Business

29.09.2010 0

Business: Casino owners cut back in wake of recession

Société des Bains de Mer withdraws dividends

The casino in Monaco

Following a difficult 12 months, shareholders in the Societe des Bains de Mer, which owns a number of luxury hotels and casinos in Monaco has decided against distributing dividends.

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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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Local Top Stories

France ordered to compensate shooting victim’s family

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered the French State to pay nearly 100,000 euros in damages to the family of a gypsy who was killed in 2008. Joseph Guerdner was shot dead in Draguignan in the Var by French police as he tried to escape custody after being interrogated for armed robbery.Read more …

SNCF strike

Due to a strike, TER train services will be reduced today for the Les Arcs-Nice-Ventimiglia line. Many commuters to Monaco will face difficulties throughout the day, particularly during rush hours. But extra train services are scheduled to accommodate large crowds in the Principality this Easter weekend. Read more …

Cannes Film Festival lineup announced

US stars Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Channing Tatum, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, and Ryan Reynolds are likely to hit the red carpet for this year’s Cannes Film Festival – notably less Hollywood A-listers than previous events. The festival has now announced its lineup for 2014, a year that will see a smaller number of U.S. filmmakers travel to the Croisette, and a controversial opening film of Princess Grace. Read more …