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…

Reopening of shops: "We will have to find additional activities", says the president of the Nantes Association of Traders

Monday May 11, 400,000 businesses in France reopen their doors. But in these complicated times and despite the deconfinement, "we will have to find additional activities", testifies on franceinfo Olivier Dardé, the president of Plein Center, the Association of merchants of downtown Nantes.
Reopening of shops: "We will have to find additional activities", says the president of the Nantes Association of Traders

Of its 430 members, "about half" are open on Monday, explains Olivier Dardé, "since members, there are cafes" which cannot open immediately. "We are all ready," he says. "We are on the ground. We must be careful to protect our employees and protect our consumers. That is why we have implemented very important health protocols, so that we can reassure everyone. "

"Play collective and local"

But faced with businesses that have "fragility" and that "have suffered for quite a few years", insists the president of Plein Center, "we are also obliged to set up a market place", that is to say sales online, like "'my city, my shopping'".

We also set up drive, click and collect, group orders to deliver at home. We are replacing certain delivery methods to be complementary to physical stores.
Olivier Dardé, president of the Association of merchants of downtown Nantes at franceinfo. "There are businesses that will only be able to accommodate one or two people, so today, you have to be able to find other modes of turnover," says Olivier Dardé. play collectively and play locally in this dimension. "

For Olivier Dardé, potential customers this week will turn first to food and of course to "hairdressers, in the crosshairs. And then little by little, I think we will really go into pleasure shopping because that people also need to share and live these moments. And then, beyond the trade, coming to the city center is also a heritage approach. It is a moment of conviviality. common good, it's a real life. " But the president of Plein Center procrastinates, "we must reassure people, assure them that we can bring them by bicycle, organize public transport, we must organize everything. We need all the red carpets."