Ethiad Airways, a world of comfort

The 2014/04/10 at 08:32
Ethiad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, provides flights to five continents. O...

Ethiopian airlines : 18 million passengers expected in 2025

The 2013/12/10 at 12:26
Operating 5 weekly flights from Paris to Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines is one of Africa’s major airlin...

The full excellence of French biscuits in an international St Michel range

The 2013/12/01 at 11:22
St. Michel Biscuits, the renowned French Biscuit and Cake manufacturer have been working on an bespok...

Make beauty your business this automn

The 2013/11/05 at 15:45
November brings fogs and rain, but that's not all. This November is marked by the stock market debut of Twitter on the 7 November, the awarding of the prestigious Légion d'Honneur to Bob Dylan at the French...

Cisco: long-distance collaboration simplified

The 2013/10/02 at 11:44
Cisco’s collaborative working tools meet company needs for rapid exchanges wherever interlocutors are located and whatever materials they use.

Vision Plus: when fashionable rhymes with natural

The 2013/09/18 at 13:29
With over 350 stores in France, Vision Plus opticians are amongst the biggest-growing network in the field in recent years. The brand’s presence at the Tour de France in the last seven years demonstrates its...

Video Article - SEAT launches its business range

The 2013/08/12 at 08:39
Riding on its success amongst individual clients, this car make is attacking the corporate market, with ...

Video Article - EDF Entreprises: turning energy into a lever of competitiveness

The 2013/08/07 at 08:19
Now gathered under the one banner, innovative EDF offers targeting enterprises propose to meet their gas...

CCI of Nice Côte d’Azur - Towards smart energy grids

The 2013/08/02 at 07:49
The CCI of Nice Côte d’Azur is laying down the foundations of a global project in favour of more dynamic smart energy grids in its territory.

CCFI - French enterprises in Israel: room for improvement

The 2013/07/31 at 08:26
A mediocre annual balance sheet for the France-Israel Chamber of Commerce (CCFI). Despite the trend towa...

CCI of Toulouse: defining tomorrow’s levers of growth

The 2013/07/29 at 08:24
Following a vast field study, the CCI of Toulouse has described the axes of development requiring extra ...

Paris Seine Normandie: when regional CCIs get together

The 2013/07/24 at 08:27
The CCIs of Haute-Normandie, Basse-Normandie amd Paris Île-de-France have spawned an original joint stru...

Video Article - The Groupe SEB: a broad range of business gifts

The 2013/07/19 at 07:56
The leading French group for small domestic equipment and cooking appliances presents a vast and constan...

DIHK - Flood-struck Germany places its bets on a post-traumatic jolt

The 2013/06/27 at 08:13
VW production chains brought to a halt, interruptions to power plants on the Rhine, the Neckar and the E...

SME financing: the top priority for the European Investment Bank

The 2013/06/21 at 08:01
The European Union’s SMEs have been identified by Brussels as a key to economic recovery. Beyond the cla...

BCC scales up its growth forecasts

The 2013/06/18 at 08:12
Despite a boost of confidence in the economy, the body representing British Chambers of Commerce remains prudent about the future.

Eurochambers - An update on protectionism

The 2013/06/12 at 07:58
At a time when a recent battle pits Chinese photovoltaic panels against French wines on the internationa...

The BCC hails the extension of the funding scheme to businesses

The 2013/06/11 at 08:07
The body in charge of British Chambers of Commerce nevertheless urges the country’s government not to ea...

DIHK - Growth means a decline in company creation

The 2013/05/29 at 08:55
Company creation is an attractive solution for job seekers during crisis times. But as statistics from t...

CCI Madrid - Industrial protection, a matter of strategy

The 2013/05/23 at 08:03
The CCI of Madrid is launching an industrial protection service for the protection of brands and innovat...

DIHK - Company financing: Basel III casts a shadow over SMEs

The 2013/05/22 at 08:13
Elaborated in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to prevent the collapse of banks, new regulatory sta...

France’s Confidence Pact: French CCIs expectant

The 2013/05/06 at 07:55
French CCIs expect a great deal from the Confidence Pact that President François Hollande wishes to sign...

Total supports Mauritian evolutions

The 2013/05/02 at 08:07
The French petrol group is doing all it can to meet Mauritius’ varied and fully expanding demand, both i...

Video Article - GDF SUEZ, a choice partnership for SMEs-SMIs

The 2013/04/29 at 08:33
With 1,000 employees, GDF Suez Energies France Entreprises et Collectivités supplies gas and electricity...

CCI France: French industry on track

The 2013/04/23 at 07:56
From 19 March to 18 April, the “Industrie & Innovation” train covered 6,500 kilometres on French territo...

The BCC calls for a growth strategy from the government

The 2013/03/25 at 07:41
On the occasion of its annual conference, the body representing British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) requested that the government boost its spending on infrastructures.

Measures to support SMEs

The 2013/03/14 at 08:32
During a debate on the state of the nation, the Spanish Head of State gave details on a plan for helping...

German businesses head for Africa

The 2013/03/13 at 08:20
According to a survey carried out by the federation of German CCIs, 21 % of German enterprises geared to...

Peter Mihok, Chairman of the World Chambers Federation: “We are very happy to organize our Congress in Doha this year”

The 2013/02/21 at 08:16
Qatar will host the 8th Congress of the ICC World Chambers of Commerce co-organized by the ICC World Cha...

Belgian companies refuse island status

The 2013/02/19 at 07:51
For Belgian companies, the European domestic market is far from a reality. Considering that too many barriers still block their way towards their European neighbours, they have entrusted, to the Federation...

Britain beefs up its banking reform

The 2013/02/12 at 08:06
The body representing British Chambers of Commerce warns against the negative consequences for SMEs.

The Spanish Government out to support SME export

The 2013/02/08 at 08:12
Synergies between institutions, as well as financial support, are being reinforced.

German enterprises in France confirm an ambient glumness

The 2013/02/07 at 08:18
Celebration is not in the air. At a time when France and Germany are celebrating the fiftieth anniversar...

Mass retailing boosted by emerging markets

The 2013/01/21 at 09:10
Against the backdrop of the crisis, retailing is faring relatively well, according to a yearly survey co...

Partial unemployment: German businesses anticipate the effects of the crisis

The 2012/12/20 at 08:51
From now on, to meet a decline in order books, all businesses will be able to take recourse, over a twel...

ERDF: developing smart grids

The 2012/12/13 at 08:43
With the help of a number of demonstrators, ERDF is developing systems aimed at updating electricity gri...

G20: Germany teams up with Great Britain to tax multinationals

The 2012/11/08 at 13:01
Germany is determined to reduce its debt by half – a goal that its Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble believes to be imperative if the country is to guarantee its growth. But in his opinion, governments a...

The new ambitions of Oman Air

The 2012/10/29 at 11:00
As the national airline of the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Air will be celebrating twenty years of existence next year. With a new CEO on board since January this year, the transporter has launched a seduction o...

Prestige in a bottle : gift sets by Pernod

The 2012/10/18 at 16:00
From the variety of its range to the renown of its brands, via its logistical performance, the company Pernod has amassed asset after asset to win over businesses looking for business gifts that combine orig...

Leipzig, an international platform for the company DHL

The 2012/10/15 at 13:00
Four years ago, DHL moved its European hub to this city in the northwest of Germany’s Saxony region. This decision has enabled the company belonging to the Deutsche Post group to increase its activity by dev...

Comprehensive global solutions for fighting against shrinkage

The 2012/09/25 at 08:00
Indexed on the New York Stock Exchange and present in over 35 countries, Checkpoint Systems is amongst the world’s leaders in solutions on shrink management, merchandise visibility and textile labelling, aim...

Video article. Optimising the supply chain with CEVA Logistics

The 2012/08/08 at 10:00
As the world’s number four in the logistics sector, CEVA Logistics specialises in managing freight as well as the flows of distribution and stock. In France, the group is seeking to develop the second activi...

Omnipat, the firm of the "ideas sculptors"

The 2012/07/26 at 10:00
A firm specialised in industrial property set up fourteen years ago in Aix-en-Provence, Omnipat SAS has established its reputation on the competence of its founding partners and the reliability of its servic...

Renault Trucks seeks to pre-empt market recovery

The 2012/07/23 at 10:00
An entity backed by the AB Volvo group, Renault Trucks remains a major player in the new approach of the group whose objective is to reach the number-one spot on the global market. An interview with Éric Nie...

When flying needs to be down-to-earth

The 2012/07/17 at 09:00
Should air safety be taken care of in-house or outsourced? In both cases, Aérosûreté has been offering solutions, for over twenty years, to exporter industrial companies seeking to master their air logistics...

German automobile manufacturers alarmed about Europe’s deindustrialisation

The 2012/07/06 at 07:00
A coherent European industrial policy. This is what is being demanded by the German automobile sector in...

Swedish group Nefab: A company that delivers

The 2012/06/27 at 07:00
The Swedish group Nefab, an industrial transport packaging specialist, bases its development on the open...

German family businesses optimistically seek to intensify their R&D

The 2012/05/31 at 13:23
Life looks good to them, these dynamic and independent players. German family businesses claim to be lit...

Great Britain out to boost exports

The 2012/05/29 at 05:30
The British Chancellor of the Exchequer harbours the ambition to double exports to 1,000 billion pounds per year by 2020. Emerging countries and China in particular are in the firing line.

Italian fashion saved by export

The 2012/05/22 at 05:30
For the sake of survival, more and more Italian SMEs in the world of fashion, including accessories specialist Mosaïque, are looking towards the international market.

When German industry plagiarises itself

The 2012/05/21 at 05:30
Pirates are not necessarily those we may suspect. German industrialists emerge second after Asian industrialists when it comes to copying the competition.

Spain weighed down by expropriations from Latin America

The 2012/05/07 at 07:25
After Argentina, it's Bolivia's turn to renationalise a structure partially owned by a Spanish investor. But Madrid's reaction is different this time.

Italy successfully exports its "dolce vita"

The 2012/05/04 at 06:15
Export is pulling the Italian economy upwards thanks to the added value of products "made in Italy", but...

Germany's energy shift on shaky ground

The 2012/04/25 at 05:40
Inadequate grids, serial bankruptcies in the solar stream, local resistance: Germany's promises for an energy shift are struggling to take form.

Repsol: Spain to cut its biodiesel imports from Argentina

The 2012/04/24 at 05:40
The situation is tarnishing business relations between Spain and Argentina.

Spanish businesses recover confidence slightly in the second quarter of 2012

The 2012/04/20 at 05:40
Employers expect this quarter to improve, though it will remain negative.

Nokia and RIM, the fall

The 2012/04/19 at 05:40
The two telecom firms can no longer compare with Apple and Google.

Export: Germany keeping its end up in the face of China and the USA

The 2012/04/18 at 05:40
In the eyes of Americans, export competition does not stem only from China. Germany is expected to conti...

Chinese industrialists buy up in Germany

The 2012/04/12 at 05:48
Interested in taking over businesses undergoing difficulties until now, Chinese groups have now launched a strategy for taking over companies performing well.

French export streams: big companies sought

The 2012/04/10 at 05:40
Amongst the factors allowing French SMEs to improve their international competitiveness, relations with major businesses is important.

Manitoba, a new mining Eldorado

The 2012/03/29 at 10:46
A major gold extraction player in Canada, the Alexis Minerals mining corporation hopes to boost its turnover thanks to the Snow Lake project that consists in mining a huge site in the north of Manitoba. An i...

Volkswagen revs up its staff numbers

The 2012/03/28 at 05:40
To ensure its supremacy on global markets, the German manufacturer, which created 28,000 jobs in 2011, f...

Luxury tax cuts in China

The 2012/03/26 at 05:40
To boost its growth, Beijing envisages reducing its taxes for importing luxury goods.

European businesses seek to restrict their water consumption

The 2012/03/23 at 06:43
Limiting water consumption is an issue affecting everyone, businesses in particular. Increasingly dear, ...

German industry threatened by a shortage of engineers

The 2012/03/22 at 06:50
In Germany, 80,000 to 100,000 engineering positions remain unfilled, while universities are struggling to keep students in this domain. The shortage threatens the future of "Made in Germany".

What do the presidential election candidates propose on the so-called "Made in France" issue?

The 2012/03/19 at 16:46
A political deciphering of the question of France's deindustrialization, a few weeks away from the first round of the French presidential elections.

Video article. The association Produit en Bretagne extols relocation

The 2012/03/19 at 06:40
Produit en Bretagne organised the “Premières assises européennes de la relocalisation” (First European Conference on Relocation), on 9 March at Lorient. This was an opportunity for the atypical association t...

Tunisia out to reconquer the Libyan market

The 2012/03/16 at 06:40
After one year of crisis and conflicts, trade relations between Tunisia and Libya are picking up again. Tunis is pleading for the creation of a joint economic space.

Changes in the British retailing sector

The 2012/03/12 at 06:45
On top of the economic slowdown, retailing is facing structural difficulties. A reform is being studied.

The mining sector prey to social conflicts all over the South American continent

The 2012/03/09 at 06:00
Next and final instalment of our series on the social conflicts in the mining sector – conflicts that ar...

In Tunisia, German businesses are making a show of confidence

The 2012/03/05 at 05:30
After suspending their investments for some time during the Tunisian revolution, German industrialists are now continuing, in Tunisia, the strategy on which they embarked in the 1990s in Central and Eastern ...

With a 2% decline in four years, French mountain tourism resists to the crisis

The 2012/03/02 at 13:55
There is no doubt about the competitiveness of French mountains as tourist destinations, thanks to quality infrastructures and a sound capacity to adapt. Explanations from Jacques Augustin, Deputy Director o...

The choice of a brand, not a label!

The 2012/03/02 at 11:27
The European Commission’s decision has thrown the “made in Germany” label into a quandary and all German industrialists seem to be up in arms in reaction to this plan.

Are mining investments in Peru affected by social conflicts?

The 2012/03/02 at 05:40
Continuing our series on the mining conflicts in Peru. The coming months may well be decisive for the future of numerous projects in the sector.

British fashion stands out as an economic force majeure

The 2012/02/28 at 06:50
The British fashion sector, representing 1.7 % of the nation’s GDP in 2009, is likely to grow strongly in coming years.

German employees demand their share of growth

The 2012/02/27 at 06:50
28 April this year marks the end of social peace for the metallurgy sector. Harsh negotiations are in store, with the union IG Metall determined not to budge in its demands.

In Peru, the mining sector at the heart of social conflicts

The 2012/02/24 at 06:50
A crucial source of income, the Peruvian mining sector is at the heart of increasingly numerous and mass...

German industrialists back international activities

The 2012/02/23 at 06:50
German companies are preparing to sell even more overseas according to the national CCI network.

FagorBrandt: innovation in favour of sustainable development

The 2012/02/15 at 16:10
Local production of a diversified, coherent and complementary range of household goods that combine performance, energy savings and innovation. This is the aim of the Fagor Group that adheres to respecting t...

German automobile manufacturers racing ahead in China

The 2012/02/15 at 06:50
While they may be struggling on their domestic market, German vehicles are topping sales charts for overseas makes in China.

Organic food to lose speed

The 2012/02/14 at 06:50
A survey on the organic product market in France reviews evolutions in the next three years.

The Southwest on the lookout for new markets

The 2012/02/13 at 15:50
The Delpeyrat group plans to extend its market shares internationally – an approach that relies primarily on the extension of its network of La Comtesse du Barry stores offering a vast gastronomic range.

Megève put on the closeness and authenticity

The 2012/02/12 at 13:40
Far from the "ski factories" on the market, Megève cultivates its difference by offering stays in a huma...

Stays in the ski resort of Val Thorens increased 5% in 2011

The 2012/02/12 at 13:28
Val Thorens has succeeded in attracting a highly divers-ified clientele. As the highest ski resort in Eu...

United Kingdom seeking to curb growth of its trade deficit

The 2012/02/10 at 06:50
In a context where export is in decline, the United Kingdom is inviting its businesses to set its sights...

Video article. The good results of LVMH Group: an interview with the CEO of Bulgari

The 2012/02/08 at 15:57
The LVMH brand portfolio is one of the largest in the global watch and jewellery sector. The year 2011 was exceptional in terms of financial results. Francesco Trapani, CEO of the group’s watchmaking and jew...

Video article. An interview with the President of the Swiss Watch Industry

The 2012/02/07 at 15:53
Defending the interests of watch brands and component manufacturers, promoting the “Swiss made” label, facilitating export, fighting against pirated goods: these are the main missions of the Federation of th...

Video article. An interview with Marc Boillot, Strategy and Major Projects Manager

The 2012/02/07 at 15:49
The electricity distribution grid managed by ERDF must adapt to the rise in renewable energies, the development of smart vehicles and the evolution of consumption modes.

Video article. Parmigiani Fleurier : a Swiss watchmaker

The 2012/02/06 at 16:17
In the space of 16 years of existence, the Swiss company Parmigiani has succeeded in seducing a clientele in search of exceptional objects. This success is chiefly explained by the establishment of its Fleur...

Teratechnologies develops a new artificial growth hormone for HIV+ patients

The 2012/02/06 at 14:50
After commercialising tesamorelin in the USA in January 2011, Theratechnologies hopes that the Egrifta molecule will be commercialised in Europe and Latin America in 2012.

Transport: focus on the French society Malherbe

The 2012/02/06 at 11:35
A specialist in national and international transport, Malherbe is one of the three major French transporters for general goods.

Algeria: olive oil revival

The 2012/02/03 at 14:35
Algeria, in the interests of boosting its exports outside of hydrocarbons, is encouraging the developmen...

Building energy consumption: focus on Legrand

The 2012/02/03 at 10:56
A specialist in electrical and digital networks for the construction sector, the Legrand group offers a ...

François Hollande exclusiv interview: "Renewable energy, a considerable pool of jobs”

The 2012/02/02 at 09:48
François Hollande has committed, if he wins the election, to cutting the share of nuclear power in elect...

Industry: focus on the Plaine de l’Ain industrial park (France)

The 2012/01/31 at 10:18
Thanks to an effective commercialisation policy and undeniable natural assets, the Plaine de l’Ain Indus...

Montpellier targets the US medtech market

The 2011/12/20 at 06:50
The urban community in the south of France is intensifying its aid towards the international development of SMEs dealing with ICT.

German group Triumph seeks to rejuvenate its image

The 2011/12/14 at 15:24
The underwear specialist based in Switzerland is hoping to win over younger female consumers by rethinking its global marketing strategy.

Why doesn’t Germany have a minimum salary?

The 2011/12/12 at 06:45
Germany is one of the rare European countries not to have a minimum salary.

Bank holidays under debate in Spain

The 2011/12/08 at 06:20
Spanish employers have relaunched a debate on bank holidays by suggesting that they be clustered around ...

France, the world’s leading exporter of road technologies

The 2011/12/06 at 06:30
After a difficult 2010, the road construction market in France got back on track in 2011.

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