“Big Business” N°95: Fear over Germany

Bertille Bayart Le Figaro EXCLUSIVE LETTER SUBSCRIBERS – The prospect of a Russian gas supply disruption is finally causing a stir in Europe. Dear subscribers, The energy crisis in Europe has taken a new step. In recent days, the possibility of a cut in the supply of Russian gas to the European Union has become … Read more

the purchase of tickets on board RATP buses again possible from this Monday

The Parisian management had suspended this possibility in March 2020 due to Covid-19. Suspended since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, the sale of tickets on board RATP buses resumes on Monday July 4. Tourists and occasional travelers will therefore again be able to buy a paper ticket for two euros from … Read more

The Tour de France, the quintessence of sport business

The Tour caravan continues to mobilize companies and spectators (here, July 16, 2021, between Mourenx and Libourne). Aurelien Vialatte/ASO/Aurelien Vialatte DECRYPTION – The Grande Boucle, which is the third sporting event in the world, starts this Friday. Here we go again for a Tour de France without a strict health bubble. After two years in … Read more

rise in non-payments and high risk of deportations in Europe

In the European Union, since the Covid-19 pandemic, 8.3% of poor households have been in a situation of unpaid rent or mortgage repayment, a phenomenon which has increased by 20% between 2019 and 2020 . A growing number of European households, strangled by rising property and energy prices, are facing unpaid rents, according to a … Read more

“Big business” n°94: Russia, financial pariah

View of the Kremlin (Moscow) Maxim Shemetov / REUTERS EXCLUSIVE LETTER SUBSCRIBERS – The Kremlin is officially in default. Bankruptcy threatens other countries. Dear subscribers, I announced it to you a little too quickly (“Big business” n°86) but this time, we are there: Russia is in default of payment. For the first time since 1918 … Read more

activity returns to the green for the first time since 2020

On-site catering is notably at its highest level of attendance since the start of the Covid-19 crisis. After more than two years of difficulties, the restoration finally comes out of the water. Sector activity turned positive again in May, according to Food Service Vision’s analysis, “for the first time since the start of the health … Read more

“Big Business” No. 93: Split-mania

EXCLUSIVE LETTER SUBSCRIBERS – Atos, Renault, and maybe tomorrow EDF… the split is fashionable among impoverished companies. Dear subscribers, Should the old world be pushed overboard? No, don’t worry, I’m not talking about politics (it’s way too complicated these days!). I want to talk about companies confronted with the phenomena of transition – digital and … Read more

Tesla rakes in record $5.5 billion profit in 2021

Elon Musk’s group managed to boost its shipments by 87% last year despite the shortage of semiconductors and supply problems. Tesla, benefiting from the craze for its electric vehicles, made a record $5.5 billion profit in 2021, but warned that problems with its supply chain could linger throughout the year. Read alsoThe irresistible rise of … Read more

Teslas involved in 273 accidents in the United States

In total, Tesla models were the subject of nearly 70% of the reports of the 392 accidents listed, for almost all between July 2021 and mid-May 2022, according to the NHTSA. Tesla-branded vehicles equipped with self-driving software have been involved in 273 crashes in the United States, according to a report released Wednesday by the … Read more

sick leave is exploding among young people

The improvement in income from provident institutions is accompanied at the same time by an increase in expenditure, partly linked to the “drifts” of work stoppages. Penalized in 2020 by the crisis, provident institutions (PI) saw their activity recover in 2021 with the economic rebound and the recovery of employment. While contributions had fallen by … Read more