The 5 business news to remember this Wednesday morning (CFDT, ECB, cryptocurrencies, Rafale, Thales Alenia Space)

Retirement age: “I have the feeling that it will be 64, it is unacceptable” (Laurent Berger (CFDT)

The CFDT will mobilize “in the event of raising the legal retirement age to 64 or 65,” its general secretary, Laurent Berger, warned leaving a meeting in Matignon. For him, an increase to 64 seems to be taking shape, he said on Tuesday on RTL, a level considered “unacceptable”. For his part, François Hommeril, the president of the CFE-CGC, which defends the interests of the leaders, also explained that the reform was “unfair” and “unjust” for some. On the other hand, the president of the Confederation of SMEs (CPME), François Asselin, welcomed a “balanced” pension reform project.

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The ECB is expected to raise interest rates sharply again in February and March 2023, according to the Governor of the Central Bank of Latvia

Latvian Central Bank Governor Martin Kazaks told Bloomberg on Tuesday that he expects further significant rate hikes from the European Central Bank at upcoming meetings in February and March. The Eurodepot Bank raised the interest rate by 0.5 percentage points at the meeting on 14 December. Since spring, it has increased its rates from 0% to 2-2.5%.

File photo of the ECB building in Frankfurt

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FTX: for Fed, “activity related to cryptocurrency is most likely inconsistent with safe and sound banking practices”

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) and two US regulators are warning the US banking sector about the risks associated with cryptocurrency activity, nearly two months after the fall of industry giant FTX. At the same time, the platform’s former boss pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the eight charges brought against him.

ftx founder sam bankman-fried arrives on the day of a hearing in federal court in Manhattan

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Exclusive- India: Rafale Marine order in sight for Dassault Aviation

In March, India could announce the choice of Dassault Aviation’s Rafale Marine during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to New Delhi.

Rafale Marine Dassault Aviation DGA

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Interview – “We have world leaders in Europe who win contracts all over the world” (Hervé Derrey, CEO of Thales Alenia Space)

In an interview with La Tribune, Thales CEO Hervé Derrey explains the reasons for the satellite manufacturer’s success over the past two years. This success can be explained in particular by the mastery of “Digital Transparent Processor” (DTP) technology, which is the key to the performance and flexibility of satellites. This capability is highly sought after by satellite operators. He evokes Thales Alenia Space’s ambitions in constellations and ExoMars, one of the most emblematic programs in Europe.

Hervé Derrey CEO of Thales Alenia Space

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BONUS ITEM – MAINTENANCE- Inflation: “The alignment of the planets is not good committed to 2023″ (Axel Champeil)

Good reading and have a nice day.

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