Aug 17 2014

Economic policy: Holland Valls and cling to their course

Tag: international, news, people, special, traveladmin @ 12:28 am

 

Why change a policy that does not work? Growth may well be zero, François Hollande 1s'en lies in the roadmap that has set December 31, 2013 and he subsequently clarified on January 14. At the 70th anniversary of the landing in Provence2 Friday it has raised the wrong digit INSEE indirectly, a sentence at the conclusion of his speech at the memorial of Mount Faron on "France, fifth economic power world and that means in its reforms, remain at that level. "

All indicators are nevertheless a potential worsening of the situation. GDP stagnated in the second quarter, as it had done in premier.3 Industrial production fell 0.5% between March and June. Business investment fell 0.8%. The trade deficit is still in the red and unemployment continues to rise and reaches 10.1% of the workforce. In early summer, Manuel Valls 4puis Hollande had also anticipated this deterioration, the head of state even evoking, August 4, "a real risk of deflation." The never-seen with the president, who had not abandoned his optimism for his now famous "recovery, it is" of 14 July 2013 …….

But … this brutal return to reality will apparently not impact the program returned from the executive. This is the conclusion of the workshop that were formed Holland and Valls midday Friday at Fort Brégançon5. For a little less than three hours, lunch melon-rib-including fruits, they sought how to maintain their course "with insight and fighting," said a presidential adviser. Sylvie Hubac, Chief of Staff at the Elysee, Gilles Gateau, Deputy Chief of Staff at Matignon and social advisor, and Gaspard Gantzer, head of communication of the Head of State, joined them for coffee. Upon his return

Hyeres, Manuel Valls said he was not surprised by the growth figures. "I myself had said on August 1 that we were going to have a difficult re-entry, he has said. I want to tell the truth to the French, I'm not here to hide the reality. "The Prime Minister said that" far too low growth "called further reform" as well as initiatives for investment in European ". New lunch

The government has yet to plead his case once at the summit to install the new européenne6 Commission, on August 30. The Minister of Economy, Michel Sapin7, set the tone in an article published by The Mondedaté August 15 where he tries to show "why we must refocus European economic policies." "France will not reach its goal this year in terms of its fiscal deficit despite total control of our spending," he laments. He believes that GDP growth "should be of the order of 0.5%" in 2014, instead of 1% under the amended Finance Act and adds: "There is no reason at present to predict 2015 is much higher than 1% growth. "

only source of consolation, the executive seems to preclude any further increase the tax burden," as was the case in the years 2010 to 2013, with the now known in terms of household purchasing and reduced investment capacity of enterprises' power effects, writes Michel Sapin. The Minister of Economy fails to mention that the levies have increased at a rapid pace since 2012 and have not dropped since. He does not say, either, what 'alternative measures' will restore two devices censored by the Council constitutionnel8: relief of employee contributions and lower taxes on jobs at home. A counselor

Holland confirms that the topic was discussed over lunch at Brégançon. They also talked about the "tax act" waited for the start but, according to the president's entourage, "has not yet been finally adjudicated." They returned on sites already programmed, including the revival of learning and the construction of housing. And, of course, discussed the situation in Iraq and Ukraine.

The tax and benefit package should be ready no later than the submission of the draft budget 2015 Cabinet in late September but the executive n did not intend to stay silent until then. Cabinet re-entry will be next Wednesday and the day before, Francois Hollande, and Manuel Valls have lunch together once again to study the timing of announcements and develop a communication strategy to show that, in adversity, they are more united than ever.


Aug 13 2014

Intel removes fans computers

Tag: Uncategorized, international, life, news, technologyadmin @ 2:37 pm

 Intel wants

calm reign in IT. The chip giant announced Monday a new generation of microprocessors particularly economical energy, which dissipate less heat. PC manufacturers can then design and tactile finest portable tablet computers. The latter, freed from fans, will also be quieter. It is no less than "reinventing the laptop," said Intel in a presentation document. This development

is critical for Intel. The world leader in microprocessors built his fortune from embedded chips in PCs. The advent of smartphones and tablets, has weakened its positions. These small devices, always on and connected to the Internet, require highly efficient energy chips, Intel has long been unable to provide. As a result, computer manufacturers have turned to rival chips produced by Qualcomm, Nvidia and Samsung, while Apple went to design its own components for its iPhone and iPad. More worrying

Intel, microprocessors originally developed for smartphones and tablets, now considered strong enough, begin to be installed in the PC, the preserve of Intel. The latest laptop from Acer this week introduced the Chromebook 13 loads a Nvidia chip. Autonomy would reach 13 hours, more than models with Intel technology.

With the new microprocessor, called "Core M", Intel intends to maintain its position in the computer and win in new tablets. "Core M" will find its place in some ultraportables in hybrids, these tablets that transform into PC with the addition of a keyboard, as well as in high-end tablets.

"You will see in particular tablets with the highest level of performance, which will be thinner and lighter," promises Christian Morales, Vice President of Intel for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Intel is virtually absent from the high-end tablets, over 300 euros. Available for Christmas

Most Intel chips are now in the entry-level models, where the margins of the American group are smaller. Only a few remained faithful partners like Microsoft. Its Surface 3 thicker than the iPad Air Apple and the Galaxy Tab from Samsung features a fan. As for laptops, the "Core M" chip could also end up in a future version of Apple's MacBook, which does not contain a fan, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. The "Core M" is the first chip from a new generation of components Intel, called Broadwell. Intel launched volume production of its chip, which means that the first PCs and tablets equipped with "Core M" will be commercially available for the crucial holiday season of Christmas. The entire range will be presented at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum, to be held in San Francisco from September 9 to 11. Other microprocessors for conventional laptops, desktops or servers to professionals, should be offered in number to Intel customers until the beginning of next year. Intel

indeed took several months of delay in the development of the generation of chips Broadwell, who was asked to review its manufacturing processes.  These chips

entitled to use extremely fine engraving of 14 nanometers, 22 nanometers against the previous generation, which helps to reduce energy consumption and the place of the microprocessor. Share this article

X Send Email Email Intel wants to remove the fans in laptops

Its new chip "Core M", more energy efficient, will design PCs that run cooler, thinner and quieter. The American group can reposition itself in the tablet market.

& Lt; Send this article by e-mail X Email: Separate multiple e-mail addresses of your contacts by commas. From: Intel wants to remove the fans in laptops

Its new chip "Core M", more energy efficient, will design PCs that run cooler, thinner and quieter. The American group can reposition itself in the tablet market.

I agree to receive the daily newsletter Figaro.fr

Yes No Print Top sas_ajax = false; sas_pageid = '42296/287334; sas_formatid = 19566; sas_target='cw='+LEFIG.CWidth+';rubrique=high-tech;mots-cles=intel;artid=01007-20140813ARTFIG00087;auteur=benjamin-ferran;page-payant=0;type=article'; SmartAdServer (sas_pageid, sas_formatid, sas_target);


Aug 07 2014

The loan rate between zero track

Tag: events, international, people, resources, specialadmin @ 4:24 am

 All hands

for battle in immobilier1. The loan rate ZERO2 expanded to a larger number of beneficiaries and the cap on fees estate agents will come into force.

From 15 September, the agency fees will be paid by landlords with the exception of four benefits shared by the landlord and the tenant. Now visit of dwelling, drafting the lease and the constitution of the file will be capped by three types of areas more or less "tense".

Clearly, they are more expensive where demand far outstrips supply and therefore where prices are highest. These services will be billed from August to December euros per m2 depending on the degree of "tension" of the market where the housing is located. However, the inventory will be capped at 3 euros per m2 across France. Reaching

80,000 zero-interest loans in 2015

The relaxation of the granting interest-free loans (PTZ) must also encourage home ownership to a greater number of households online payday loans. The stated objective of the government is to reach 80,000 zero-interest loans in 2015 against 44,000 in 2013

The vesting conditions of the loan are set in several geographic areas are also classified according to the voltage on the housing market. Now the loan limit on the number of people within the same household and location of housing.

For example, in a "rather tense" zone (B1), a couple with an income of 2250 euros per month can borrow 49,000 euros zero rate instead of 43,500 euros currently. In

"unstretched" (C) zone, a family with two children living with 2000 euros per month may borrow 35,000 euros instead of 31,000 euros currently and receive a deferred repayment of 14 years instead of 5 years old today

The new "PTZ" will be available in October 2014, the time for banks to update their computer systems.


Jul 29 2014

Craftsmen and traders do not see the recovery

Tag: Uncategorized, events, online, top news, worldadmin @ 10:44 am

 No

embellished on local employment expected in France, at least in the short term. It is the fact that the Professional Union Craft (UPA) book in a survey published Monday on the economy and employment in the sector in the first half of 2014.'s Approximately 1.3 million companies nearby , which represent 20% of the workforce employed in the private sector, saw their sales fall by 1.5% in the second quarter this year. The turnover of the sector is in the red for more than two years. Result: companies in the sector are not likely to recruit. "Only 19% of these companies have hired the entire first half, flat compared to 2013," said the UPA. All sectors are not housed in the same boat: 34% of businesses in the hospitality industry hired when they are no more than 9% and 11% respectively in the service and food. "These figures remind us that the pact does not have any responsibility in business reality and the acceleration of the timetable for lower cost of labor was totally justified," says UPA in its communiqué openly criticizing the slow implementation of government policies.

No improvement expected in 2014

The craft enterprises and local shops are not optimistic for the rest of the year. 30% of CEOs believe their sales will continue to deteriorate in the next quarter, up 7 points over three months. Worse, only 12% plan to hire in the second half or even less. Not surprisingly, the hospitality industry is the most optimistic sector and hopes to use the summer to hire and recover its margins. In contrast, only 5% of artisans public works plan to recruit. Hiring intentions are also very low for the services or the building. Finally, the part-time commonplace. Thus, nearly a quarter (24%) of business leaders have used, especially those in the hospitality and food (40% and 31%). More than a boss in two (51%) employed part-time for less than the new legal limit of 24 hours per week. UPA demand an easing of the legal system "so that the common interest of the employer and the employee may be privileged." Between the government and employers, differences persist.


Jul 25 2014

Crashes and security series: summer murderer airline

Tag: Uncategorized, economic, finance, news, worldadmin @ 7:52 am

 A horrible

black series with three plane crashes – the downing of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 1au over Ukraine, the crash of an ATR 72-500 TransAsia Airways2 Taiwan and now the disappearance of a 83 Swiftair3 MD, operated on behalf of Air Algeria, Mali over – in a week. A macabre combination which, fortunately, is very rare.

But these repeated accidents will make 2014 a year of the most deadly airline. It will also add to these three crashes, the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Boeing with its 239 passengers, on March 8, a few hours after taking off from Kuala Lumpur and its sudden change of direction while the plane was rallying Beijing . Disappearance remains unexplained to this day. And several crashes occurred in Nepal, Kenya, Niger, Zambia and Sudan in recent months.  

In total, more than 730 people have already died by flying this year. Much higher than at the last peak in 2012 and 414 deaths related to a plane crash, more than four times higher than those recorded (210 deaths) in 2013 by the International Air Transport Association (IATA4). And finally, more than the average of 517 deaths per year recorded in the world in the last five years. The road

killed 3,268 people in France alone in 2013

This sad record 2014 must not however forget – and this may seem paradoxical then that emotion is huge – the aircraft remains the means of transport most of the world. But unlike the automobile kills more – 3268 died in 2013 in France alone – each plane crash is spectacular, has an international dimension and place in a universe – the sky – which is not natural to human no fax payday loans.

However, the plane never had so few killed. The global accident rate for jet Western manufacturing in 2013 was 0.41, or one accident for every 2.4 million flights. "This is the lowest in the history of aviation," according to IATA in its latest report on aviation safety. "From 2009 to 2013, this rate has improved by 14.6% over the five-year average, which stands at 0.48", the report says. Europe

is the safest region

The accident and death rates remain very low by more than 3 billion passenger who took the aircraft on 36.4 million flights in 2013. These statistics should also be read in the context of a market for air transport growth (4.8% on average) and a global fleet that doubled in size every two years on average. It now has 20,910 units in service worldwide and is expected to double, according to the latest market study Boeing5 within twenty years.

By region, the IATA report refers to Europe as the safest in terms of air transport with a lower accident rate than average 0.15 World in 2013; ahead of North America (0.32). In contrast, among the most dangerous regions despite significant progress, IATA means Africa6 with an accident of 2.03 against 4.55 in 2012 and the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) which saw its rate accident rate worsen to 2.09 against 0.00 in 2012. "IEC shows the worst performance," says IATA.


Jul 10 2014

A booklet rest he interesting?

Tag: economic, events, money, people, traveladmin @ 6:08 pm

 

The ax fell. From 1 August, the rate of the booklet A pass from 1.25% to only 1%. Historically low yield, which could have been even lower if the government had followed the recommendations of the Bank of France, which proposed to reduce it to 0.75%. For the record, this very old investment was paid 1.75% there just one year.

Now, a booklet A ceiling (22,950 euros) will earn 229.50 euros per year, against 286.90 euros when the rate was 1.25 %. And the holder of a booklet on Sustainable Development (LDD) 1 ceiling (€ 12,000) will win 120 euros against 150 euros a year earlier.

What to do in these conditions of his booklet A2? "Paradoxically, in the context of current very low interest rates, the passbook remains attractive for its precautionary savings, because his salary is hard to beat," said Cyril Blesson, Partner Pair Council. Because the passbook is not taxed, which is not the case for most other investments. Starting with passbooks, direct competitors of the booklet A, whose interests are taxed at the scale of income tax, which must be added the social security contributions. Excluding promotional periods reserved for new customers, fewer of these books relate unless the booklet A.

But other investments become today very competitive. Euro funds Insurance life.3 contracts are a good alternative, even if their remuneration is crumbling. Last year, they reported 2.8% (before social contributions). This is significantly more than 1% of the booklet A. Certainly, we must take into account any input and taxation costs. But by investing in contracts over eight years, the tax will be minimized. And ultimately, the investor is the most time winner.  

Those who have a little time on their hands (four years) may also invest cash on housing savings plans (PEL) 4 paid 2.5% (before payroll 15.5%). Especially since the interest is subject to income tax 12 years after the opening of the plan.


Jul 04 2014

The shock report on low-cost Inconvenient Air France

Tag: economic, opinions, publications, top news, worldadmin @ 5:09 am

 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.


Apr 25 2014

Manuel Valls arouses distrust on economic issues

Tag: international, online, publications, special, traveladmin @ 10:58 pm

 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 09 2014

PSA Rennes website showcases the Factory of the Future

Tag: economic, economy, life, special, worldadmin @ 7:32 am

 

Employees of PSA Peugeot Citroën1 Rennes plant are worried about their future. An extraordinary meeting of the committee of establishment provided Thursday, April 10 should "reorganize production in a single team, which means the removal of a half team," says Loïc Pottier, the CFTC2. Rennes is inspired Poissy and Mulhouse, where a team has lost in recent months. This removal can be done in the framework of the new social contract approved last year by the unions.

"We expected this announcement for 2015 rather than now," says Loïc Pottier. Trade unions signed agreement CFE-CGC, CFTC, and SIA-requested management constructor "make every effort to repatriate to Rennes new activities in workshops and research and development."

On this point, the Ministry of Productive Recovery should answer this. Rennes has indeed been chosen to host one of the pilots' factory of the future "plan. It is one of 34 industrial plans presented by the President of the Republic and the Minister of Productive Recovery in September. Its management was entrusted to Frédéric Sanchez, president of the manufacturer of machine tools Fives, and Bernard Charles, President of Dassault Systèmes.

The details of this plan have been disclosed last Thursday at the Salon of the industry, but at the last moment Arnaud Montebourg3 canceled his coming, held in Bercy by the ceremony of transfer of authority. On behalf of the Minister, Christophe Lerouge, Commissioner productive recovery of Burgundy, said Thursday that "this plan has two objectives: to work on the French offer of new production technology, such as 3D4 printing or robots to be able to export; and secondly, to ensure that these technologies are spreading in France in order to gain competitiveness. " A first steering committee for this plan met mid-March to validate four projects identified twenty one. Wizards robots

One of these four projects thus relates the PSA Rennes site. It should allow to conduct a pilot line for manufacturing prototype parts in composite structure for automobiles. Much lighter than steel, composites will help lighten cars and thus reduce emissions by improving consumption. This line will use technology developed by Fives specialist composite technology. This demonstrator will be housed in Excelcar a company's R & D set up by PSA and supported by the local Breton as part of the re-industrialization of the site. Actors

industrial-builders but also equipment-believe may contract with Excelcar to implement in their factories, their own tool production. Rennes line should be operational late 2015. The total investment will be between 10 and 20 million euros, and will cover 30 to 40 jobs. "The potential is, however, hundreds of jobs if manufacturers decide to implement other production lines in their factories for their vehicles," said an industry expert.

These projects should enable "the transformation of existing plants to create windows of the French technology that can be visited by foreign delegations, for example "explains Frédéric Sanchez Figaro. Unlike the German model, where the robots are already widely distributed in plants because labor is rather scarce, the French model leaves room to the man he is meant to be seen rather as replaced by a robot.


Apr 08 2014

Attractive World cultivates its difference on the Internet

Tag: Uncategorized, economics, people, resources, specialadmin @ 1:36 am

 How

get a place on the web, create, to perpetuate a brand and customer loyalty? Ludovic Huraux, co-founder in 2007 of the dating site Attractive World1, has steered its way in the highly competitive field of internet dating. 24 years old at the time, he invented a strong concept by introducing a selective admission. "The difference is really having positioned on the premium segment of the meeting, since it is the members who are on the site that identifies new candidates with the idea to create an environment of trust in which people can easily share and meet. "

Today is World Attractive beneficiary and just passed the million and a half of applications even if ultimately only a little more than 500 000 people will be accepted. A concept that allowed Attractive World to develop a strong brand on the Web. "To have a strong brand, you must have a strong position, and our bias was to be placed on a high-end segment. From the moment you have a true differentiation must know, and for us the best way was to invest in marketing and in particular television cheap business cards. When engaging hundreds of thousands of dollars and sometimes millions of euros in television campaigns, you must know what the most profitable programs, what time it is better to invest and on what channels. "…. …. "Skip the real"

Beyond TV and site Attractive World continuously works on display algorithms that aim to better connect people seeking a soulmate. "Depending on the interests and activity on the site, we will put you in touch with people that match these interests, which is a lot of research and development carried out throughout year. We feel that users have very high demands, they are no longer satisfied only virtual Internet use and online dating sites, but they really need to go into the real, meet people, and for that we bring a real service by organizing events that are very good excuses to make this bridge then. " Each week, marriages and births are celebrated by members who have used this dating site.


Next Page »