The airline Alitalia has formalized its “extraordinary administration” as the main shareholder Etihad Airways renounced additional investments, nationalization is excluded even if a bridge loan is announced: it is difficult to see how the national airline could survive after the end of summer.
The most serious issue of the French right and center is twofold. It is first of all their suicidal politeness that makes them almost thank when they are insulted or when they even help their worst opponent to become the next President. It is then […]
Never has a French presidential election been so much questioned by voters. Although no formal investigation has been ordered yet, the data shows that many French people are dissatisfied with the way the election campaign was conducted. Several major facts participate to this political crisis […]
While the fear index (VIX) surged in Wall Street amid fears of both an election surprise in France and a more serious political blockade than expected in the US, the difficulties faced by Donald Trump in his plan to repeal Obamacare are a lesson for […]
Rarely has French politics been so acrimonious now that former right-wing Prime Minister François Fillon has accused left-wing President François Hollande of running a “cabinet noir” designed to allegedly know everything about his political opponents, especially in judicial matters. Recently, Cyceon’s founder wrote about the […]
South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. She now loses her presidential immunity and could face criminal charges over her role in a corruption scandal involving her close friend, Choi Soon-sil. An election must […]
While Brazil and Argentina are heading towards economic recovery despite ongoing challenges, Venezuela is said to be plunging deeper into crisis. The Latin American country that owns the world’s largest oil reserves is running out of cash, analysts said. From USD 30 billion in reserves...
Former Prime Minister and Les Républicains (LR)’s nominee for the upcoming French presidential election, François Fillon gave today a speech that could be significant for France’s political near future. Accused with his wife Penelope of fictitious employment when he was a Député and a Senator, […]
According to a confidential German government document obtained by the daily newspaper Bild, about six million “migrants” mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Maghreb, would be ready to travel to the European Union (EU) departing from North Africa and Turkey. With […]
While assessing the challenges faced by the the global economy in 2016, the World Bank linked increased policy uncertainty, maturing global value chains, and low commodity prices to weakened trade growth. Indeed, one can read in the report Trade Developments in 2016 that this trend […]