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

5 things to check before managing your life insurance online

Is 100% digital life insurance suited to your needs? Pormezz / stock.adobe.com OUR ADVICES – Subscribe and manage your life insurance remotely, while benefiting from reduced management fees and attractive returns: the promise is enticing. Provided you do it well. Twenty years ago, the first online brokers landed on the life insurance market to publish … Read more

insurance for each animal that reassures the owners

By 14HAUSSMANN Posted on 10/10/2022 at 10:37, Update on 10/10/2022 at 10:54 Insurance for each animal that reassures owners Agria While old age and its procession of health concerns do not spare our four-legged friends, it is difficult to find insurance in France that agrees to cover their care beyond the fateful threshold of 8 … 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

are euro funds essential to state finances?

The major advantage of funds in euros is to guarantee the capital. Just a few nuances. Credit: DURAND FLORENCE/SIPA DECRYPTION – A major creditor of the State, funds in euros are just as useful to savers. It’s always the same tune. With each government imagining to reform the taxation of life insurance, insurers are crying … Read more

trade unions vigilant in the face of the government’s social agenda

Social return to the Ministry of Labor. The Minister of Labor, Olivier Dussopt, and the Minister Delegate for Vocational Training, Carole Grandjean, presented to unions and employers, Monday morning September 12, their roadmap on social issues. With a stated objective: to achieve full employment, the banner under which Emmanuel Macron placed his second five-year term. … 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