crossing in solidarity

Able to give as much as others but cheaper, urban models tailored to become the cars of the crisis was said. Worn by the contemporary trend in downsizing (but powerful enough smaller engines, but reduced size record habitability), the “small is beautiful” would also allow general builders, so the French brands, to redress the balance.

It seems that things are not so simple. The latest statistics indicate that the diffusion of small car segment A (Renault Twingo, Peugeot 107 …) caps. As for those of segment B (Renault Clio, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta), which weigh 30% of the European market, they have, according to research firm IHS cited by Les Echos, plunged 19% between late 2010 and late 2012.

“KICKBACK MEASURES TO PRIME THE BRAIN”

At the same time, the entire European market only lost 9.7%. These figures reflect a tad nervous French firms. Launched just last year, the Peugeot 208 has not achieved its objectives. Renault Clio 4, appeared in fall 2012, seems to please, but it is premature to talk about success.

And if there was a problem with small cars? “We suffer from measures scrapping, whose disappearance depresses the market,” argues Lawrence Fox, director of Renault range. Continue reading

“We made ??mistakes are rectified and that’s how we progress.”. This council, Vincent Peillon spoke on the morning of Monday, February 25 to students in a class of CP Roger Salengro school in Gonesse (Val d’Oise), the minister just to apply it to himself. On the issue of school timetables, the strategy of the Minister of National Education is rather to summarize the following line: “We made ??a mistake, then a second and that’s how we move forward.” Irony of a socialist leader commented: “The philosopher should know that we should not confuse speed with haste …”

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According to the BBC, Credit Agricole plans “a truth transaction accounts” whose final order is expected in February 20. The bank would consider the possibility of moving additional provisions to reduce the amount of goodwill in its accounts.

Goodwill represents the difference between the amount paid to acquire a company and the book value of that asset. In late September, they reached 17.4 billion euros, of which 5.2 related subsidiary LCL, according to the updated document.

The European financial markets supervisor (Esma) has recently found that too few companies had adjusted their balance sheet the fair value of their purchases, such as accounting standards require. Continue reading

Economists, sociologists, political deliver the same explanation. If Spain is not in fire and blood, despite its 6 million unemployed, 26% of the workforce, thanks to the underground economy, which represent more than 20% of GDP. But also, and especially, to colchón (“mattress”) family. In other words, solidarity. Almost too weak a word to summarize helps families their loved ones in times of crisis. Rate roof or money is valuable when more than 55% of those under 25 are unemployed, when nearly 1.8 million households have all their members unemployed and one in five (one child four according to UNICEF) lives below the poverty line.

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