France: Ranked 1st in Europe
It’s easy to find people to criticize France, to say that the Germans are doing better, that the French economy is sclerotic, etc., we know the song. And then there are the data, the GDP figures which show that France is the country, among the big 4 in Europe, which has overcome this health crisis the best. If we use 2018 as the starting point, France stands today ahead of Germany in terms of GDP dynamics.
In terms of employment, the performance is even better. The supportive policy deployed by the authorities seems to have been more effective here than elsewhere. The recourse to debt was certainly more important than in Germany, but was it a bad choice?
Consumers’ payment habits in Europe
The ECB conducted a study on payment habits in Europe in 2019: Study on the Payment Attitudes of Consumers (SPACE); https://www.banque-france.fr/sites/default/files/media/2021/11/25/space_2020-12.pdf. Although the covid crisis has certainly changed these habits, the analysis remains relevant to compare the differences in practices within Europe..
Robinhood – a textbook case of financial analysis
Robinhood was created in 2013 in the San Francisco area, a few miles from Stanford University. It was at this prestigious university that Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt met. Their ambition was strong: to democratize the financial markets by offering easy access to all apprentice traders. Their slogan was quickly found: “Investing for Everyone”. They […]