La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

The subsidiary in Nigeria of the French group Axa Assurances launches a telemedicine service

Axa Mansard, a Nigerian subsidiary of the French group Axa Assurances, launched its telemedicine service to meet the medical consultation needs of its customers in these moments of confinement imposed by the coronavirus pandemic on all countries of the world. "One of the lessons the world has taught this pandemic is that health care will always be the top priority for everyone," said Tope Adeniyi, chief executive officer of Axa Mansard.
The subsidiary in Nigeria of the French group Axa Assurances launches a telemedicine service

“The service provides a platform that connects patients with licensed doctors who can consult, diagnose, prescribe medications and make recommendations on medical conditions and treatments. The service will also help our customers reduce the risk of infections and align with social distancing guidelines while reducing the time to the hospital, "said the company.

This will be an opportunity for the insurer to further position its service in charge of the organization of medical care, Axa Mansard Health, a health risk coverage activity which functions more as an intermediary between potential care seekers of health and medical services. Thus, from their homes, people eligible for this opportunity can go to a hospital virtually, and meet a doctor for a consultation.

The communication does not indicate what to do in the event that clinical examinations are required. It focuses on the fact that clients will save fundamental time in the health care process by avoiding at least long waits in hospitals, because of the social distancing directives which can slow the rate of consultation.

Axa Mansard had a mixed 2019. Revenues from its earned premiums reached 41.5 billion naira, up 27.15% compared to that of 2018. Its medical care delivery sector particularly contributed, with a total of 15.6 billion nairas of revenue collected, but higher claims charges diluted its net margin, which increased only modestly by 7% on an annual comparison.