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


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

A spook-tacular Halloween

It's October already and you may be starting to wonder what you can do for Halloween in the area...If anything at all! Well, the good news is that each year Halloween gets bigger and bigger on the Côte d’Azur, and it’s not just kids who are having all the fun… Read more …

The Ensemble Baroque de Nice season 2015/2016

Italian artist Caravaggio painted it, Victor Hugo wrote a poem about it: light and shadow are a popular motif in art. They embody the contrast between black and white, good and evil. This is also the focus of Gilbert Bezzina in his new program for the Ensemble Baroque de Nice called "Des rayons et des ombres" (Rays and shadows). So why does the artistic director not only shine but cast large shadows? Here is an excerpt from the current program.Read more …

Jensen Button's St Tropez holiday home burgled

Following the burglary of Jenson Button on Monday night, a leading security specialist in the area provides RT with an insight into the dangerous and increasingly common method used by the perpetrators. Two men reportedly entered the St. Tropez villa rented by Jenson Button and his wife and friends whilst everyone was sleeping and released gas through the air conditioning system before stealing approximately €400,000 worth of goods. Read more …