Professor Greenwald talks to AAPA members about big economic issues

 
On October 15, the AAPA met Columbia University Professor Bruce Greenwald, a leading authority on global economics and “value investing” — the art, or science, of picking stocks, as Warren Buffett amazingly seems to do, that have been forgotten or sidelined but are potential winners.
In our 90-minute breakfast meeting at Falstaff Café, Prof. Greenwald touched on a wide range of big economic issues, including globalisation, export-driven economic models and varying rates of productivity, but also spoke of the urgent need to address demography and how it deeply affects climate change.   If these problems go unaddressed, mass-migration flows like those we saw …

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Economics

[28 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]
AAPA meets Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

On Monday, June 25 the AAPA met with the French minister of economics and finance, Bruno Le Maire. Le Maire received the organization in his offices at the Ministry of Finance. The Minister gave a broad overview of French president Macron’s plans for France and Europe. Le Maire said Europe must impose itself as a counterweight, between China and the US. « We have European values that are different and unique, » he said.
Le Maire took questions for a full hour. We discussed European sanctions on American imports and the …

About AAPA

[27 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]
Huge success for the 2018 AAPA Gala

Hats off to Canada! They hosted a fabulous party for our press association on June 20 at Canadian Ambassador Isabelle Hudon’s gorgeous residence and garden.
We had a record turnout of 130 members and guests.

Economics

[15 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]
Pascal Lamy remains optismistic about the future of trade

 
Pascal Lamy, who was director-general of the World Trade Organization for two terms from 2005 to 2013, talked to 25 members of the AAPA at a breakfast meeting at Chez Françoise in late May. The meeting came just as US President Donald Trump was about to introduce tariffs on his European allies for aluminum and steel and as the US threatened sanctions on European firms doing business in Iran. In this ever turbulent period, and despite a fractious G7 meeting in Canada that followed, Mr. Lamy said that he remained …

Society

[1 Jun 2018 | par AAPA France | ]
French Bill Gates Says Giving is the Way of the Future

Twenty years ago as an enthusiastic entrepreneur,  Alexandre Mars, confidently predicted the success of the Internet and the mobile telephone. Today, as a middle-aged philanthropist (having profited himself from his predictions), he is forecasting that corporate giving is the next big thing.
Mars spoke to the AAPA on Friday May 18 at a breakfast gathering at Strategies & Corp in Paris.
He now spends most of his time and all of his profits on the Epic Foundation, the non-profit he started to scale up a portfolio of international NGOs in countries such as Africa and India …

Culture

[16 May 2018 | par AAPA France | ]
Le Monde boss Jérôme Fenoglio tells AAPA how his paper has managed to thrive in the current grim media landscape

Plans for an English edition of Le Monde, combating fake news, and how the leading French daily is – finally – doing rather nicely in a changed and ever-changing media landscape: these and many other topics were covered when Le Monde editor Jérôme Fenoglio hosted the AAPA.
The event was held on March 27 at the newspaper’s premises in the 13th arrondissement, where the imposing building’s grand entrance hall has been shut for security reasons since the attack on Charlie Hebdo in early 2015 (access is by side doors).
Mr Fenoglio leads …