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Scrotum-Nailing, Bank-Burning Artist Interferes With Paris Mayoral Campaign

Pyotr Pavlensky — who gained notoriety in Russia for sewing his lips shut in solidarity with Pussy Riot and nailing his scrotum to Red Square, and who, having received political asylum from the French government, proceeded to set fire to the Bank of France — obtained, posted online, and gave to the newspaper Libération sexting messages and images sent to a woman by President Macron’s former spokesman, who is — make that was — running for mayor of Paris. – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Russia, People, Paris, Red Square, Macron, Pyotr Pavlensky, Libération, Bank of France, 02.14.20

West African opinion divided over CFA franc reform

Plans to overhaul the CFA franc, a France-backed currency used by former colonies in West Africa, have drawn reactions raising from scepticism to cautious optimism. Introduced in 1945 during colonial times, the CFA is linked to the euro under an arrangement that requires African members to lodge half their reserves in the Bank of France. The deal provides currency stability -- and a dampener on inflation -- for the eight countries in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU).
Tags: News, France, West Africa, Bank of France

Risks from Facebook's Libra must be addressed before launch: Bank of France official

The risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra must be addressed before any launch, a senior Bank of France official said on Tuesday, adding to a chorus of regulatory scepticism that threatens to derail the project.
Tags: Facebook, Money, businessNews, Libra, Bank of France

Hôtel Gaillard

I already mentioned this remarkable building in some previous posts, see here and here. Already from the outside it’s really amazing and it certainly has some of nicest gutters you’ve ever seen (see top picture). It’s a very large mansion (hôtel particulier) built around 1880 for a banker, Emile Gaillard (1821-1902), and it’s still referred to as Hôtel Gaillard. It may be interesting to know that he was the banker of many of France’s richest dynasties, of Victor Hugo… and that...
Tags: Travel, France, Square, Bank, Chopin, Gaillard, Victor Hugo, Loire Valley, Dumas, Emile, Sarah Bernhardt, Paris 17, Bank of France, PeterParis, Hôtel Gaillard, Emile Gaillard

Artist/Self-Mutilator Pyotr Pavlensky Sentenced For Setting Fire To Bank Of France

The high-pain-threshold artist, who claimed political asylum in France in May 2017, ignited the façade of the country’s central bank the following October. A court has sentenced him to time served (a year) plus a two-year suspended sentence. His ex-girlfriend, who fled with him, received a 16-month suspended sentence. The pair was also fined more than €21,000, which they say they won’t pay. — Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, France, People, Bank of France, 01.11.19

It’s stupid to buy Bitcoin from tobacco stores, says French regulator

The central bank of France and its local financial markets regulator, Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), are not particularly fond of the prospect of having thousands of tobacco stores sell Bitcoin and Ethereum coupons to citizens. The government agency has issued a notice to warn citizens against buying cryptocurrency coupons, reminding them that cryptocurrencies are often unregulated and, generally, not well-suited for uninformed investors. “[In light of recent announcements to offer crypt...
Tags: Startups, France, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, AMF, Bank of France, Hard Fork, Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority

ECB's Villeroy tells insurers to trigger hard-Brexit plans

French insurers should trigger Brexit contingency plans now in case British and EU negotiatiors fail to reach agreement on the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc, the governor of the Bank of France said on Friday.
Tags: Money, Eu, businessNews, Britain, Ecb, Brexit, Bank of France, VILLEROY

Artist Who Nailed His Scrotum To Red Square Faces Ten Years In Prison For Setting Fire To Bank Of France

Last October, Pyotr Pavlensky was arrested for starting a fire at the entrance to the Bank of France building in Paris — in what he calls an artwork titled Lighting. He was only released from pretrial detention last month, but prosecutors are demanding that he be returned to jail until trial (to begin in January) and are calling for a ten-year sentence. Meanwhile, FEMEN members supporting Pavlensky have been demonstrating outside the courthouse, their mouths taped shut and messages scrawled in b...
Tags: Art, People, Paris, Pyotr Pavlensky, Bank of France, Pavlensky, 10.17.18

Bank of France Trims First-Quarter GDP Growth Estimate to 0.3 Percent

PARIS (Reuters) - France's economy grew less quickly in the first quarter than previously thought, the Bank of France said on Wednesday, largely...
Tags: Paris, Reuters France, Bank of France, Bank of France Trims First

Russian Performance Artist Sets Fire to Doors of Bank of France

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky set fire to an entrance of Bank of France in Paris over the weekend, continuing a series of confrontational performances that have seen him imprisoned multiple times in Russia.  Pavlensky was quickly detained by French police. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Russia, Paris, Art News, Minipost, Pyotr Pavlensky, Bank of France, Pavlensky

Artist Who Once Nailed Scrotum To Red Square Sets Fire To Bank Of France

"The Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky set fire to an entrance of Bank of France in Paris this weekend. The artist also condemned bankers as the new monarchs in his latest act of political performance art in France, the country that granted him political asylum in May. Pavlensky came to worldwide attention for his previous […]
Tags: Art, France, People, Paris, Pyotr Pavlensky, Bank of France, Pavlensky, 10.16.17

ECB's Villeroy: can't compare Italy 'No' vote to Brexit

By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - Italian voters' defeat of a referendum on constitutional reforms cannot be compared to Britain's vote to leave the European Union, European Central Bank policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Monday. Policymakers will still look closely at the consequences of Italy's decision, Villeroy, who is also governor of the Bank of France, said at a seminar in Japan. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sun...
Tags: Japan, News, Britain, Italy, Tokyo, Matteo Renzi, Ecb, Brexit, Reuters, Bank of France, Francois Villeroy de Galhau, VILLEROY

HK excels in combined advantages

Chief Executive CY LeungWe, Hong Kong, see France as our long-standing friend. French presence in Hong Kong goes back more than 150 years. Today, more than 12,000 French nationals are living and working in Hong Kong, according to the Consulate's register. They are joined by about 800 French companies, taking up just about every sector and industry, from banking and financial services to a wealth of retail and brand offerings. You need not take my word on that. Just a few months ago, the French n...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Sweden, Washington, France, China, European Union, West, Paris, Switzerland, Toulouse, Mainland, French Tech, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, East, HK

UK manufacturing surges back to growth, - business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as fears over China continue to dog the markets Latest: UK manufacturing beats forecastsShanghai stock market loses 1%Tory MP: Mark Carney should consider his position 9.59am GMT Britain’s manufacturing sector has burst back to growth.Manufacturing output rose by 0.7% month-on-month in January, according to the new report from the Office for National Statistics. Given fresh concerns over what a potential Brexit could do for large UK corporate compan...
Tags: Business, UK, France, China, Economics, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, Stock Markets, Britain, Tory, Manufacturing sector, Manufacturing data, Brexit, Bank of France, Office for National Statistics Given

German, French Central Bank Chiefs Call For Closer Eurozone Ties

Central bank chiefs from France and Germany said Monday that the state of the eurozone is far from ideal and pushed for greater financial integration in the 28-member bloc. “Eurozone integration is at the crossroads,” Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann wrote in a joint op-ed for the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Tags: France, Germany, Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann, Central Bank Chiefs Call For Closer Eurozone Ties, Bank of France, Francois Villeroy de Galhau