LES ECHOS

France's top business daily, Les Echos covers domestic and international economic, financial and markets news. Founded in 1908, the newspaper has been the property of French luxury good conglomerate LVMH (Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton) since 2007.

United States

Skip A Heartbeat, Why Medical Implants Can Be Easily Hacked

PARIS — Here’s some terrible news for millions of people around the world who need pacemakers, insulin pumps or electrodes that relieve chronic pain or symptoms of Parkinson's disease: These ...

United States

World Economy 2017 Forecast: Lost In The (Bretton) Woods

-Analysis- PARIS — Last year was full of surprises across the world: a spike of protectionist fever in the United States at the instigation of Donald Trump, an anti-globalization wave of ...

France

Ochlocracy, The Ancient Greek Concept That Explains Our World Today

-Essay- PARIS — Changes, disruptions, earthquakes ... We no longer know what word best describes the political events unfolding before our eyes. After former French president Nicolas Sarkozy ...

Japan

In Fukushima, An Electronics Maker Bets On Farming Inside Factories

FUKUSHIMA — In 1970, electronics company Panasonic inaugurated a factory in the Japanese city of Fukushima to assemble radio sets. In the 1980s, when Japanese electronics were at their peak, the ...

France

Brains And Beauty, Can Neuroscience Measure How Art Affects Us?

Several decades of reflection and study have led neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux to stake out...

Denmark

Hard Questions For Denmark’s Soft Unemployment Cure

"Flexicurity," the Danish labor approach, where it's easy to be fired but also rehired, has h...

France

The Sun May Be Setting On Solar Energy Boom

PARIS — Solar has become the new energy El Dorado. With the price of solar panels plummeting, solar energy has developed spectacularly in recent years. Less than 10 years ago, there were only a ...

Hungary

Liberty v. Nation, Anatomy Of Europe’s Democratic Recession

-OpEd- PARIS — "The era of multiculturalism is over ..." This was the proud declaration of Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary, back in the summer of 2015. One year later, Theresa ...