The shock report on low-cost Inconvenient Air France

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 The report

Monday handed the CEO of Air France 1 on what to implement to fight against low-cost airlines will he kindly stored at the bottom of a closet I need regular. Ordered by Frédéric Gagey2, the CEO of the company tricolor to imagine a sustainable future for the activity "point to point" – that is to say without match, so – short and medium letter of Air France group flights and reduce losses (200 million euros in 2013), this report contains the recommendations of an expert group. If the CEO of Air France is expected that the strategy currently being conducted, ie reducing the number of devices and stops where the losses are important and maintaining three brands is reinforced, this is not the case.

Shares of Air France erode market

The rapporteur this job is none other than Lionel Guérin, the current boss Hop! 3, the company that brings Airlinair Britair and Regional, three regional entities of the Air France4 who steal appliances from 48 to 100 seats. The expert group has tried to cope and rationalize, at least on paper, a business operated by three different companies within the Air France group: Transavia5, the low-cost intended for leisure flights, Hop, that regional conducts domestic flights to major European cities (Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Barcelona, ​​Stuttgart …) and finally Air France whose market share erode. In some figures, these three companies together account 2 billion euros of turnover and employ 10,000 employees in this activity.

The facts are simple. Short and medium-haul to the hub at Roissy fueling long-haul flights Air France flights lose € 400 million per year but management tolerates some of these losses as it flows through the long-haul profitable. "We can accept losing to Air France 150 million euros per year to fill its planes at Roissy. These are costs that could virtually integrate long-haul, "says an analyst.

Beautiful margins low-cost

But no question of widening losses activity "point to point" that competitors such as EasyJet, Vueling or Volotea have captured while achieving beautiful margins. On flights between France and Europe, Air France lost 5 points of market share between 2010 and 2014. And the French domestic market, low-cost airlines increased from 15 to 27% market share between 2010 and 2014

. To stem losses the report proposes to set up in the autumn a new common organization Hop! and Air France for business functions such as optimization of sales by trade policy (revenue management), pricing … Each company would retain the operational management of its staff.

The report distinguishes between two market segments where business customers are involved and "VFR" visiting friends and relative, that is to say travelers who visit their friends and their families: a segment is predominantly leisure, whose customers are looking for low prices. Customers of the other, dominant business, favor the regularity and frequency while maintaining their wallet.  Contain

Air France flights to match

Transavia meets unsurprisingly expectations first and should continue to grow from Orly, its current base, with ten additional Boeing 737 for its flights leisure. However, to meet the needs of the second category two opposing scenarios: either Hop, regional, fully recovered activity previously carried out by Air France at Orly especially with its mini price!. Air France is building on its reputation in housing activity in a "brand connected" to its name

. Clearly, the report's authors propose confine the short and medium-haul Air France connecting flights to Roissy and let companies "agile" take care of "point to point". On the social level, this scenario would obviously have serious repercussions. "The situation may be very tense in the coming months," says an official of the group aware that the courageous decisions remain to be taken. Frédéric

GAGEY has in hand a "hot potato" that he should say at half results on July 25 that it intends to do.


Jun 29 2014

Lease its property to provide rental

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 To leave

despite the crisis, an increasing number of French place for rent that they do not use during their stay: accommodation, car, but motorhome, bike and why not boat

. Success in Hexagone1 site rental housing owner Airbnb2 is the most obvious example of this economy of sharing that attracting more and more French consumers. 70,000 French homes are for rent at this time on the site, against 7,000 two years ago. Initially very urban – especially Paris – the site has gradually gained a wider audience. "In Corsica, the number of units available for rent, for example, increased by 9 this year," says Nicolas Ferrary3, France Director of the U.S. site. People who live in tourist areas have included the interest they could find an empty room to rent their home, or their home in its entirety, to tourists. In 80% of cases, the owners rent their principal residence and two out of three, it is their entire home … they do not care if they themselves went on vacation. Amount of gain: on average 300 euros a month in Paris. According to a study by Airbnb, these gains are largely used to meet current expenses, but also to finance its own holiday (for 80 euros).

In the family of sites private rentals, Airbnb is the behemoth, but it is far from the only one. A multitude of sites allow you to earn some money with the property that is not used when one is oneself trip. This is for example the case of Carnomise4 and Tripndrive5, offering vacationers to rent their car in their absence. Installed at major airports, they pay parking the car and pay back homeowners compensation for its location. The invoice sent to the lessee of the vehicle is on its side around 60% lower than in a traditional landlord. "We left our car three weeks Carnomise during a trip to Japan free instant credit score. By renting our car fortnight, we won 136 euros … and we did not pay the 300 euros usual car, "says Chantal Blanchet, a new follower. Rent a boat

Even in JeLoueMonCampingCar6 concept, created in 2011. As its name suggests, the site connects owners of motorhomes, which is generally used only part of the year, with people who want to rent. Two years after its inception, the site has found its market: 19.000 rental days have passed through JeLoueMonCampingCar … more than 60% since the beginning of the year. To rent a campervan costs around 100 euros per day. Each owner has gained an average of 600 euros through the vehicle unused. On an equally specialized segment Boaterfly Sailsharing and aim to facilitate the location of boats between particuliers7. Bike rental by owner, proposed by Véloc8 only a few months, is potentially a wider audience, but is still struggling to break into France. The French, however

bite undoubtedly the "collaborative consumption." France is the second market Airbnb world, both in terms of number of passengers that housing available for rent. The success of the French carpool website Blablacar9 now the industry leader in Europe, is another indicator of the success of these new modes of consumption, which now appeal beyond the "bobo" early community. The average age of users has significantly high Blablacar past two years. "Car rental by owner – Drivy, Ouicar or Buzzcar are the leaders – another public key, older and less urban. The success of these sites is a sign that this way of eating is within the standards, "says Marc-Arthur Gauthey, the think-tank ouishare devoted to these practices.


Apr 25 2014

Manuel Valls arouses distrust on economic issues

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 After months

atop the popularity of Manuel Valls1 it would begin its decline? According to a survey * BPCE-ViaVoice for Les Echos and France Info2, 64% of French do not trust the Prime Minister to improve their purchasing power in the coming months. Mistrust which currently focused on economic issues. After taking March3 end function, its popularity and satisfaction varied according institutes, between 41 and 58%. A flattering level for the new head of government, which dominates François Hollande4.

Last week, after the Council of Ministers, Manuel Valls detailed plan of 50 billion euros 5to finance pact in responsabilité6 for businesses and reduce the deficit. He also introduced measures for the poorest, including an envelope from June to August billion. But it seems far too limited to French. Lower contributions on wages up to 1.3 times the minimum wage from January 1 is considered "symbolic" 72% of them. A shared popular categories opinion (74%) and supporters of the left (55%) car warranty.

53% of French are also confident that their purchasing power will decline over the next three months, against only 9% believe that it will increase. Expenditure items that appear more "concern" are taxes (52%), electricity (37%) and food (35%).

After his policy speech to the National Assembly on 8 avril7, six French 10 already felt that the Prime Minister would "rather not effective" reduce unemployment and 56% doubted its effectiveness to "allow more social justice," according to a BVA poll for Aujourd'hui en France / Le Parisien and i-Télé8. A few days earlier, a Tilder/LCI/OpinionWay9 survey revealed that only 43% of French trusted him to revive the French economy, against 56%.

* This survey was conducted online from 11 to 16 April 2014 on a sample of 1,011 people representative of the French population aged 18 and over .


Apr 18 2014

Road transport threatened by low-cost

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 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.


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