Personal finance: what to remember this week

In April 2022, the average mortgage rate stood at 1.27%. The French Prudential Control and Regulation Authority (ACPR) has called on distributors of life insurance contracts to better respect their duty to advise. Progressive retirement has been open to employees on a daily basis since the start of 2022. The conditions for terminating insurance contracts … Read more

USA: gasoline stocks drop, crude oil rises – 05/11/2022 at 16:42

(CercleFinance.com) – US crude oil inventories rose again last week, according to data released Wednesday by the US Energy Information Agency (EIA). Crude inventories rose 8.5 million barrels in the week of May 6, to 424.2 million barrels. Gasoline stocks, for their part, continued to decline, with a decline of 3.6 million barrels last week, … Read more

USA-Stronger than expected increase in consumer prices in April – 05/11/2022 at 15:21

(updated with details) WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) – U.S. consumer price inflation slowed markedly in April on lower gasoline prices, but excluding energy and food inflation continued to pick up. accelerating, above economists’ expectations, suggesting the slowdown is temporary, official statistics showed on Wednesday. The consumer price index (CPI) decelerated to 0.3% last month, its … Read more

Currencies: a calm that contrasts with the fall of crypto-assets – 05/09/2022 at 19:30

(CercleFinance.com) – It was a relatively calm session in Forex, with limited spreads and no significant technical threshold crossings. The Euro climbed +0.1% to 1.0560, the Yen +0.2%… and the weakest currency was the Swiss Franc with -0.5% against the $ and -0.6% against to the euro. The contrast in terms of volatility is striking … Read more

Insurance: it will soon be possible to terminate any contract

Insurance contracts can all be terminated at any time, by 2023. (Pixabay / rawpixel) In its latest opinion made public on Thursday May 5, 2022, the CCSF (Consultative Committee for the Financial Sector) recommended that all insurance contracts can be canceled at any time after one year of subscription. Insurers should respect this decision, thus … Read more

Lactalis relaunches the yogurt war in the United States

Ingleside (CANADA) and Londonderry (USA) Fifteen years after the Chobani phenomenon and the wave of Greek yoghurts on American shelves, Lactalis is trying its luck. However, the market is struggling to progress. If the growth in yogurt sales reached 2% in 2021, Americans remain small fans (8 kg per year and per person) compared to … Read more

The essentials of the week: 2022 taxes, life insurance, rental between individuals, work from home

(Photo credits: Adobe Stock – ) Net inflows in life insurance reached their highest level since 2011 in the first quarter of 2022. Dual residence expenses can be deducted from income provided they are incurred for professional reasons. From July 1, 2022, individuals renting accommodation will have to display a series of mandatory information on … Read more

USA-Blinken tests positive for COVID-19, postponing a speech on China – 05/04/2022 at 22:17

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Foreign Minister Antony Blinken tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the U.S. State Department said, adding he was not suffering from serious symptoms. Antony Blinken, who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, has not been in contact with US President Joe Biden for several days. In a statement, the US … Read more

Sweden says it has US support if it applies for NATO – 05/04/2022 at 23:00

STOCKHOLM, May 4 (Reuters) – Sweden has received guarantees from the United States that it will be supported in the decision-making process by the 30 member countries of NATO if it were to apply to join the Transatlantic Alliance, Sweden’s Foreign Minister said on Wednesday. Left out of NATO during the Cold War, Sweden and … Read more

US wants additional UN sanctions against North Korea

UNITED NATIONS, May 3 (Reuters) – The United States wants the UN Security Council to vote this month to tighten sanctions on North Korea over its new ballistic missile tests , US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Tuesday. A draft resolution was transmitted in April by the United States to the … Read more