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  1. April 13, 2014

    Movers & shakers: April 14

    ● José Placido, previously the chief executive of RBC Dexia, will this month join the executive committee of BNP Paribas...

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    April 7, 2014

    Brazil's economic policies: more nails for the coffin

    As Joe Leahy reported in Monday’s FT, the death knell is sounding for Brazil’s economic strategy. Within hours of...

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  1. April 3, 2014

    ‘Sellside’ warns on high junk bond valuations

    A growing cadre of bond specialists employed by the big banks that make their money by selling securities to investors is...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 2, 2014

    Deblocking Cushing

    A quick little follow up to our previous “crude wall” post. It’s worth stressing that since the beginning of the year crude...

  3. March 31, 2014

    BlackRock crowned brand king of Europe

    BlackRock has been crowned Europe’s leading asset management brand by an important group of investment experts that vet and...

  4. March 25, 2014

    BNP Paribas to set up standalone clearing unit

    BNP Paribas is to create a standalone derivatives clearing business, aiming to grab market share and boost earnings at its...

  5. March 24, 2014

    Jean-Laurent Bonnafé brings scientific approach to BNP Paribas

    French banks love a good engineer. Their training in mathematics and science makes them well suited to the complexities of...

  6. March 24, 2014

    Investment bankers’ pay to fall as margins shrink, BNP chief says

    Pay levels will fall at investment banks as profit margins are squeezed by regulation that is transforming their flagship...

  7. March 13, 2014

    Iron ore pulls away from 18-month low

    Iron ore, the main commodity used in steelmaking, continued to pull away from Monday’s 18-month low as buyers returned to...

  8. March 12, 2014

    Hedge fund founder rejects FCA claims he acted dishonestly

    The Italian academic behind a hedge fund that collapsed at the height of the financial crisis has hit back at claims made by...

  9. March 6, 2014

    BNP and BofA suspend forex traders

    The sprawling global investigation into possible collusion and manipulation of foreign exchange markets spread further on...

  10. FT Alphaville

    February 27, 2014

    Sticking a finger into the ECB's air

    To QE or not to QE remains the question. Comfortingly, just about everybody is united in uncertainty. Here’s JP Morgan (our...

  11. February 25, 2014

    US natural gas plunges 26% in two days

    US natural gas has plunged more than 20 per cent in the past two days as traders close out positions ahead of the final...

  12. February 14, 2014

    Week in Review, February 15

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas allots $1.1bn for US...

  13. MBA blog

    February 13, 2014

    A chat with Insead's Jean Dermine on banking and the future roles of MBAs

    My classmate Coralie Gache, a banker formerly with BNP Paribas, and I had a quick chat with Professor Jean Dermine, Insead’s...

  14. February 13, 2014

    French banks: the universal question

    Well, the theory sounds good. Universal banks (which combine investment and retail banking) work because they can use one...

  15. FT Alphaville

    February 13, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The real reason the Chinese are mad for gold: Izzy explains — with a little help from...

  16. February 13, 2014

    Lloyds and BNP Paribas lead bourses lower

    There was no love among investors for the two big banks to announce earnings on Thursday, leaving the main market indices...

  17. February 13, 2014

    BNP Paribas hit by $1.1bn provision

    BNP Paribas has set aside $1.1bn in provisions to cover the cost of likely breaches of US economic sanctions, the latest in...

  18. February 9, 2014

    Movers & shakers: February 10

    ● The Financial Conduct Authority has appointed James Kelly, a former managing director at Goldman Sachs and UBS, as an...

  19. beyondbrics

    February 7, 2014

    The 'desperate duo': currency stability - for now

    You’ve heard of the fragile five – well here’s the desperate duo: Argentina, and Ukraine. Very different circumstances, but...

  20. beyondbrics

    January 29, 2014

    South Africa hikes rates but rand weakens

    South Africa’s hike in its policy rate on Wednesday failed to impress traders who sold off the rand within 15 minutes of the...

  21. January 28, 2014

    London’s overheated commercial property market fuels regions

    The UK’s commercial property market recaptured the attention of investors in 2013. Although London has been the darling of...

  22. January 28, 2014

    BNP Paribas finds rigging of Australian rates

    BNP Paribas has dismissed a small number of staff who attempted to manipulate the setting of Australia’s benchmark interbank...

  23. January 19, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 20

    ● RBC Global Asset Management has hired a 10-strong global equity team, led by Habib Subjally, from First State Investments....

  24. January 14, 2014

    PAI halfway to €3bn buyout fund goal

    PAI Partners, the French buyout house, is nearly halfway through its €3bn fundraising target four years after going through...

  25. January 5, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 6

    ● Susan Martin has been appointed chief executive of the London Pension Funds Authority after becoming interim chief last...

  26. January 1, 2014

    European banks: a tale of two models

    The masters of the universe are humbled. Politicians, regulators and the public have come to disdain investment bankers. And...

  27. December 19, 2013

    Clothes shoppers help lift UK retail sales

    Clothes shoppers helped lift retail sales in November, while the proportion of goods bought online hit a record high. Retail...

  28. December 11, 2013

    Nikkei’s surge lacks belief in Japan Inc

    You can tell that things are getting a little frothy in Japan when the Nikkei starts beating the Topix. Outsized gains in...

  29. December 9, 2013

    Are mergers back in vogue for deal-hungry bankers?

    Jean-Laurent Bonnafé is starting to make even the most red-blooded deal bankers look bearish. Within three weeks the BNP...

  30. December 9, 2013

    German industrial production declines

    Americas: US: Consumer credit grew again, growing at the fastest rate in five months in October, according to the Federal...

  31. December 6, 2013

    Asia’s secret millionaires

    Banks in southeast Asia are limbering up for a protracted tussle with their Swiss and US rivals for a slice of the growing...

  32. December 5, 2013

    BNP Paribas expands in eastern Europe by snapping up Poland’s BGZ

    BNP Paribas has strengthened its presence further in eastern Europe by buying Rabobank’s Polish bank as the French lender...

  33. November 29, 2013

    China’s crackdown on luxury gifts raises industry fears

    Luxury brands in thrall to the east For the past few years, as financial chaos tore through the US and a sovereign debt...

  34. November 20, 2013

    Foreign bidders face higher hurdles to buy Spanish bank

    The Spanish central bank will force foreign investment funds bidding for the nationalised caja Nova Caixa Galicia to hold...

  35. November 18, 2013

    Royal Bank of Scotland in talks to sell portfolio to BNP Paribas

    Royal Bank of Scotland is in exclusive talks to sell its structured retail investor products and equity derivatives business...

  36. November 17, 2013

    Currencies: As Brazilian real settles, attention turns to Mexico’s peso

    Not long ago, the first thing that came to mind when thinking about Latin American currencies was the term “currency war”....

  37. November 17, 2013

    BNP Paribas signals return to health with €3.25bn Fortis deal

    BNP Paribas’ €3.25bn deal to buy out the Belgian’s government’s 25 per cent stake in Fortis, its local subsidiary, is the...

  38. beyondbrics

    November 13, 2013

    S Africa: new retail gloom

    Source: StatsSA After the odd glimmer of hope (in macro data terms), South Africa is back on a downer. Retail sales for...

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