Économie

Jacqueline Gourault désavouée par Matignon sur l'impôt pour tous

La piste menant à ce que chaque ménage paye l'impôt sur le revenu , évoquée par la ministre de la Cohésion des territoires, Jacqueline Gourault , n'est pas à l'ordre du jour, selon l'entourage du Premier ministre, Edouard Philippe . La création d'une tranche supplémentaire de l'impôt sur le revenu pour les hauts revenus est notamment soutenue par le patron de la CFDT Laurent Berger mais aus... [Full Article...]

Macron: "Je suis un patriote de notre agriculture"

Pour lui, l'agriculture européenne peut s'en sortir face à la concurrence de puissances agricoles comme la Russie, la Chine ou les États-Unis, par la " qualité ", en adoptant une stratégie de " segmentation et de diversification ", en évitant " la compétition mortifère sur le prix le plus bas ". [Full Article...]

Kraft Heinz plunges to record low on US$15.4B writedown

Kraft Heinz plunges to record low on US$15.4B writedown Before noon, the company had lost $16 billion of its market value. Kraft Heinz's earnings report showed net sales rose 0.7 percent from previous year and organic net sales rose 2.4 percent. This is not the only issue as Kraft Heinz revealed non-cash impairment charges of $15.4bn after writing down the value of assets including the Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands. [Full Article...]

Google to End Forced Settlement for Employees in All Disputes

Google to End Forced Settlement for Employees in All Disputes The change means employees will no longer have to take their disputes with Google to an arbitrator ― they'll have the option of suing the company individually or together as a group. The group also called on employees from other tech companies to join in their efforts. Google was aware of these concerns and it took the group's complaints into account when making the latest changes. [Full Article...]

Wednesday's early trade: stocks rise ahead of Fed minutes

Wednesday's early trade: stocks rise ahead of Fed minutes Federal Reserve policymakers on Wednesday (Feb 20) gave little sense of how long their "patient" stance on USA interest rate policy would last, and while promising "before too long" a plan for their US$4 trillion (S$5.4 trillion) balance sheet, left unclear what that plan would entail. [Full Article...]

Oil price hits $67.14 amid OPEC cuts

Oil price hits $67.14 amid OPEC cuts Earlier this week, President Trump said that March 1, the deadline he had set for trade talks to reach a deal or start imposing new tariffs on Chinese imports, is "not a magical date", suggesting that the Administration could be flexible and not slap more tariffs if a deal is not reached by that date. [Full Article...]

Brexit plan proves Irish border issue was scaremongering - DUP

Brexit plan proves Irish border issue was scaremongering - DUP But DUP Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said such a move would be contrary to European Union state aid rules, which prevent governments from assisting businesses through subsidies and grants. "Simply put, as a result of a lot of hard work my only desire is to see this legislation sit on the shelf". The proposed laws - made up of 15 parts - cover a range of areas and focus on protecting Irish citiz... [Full Article...]

La plus grosse usine du monde toujours à l'arrêt — Nutella

La plus grosse usine du monde toujours à l'arrêt — Nutella La marque " assure qu'aucun groupe actuellement sur le marché n'est concerné par la situation, et que l'approvisionnement des clients se fait sans interruption ", explique la journaliste Julie Howlett en duplex depuis la commune où se situe l'usine. [Full Article...]

Dublin Airport suspends flights after drone sighting

Dublin Airport suspends flights after drone sighting Citing "safety reasons", it said that flight operations were suspended "in line with agreed protocols for confirmed drone sightings". But if that's true, and costly drone-mitigation features can be outfoxed by simply hiding behind a shed for a bit, the airports are surely fighting a losing battle in this war on bored men with drones. [Full Article...]

YouTube Is Scrambling, Again, to Fix Its Child Predation Problem

YouTube Is Scrambling, Again, to Fix Its Child Predation Problem He added that even if the videos are flagged and comments have been turned off, they are still being monetised and available for users to watch. For the most part, the videos targeted by pedophiles did not violate YouTube's rules and were innocent enough - young girls doing gymnastics, playing Twister or stretching - but the videos became overrun with suggestive remarks directed at the children. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom would be "naïve" and "irresponsible" to trust Huawei says think tank

United Kingdom would be The decision that the United Kingdom will be watched closely by other nations undecided about the direction of their own policy on Huawei. It is not in any sensitive networks - including those of the government. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said essentially the same thing on Wednesday, saying the country had to make its own decisions about Huawei regardless of its intelligence relationships wit... [Full Article...]

Honda will close the only European plant

Honda will close the only European plant Honda said in 2018 it would shut its British operations for six days in April to help counter any border disruption from Brexit . Apparently, the U.K.is not one of them. The model will go out of production in 2021. This morning, Honda said the closure was in response to "unprecedented changes in the global automotive industry". [Full Article...]

Fraude fiscale : Amende record pour UBS

Fraude fiscale : Amende record pour UBS La banque helvétique était poursuivie pour avoir envoyé illégalement, entre 2004 et 2012, ses commerciaux démarcher de riches potentiels clients français, repérés lors de réceptions, parties de chasse ou rencontres sportives, dans le but de les convaincre d'ouvrir des comptes non déclarés en Suisse et ainsi leur permettre d'échapper au fisc français. [Full Article...]

Ryanair va ouvrir une base à Toulouse, sa troisième en France

Ryanair va ouvrir une base à Toulouse, sa troisième en France Mercredi 20 février 2019, Ryanair a annoncé un renforcement sans précédent de son implantation à Toulouse . Mais, surtout - surprise du chef -, elle a annoncé le lancement de 11 nouvelles lignes aériennes. Pour accompagner ce lancement, la compagnie proposera des billets à partir de 19,99 euros. Lors de la conférence, organisée en collaboration avec l'aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac, Ryanair a ... [Full Article...]

Juncker: EU would not oppose an extension to Article 50

Juncker: EU would not oppose an extension to Article 50 On Monday, the US-based Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association urged Trump not to impose new tariffs on European Union cars, saying it would put United States jobs at risk. Trump has 90 days to decide whether to act upon the recommendations, which auto industry officials expect to include at least some tariffs on fully assembled vehicles or on technologies and components related to elec... [Full Article...]

United Kingdom doesn't need to ban Huawei from its 5G

United Kingdom doesn't need to ban Huawei from its 5G Back in November, it was reported that the U.S. had reached out to its allies, advising them not to use Huawei parts in their telecom infrastructure. The source said: 'Other nations can make the argument that if the British are confident of mitigation against national security threats then they can also reassure their publics and the United States administration that they are acting in a prude... [Full Article...]

Canada: Crise politique inédite pour Justin Trudeau - Monde

Canada: Crise politique inédite pour Justin Trudeau - Monde La pression a continué de monter sur le chef libéral cette semaine. Mario Dion, Commissaire aux conflits d'intérêts et à l'éthique, a déclaré lundi qu'il estimait que la loi avait potentiellement été transgressée dans cette affaire, et qu'il allait commencer à enquêter sur ces allégations. [Full Article...]

Payless ShoeSource to close all stores, including those in Alaska, report says

Payless ShoeSource to close all stores, including those in Alaska, report says The Payless bankruptcy from 2017 resulted in the company shuttering the doors of more than 500 "underperforming" locations in the US and Puerto Rico. FOX Business has been following the "retail apocalypse" as more and more brick-and-mortar stores either seek bankruptcy protection or go out of business completely. [Full Article...]

Amazon Leads Massive $700 Million Funding Round in Tesla Competitor Rivian — Newsflash

Amazon Leads Massive $700 Million Funding Round in Tesla Competitor Rivian — Newsflash Rivian founder and chief executive R.J. Scaringe referred to the investment round as an important milestone for the startup on a road to "sustainable mobility". The funding will be a major boost for the Plymouth, Michigan-based startup, which aspires to be the first carmaker to the USA consumer market with an electric pickup. [Full Article...]

Vivendi toujours tiré par Universal Music

Vivendi toujours tiré par Universal Music La progression de l'activité de la pépite s'élève à 6,2%, à 6 milliards d'euros (10% à taux de change constants). Vivendi doit encore sélectionner une demi-douzaine de banques et espère finaliser l'opération d'ici à la fin du premier semestre 2019. [Full Article...]


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