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Mougins (10)

11.06.2010 0

Business: National body rejects proposals for Family Village in the heart of the Riviera

Another no for Ikea in Mougins

Some people it seems just cant take no for an answer. Yesterday developers Altaréa had their proposal to develop a Family Village centred on an Ikea store near Mougins in the Alpes-Maritimes department rejected, yet again, nearly five years after the project first appeared on the Riviera horizon.

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01.04.2010 0

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Foreign Exchange

Phil McHugh from currencies direct

Like March, April will be animated by the Greek sovereign debt issue and uncertainty about the UK election. The current level of the pound is a result of foreign investors speculating as to the next likely phase of the crisis, and it appears that they are all finding new reasons to sell the euro.

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02.03.2010 0

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Foreign Exchange

Phil McHugh from currencies direct

The UK economy has officially emerged from deep recession, but can we really expect smooth sailing from now on? Mervyn King has indicated that he expects inflation to move above the 3% level, but that it will cool later on in the year.

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01.02.2010 0

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Foreign Exchange

Phil McHugh from currencies direct

The pound quick out of the blocks in 2010. What a start for the pound in 2010 and on the back of such a dismal 2009!

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04.01.2010 0

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Foreign Exchange

Phil McHugh from currencies direct

2009 has been a tumultuous year in the financial markets and a year to forget for the pound. Sterling started the year at all time lows against the euro and although we had a few sterling rallies, there was never the appetite to resurrect the pound. So where do we stand now against the euro and what will 2010 bring to the table?

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01.10.2009 0

Business: Number of under 25s without work up 38.4 per cent in the last year

Young hit hardest by crisis

Unemployment remains an ever-increasing problem for young people in the Alpes-Maritimes, with the latest figures confirming that the under 25s are fast becoming the greatest victims of the financial crisis. Local job offices and youth centers claim they have never seen so many young people walking through their doors.

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03.10.2007 0

Business: Proposal rejected but debate over store looks set to rage on

No to Ikea in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur

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05.02.2007 0

Business: Protest groups from Mougins and Mouans-Sartoux remain at odds

IKEA on Côte d’Azur battle hots up

The heat was on at the weekend in the battle between those in favour of an IKEA store being built in the municipality of Mougins on the Côte d’Azur, and those against.

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01.02.2007 0

Business: Locals continue to protest against Swedish giant’s plans

IKEA in Mougins store not certain

It is still not decided whether the Swedish furniture chain, IKEA will establish a branch in Mougins on the Côte d’Azur. The protests and fears of residents who oppose IKEA installing a store in the area still loom large over approval being granted.

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07.09.2006 0

Business: Giant Swedish home décor store threatens to move site to Ventimiglia

IKEA mounts pressure for new site at Mougins

The controversial installation of the giant Swedish home décor and furniture store, IKEA, in the small Alpes-Maritimes town of Mougins has hit a critical point. The store has mounted pressure on the town to grant permission for the construction of the 17,085m2 store. If not, they have threatened to move their plans across the Italian border to Ventimiglia.

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Local Top Stories

Traffic disruptions on A8 roadworks this weekend

Traffic disruptions will be widespread this weekend for those hoping to enter or leave the city of Nice. As part of extensive road renovations on the A8 motorway, various routes will be closed to allow the completion and opening of others. In total, three new additions will have been wrapped up by the end of this week. Read more …

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 …