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Bulgari Hotel Paris, an oasis of elegance and sophistication

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The FINANCIAL  — Bulgari inaugurated today the seventh hotel in its collection at 30, Avenue George V in Paris. This exceptional jewel brings together Italian hospitality, the glittering heritage of Bulgari and the glorious history of the City of Light.…

Cheval Blanc Paris unveils new contemporary haven in the French capital

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The FINANCIAL — Cheval Blanc unveiled the first urban hotel in its collection in the heart of Paris on September 7. Ideally situated between the Marais, île de la Cité and the Louvre, it joins Cheval Blanc Maisons in Courchevel, the Maldives, St-Barth and St-Tropez. Designed nearly a century ago by Henri Sauvage, the building…

Gene therapy injection in one eye surprises scientists by improving vision in both

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The FINANCIAL -- Injecting a gene therapy vector into one eye of someone suffering from LHON, the most common cause of mitochondrial blindness, significantly improves vision in both eyes, scientists have found. In a landmark phase 3 clinical trial, the international team, coordinated by Dr Patrick Yu-Wai-Man from the University of Cambridge and Dr José-Alain Sahel…

HEC Paris sets ambitious targets for zero-waste campus

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The FINANCIAL — HEC Paris has extended its commitment to the environment by expanding recycling waste operations initiated on campus in May. The 200m² Greenzone it has created is unique in France, designed to sort out non-biodegradable from biodegradable waste in a drive to create a zero-waste campus. To achieve this, the school aims at…

Accenture to acquire OpusLine and create a dedicated health practice in France

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The FINANCIAL — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Paris-based OpusLine, one of the leading consulting companies that provides strategic advisory and transformational services to public- and private-sector healthcare providers as well as life sciences and insurance companies in France. Following the acquisition of OpusLine, Accenture would be better positioned to provide…

Porsche joins Responsible Mica Initiative

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The FINANCIAL — Porsche has joined the “Responsible Mica Initiative“ (RMI). This cross-industry coalition of international companies and non-governmental organizations is campaigning for transparency and improved working conditions in mica mining. The raw material is used in numerous industrial and cosmetic products. As an automotive manufacturer, Porsche also contributes to the global consumption of the…

ELOÏC PEYRACHE to be the new Interim Dean of HEC Paris for 9 months

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The FINANCIAL — An exceptional HEC Paris Board of Directors meeting, chaired by Jean-Paul VERMÈS, President of the Board of HEC Paris, was held on the 12th of October 2020, following the resignation of Peter TODD, Dean of HEC Paris, on the 30th of September 2020, for health reasons. During the Board meeting, the directors…

écomiam got listed on Euronext Growth

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The FINANCIAL — Euronext congratulated écomiam, a family business that is France’s third largest specialised frozen-food distributor, on its listing on Euronext Growth (ticker code: ALECO). Founded in 2009, écomiam is a family business specializing in the distribution of fresh frozen foods. It operates a 27-outlet network based primarily in Brittany and in the Pays de la Loire…

HEC Paris and The Bouygues partner to create the “Smart City and Common Good” chair

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The FINANCIAL — The Bouygues group and HEC Paris announce the creation of the “Smart City and Common Good” chair with the objective of contributing to thinking on major societal challenges and the contemporary world. Through the creation of this chair, in partnership with HEC Paris, the Bouygues group aims to: Help convey a people-focused…

JPMorgan is moving $234 bn of assets from the UK to Germany as a result of Brexit

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The FINANCIAL — JP Morgan Chase & Co is reportedly set to move $234bn (£184bn) assets from the United Kingdom to Germany as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union. While the type of assets being moved was not specified, similar transferals usually include cash and financial securities like stocks and bonds. The…

Significant increase in the number of flights

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The FINANCIAL — Air travel demand in Europe is recovering from COVID-19 impact. Business aviation recovering faster than other segments and now only 9% below 2019 levels. Also, all-cargo flights are 4% above 2019 levels. Ryanair, announced it has restored over 60% of normal flight schedules from 1st August, following the successful resumption of its services at the…

Lufthansa resumed flights from Tbilisi, Air France and airBaltic to follow suit

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The FINANCIAL — Today, on 3rd of August, German Airline Lufthansa, resumed regular flights from Tbilisi, Georgia to Germany. During the first regular flight to Munich, all passengers were given TAV branded masks from the airport staff. Flights will be performed twice a week. Technical negotiations have been successfully completed with Air France and airBaltic and commercial flights will be…

Disney is closing its theme parks around the world

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The FINANCIAL – Disney is closing its theme parks worldwide over coronavirus fears. The Walt Disney company will pay its cast members during that period. Disney Cruise Line will also suspend new departures. Meanwhile, worker at Disneyland Paris has tested positive for the coronavirus, but did not have contact with guests.  Every Disney theme park worldwide…

Tourism in France expected to drop by 30-40%

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The FINANCIAL — France welcomes around 2.7 million Chinese tourists to the country each year. The new coronavirus outbreak is depriving France hotels, restaurants and retailers of big-spending Chinese visitors. Also, France confirmed two new cases of coronavirus. As stock markets around the world plunge due to the uncertainty over the impact of coronavirus on…