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Old Posted Nov 23, 2017, 8:47 PM
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What 10k jobs? Laughable. We're like 67 million starving people over the Republic!

Hopefully, these are 10k guys of the financial industry that would be enlightened and wise, so they have big balls to take risk and know where to allocate money, to make more and more tomorrow.

I'm sure you're aware of the related news, the European Banking Authority's moving to Paris. They're going to the historic stock exchange district.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Bourse

They'll be fine over there; that sounds exciting, though we're only earning it from a stupid draw against Dublin.
Wait, a draw? Are they kidding us? Frankfurt was disqualified anyway. Dublin and Paris were the 2 in final, then they would have to draw like idiots.
67 million starving ??! Let's not exagerate here... France is the country that has the biggest amount of fortunes in Europe. Yes, a number of people are starving in France but nothing compared to the US or the UK as a matter of fact.
The real problem is the gap between rich and poor getting bigger and bigger but again.... Same thing happening everywhere. The rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer....

Keep in mind that the symbol of all these huge bank corporations moving to France is good for French business. It show that France is a business friendly environment and therefore will create more wealth and jobs !
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Old Posted Nov 23, 2017, 9:03 PM
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67 million starving ??! Let's not exagerate here...
C'était que l'auto-dérision, tu sais bien... La moitié de ma propre foutue famille payait leur impôt sur la fortune jusqu'à ce que Ô Saint Emmanuel Macron suggère enfin de le réformer. Tu crois quoi ?

Je sais bien que les gens ont l'oseille ici, t'inquiète. Mais je m'en fous éperdument. Quoique ce qui m'énerve au plus au point, c'est qu'on n'ait plus suffisamment le goût du risque, de l'aventure et de l'entreprise positive, à cause du manque de confiance dans la société.

C'est très grave. Comme un péché mortel. Il faut y remédier au plus vite en changeant la défiance négative en confiance, car on a d'énormes choses à offrir à ce monde.

Mais l'auto-critique ou dérision ne sont en rien malsaines. Sauf pour ces abrutis de non francophones.
En fait, ça aide à devenir meilleur.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2017, 11:16 AM
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France sure knows how to play its cards, they have run by far the most aggressive campaign to secure the spoils of Brexit. Thus far, however, Paris seems to be a relatively distant third behind Frankfurt and Dublin in terms of Brexit-related job movements.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2017, 12:19 PM
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France sure knows how to play its cards, they have run by far the most aggressive campaign to secure the spoils of Brexit. Thus far, however, Paris seems to be a relatively distant third behind Frankfurt and Dublin in terms of Brexit-related job movements.
On a short term maybe.... But we have to look at a long-term basis here. The fact that the European Banking Authority decided to move to Paris is a huge benefit for Paris and France in general actually as it will draw more and more financial institutions to Paris and therefore, other companies will automatically follow the movement. It's going to be a huge win for Paris ! And as Mr. Blankfein said, people are much more inclined to move to Paris than Frankfurt ! I mean come on, who the hell wants to trade London for Frankfurt ?? Now Paris on the other hand... Fashion Capital, Haute Cuisine Capital, beautiful architecture, amazing world class museums, history all over the place...Etc...etc...Etc (the list is too long)
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2017, 1:27 PM
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On a short term maybe.... But we have to look at a long-term basis here. The fact that the European Banking Authority decided to move to Paris is a huge benefit for Paris and France in general actually as it will draw more and more financial institutions to Paris and therefore, other companies will automatically follow the movement. It's going to be a huge win for Paris ! And as Mr. Blankfein said, people are much more inclined to move to Paris than Frankfurt ! I mean come on, who the hell wants to trade London for Frankfurt ?? Now Paris on the other hand... Fashion Capital, Haute Cuisine Capital, beautiful architecture, amazing world class museums, history all over the place...Etc...etc...Etc (the list is too long)
The EBA is a relatively minor institution, actual banking supervision lies with the ECB and national supervisors.

Despite the relative weakness of Germany's domestic banking sector, Frankfurt is structurally better positioned to attract jobs from London - mainly because it already is the most important place for Asian and North American banks in continental Europe by quite a large margin, and also because of the ECB. Also, all the turmoil in the EU in recent years has generated a certain pull to the center, and Germany will always be the last to fall, so to say.

Moreover, Deutsche Bank may turn out to be the single largest source of job moves, and it's pretty clear that they would be returning to Germany rather than France or Ireland.

That being said, both Paris and Frankfurt stand to gain (and already have gained) from Brexit, with London being the clear loser.

On a different note, Frankfurt isn't nearly as bad as its reputation, and from a non-tourist point of view actually trumps many other European cities IMO.
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2017, 2:04 PM
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Also, all the turmoil in the EU in recent years has generated a certain pull to the center, and Germany will always be the last to fall, so to say.
You sir are surely aware of our Euro history... Ever heard of what happened prior to WWII? I'll be cruel enough to remind them all, trust me on that one.
Besides, sometimes, even mighty France (Frankreich, the one great nation!) needs a bit of rest. We're only humans like yourself, huh.

Anyway, those are the current figures.

Far-right representatives at the Bundestag: ~100! Creepy as hell, pissing off prez Macron for spoiling his plans for Mrs Merkel.

Far-right representatives at the Assemblée Nationale: not even 10 mediocre jerks lost in the middle of bigger brains than theirs.

Oh, but it's always so comfortable and comforting to describe the French as weak losers...
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Old Posted Nov 29, 2017, 10:40 AM
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You sir are surely aware of our Euro history... Ever heard of what happened prior to WWII? I'll be cruel enough to remind them all, trust me on that one.
Besides, sometimes, even mighty France (Frankreich, the one great nation!) needs a bit of rest. We're only humans like yourself, huh.

Anyway, those are the current figures.

Far-right representatives at the Bundestag: ~100! Creepy as hell, pissing off prez Macron for spoiling his plans for Mrs Merkel.

Far-right representatives at the Assemblée Nationale: not even 10 mediocre jerks lost in the middle of bigger brains than theirs.

Oh, but it's always so comfortable and comforting to describe the French as weak losers...
Huh? Not quite sure where your rant came from, but anyone with a modest understanding of German politics knows that Germany's current problems are of a completely different nature than those experienced by most other Western countries - there was never any danger of AfD getting anywhere close to government.

Besides, I was talking more about the economic side of things. Germany has been the backbone of Europe's currency system since before the Euro and that simply makes it the safest bet.

France is clearly making a comeback right now and I expect it to take on a larger leadership role alongside Germany in the years to come as the US turns its back on the world and the UK withers into political irrelevance. Also France will probably surpass Germany population-wise in the not too distant future and will probably become the leading European power, so you can relax.

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On a short term maybe.... But we have to look at a long-term basis here. The fact that the European Banking Authority decided to move to Paris is a huge benefit for Paris and France in general actually as it will draw more and more financial institutions to Paris and therefore, other companies will automatically follow the movement. It's going to be a huge win for Paris ! And as Mr. Blankfein said, people are much more inclined to move to Paris than Frankfurt ! I mean come on, who the hell wants to trade London for Frankfurt ?? Now Paris on the other hand... Fashion Capital, Haute Cuisine Capital, beautiful architecture, amazing world class museums, history all over the place...Etc...etc...Etc (the list is too long)
The banking authority moving to Paris means nothing for the financial sector. It creates some good paying jobs for bureaucrats, but banks and trading firms have no reason to want to be co-located with their regulator.
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Chubb reveals plans to relocate to Paris after Brexit

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http://www.insider.co.uk/news/chubb-...paris-11150082

Insurer Chubb has chosen Paris to host its post-Brexit EU headquarters in another blow to Britain's financial services industry.

The US company did not confirm the size of the insurer's UK operations but said its European workforce totalled around 3,600 staff.

Chubb's chief executive and chairman Evan G Greenberg said that France was "a clear choice" for the firm.

"Paris is the principal office for our Continental European operations and we have a significant investment there in both financial and human resources, as well as a large portfolio of commercial and consumer insurance business throughout France.

"Our many years of experience in the French market and working closely with the French regulators gives us great confidence in making this decision and reinforces our commitment to our staff, clients and distribution partners in both France and across the Continent," he added.

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Chubb's executive vice president and general counsel Joseph Wayland said the French Government - headed by business friendly president Emmanuel Macron - helped assure the insurer that Paris was the right location for its EU headquarters.
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Renovation of the Canon Building at La Defense in front of the Seine



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^ That's called a totally unseen mid-rise here, but it's cool news anyway.

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The banking authority moving to Paris means nothing for the financial sector. It creates some good paying jobs for bureaucrats, but banks and trading firms have no reason to want to be co-located with their regulator.
Of course they have a reason for that, lobbying.
Pressure right on your bureaucrats.
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LondonParis, I don't know how many more times I have to keep saying this. Read the Forum Rules: Third-party articles and images must be properly formatted and credited at the bottom of the page in the drop-down menu.

ALL articles must have a link to the source posted with them. ALL photos must be properly cited. This is not a suggestion, this is a requirement. The next time will be a suspension.
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LondonParis, I don't know how many more times I have to keep saying this. Read the Forum Rules: Third-party articles and images must be properly formatted and credited at the bottom of the page in the drop-down menu.

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Renovation of the Canon Building at La Defense in front of the Seine



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While France as a whole is still too slow, the economic growth of Paris's region would now be steady.

What la Défense is more or less supposed to look like for the 2024 Olympics.



Still these Hermitage supertall luxury twins in the background...
That's the real game changer in there.

There may be surprises or changes before 2024, whether good or bad, but the business community seems happy and excited by our place at the moment.
That simply means more towers to come for sure over la Défense.
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I don't exactly know why yet - local technocrats and their environmental regulations, and hard working structural engineers would probably have an answer - they're growing more and more interested in wooden structures here.

Like this whose construction will begin by the end of the year.


https://www.lemoniteur.fr/article/pa...-bois-35134026

50m (165 ft). Average height by today's local standards if it wasn't entirely made of wooden materials.
More and more projects of this type over here. This one is in Paris Rive Gauche, the large master plan of the 13th arrondissement.
It would fit hipster/environmentalist Central Paris's so called biodiversity plan, that's like some bit of the "make our planet great again" slogan, to make even more fun of Donald Trump (as if we weren't loling at him enough yet).

They won't fail to build this. It is subsidized by taxpayers and meant for our grad students.
I'll keep it on my mind, curious to see its erection in wooden stuff.
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Chanel Group will install in 2020 about fifteen of its craft houses in a building signed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti.
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Final plan for the renovation of the Aurore tower at la Défense, following cancellation of the Air2 project.



Rendering taken from this pdf file.

http://www.driee.ile-de-france.devel...01118p0017.pdf

It shows the current shape of the tower too. They'll add some floors to it, so the resulting thing should be roughly 150m tall.
Whatever, it can't get any worse than it already is anyway. The building's been vacant for 15 or so years.
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PARIS 2024 PROJECTED SKYLINE

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