President Trump Proposes Tariffs on Up to $2.4-B in French Imports

President Trump Proposes Tariffs on Up to $2.4-B in French Imports

$FB, $AMZN, $GOOGL The Trump Administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4-B worth of French imports in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Office of the US Trade Representative says France’s new digital services tax discriminates against US companies and says that the new tariffs could […]

Total (NYSE:TOT) Donates $111-M to Notre Dame Restoration Fund

Total (NYSE:TOT) Donates $111-M to Notre Dame Restoration Fund

$TOT The giant French Oil company Total (NYSE:TOT) has signed an agreement to pay $111-M toward the reconstruction of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral that it pledged shortly after April’s devastating fire. Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne signed an accord Thursday with the Heritage Foundation, an organization handling reconstruction payments. The money will be paid in installments […]

Nothing is More French than the Chateau, Here are the Ones to Visit

Nothing is More French than the Chateau, Here are the Ones to Visit

France’s magnificent châteaux are scattered throughout the country, these stately homes and former royal palaces are super to visit. Whether you are sipping wine it the vineyard or staying the night, you will feel like royalty. Here are the French châteaux’s that are must sees, as follows: Château de Chenonceau Spanning the river Cher in the […]

Beaches: Best in France, Beyond the Rivera

Beaches: Best in France, Beyond the Rivera

Do not assume that the best beaches in France are all on the Cote d’Asure . The Rivera coastline does have terrific beaches, you do not want to pass the Normandy shore or the Bay of Biscay when planning your French Summer getaway. Apart from historical hotspots and hidden islands to the playgrounds of Europe’s elite, here […]

1st Class, the Top Level of Commercial Air Travel

1st Class, the Top Level of Commercial Air Travel

$UAL, $AAPL Very few travelers choose the 1st Cabin for short haul flights, but if you can afford it, 1st Class travel on these airlines is sure to make your flying experience ultra-enjoyable. Air France If you’re a 1st Class traveler, Air France is a superb way to go. Its LA to Paris La Première […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the French Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the French Grand Prix

$RACE FLASH: Ferrari Denied Review of Controversial Penalty That Undid Its Canadian Grand Prix Win Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) primed to win at France GP this weekend. The FIA-appointed stewards held a hearing for Ferrari’s request to review the penalty given to Sebastian Vettel at the Canadian Grand Prix that cost him the race win. The team was represented […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock Marks Another All Time High

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock Marks Another All Time High

$RACE FLASH: As I wrote last December, Ferrari is the auto stock to watch in Y 2019 as the iconic Italian luxury Supercar maker plans to significantly expand its production over the next 7 years. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) shares Thursday marked another all-time high at $163.64 and finished at $161.16 on the day. All of our […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) May Drop ‘Mission Winnow’ Branding for 2019

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) May Drop ‘Mission Winnow’ Branding for 2019

$RACE, $PM, $BTI Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is sponsored by the initiative of title partner Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) which is part of a move to a non-tobacco future for the company as it moves to electronic cigarettes. But the Mission Winnow presence has caused some controversy this year, with Ferrari voluntarily removing the logos for the season opener in […]

A Fiat-Chrysler/Renault Merger Will Require “Quite a bit of creativity.”

A Fiat-Chrysler/Renault Merger Will Require “Quite a bit of creativity.”

$FCAU, $RNLSY Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) crafted and presented a balanced merger of equals to Renault (NASDAQ:RNLSY) Monday to tackle the costs of far-reaching technological and regulatory changes by creating the world’s 3rd-biggest automaker. If it goes ahead, the $37-B tie-up would alter the landscape for rivals including General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Peugeot maker PSA Group […]

Superyachts Sailed into Cannes for the Film Fest

Superyachts Sailed into Cannes for the Film Fest

FLASH: Cannes Film Festival draws the who’s who of the film industry, along with their Superyachts, as 10 of the largest have been spotted on the French Riviera. The Cannes Film Festival unofficially is the opening of Superyacht season in France. The annual event 1 of the season’s destinations for many of the world’s wealthiest […]

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Out in the Streets of Paris for 21st Weekend

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Out in the Streets of Paris for 21st Weekend

Protesters from the ‘yellow vest‘ movement are on the streets of France for a 21st weekend running, with 1000’s gathered for a march across Paris. Paris police have fine-tuned their strategy of being more mobile and proactive to counter eventual violence since the 1st Saturday of protests on 17 November. The Champs-Elysees is off-limits to […]

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Turned Violent Saturday

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Turned Violent Saturday

FLASH: French yellow vest protesters have clashed with riot police near the Arc de Triomphe on the 18th weekend running of demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters threw smoke bombs and other objects at officers, and started pounding on the windows of a police van. Riot police then retreated, as did a water cannon, with […]

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest are Deadly

French ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest are Deadly

A French yellow vest protester’s hand was ripped apart Saturday during violent clashes in Paris as demonstrators tried to storm the French National Assembly in a 13th week runnning of unrest. Police said the injured protester lost 4 fingers as police swooped in to stop protesters from breaching the parliament’s exterior. Police could not confirm […]

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend

France Prepares for “Ultra-Violent” Protests This Weekend France is mobilizing tens of thousands of police officers and closing landmarks including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre as authorities warned that anti-government protests Saturday could be even more violent than the ones that have crippled the country for weeks. “According to the information we have, some […]

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to cut taxes and boost France’s growth, now 1.5 yrs after he came into power, he is facing violent protests over rising taxes, a high cost of living and policies some say favor the rich. A country’s economic indicators don’t always match the […]

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum French student protests intensified Tuesday, with various incidents around the country of demonstrators setting buildings on fire, and of violent clashes with police. Over the course of this week, students have gradually started to get involved in the so-called “yellow vests” protests against President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni. Local authorities […]

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France

As Paris Burns, Macron Seeks Way Out of Deep Chaos in the ‘Greening’ of France Should President Macron’s support in Parliament collapse, he will resign, the people already hold in in very low regard. Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni, ordered his PM  to hold talks with political leaders and demonstrators, as he seeks […]

Macron’s Government Staggering, as Riots Engulf Paris

Macron’s Government Staggering, as Riots Engulf Paris

Macron’s Government Staggering, as Riots Engulf Paris State of insurrection as fuel tax riots engulf central Paris Rioters ran wild across central Paris Saturday, torching cars and buildings, looting shops, smashing windows and clashing with police in the worst unrest in more than 10 years, posing a dire challenge to Emmanuel Macron’s flagging Presidency. The […]

Pink Diamond Hammers for $50-M+ a World Record

Pink Diamond Hammers for $50-M+ a World Record

Pink Diamond Hammers for $50-M+ a World Record $BID Christie’s Geneva sold the “Pink Legacy” diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50-M including fees, saying it is a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. Christie’s said that renowned jeweler Harry Winston was the buyer. The auction house had expected to […]

F1: Most People Did Not See This History Made at the French Grand Prix

F1: Most People Did Not See This History Made at the French Grand Prix

F1: Most People Did Not See This History Made at the French Grand Prix $RACE Saudi Arabia’s Aseel Al Hamad drove a F1 car in France  last Sunday marking the end of the driving ban on women in her country. In a historic move, Saudi Arabia week lifted the ban on women driving in the […]

F1: Lewis Hamilton on the Pole for the French Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton on the Pole for the French Grand Prix

F1: Lewis Hamilton on the Pole for the French Grand Prix $RACE Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s 2018 Formula One French Grand Prix Formula [email protected] QUALIFYING, Q3 CLASSIFICATION: Hamilton’s 75th career pole, and his 3rd this season ? #FrenchGP ?? #F1 https://t.co/aVpHG4i6y1 Mr, Hamilton trails Sebastian Vettel by 1 point in the Driver Standings. Mr. Hamilton […]

‘Peu’ Macron Now Trying His Hands at Destroying Europe

‘Peu’ Macron Now Trying His Hands at Destroying Europe

‘Peu’ Macron Now Trying His Hands at Destroying Europe Emmanuel Macron said populism is spreading across the continent “like leprosy” sparking fury from Italy’s new anti-establishment government as cracks within the EU deepen. French President Emmanuel Macron has launched an astonishing attack on the populist, nationalist, and traditionally conservative political parties rising in Europe, angering […]

F1: The Grand Prix Returns to France This Weekend

F1: The Grand Prix Returns to France This Weekend

F1: The Grand Prix Returns to France This Weekend $RACE This weekend F1 embarks on an unprecedented 3X’r, with the French Grand Prix returning to the calendar. The last time Le Castellet’s Paul Ricard  hosted a F1 race was in Y 1990, the circuit has been reconfigured from the 1 remembered by the older drivers. France’s […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Resolves Fuel Consumption Issue

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Resolves Fuel Consumption Issue

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Resolves Fuel Consumption Issue $RACE The Big Q: Did the upgraded Ferrari F1 engine run at the Canadian GP resolve the fuel consumption issue they had in the beginning of the season? The Big A: That is a complex question. This is how the experts see it: As well as simply improving the […]

“Floods of People” Protest Policies of French President

“Floods of People” Protest Policies of French President

“Floods of People” Protest Policies of French President Dozens of French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil rights groups are calling for “floods of people” at demonstrations opposing the pro-business policies of French President Emmanuel Macron. Thousands of protesters were gathering in Paris Saturday for an afternoon march being held under tight security. Marches […]

China Will Buy 184 Airbus (OTCMKT:EADSY) Jets

China Will Buy 184 Airbus (OTCMKT:EADSY) Jets

China Will Buy 184 Airbus Jets $EADSY, $BA China plans to buy 184 Airbus (OTCMKT:EADSY) A320 jetliners, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, in a diplomatic tradition aimed at defusing trade complaints. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his government “will preserve parity” in market share between Airbus and its US rival, Boeing (NYSE:BA), President Macron […]

Medieval Treasure Found in French Abbey

Medieval Treasure Found in French Abbey

Medieval Treasure Found in French Abbey French archaeologists have discovered a medieval treasure on the site of a famous abbey in central France that had remained buried for over 800 years. The rare find that included more than 2,000 medieval coins and myriad gold objects was unearthed in September, but only announced late Tuesday by […]

Alsace Wine Tasting Tour from Strasbourg

Alsace Wine Tasting Tour from Strasbourg

Alsace Wine Tasting Tour from Strasbourg Spend a full day exploring the beautiful French wine region of Alsace during a day trip from Strasbourg. Follow the Alsace Wine Route to visit charming villages like Dambach-la-Ville, Ribeauvillé, Mittelbergheim and Riquewihr. Stop at four different wineries to sample some of the wines the Alsace is famous for, […]

France Stripping Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor

France Stripping Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor

France Stripping Harvey Weinstein of Legion of Honor French President Emmanuel Macron, in response to the sex scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment and abuses on more than 36 women, has taken steps to strip the disgraced Hollywood producer of his Legion of Honor. Sunday, in a rare TV interview with TF1 President Macron […]

Travel: Holidaying in Hanoi

Travel: Holidaying in Hanoi

Travel: Holidaying in Hanoi The Vietnamese capital offers an eclectic mix of culture, food, atmosphere and history on the banks of the Red River Despite often being described as a calmer alternative to buzzing Ho Chi Minh City to the South, Hanoi can certainly take your breath away. Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of […]

The French Have a Reason to Be Scared, They Elected a Islamic Patsy

The French Have a Reason to Be Scared, They Elected a Islamic Patsy

The French Have a Reason to Be Scared, They Elected a Islamic Patsy The French branch of the Muslim Brotherhood published an official communiqué, saying: “Muslims think that the new President of the Republic will allow the reconciliation of France with itself and will allow us to go farther, together.” He has been dubbed a […]

Allah Demands People Not Love Him, but Submit Like Slaves to Masters

Allah Demands People Not Love Him, but Submit Like Slaves to Masters

Allah Demands People Not Love Him, but Submit Like Slaves to Masters This is what Islam means in France Islam means submission, Iman means ruler  In fathoming the failure of Europeans to protect their own interests against the onslaught of Islamic jihadism, one is reminded of Ayn Rand’s quotation that “[r]eason is not automatic. Those […]

Emmanuel Macron Does Not See the Threat of Islamic Terrorism

Emmanuel Macron Does Not See the Threat of Islamic Terrorism

Emmanuel Macron Does Not See the Threat of Islamic Terrorism Emmanuel Macron, a “Useful Infidel,” is not a supporter of terrorism or Islamism. It is worse: he does not even see the threat. Macron’s political movement has largely been infiltrated by Muslim Brotherhood militants. The Big Q: Is Macron an open promoter of Islamism in […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: The better than expected US NFPs data and the defeat of the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen against the Centrist Emmanuel Macron in the French Presidential election seem to have cancelled each other out as the major pairs remain in the same place with no […]

France’s Presidential Election Finishes Sunday

France’s Presidential Election Finishes Sunday

France’s Presidential Election Finishes Sunday France’s Presidential election finishes Sunday with the Winner-Takes-All runoff vote between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. The intense, suspenseful and surprising campaign saw Prime Ministers and Presidents losing out in early voting and 2 outsiders capturing the public’s support. Below is a list of the events leading up to […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary: The markets await the FOMC comments today and the US jobs data Friday to provide clues for the near term direction of USD. EUR and GBP remain the strongest majors with further Northside possibilities seen. PE Either the US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 98.93 or […]

Obama’s Failure Resulted in 4 April Sarin Gas Attack in Syria

Obama’s Failure Resulted in 4 April Sarin Gas Attack in Syria

Obama’s Failure Resulted in 4 April Sarin Gas Attack in Syria A declassified French intelligence report showing the 4 April Sarin Gas attack in Syria was carried out by the Assad regime also underscores the failure of former US President Barack Hussein Obama admin’s chemical weapons deal. The Syrian government was supposed to give up its […]

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs

Forex Morning Briefing, Major Pairs $DXY, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP, $AUD Commentary:Nothing new. PE US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 99.74 is hanging around its pivot at 99.80 of its trading range of 98.80-100.75. If .DXY breaches its pivot then see 100.45-80 within 3 to 5 trading sessions. Euro at 1.0716 was rejected from resistance near 1.0770 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finish Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finish Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished higher Tuesday with corn futures rising about 3%. Wheat and Soybean futures were also higher. Investment by commodity funds at the end of the month and ahead of the US planting season added support, agriculture analysts said. The […]