Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini don’t care about the auto crisis
With the pandemic and the various shortages, including the main one of semiconductors, the automotive industry is experiencing a deep and unprecedented crisis. But on the contrary, the luxury automobile has it out of the game. Rolls-Royce, the English manufacturer of high-end cars, achieved a record year with 5586 vehicles sold, an increase of 50% of its sales. Ferrari is also riding the wave of success. In the third quarter of 2021, the brand saw an increase in deliveries of 18.9%, revising upwards its sales forecasts for the whole of 2021. Finally, the Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini announced that it had succeeded in l last year the best sales in its history, with 8,405 cars sold worldwide.
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Canaries: at the foot of the volcano, the inhabitants return in a landscape of ashes
Since Friday, January 7, a thousand residents evacuated from La Palma because of the eruption of the Cumbre vieja volcano have been able to see their homes again. Or at least what’s left of it. Meanwhile, the whole island is chomping at the bit in the face of a sluggish tourist economy. During the Christmas period, the island of La Palma had 36% occupancy of its hotel rooms. The situation does not look better today with an estimate for January of 29% and for February of 16%. The volcano eruption is therefore expected to have an even greater impact on the local economy than the 2020 closures linked to the Covid-19 epidemic.
To read : At the foot of the volcano of La Palma, the inhabitants return in a landscape of ash
Savoie: seduction operation with the actors of the Mountain Cluster
A delegation of members of the Cluster Montagne association (whose goal is to support and promote, in France and around the world, French players in mountain tourism development) went to Bourg-Saint-Maurice this Wednesday January 12. Entrepreneurs including major players in mountain development, come to explore the strengths of a destination ready to transform its economic model. A seminar during which local actors took turns competing in arguments to extol the merits of their territory. Sometimes “outdoor capital”, “responsible territory”, through obtaining the Flocon Vert label, but also “tourist destination” with a 45,000-bed station “built on several high-altitude sites that have their own unique features” , adds Éric Chevallier, director of AB Tourisme.
To read : A seduction operation with the actors of the Mountain Cluster
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Sales are of less and less interest to consumers
This Wednesday, January 12, marked the start of the 2022 winter sales, against a backdrop of the resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic. The event no longer attracts the French massively. For Vincent Chabault, sociologist specializing in consumption and commerce, “this is a highlight of the consumer society which has become commonplace, due to promotional operations, in particular those carried out by online commerce, such as Black Friday. . The sales are more and more competitive ”.
To read : With Shein, Vinted … « the sales are of less and less interest to consumers »
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Vaucluse: a call to strike at Eurenco
A call to strike was launched this Wednesday, January 12 by the CGT at Eurenco in Sorgues, European leader in the manufacture of explosives and additives for fuels, whose headquarters have been installed in Vaucluse since last spring. The object of this mobilization: an increase within the framework of the NAO (compulsory negotiation in the company).
To read : Sorgues: a call to strike at Eurenco
Europe: semiconductor sales up 26.3% in one year
European semiconductor sales reached $ 4.267 billion in November 2021, an increase of 26.3% from the same month a year earlier, according to the European Industry Association. semiconductors (ESIA). Globally, sales reached 49.69 billion dollars for the month of November, an increase of 23.5% compared to last year. For ESIA, « these results confirm the strong growth recorded in Europe and around the world throughout 2021 ».