Brussels opens investigation into Microsoft takeover of Activision Blizzard

Brussels announced Tuesday to open an in-depth investigation into the proposed takeover of the American video game publisher Activision Blizzard by Microsoft, judging that this operation at 69 billion dollars could “significantly reduce» competition in this market. The European Commission expressed particular concern that Microsoft could “lock access to Activision Blizzard video games for consoles … Read more

Microsoft avoids taxes in several countries

According to a study, the American computer giant would transfer its profits to companies domiciled in tax havens, Bermuda or Puerto Rico. In the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand: the American computer giant Microsoft avoids, thanks to a complex structure, paying taxes on billions of dollars in countries where it nevertheless holds lucrative public … Read more

Why take out travel cancellation insurance?

Here are 5 good reasons why taking out such insurance is useful: When you book a trip well in advance The more one books in advance, the more one increases the probability that an unforeseen event occurs between the date of reservation and travel. This guarantee covers you in the event of serious damage, illness … Read more


Comprehensive cancellation cover with appropriate deductibles: – Epidemic guarantee with a deductible of €30 • Quarantine of the Insured in the 14 days prior to departure following contamination with COVID-19 justified by a medical authority. Proof will be required. • Refusal of boarding by the Insured following a temperature measurement, or a positive result for … Read more

Life insurance still skates in September

Life insurance contracts recorded net inflows of 0.5 billion euros in September, three times less than in the same month last year, according to figures released on Friday by France Assureurs. It is however a little better than the month of August 2022, when life insurance had recorded a net outflow: the amounts disbursed had … Read more

(CSR) Corporate Social Responsibility in insurance

Today, the environmental concerns of citizens are obviously very present. On the other hand, the responsible dimension is a little less so, despite expectations of strong commitment on the part of companies. Insurance is no exception, even if, like banking, the projection exercise is even more complicated than for other categories (transport, tourism and distribution) … Read more

Strike Insurance

Object of the guarantee The Insurer compensates the Subscriber for pecuniary losses, in the event that the trip mentioned in the Special Conditions is cancelled, shortened or postponed due to the occurrence of any contingency (or case of force majeure) not expressly excluded, occurring beyond its control. or that of his insured client. The Subscriber … Read more

Microsoft co-founder’s estimated $1 billion private collection up for auction

Part of the private collection of Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, was unveiled Wednesday, October 12 in Los Angeles for an auction by Christie’s, which estimates its total value at a billion dollars, which would be a record. Titled “Visionary,” the sale will take place in New York on November 9 and 10 and features … Read more

Insurance for business trips

Today, companies regularly send their employees all over the world. Wherever they are, they must be able to benefit from rapid assistance, whatever their problem. The countries with the greatest growth potential are often the riskiest and most unpredictable. Companies must ensure that their employees traveling on business benefit from the advice and guarantees necessary … Read more

Crédit Mutuel and Allianz join forces

Assurances du Crédit Mutuel and Allianz France announced on Friday in a joint press release a partnership to offer products to companies, in particular to farmers, to the chagrin of the self-employed who distribute contracts and fear competition from banks. Concretely, with the exception of Arkéa, the Crédit Mutuel banks, of which one in three … Read more