Économie

No need to intervene in Italy crisis — European Central Bank sources

No need to intervene in Italy crisis — European Central Bank sources Savona denied that the new government would seek to dump the euro. The Milan stock index was down almost 3 percent, weighing particularly hard on banks, and Italian bonds suffered a plunge reminiscent of the worst days of the financial crisis of 2011. [Full Article...]

Google to abandon Project Maven after government contract ends

Gizmodo reports Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene informed employees in a meeting today that the company would continue work through the end of the current contract, sometime in 2019, but no further. According to the emails, Google executives saw Maven as a way to pave the way for even larger contracts down the road. The Pentagon has said AI is a top priority and it is moving aggressively to develo... [Full Article...]

Buffett Said to Have Offered Uber $3 Billion But Talks Died

Buffett Said to Have Offered Uber $3 Billion But Talks Died A successful investment by Buffett could have given Uber a much-needed publicity boost, as companies such as Apple Inc . AAPL, +0.12% and Teva Pharmeceuticals TEVA, +0.51% have recently received stock boosts after Buffett's increased stakes were revealed, reports Market Watch. [Full Article...]

European Union to impose measures against 'unacceptable' USA metal tariffs

European Union to impose measures against 'unacceptable' USA metal tariffs Tariffs of 25% on cars and auto parts, as Mr Trump apparently wants, would be disastrous for Canada's and Mexico's vehicle industries, though American buyers of cars and parts would suffer too. He added that he believes the relationship between the United States and the affected allies will not be affected in the long-term and that the allies "will get over this in due course". [Full Article...]

" "Le Point dit être victime de " harcèlement " après sa Une sur Erdogan

Les soutiens ne se sont pas fait attendre, le président Emmanuel Macron a défendu la liberté de la presse sur Twitter tout commeNicolas Dupont-Aigan qui ajoute que " la liberté d'expression est un principe non-négociable ". La gendarmerie a alors dû envoyer plusieurs hommes pour maintenir l'ordre. Et le dimanche au Pontet , la Une du Point a de nouveau été cachée par d'autres affiches ... [Full Article...]

Les États-Unis imposent des sanctions sur l'acier et l'aluminium européens

Les États-Unis imposent des sanctions sur l'acier et l'aluminium européens Le sursis sur ces taxes est également levé pour le Mexique et le Canada, car les Etats-Unis ont jugé que la renégociation de l'Alena (Accord de libre-échange nord-américain) traînait trop en longueur. Wilbur Ross a estimé, sans doute avec une pointe d'ironie, que les négociations commerciales avec l'Union européenne avaient progressé, mais pas assez pour justifier une prolongation des exempti... [Full Article...]

European business leaders urge United Kingdom for more clarity over Brexit terms

European business leaders urge United Kingdom for more clarity over Brexit terms The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), which represents the 50 biggest industrial companies in Europe, met with Theresa May to discuss the future of Britain's trading relationship with the EU. She said she told Mr Barnier that the Scottish government believed the United Kingdom should remain within the customs union and single market after leaving the EU. [Full Article...]

Commerce Secretary Ross Brings EU to the Negotiating Table with Tariff Threats

Commerce Secretary Ross Brings EU to the Negotiating Table with Tariff Threats Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told French daily Le Figaro it would be announced either before markets opened or after they closed. Canada has pledged to retaliate in the past. Getting rid of the exemptions for Canada and Mexico, meanwhile, could complicate ongoing negotiations on NAFTA. And so the administration chose to lift the exemption from the tariffs for those countries. [Full Article...]

Darmanin relance l'idée du versement social unique

Darmanin relance l'idée du versement social unique De l'aveu même de Gérald Darmanin, le gouvernement souhaite mettre en place une " aide sociale unique " pour "mieux inciter" à la recherche d'emploi. L'exécutif, qui doit recevoir dans les prochaines semaines le très attendu rapport du Comité action publique 2022 (CAP22), listant les pistes d'économies possibles sur la sphère publique, s'est engagé à "faire des choix structurants " sur les aides ... [Full Article...]

'Betrayed' Canadians could launch unprecedented protests over pipeline: activist

'Betrayed' Canadians could launch unprecedented protests over pipeline: activist Silver said his priority is the protection of drinking water and that he has not been adequately assured it wouldn't be put at risk if the expansion went ahead. Supreme Court decision to dismiss its challenge of the environmental assessment process for the pipeline. She didn't say how long the province could hold on to that investment, while the federal government has stressed its financial ... [Full Article...]

Starbucks employees take part in anti-bias training

Starbucks employees take part in anti-bias training About 175,000 employees are taking part. Starbucks announced the training after two black men were arrested in one of the company's Philadelphia cafes in April. Almost 175,000 workers will receive training in how to "address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, prevent discrimination and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome". [Full Article...]

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built It would end at a terminal outside Vancouver, resulting in a seven-fold increase in the number of tankers in the shared waters between Canada and Washington state. The B.C. government is carrying on with its reference case against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Premier John Horgan told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an early-morning phone call Tuesday. [Full Article...]

EU proposes to ban plastic straws, stirs, and cotton buds

The directive would also make European Union countries set national targets for reducing the use of plastic food containers and drinks cups, force industry to help cover the costs of waste management, and encourage deposit refund schemes in countries so that 90% of single-use plastic drinks bottles are collected by 2025. [Full Article...]

L'industriel français Serge Dassault est décédé à 93 ans

L'industriel français Serge Dassault est décédé à 93 ans Les drapeaux ont été mis en berne aux bureaux parisiens du groupe, Rond-point des Champs-Elysées, ainsi que sur le site de Mérignac. Sa fortune est estimée à 18,3 milliards d'euros, selon le classement des milliardaires mondiaux publié par le magazine Forbes . [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation urges people to reboot home, office routers to thwart malware attack

Federal Bureau of Investigation urges people to reboot home, office routers to thwart malware attack The FBI asked that the owners of small office and home office routers reboot to "temporarily disrupt the malware and aid the potential identification of infected devices". People should also consider disabling remote management settings, changing passwords to replace them with more secure ones and upgrading to the latest firmware. [Full Article...]

Korean leaders meet to discuss fate of US-NK summit

Korean leaders meet to discuss fate of US-NK summit Apparently flip-flopping thrice in one week over whether or not to participate in a critical event is a symptom of a unified, strategic White House. Moon said Trump's decision left him "perplexed" and was "very regrettable". In a whirlwind 24 hours, the U.S. leader cancelled the highly anticipated meeting, due to take place in Singapore on June 12, before saying it was potentially back on the card... [Full Article...]

Fuel Prices Surges For 15th Day, Touches Rs. 78. 27 In Delhi

Fuel Prices Surges For 15th Day, Touches Rs. 78. 27 In Delhi Now in Kolkata, the price was raised by 15 paisa to Rs 80.91 per litre as against Rs 80.76 per litre of previous day. State-run oil companies had resumed the dynamic pricing mechanism on May 14 after stable prices for 19 days . Petrol has gone up from 119.78ppl to 128.29ppl and diesel has increased from 122.54ppl to 131.15ppl. He suggested that even if fuels are brought under new taxation syste... [Full Article...]

Global crude oil prices drop on potential increase in OPEC output

Global crude oil prices drop on potential increase in OPEC output The API data, however, showed an unexpected rise of 980,000 barrels in gasoline stockpiles. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma, site fell by 822,000 barrels. Venezuela is one of the major contributors to the higher-than-expected cuts due to its involuntary production decline. Refinery utilization rose 0.7 percentage point last week to 91.8% of capacity, limiting the size of last week's build... [Full Article...]

Le gouvernement confirme un "engagement sans précédent" sur la dette — SNCF

Le gouvernement confirme un Ce scrutin a été qualifié de "pétition" par le gouvernement et la direction de la SNCF . Le chef du gouvernement devait encore recevoir FO et la CFDT, avant l'Union des transports publics et ferroviaires (UTP, organisation patronale), puis le patron de la SNCF, Guillaume Pepy, dont SUD-Rail demande la tête mais à qui le gouvernement a renouvelé son soutien cette semaine. [Full Article...]

USA Gymnastics chief apologizes in Congress for sex abuse scandal

USA Gymnastics chief apologizes in Congress for sex abuse scandal Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) called "window dressing". But Dingell didn't really like what she heard - "I don't hear a sense of urgency", she said - and she was not alone. Pfohl was also questioned, and noted that the intent of those lines were to allow organizations to suspend members for conduct that could hurt the image of the organization, rather than to caution against handing out penalties that... [Full Article...]


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