Conjuncture

Coronavirus: France has entered a recession

GDP plunged 6% in the first quarter of 2020, according to a first estimate from the Banque de France, unveiled this Wednesday morning. The worst decline since the end of World War II, after an already negative last quarter of 2019. Some sectors, including construction and market services, have seen their activity drop by more […]

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M&A: SME prices remain at their peak

Despite international trade tensions and political instability in Europe, unlisted acquisition prices remained at their all-time high in the third quarter, at 9.8 times Ebitda, according to the Argos index. Brexit still has no impact on the acquisition price of European SMEs. According to the latest Argos Wintyu index, transfer values ​​in the euro zone […]

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Growth: Bercy’s 2020 target already weakened

GDP fell by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2019. Strikes partly explain this decline, but other factors have played a role, particularly in the automobile sector. The momentum for 2020 is weak. The government’s objective of 1.3% growth this year already seems difficult to achieve. The cocorico did not last very long. French economic […]