LeBonCoin rate hikes irate small traders

10 Jan 2015

Starting from late 2014, French site LeBonCoin started to charge professionals higher rates for listing autos, real estate and general items, with prices rising up to 10 percent. As the site begins to monetize more actively, the move is said to harm most artisans and small entrepreneurs.



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Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia has joined AIM Group in 2014 as a writer/analyst covering France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe. A Russian living in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. She is educated at Moscow State Lomonosov University (MA in psychology) and Central European University (PhD in public policy). After obtaining her doctoral degree, she taught international political economy at George Washington University in Washington DC where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and commodity markets, particularly shale gas development in North America.