CEMAC zone: recession could reach 6% according to BEAC

All the indicators are certainly not red. But most of the economic indicators in the six countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) are already found the Monetary Policy Committee (CPM) of the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) at the end of the second annual session on June 24, 2020 in Yaoundé.

Analyzing the situation in Central Africa, it emerges that in the short and medium terms, the CEMAC zone is affected by the health crisis and the fall in the prices of the main export products. "

"In the first half of 2020, the revival of productive activities was slowed down in the sub-region by the disruption of supply circuits for imported products as well as by the restrictive measures adopted by the various governments to contain the effects of the pandemic. Although it is premature for the moment to fully grasp the impact of COVID-19 on national economies, it is already anticipated during this first semester a drop in production as well as a det…

Strike against pension reform in France

A tenth day of interprofessional mobilization is organized against the pension reform. Few disturbances are to be expected.

The CGT, Force Ouvrière, FSU, Solidaires and youth organizations are once again calling for a strike on Thursday 20 February against the pension reform. While the government reform project is currently being examined by Parliament, some organizations wish to harden the movement. This is particularly the case of the CGT, which threatened to leave the financing conference on Wednesday.

Strike against pension reform in France

Traffic will be generally normal in transport this Thursday, with the exception, in Île-de-France, of two Transilien lines: the H (1 train out of 2) and the K (2 trains out of 3). RER D could also experience disruptions.

On the RATP side, no disruption is to be expected, as regards the circulation of metros as well as that of buses or trams.

For several weeks, the mobilization of RATP and SNCF employees has greatly decreased. While the unions had called for a "black Monday" in transport on February 17, users have noticed little disruption.


Regarding the demonstrations, a procession will start in Paris at 1:30 p.m. It will link Montparnasse and Place d'Italie. Public transport could be disrupted on this section and metro stations could be closed.

In the regions, events are also expected mid-day in Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

During the first day of interprofessional mobilization, on December 5, 806,000 people had gathered, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior. Since then, the processions have tended to diminish. During the ninth day of mobilization, Thursday, February 6, 121,000 people had demonstrated across France, including 15,000 in Paris.

Internships, student or seasonal jobs: the government has promised, pension reform should make it possible to better take into account early career experiences in calculating pensions.