A couple of updates

I have been covering a rather large range of topics over the last few weeks. Some of them made the headlines again more recently. A couple of examples:

  • new-nuclear-build
    Credits: www.edfenergy.com

    Despite all the execution risks involved Theresa May approved the Hinkley point project. As mentioned in my post published in April, she did not have the hardest role, however: EDF (and the French State) will have much more to lose.

  • Ecommerce is forming an increasing share of our daily purchases, with 48% of French people said to have made at least a clothing purchase since the beginning of the year. Traditional retailers such as FNAC, Carrefour, Lecler, Darty etc. account for 8 of the top 15 ecommerce platforms in France. On the other hand, the lack of ecommerce capabilities has been highlighted as one of the main reasons for Primark’s disappointing performance this quarter.

In my next post I will address ‘unicorns’, the not so rare anymore start-ups valued at $1bn or more. I will focus in particular on the term ‘valuation’; there are interesting thoughts to have in mind when dealing with this dangerously hot topic.

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