Sanofi-A crucial vaccine if Covid becomes a seasonal epidemic

PARIS, April 4 (Reuters) – Sanofi SASY.PA considers the development of a vaccine against the coronavirus to be crucial if the epidemic which has paralyzed the planet for several months should become seasonal. “The vaccine is really essential if the Covid19 becomes a seasonal epidemic, which is not impossible, several researchers say that it could […]

Metro withdraws fiscal year targets due to virus crisis

Metro CEO Olaf Koch The retail group initially does not want to publish a new forecast. (Photo: dpa) Dusseldorf The retail group Metro withdraws its outlook for the current financial year due to the corona virus. The Group justified this in a communication with a clearly negative overall development in terms of sales and earnings […]

Regulators argue about dividend payments

Frankfurt The normal case goes like this: At the Annual General Meeting, shareholders criticize the distribution policy of a stock corporation. The dividend is too low, in view of the high profits, more must be paid out urgently. At the two Munich insurers alliance and Munich Re such discussions are rare. Both have been dividend […]

May bridges, summer vacation: the reopening puzzle

Some professionals may find it beneficial to remain closed this year. Hoteliers wonder how many hotels to reopen and when. Here, the entrance to the closed luxury hotel “Le Meurice”, in Paris, on March 22, 2020. FRANCK FIFE / AFP “We can only work on fiction scenarios with professionals, in order to estimate their capacity […]

Berezina for French tourism

Hotels, restaurants, parks… everything is closed. The shortfall could reach 10 billion euros in April. Like the Megève ski area, all French ski resorts have been closed since March 13. xavier FRANCOLON / SIPA / xavier FRANCOLON / SIPA Home leave. As school holidays begin this Saturday, French tourism professionals know this: Easter 2020 will […]

The construction sites will restart in drops

The guide to good practices in construction has finally been published. Given the specificities of each site and even of each trade, the recovery will be very gradual. Petra Nowack / peno – penofoto.de – stock.adobe.com Finally. The guide to good practice in the construction industry was published in the evening from Thursday 2 to […]

the closure of ski resorts in mid-March deprives them of 1.5 billion euros

In a few hours, it was necessary to close more than 300 stations, organize the reimbursement for those who had bought passes … Val Thorens Edwige Bultinck / Panoramic / Panoramic Fantastic snow, increasing foreign and French attendance. In Courchevel, the season started off with a bang. At the beginning of March, Jean-Pierre Lalanne, commercial […]

Coronavirus Drops Sales of Alcohol, Wine Industry Drinks Cup

When the confinement was announced, the world of wine shuddered: is the sale of alcohol or not?essential to the life of the nation“? The government decided quickly: yes, wine merchants will have the right to open. However, many of them preferred to lower the curtain despite everything. And for good reason: the French do not […]

AB InBev Brewer Prepares After Containment

The Belgian-Brazilian beer giant (Stella Artois, Leffe, Corona …) is launching the “Solidarity Bar” operation, which allows the purchase of gift vouchers on the internet. They can be used by French customers (bars, cafes, restaurant …) once the confinement has passed. AB InBev realizes 30% of its turnover in France outside the home (bars, cafes, […]

the crazy story of the Decathlon diving mask adopted by caregivers around the world

STORY – The Easybreath model has become in fifteen days a precious asset in the fight against covid-19 worldwide. By Louis Heidsieck One of the diverted uses of Easybreath is to transform it into an emergency mask for hospital respirators. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP At first, it was a simple scuba diving mask, with integrated […]