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

Coronavirus: Air France customers will be able to be reimbursed for canceled flights

Good news for Air France-KLM customers. The group announced Friday, May 15 that customers whose flights have been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis will be able to be reimbursed, as demanded by consumer organizations.
 
Air France customers will be able to be reimbursed for canceled flights

At the end of April, the French consumer association UFC-Que Choisir had "given notice" to 57 airlines to allow reimbursement to customers of tickets canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic, in application of European regulations.

"The recent developments in the world health situation and the gradual lifting of confinements gives better visibility on the evolution of the flight program for the coming months," the group said in a statement posted on its website.

Customers always encouraged to choose a credit

"Air France and KLM have therefore decided to adjust their refund policy for cancellations of flights effective from May 15: the customers concerned will have the choice between a credit or a refund," he said.




The airline group warns, however, that "the processing of these requests could take longer", due to "the magnitude of the crisis and the number of cancellations".

And customers are encouraged to continue to opt for a credit, with the promise of a 15% bonus on the value of the initial ticket if this credit is carried over to a subsequent reservation.