Half-yearly sales down for EMS-Chemie

The chemist EMS-Chemie maintained its operating profitability in the first half of 2020 despite declining sales volumes due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the demand for industrial goods. The producer of Grison polymers presents a net turnover in decline of 26.4% compared to the first half of 2019, at 849 million francs, […]

Auto loans increase sharply after containment

Auto loan requests rose after leaving containment. Up 36% in early June, they exceeded their pre-crisis level, according to data from Credaris, a partner of the online comparator Comparis. After a 48% drop in credit requests in March, credit requests rose in the weeks that followed, even exceeding their pre-crisis level. Several factors can explain […]

Auto loans increase sharply after containment

Auto loan requests rose after leaving containment. Up 36% in early June, they exceeded their pre-crisis level, according to data from Credaris, a partner of the online comparator Comparis. After a 48% drop in credit requests in March, credit requests rose in the weeks that followed, even exceeding their pre-crisis level. Several factors can explain […]

Sonova expects sales to decline, impact on employment

Hearing aid specialist Sonova expects to experience the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in the first half of her off-beat exercise. Turnover is expected to decrease and the group warns that repercussions on employment are to be expected. At constant exchange rates, turnover for the first half of 2020/2021 should represent 65% to 75% of […]

The MS Attila project is progressing according to the promoters’ plan

The first passenger ship with the possibility of overnight stays in Switzerland, the MS Attila will be put into operation as planned at the beginning of 2021. It will operate on the lakes of Murten, Biel and Neuch√Ętel, constituting an unprecedented tourist offer. The promoters of the project took stock of the situation Thursday in […]

New Covid-19 contamination record in the United States

53,069 new coronavirus infections were identified in 24 hours in the United States Thursday, on the eve of the American National Day weekend. Never since the start of the pandemic had so many new infections been recorded in one day. This number brings the total number of cases detected in the country to more than […]

Current coronavirus is more infectious than the original version

The SARS-CoV-2 variant, which dominates the world today, more easily infects cells than the one that appeared in China, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Cell. It probably makes it more contagious, although that remains to be confirmed. “We don’t know yet if a person is doing worse with him or not,” […]

Current coronavirus is more infectious than the original version

The SARS-CoV-2 variant, which dominates the world today, more easily infects cells than the one that appeared in China, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Cell. It probably makes it more contagious, although that remains to be confirmed. “We don’t know yet if a person is doing worse with him or not,” […]

Notre-Dame: end of dismantling of the scaffolding “before the end of September”

The dismantling of the scaffolding which will start the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris will be completed before the end of September, assured Thursday the president of the public establishment, General Jean-Louis Georgelin. The cathedral is expected to reopen in April 2024. “I have every reason to hope, to believe that this dismantling will be […]

Notre-Dame: end of dismantling of the scaffolding “before the end of September”

The dismantling of the scaffolding which will start the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris will be completed before the end of September, assured Thursday the president of the public establishment, General Jean-Louis Georgelin. The cathedral is expected to reopen in April 2024. “I have every reason to hope, to believe that this dismantling will be […]