GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," said Bruno Lemaire. Not to mention the possible wrath of the American authorities, the GAFA have already taken the lead. Here's how.   The negotiations on the digital tax at the OECD have come to naught. “We had suspended the collection of the tax until the OECD negotiations were concluded. This negotiation failed, so we will collect a tax on the digital giants next December, "explained Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, in mid-October. "Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," the Ministry of the Economy said today. Facebook and Amazon "are among the companies" which have been notified "in recent days", assures for its part the Financial Times. So after firing the first ones, what should the French authorities expect from now on? Has

The rebound in oil demand will drop a barrel to $ 66 in 2021 and $ 83 in 2023 (Energy Aspects)

The drop in oil demand has not reached dreaded levels despite the sharp contraction in the world economy, which according to Energy Aspects is proof that the world depends and will still depend a lot on oil. For the firm, demand will increase very quickly and prices will rise.

The rebound in oil demand will drop a barrel to $ 66 in 2021 and $ 83 in 2023 (Energy Aspects)

According to Energy Aspects, a British energy consultancy, a rebound in global demand for oil is underway and will exceed producers' ability to restore supply. This will drop the average Brent price from around $ 43 a barrel this year to $ 66 next year and $ 83 in 2023.

The coronavirus and the wave of confinements that followed, as well as the decline in industrial activity, led to forecasts of a drop of 30 to 40% compared to the global demand for oil before the pandemic, which was around 100 million barrels a day.

In the midst of the crisis, the industry expected demand to drop to around 28 million barrels per day, but demand did not exceed 18 million barrels per day in April.




For Amrita Sen, co-founder and director of research at Energy Aspects, this illustrates the world's dependence on crude oil and suggests that this dependence will not decrease in the short term. She added that this is a sign of a rapid recovery in demand in the coming months, once the spread has been brought under control, to support the entire industry.

Monday, Deloitte published a study in which it goes in the same direction as Energy Aspects by predicting that the price of Brent will go from an average of $ 39 per barrel this year to $ 46.5 in 2021 and $ 64 in 2023 .