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

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

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

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

the Constitutional Council finds the e-merchant wrong

The Constitutional Council considered on Thursday “conform to the constitution“Provisions of the Commercial Code challenged by Amazon, certain commercial practices of which are denounced by Ilec, a professional organization which brings together the major brands of everyday consumption. “It’s a good decision, in line with what we expected“, reacted Daniel Diot, the secretary general of … Read more

In New York, Amazon suspends employees after work stoppage

E-commerce giant Amazon has suspended at least 50 workers involved in a work stoppage Tuesday at the only unionized warehouse on Staten Island in New York, US media reported on Wednesday. Citing union leaders, about 100 overnight warehouse associates at the Staten Island plant refused to work for several hours Monday night, shortly after a … Read more

Dupond-Moretti says he has the “virtual assurance” of being referred to the CJR

The Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti said Tuesday, September 27 to have the “quasi-insuranceto be referred to the Court of Justice of the Republic (CJR) for illegal taking of interests. He will know on October 3 whether or not he will be judged by the CJR, the only court authorized to prosecute and judge ministers … Read more

Health Insurance launches a campaign to raise awareness among the French

Unusual breathlessness, rapid weight gain, edema of the feet and ankles, excessive fatigue… are all symptoms of this disease which affects at least 1.5 million French people. Heart failure, which affects at least 1.5 million French people and continues to progress, is not well enough known, according to Health Insurance, which announced Tuesday, September 20 … Read more