Jobs, UberPop, HSBC: the eco recap of the day

THE ECO SCAN – Didn’t you have time to look at the economic news on Tuesday? Le Figaro summarizes the main topics of the day for you.

• A hiring bonus and a fixed-term contract renewable twice

The Prime Minister announced this morning 18 measures to ease the constraints weighing on small businesses, at a cost of 200 million euros. Among them, assistance of 4,000 euros for the hiring of a first employee, and a new fixed-term contract renewable twice to try to boost employment in VSEs and SMEs.

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• Marseille and Nantes will strengthen the control of VTC

Faced with the anger of taxi drivers, the prefectures of Bouches-du-Rhône and Loire-Atlantique have today issued orders to recall the illegality of services like UberPop. They provide for “reinforced controls” on taxis and VTCs. Yesterday, UberPop announced its arrival in three new cities: Marseille, Nantes and Strasbourg.

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• HSBC to cut more than 20,000 jobs worldwide

The British bank, faced with a drop in profitability and numerous financial scandals, is launching a vast plan to reduce costs and reorganize its activities with the sale of its subsidiaries in Turkey and Brazil.

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But also

Stéphane Mantion will be leaving his post in the coming weeks. The Red Cross evokes “divergent and non-reconcilable views” on the strategy of the association.

A group of deputies decided to withdraw the authorization given by the Senate to cultural businesses to open on Sundays. The decision is strongly criticized by the CEO of Fnac, Alexandre Bompard.

. After three years of almost uninterrupted decline, mortgage rates are rising. And the increase is spreading: other establishments have planned to increase their rates in the coming weeks.

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• The failure of the day: Five years after the opening of the sector, the high taxation and the lack of flexibility of the offer push the players to turn to illegal foreign sites. Find the full article on our subscribers site,.

• The reminder of the day: The campaign ends at midnight tonight. After this date, those who have forgotten will have to pay penalties.

• The number of the day: 60 billion euros. Expenses fell by 3% over one year, underlines Bercy, while revenues are up slightly.

Michel Sapin, Minister of Finance.