Apple: the next iMac would adopt a new design and an Apple Silicon processor this year

For the first time since 2012, Apple would finally renew the design of its iMac. In 2021, Apple is preparing at least three new desktop Macs. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who also released information on future MacBook Pros and iPhone 12 successors in recent days, Apple will announce an iMac and two Mac Pros in 2021. The transition to Apple Silicon processors gives a new blows to the computers of the Californian giant.     iMac: finally an edge-to-edge screen This year, the iMac could change completely. Mark Gurman indicates that the borders of his screen would be much smaller, like Pro Display XDR, the ultra high-end screen launched by Apple with the Mac Pro in 2019. The back of the computer would also abandon the curvature in favor of a completely flat frame.  This new iMac would also be equipped with an Apple Silicon processor, probably a more powerful chip than the Apple M1 chip currently present in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini. The 2021 iMac is reportedly

Bank of France wants bank dividends to return, stocks climb

Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole are climbing on the stock market, while the Bank of France has said it is in favor of the return of the payment of dividends by banks.

Bank of France wants bank dividends to return, stocks climb

Bank shares advance on the Paris Stock Exchange. Several members of the ECB having opened the door to a resumption of the payment of dividends. To what extent they will be able to do this and what will be the modalities, the uncertainty remains high. After an interview with Yves Mersch, Vice-Chairman of the ECB's prudential supervisory board, in the Financial Times, on this subject, the Governor of the Bank of France, François Villeroy de Galhau, spoke in favor of "d 'a cautious opening towards a distribution "of dividends for the banks. Societe Generale, BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole are climbing on the stock market.

Speaking before the Conference of the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority, François Villeroy de Galhau advanced two arguments in favor of such a decision. The first relates to "the resilience of financial institutions to very significant shocks, illustrated by their situation at the end of 2020". The second, "aims to preserve the attractiveness of financial institutions - also insurance organizations - for investors, essential for raising capital". However, it remains to "discuss the terms" of resumption of dividend payments.

As for the ECB, it asked the banks at the end of March to refrain from paying dividends or buying back shares in order to preserve their own funds. She is due to make her decision on a possible resumption known on December 10. Reacting to the Yves Mersch interview, JPMorgan concludes that the ECB could take a case-by-case approach on dividends in 2021. He still predicts that there will be no dividends in 2020, but banks do. capitalized will be authorized to resume the payment of dividends in 2021 with a distribution rate lower in most cases than before the crisis.

The analyst cites BNP Paribas, Intesa San Paolo, KBC, ING and Nordea, as the banks best placed to take advantage of the scenario of the lifting of the ban on paying a coupon.