Apr 12 2014

Three years for any change to the Hotel Lutetia

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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. "


Feb 26 2014

Ukraine: Europe does not pay the bill

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 Ukraine

well be on the brink, the Europeans do not intend to release in emergency financial assistance to Kiev. They rely on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also the United States and Russia considering bilateral aid. "French side, there will be no bilateral means unlocked," said Will in the entourage of François Hollande. Other major European countries, including Germany, are equally cautious. They expect a provisional government "stable and legitimate" moved to Kiev, before releasing a single dollar. "The country is in serious financial difficulty, but it is not on the verge of bankruptcy: the first fallen debt is expected in June, leaving us a few months before we act …" says on to Paris. The time to choose a transitional government that works to donors.

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Feb 24 2014

Ruquier: "If I'm still 6% to 8% audience share in June, I would stop the issue for all"

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"I do not do this job for programs that do not work," said the host interviewed this morning on "The great live media" Jean-Marc Morandini1. "It's true that if I'm still here in late June 6, 7, or 8% of market share, I would stop. When doing 5, 6 or 7% as do Caunes and Hanouna, we do not have enough viewers, "said he ajouté.2

……. . To find a new life, "The issue for all" exchange format. "We go live, because we can better prepare for the show, said the facilitator. I'll try to be more present. I especially start sending more personal. "" The issue for all ", launched on January 20, was attended by 1.5 million viewers average (7.9% audience share) in the space of three weeks. "The latest emissions were below my expectations," admits Lawrence Ruquier.

Yesterday, 18: 30 pm, Lawrence Ruquier 3a makes his return to France 2. The show was stopped time retransmission Olympics Sochi on France Télévisions. During the competition, the public broadcaster has achieved very good scores.

"I've already lived it"

Laurent Ruquier is quite confident for his show. The leader believes that time will allow "The issue for all" to find its audience. "I'm not worried. I've lived it. I think it's a matter of weeks, perhaps months, "he concluded on Europe 1 totally free credit score. Objective

10%

The return of Laurent Ruquier looks strategically. He must forget the industrial accident Sophia Aram4. Laurent Ruquier has already managed to make more audience Sophia Aram, who has never exceeded 4%, but not better than Nagi. The presenter of "Remember the words" a loyal 2.24 million people and won 9.9% audience share in January. The challenge is financial. France Télévisions, private advertising after 20 hours, see the early evening as a time bonus. This is where focus 34% of advertising revenues. The talk show Ruquier has yet hard to get started. He also was overtaken early February by "Le Grand Journal" on Canal +. It also faces competition from Cyril Hanouna on D8. The show "Touch not my job" now brings 1.1 million viewers each night. "It happened one night when the two programs were before us. But it is not that they were ahead of us, it is we who have fallen, "said Laurent Ruquier on Europe 1. As stated by the facilitator, only the game "Money Drop" on TF1 acts as a serious competitor. The show more than 5 million viewers. Laurent Ruquier is supported by Rémy Pflimlin.5 The President declared the audiovisual group hope to achieve the 10% audience share. A goal in the contract facilitator. ■


Feb 06 2014

The ten proposals MEDEF to support entrepreneurship

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MEDEF starts time entrepreneurs, and to promote their development and sustainability. "The entrepreneurship is part of the challenges," said Wednesday its president Pierre Gattaz1, which participated for the first time since its inception in the Salon des Entrepreneurs in Paris. For the occasion the employers' organization presented "10 recommendations for entrepreneurship" to support the entrepreneurs who, for 90% of them have no employee.

The boss of bosses means including "support entrepreneurs." This is the ecosystem Medef2, ie 750,000 members, 110 MEDEF territorial and 80 professional federations adherent, which must be mobilized. A "welcome pack" will thus be experienced with a contribution of one euro for a year to any entrepreneur who has just set up its structure. "Every entrepreneur should know that the MEDEF and territorial professional associations are available to them for advice," says Thibault Lanxade3, vice president of MEDEF.

Promote micro-credit

Another initiative that aims landmark, MEDEF intends to place the foot in the stirrup entrepreneurs by allowing them, for example, get their "first order". An approach that requires a better ranking of these small structures with purchases of major groups and SMEs services. In the same spirit to build sustainable business models, MEDEF will launch by the end of the year an awareness of its members to crowdfunding, ie the participatif4 funding. "Promoting entrepreneurship without favoring funding does not make sense. We will support the crowdfunding in the current banking environment, "says Pierre Gattaz.

The employers' organization finally wants swarm entrepreneurship through all layers of society. It will therefore promote initiatives in sensitive urban areas (ZUPs) youth under 30 years, thanks to a partnership with PACE (Agency for entrepreneurship) and conduct an experiment with the Ministry of Defence to accompany the conversion of twenty soldiers.


Feb 03 2014

Dentists are striking for rate increases

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Like yesterday, the shrill screeching of strawberry dentist will not resonate Monday in dental offices. The profession is called upon to conduct a one-off strike on Monday 3, by its largest union, the National Confederation of Trade Unions Dental (CNSD).

Two reasons for this. First, dentists have been waiting a year and a half the publication of a decree establishing a fee of 75 euros per half-day on-call and a charge of 30 euros for acts performed on Sundays and holidays. "We will continue the strike guards that appear when the decree," said the union president.

The second part of the claim, which motivates the strike of February 2 and 3, then the leaves of teletransmissions Care Insurance disease1 the next four days, more full-bodied. The CNSD claims in effect for 2 billion euros of tariff increases. In the long term. "We want structural reform of the profession, with a massive revaluation rates Sécu2 says Catherine Mojaisky. This allows us to rebalance the economy in favor of our offices for reimbursable and therefore lower fees dentures, on which we are obliged to count today. "

25-year rate freeze

Prosthetic and orthodontic care are blocked from … 25. Result, dentists increase their part not reimbursed by the social security rates, which penalizes patients saving account payday loan. Consumer associations also often denounce those skid tarifs3. "This is not the practitioner who is responsible for the rest of dependent patients, but Medicare reimbursements that blocked for a quarter of a century," said the union for dentists who have not finally choice. Loads firms have indeed exploded and now amount to 64% of their turnover on average, according to statistics from the National Union of registered associations (Unasa). The highest rate of medical professions, the union argues.

The profession, however, did not completely neglected in recent months. Last year, the CNSD signed only one of the three representative unions in the sector, a new nomenclature of long demanded – the previous dated from 1945. But this reform, which takes effect this summer, was accompanied by 100 million euros of tariff resets.

The union said he was aware that Medicare does not have the means to allocate more dentists. It therefore calls for additional foot health, which are already the main funder of the sector. These have already signed a charter of good conduct with the union and become accustomed to meet without using Medicare as was the case until now.


Jan 27 2014

Unemployment: Tree no longer believes in the inversion, Moscovici perseveres

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While the December figures to be published this Monday evening, members of the government are not in tune. If some anticipate the failure of the inversion curve unemployment1 and cautious or pessimistic, others defend at all costs the government's record.

Asked Sunday on reversing the trend in unemployment, Michel Sapin2 preferred evoke "a situation of stabilization." Anticipating accusations coaster, the Minister of Employment endeavored to recall the efforts of the government to a crisis that Francis Hollande3 admitted underestimated.

"We are moving towards a situation is a situation stabilization is already considerable," said the Minister of Employment, invited the Grand Rendez-vous Europe 1 / i / TV World. "Everyone will then ramble: 'yes, you are not spent in the least something (…). But 2013 was a year of battle fought effectively against rising unemployment. "

The minister put forward a new fois4 the decline recorded during the year 2013 – "more than 30,000 unemployed additional months" in the first quarter against "third quarter 5500" – and the decline in youth unemployment "for eight months. " He also defended the effectiveness of its policy to support use with supported employment. "The engine of employment policy gave all he could give results," he has said. "We plugged the gaps in 2012 and 2013 and the boat is restarted the second half of 2013. Today the challenge is that this boat, which moves too slowly, moving faster, "added the Minister online payday loans. "The economy must take over from the creation of jobs," he continued, referring to the pact proposed by François Hollande responsabilité5 business that provides relief of charges in exchange for 6 embauches7.

More direct counterpart of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll8 acknowledged Sunday evening BFMTV "that figure near, the year 2013, we will not reverse the trend of unemployment." However, he felt the need to continue the effort to lower unemployment. Pierre Moscovici9 is not of the same opinion, saying that "the year 2013 there was a sharp deceleration and reversal of the trend in unemployment has been initiated." The Minister of Economy said on France Info that there is "now improved employment situation, a growth restarts but more must be done." This confusion in government communications is reminiscent who had surrounded the announcement of a tax reduction from 201510.

In the aftermath, Jean-Claude Mailly11 blasted "missed a bet" and lashed out at the government hesitant communication. "It must be clearly stated. A sudden reversal is a sudden, it is stabilizing, suddenly, it is a slower rise, we will end up having the reverse inversion, that is to say the increase. "Secretary General ouvrière12 Force on France 5 found that" while we do not find an economic growth rate of around 1.6 minimum point, we may have an increase in unemployment. "

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Jan 16 2014

"The words of the Head of State reflect a salutary awareness"

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LE FIGARO. – Do you feel that the Head of State has taken a turn in economic policy?

Henri de Castries. – The words of the head of state reflect an awareness salutary and welcome the seriousness of the situation in the country and the need to restore his competitiveness. It was urgent. This is the first time that many important things have been said so clearly: the urgent need for a sharp decline in public spending, and the rule of supply-side economics. This is a fundamental issue and our only option in an open economy. There is indeed no sustainable growth without a competitive bid.

The French model has too long been based on artificially boosted by growth in domestic demand, itself fueled by social transfers and subsidies. Third element, the commitment of a significant decrease burden on labor is a good thing as well as the reform of the administrative structure and efficiency of social spending that is no longer a taboo.

So you're satisfied?

Warning: everything is now about rhythm and execution, because there is an emergency. The stall of France – that many of us dread saying – becomes visible in the figures. The rate at which the intentions of the Head of State will turn into action is crucial.

The full interview will be published in Le Figaro this Thursday, January 16, 22 hours and available from the web, mobile and tablets for subscribers Digital1 My Figaro.


Nov 27 2013

TGV Paris-Barcelona between track

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The Spanish Minister of Transport1, Ana Pastor, had spilled the beans last week by telling Catalan radio that TGV2 Paris-Barcelona would be inaugurated on December 15. Thursday, indiscretion becomes a new commercial offer: travelers can book their tickets to Paris but also connect Lyon, Toulouse and Marseille in the capital of Catalonia and even Madrid from Marseille. In total, five daily roundtrips will be provided between France and Spain without travelers have need to change trains at the border, as was the case until now.

By mid-December, two back and forth between Paris and Barcelona will be done in 6:25 minutes. A daily return will go and Lyon 4:53 Barcelona. Another daily service linking Toulouse to Barcelona in 3 hours while a go and 2 daily return link Marseille in Madrid 7:00 3 via Barcelona. In April, the number of frequencies should be doubled to meet tourist demand.

The rates proposed by the immediate SNCF3 and Renfe4 are identical to those already offered both business travelers. It was not until spring that a new price range will be unveiled. For now, the station merely indicates its price floor – accessible when tickets are booked in advance.

No Franco-Spanish delivered

Obviously, these low prices (from 59 euros for a Paris-Barcelona) seem competitive with airline fares. But the low-cost companies such as easyJet and Vueling connect the two cities in 1 hour 30 less than 80 euros.

But the flow of passengers waited on Franco-Spanish railway network is an entirely different magnitude than the airlines, the two railway companies provide one million passengers will travel on these new lines in 2014. By comparison, 800,000 trips were recorded on the French railway line to the Spanish border since December 2010, when the tunnel Perthus allowed TGV to move to Spain.

Disappointment for travelers who borrow these direct links between France and Spain, no specific livery has been provided. Trains into service between France and Spain in two weeks will be conventional TGV SNCF and Renfe: Duplex trains Alstom but Renfe AVE renovated. New duplex trains Euro should gradually be put into service next year by SNCF


Nov 12 2013

Credit Lyonnais: chronicle of a historic shipwreck bank

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1988-1992: race for size

In the tradition of his predecessor Jean-Maxime Leveque 1 (1986-1988), resulting in the Credit Lyonnais in a logic of "bank-industry," Jean-Yves Haberer maintains bulimia group. Upon his appointment in September 1988, the 56 year old technocrat collect conquests abroad: Belgium, Italy, Spain or Germany. Credit Lyonnais 2devient the leading European banking network. His thirst for greatness eventually exceed the only sector boundaries. The group invests through its subsidiaries in the capital of some 1,600 companies. In total, the value of the industrial holdings of Credit Lyonnais explodes 9.7 billion francs in 1988 * (2.3 billion today) to 52 billion in 1993 (10.7 billion euros).

1992-1994: spiral

This strategy is not without risk. While the economy turns around in 1992, the industrial holdings weigh on the accounts of Crédit Lyonnais, while its huge real estate portfolio (CHF 100 billion, 21.1 billion euros) suffered the brunt of the collapse of . The first scandals: lame investments – such as financing the purchase of the Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) to 5.5 billion francs (1.1 billion euros) a year before the collapse of the famous production studio – and subsidiaries poorly managed – including Altus which multiplies risky acquisitions – end up contaminating the Credit Lyonnais. The bank publishes its first loss in 1992 (1.8 billion francs, or 380 million euros). The hole widens in 1993 with an abysmal deficit of 6.9 billion (1.4 billion euros). Bankruptcy threatens and threatens to lead to the banking system as a whole. Given the urgency of the situation, the Balladur government chooses a new man to complete his recovery. Jean Peyrelevade, who was economic adviser Mauroy in 1981 and named by Michel Rocard boss insurer UAP in 1988, succeeds Jean-Yves Haberer3 at the head of the bank in late 1993.

1995-1999: Complex rescue

Two bailouts are implemented by the Ministry of Finance in 1994 and 1995. The first eliminates 42.7 billion francs of bad real estate loans through the creation of a bad bank, real estate management Omnium (OIG). The second is based on the realization Consortium (CDR), created in March 1995 to pay off the debts of Crédit Lyonnais by selling its less profitable assets to the tune of 145 billion francs (28 no fax payday loans.9 billion euros). Very quickly, the CDR is accused of selling these assets, allowing others to do business. In 1997, Bercy evaluates losses CDR 100.2 billion, while Karel Van Miert, the European Commissioner for Competition Policy, estimates the cost of the "disaster" to "more than 150 billion francs." After a series of disagreements, a financial restructuring plan is determined by the State and the European Union, which requires the privatization of the bank within five years and a drastic reduction in the presence of the European Credit Lyonnais. Privatization takes place in the summer of 1999 and the State retains a 10% stake.

1990-2000: the "back in business"

On the sidelines of the bailout, the Credit Lyonnais case is a political and legal turn. In 1994, the report of a parliamentary commission of inquiry involves state ownership and management of Jean-Yves Haberer. Two years later, the Minister of Economy, Jean Arthuis bring prosecutions against the former leaders of Credit Lyonnais, Jean-Yves Haberer. This and Francois Gille, the former CEO of the bank, were indicted in September 1998. A strange event marks the spirits in 1996 a fire destroyed the Paris headquarters of Credit Lyonnais, burning part of its archives. Then in the early 2000s, Jean Peyrelevade 4est caught by U.S. courts in the case of Executive Life. The largest life insurance company in California had been illegally acquired by Crédit Lyonnais via an offshore company when it went bankrupt in the early 1990s. Invoice amount for CDR: 600 million euros.

2003-2005: OPA Crédit Agricole and LCL creation

The government announced in November 2002 that sells its participation in the auction. BNP Paribas 5rafle setting. But Credit Agricole launches in stride – in December 2002 – a friendly takeover bid on all shares of Credit Lyonnais. The reconciliation began in September 2003 and the Agricultural Credit repositions the Credit Lyonnais bank proximity to the national grid. Two years later was renamed Crédit Lyonnais LCL.

* The conversion is performed in time to the franc to the euro today.


Nov 08 2013

Crisis two ministers expected in Britain

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Ministers of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll1 and Agri-Guillaume Garot2 are expected to firm up this Friday in Britain, where the food industry is going through an unprecedented crisis, angering hundreds of workers affected by restructuring . Between social and destruction plans gantry écotaxe3, Stéphane Le Foll, a Sarthois still very attached to his Breton origins, the region is facing a volatile situation as it has rarely been known since joining the Department in May 2012.

The morning organized by the Public Investment Bank (BPI) is part of the development of the "Pact for the future of Britain" which should help the region recover. Ministers will then have lunch with representatives of the regional trade union organizations and meet the professional agricultural organizations.

Between volailler Doux4 (971 job losses) in late 2012, the poulterer Tilly-Sabco5 where 300 of 340 jobs are threatened in January 2014 the company slaughter / processing GAD6 SAS eliminated 889 jobs, food Breton is facing an economic and social crisis, compounded by that of its agriculture is struggling to find the right model to meet foreign competition. The two sectors account for about a third of jobs in the region.

The environmental levy heavy, the government temporarily suspended, was the straw that broke the camel's back, resulting in sometimes violent protests in the Finistère department most weakened by recent job losses as at the Marine Harvest Norway 7Who group will cut 300 jobs Poullaouen.

A department that ministers have chosen to avoid, all meetings are scheduled in the prefecture of Region in Rennes. "I wish he (Mr. Le Foll, Ed) Poullaouen to come to speak with him the real problem of Britain and concrete answers that must be made very quickly," told AFP Christian Troadec Mayor DVG Carhaix and spokesman of the group "Living, working and decide Britain" which struggle against environmental taxes with the "Red Caps". According to him, the minister "looks at the fire away."

Friday is in a somewhat calmer than the ministers go to the prefecture, where since Tuesday meetings are held on the future Covenant with economic, social actors, political and institutional climate.

Huge competitiveness problem

In the morning, besides the ministers will attend the meeting organized by the BPI8 representatives of the region, entrepreneurs have received assistance from the BPI but also the Breton Association agribusinesses (Abea). The association will make three requests, told AFP Jean-Luc Cade, CEO of Abea.

The first relates to the situation of the undertakings concerned by the large poultry exports (Soft, Tilly-Sabco), undermined by the decision of the European export subsidies. According to the French Poultry Collective (CAF), the judgment of the aid condemns "short term" the 4,000 direct jobs in the export sector French poultry.

"It does not happen for the two companies. Asked the government to accompany leaders in Brussels, "said Cade. The European Commission has this week camped on its decision to stop subsidizing exports of poultry, but has proposed to receive the November 22 poulterer of Britain.

It is also at the level of the European Union that the association will ask the government to fight, this time to stop the "huge problem of competitiveness" suffered by the French food companies producing poultry and pig face European countries that use a legally labor at low cost.

"We must review at least some European regulations that allow countries like Germany to hire labor at the cost of country of origin", which is banned in France, said Mr. Cade. "It takes a commitment of our government to bring the highest these problems there," he said.

In the longer term, the association will apply for grants for other food companies in the region "need to improve their competitiveness," aid that will improve their logistics or modernize.


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