Increase in energy prices: “inflation compensation” of 100 euros definitively approved

In a service station in Nice, in October 2021. ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERS By a last vote of the National Assembly, the Parliament definitively approved, Wednesday November 24 evening, “the inflation allowance” of 100 euros provided by the government for 38 million French people, The measure is contained in the second amending finance bill for … Read more

In Italy, soaring gas prices hit Murano glassmakers hard

At the manufacturer of glass art products Gambero & Tagliapietra, in Murano (Italy), May 18, 2020. ANDREA PATTARO/AFP The master craftsman takes the glowing glass ball out of the flames using a cane, then rolls it in gold dust. “Once cooled, this piece will be part of a chandelier”, explains Andrea della Valentina. His company, … Read more

Soaring food prices raise fears of worsening hunger in the world

Sale of spices for plov, a dish serving as a benchmark for the price index in Uzbekistan. October 19, 2021, in the Termez bazaar. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP World food prices have not been this high for ten years. The announcement in early November by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that its monthly food … Read more

Against the backdrop of accelerating growth, manufacturers are increasing their selling prices

In a hypermarket in Givors, near Lyon, in March 2020. JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP More than one industrial company in two has started to pass on the rise in raw materials, including energy, in its selling prices, indicates the monthly economic survey of the Banque de France, published on Monday, November 8. And this, while … Read more

Logitech introduces professional video conferencing hardware (with prices up to 3,999 euros)

With the RoomMate and a large and smaller Rally Bar, Logitech has three new professional solutions for video conferencing. All devices work together with software such as Teams and Zoom, and do not even need a computer for this. The Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini are designed for medium and smaller meeting rooms respectively. … Read more

In Glasgow, stratospheric prices and a deficient organization

People are registering to enter the venue for the United Nations climate conference. Glasgow (Scotland), Friday October 29, 2021. MATT DUNHAM / AP How many delegates and journalists will give up traveling to Glasgow for COP26, which opens on October 31? Probably many of them, given the exorbitant prices displayed by hotels and the Airbnb … Read more