Business

27.09.2010 0

Business: Candace Johnson, one of Europe's 50 most powerful business women, meet The Riviera Times

From satellites to Sophia Angel

Candace Johnson

In 1962 General ‘Johnny’ Johnson, head of President Kennedy’s Telecommunication programme for the United States gave a talk to a class of fifth-graders.

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14.09.2010 0

Business: Trans-European train from Moscow to Nice launched later this month

Taking the scenic route

Nice Ville Station

The Russian Railway Company (RzHD) has announced plans to launch a weekly service between Moscow Belorusky Station and Nice.

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10.09.2010 0

Business: EDF hive off UK stake in the energy market

French sell British arm to Hong Kong

French energy company EDF has agreed a deal to sell its UK market to a Hong Kong conglomerate.

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03.09.2010 0

Business: Air France plans launch for domestic market

Low-cost rival set to muscle in

Aeroplane

Air France announced that it plans to launch a low-cost airline to rival budget leaders Ryanair and Easyjet.

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02.09.2010 0

Business: American phenomenon opened latest store in Cap 3000 at the weekend

Apple smack in the middle of the Côte

American computer wizards Apple Stores opened its fourth chain store in France at the weekend. Located in the Cap 3000 shopping centre in St-Laurent-du-Var, the 500sqm premises is packed with Apple Macintosh products and services. Apple Stores strives to be more than just a hi-tech “mecca”. Under the slogan “Personal Shopping” the stores field teams of young sales assistants to advise customers, offer technical support at aptly-named “Genius Bars” and free trials of nearly all products. Some even hold their own workshops.

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01.09.2010 0

Business: Region sees rise in tourist numbers but Brits are staying away

Destination Côte d'Azur

Negresco Hotel

Year after year, the charms of the Côte d’Azur attract swarms of tourists to its shores, who come to enjoy the Mediterranean weather, sea, food and culture.

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18.08.2010 0

Business: Rules and regulations for under 18s

Summer jobs

If you want to employ a young person under the age of 18 in your company this summer, you must abide by certain rules.

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12.08.2010 0

Business: London Stock Exchange will see arrival of New International Power

French and UK utility companies to merge

International Power plant

Following months of negotiations, British group International Power has made a deal with France’s GDF Suez that will see the two utility companies merge to form a new one named New International Power.

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28.07.2010 0

Dr. Andreas Höfert tells us why this economic crisis may not be the last.

"This time is different"

Dr. Andreas Höfert

With the French Riviera being less effected by the global economic crisis of the last three years than other parts of Europe, and with recovery in the region and in France generally under way, things are looking up in the Cote d’Azur. However Dr. Andreas Höfert, Chief Economist of UBS Wealth Management Research warns that next time we might not be so lucky.

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21.07.2010 0

Business: If, when, how to pay the French ISF

Wealth tax issues

After the Income Tax return, it is important not to forget the French Wealth Tax (or ISF - Impôt sur la Fortune). This tax is payable on net assets above 790,000 euros held on 1st of January each year. However there is a difference between "French Residents" and "Non-Residents"

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Local Top Stories

Unsuccessful wolf hunts worry farmers

The farmers and livestock breeders of the Alpes Maritimes have found little comfort in edited legislation permitting higher wolf culls, as hunters are having difficulty locating the animals. With attacks on livestock on the rise, some are calling for bigger hunting parties, or even more extensive legal revisions. Read more …

Visa overhaul proposed for France

A set of bills presented to French parliament today could make living on the French Riviera much easier for the expat community. The introduction of two, four, and 10-year visas will not only cut out annoying annual paperwork, the legislation also introduces new rights and conditions for asylum seekers. Read more …

Post delays on the Riviera set to improve

Postal services are expected to return to normal today after weeks of backlog, which the service says is a result of numerous staff going on extended leave and sick leave, while others are retiring. Read more …