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    1. June 29, 2015

      ‘Picts’ most exposed to Fed rate rise fallout

      Never mind the Brics or the Fragile Five — the Picts is the new emerging market group investors should worry about as they...

    2. June 24, 2015

      Deloitte hires BNP executive in move into investment banking area

      Deloitte has hired the former head of UK corporate finance at BNP Paribas, in a further indication of a trend for ‘big four’...

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    1. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2015

      Peru's FX swappy central bank intervention

      This is a snapshot of the Peruvian economy’s growing dependency on central bank intervention by way of BNP Paribas on...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 19, 2015

      When commodities trade at negative prices...

      Here’s something that doesn’t happen every day. The price of propane in Edmonton, Canada — home of Tar Sands production — is...

    3. June 18, 2015

      China property market shows further signs of stabilising

      China’s property market is showing further signs of stabilising, with prices in some cities rising strongly last month as...

    4. June 8, 2015

      Gehry-designed office building in Berlin for sale

      A Frank Gehry-designed office and apartment building near the Brandenburg Gate, in the heart of Berlin’s government...

    5. June 8, 2015

      Banks’ post-crisis legal costs hit $300bn

      The total cost of litigation aimed at a group of the biggest global banks since 2010 has broken the £200bn ($306bn) barrier,...

    6. June 3, 2015

      Saudi conglomerate Ahab pledges bulk of assets to creditors

      Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers has pledged 87 per cent of its assets to creditors in an attempt to secure agreement from...

    7. May 21, 2015

      Banks caught in forex probe braced for legal barrage

      Lawyers are rubbing their hands in anticipation of the barrage of civil lawsuits that they expect after the $5.6bn...

    8. May 18, 2015

      Saudi conglomerate improves deal for creditors

      The Saudi conglomerate at the centre of one of the region’s largest corporate collapses has proposed a more generous...

    9. May 18, 2015

      Belgian banks: lowland life

      Name 10 famous Belgians. The memory usually goes blank after Eddy Merckx, Georges Simenon, Hergé, Jacky Ickx, Adolphe Sax...

    10. May 6, 2015

      Société Générale and Crédit Agricole point to European recovery

      Two of France’s largest banks have highlighted signs of economic recovery this year in Europe as Société Générale and Crédit...

    11. May 5, 2015

      BNP division faces Swiss franc loan probe

      BNP Paribas’s personal finance subsidiary has been placed under formal investigation for allegedly deceiving thousands of...

    12. April 30, 2015

      BNP Paribas: following wind

      Even boats sailing through a storm sometimes catch a gust of wind going in the right direction. French bank BNP Paribas,...

    13. April 30, 2015

      Investment bank fuels results boost for BNP Paribas

      BNP Paribas notched up better than expected results in the first quarter helped by the French group’s investment banking...

    14. April 23, 2015

      French weakness hits eurozone recovery

      The eurozone’s recovery slowed a little this month amid further signs of weaknesses in France’s economy. The flash...

    15. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2015

      "Harbingers of Default", David Spegel, BNP Paribas

    16. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast, until...

    17. April 15, 2015

      BNP Paribas allowed to manage US retirement funds

      The US Department of Labor will allow BNP Paribas to manage retirement plans, despite its record $8.9bn penalty and guilty...

    18. April 14, 2015

      QE raises fears of eurozone liquidity squeeze

      When the European Central Bank launched quantitative easing a month ago, eurozone government bond markets braced themselves...

    19. April 5, 2015

      Mizuho poaches 130 investment bankers from RBS

      Mizuho Financial Group will hire about 130 investment bankers from the US arm of Royal Bank of Scotland in the coming days...

    20. April 1, 2015

      QE pushes hybrid bonds to break European records

      Centrica, the UK utility firm, launched its inaugural hybrid bond on Wednesday, the latest in a string of companies tapping...

    21. March 31, 2015

      Talk of wave of store closures stirs FTSE retail stocks

      Retail stocks were in focus on the FTSE 100 after news of Kingfisher’s decision to close 60 of its B&Q shops coincided with...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2015

      Your Shanghai equity frenzy, we have "a fresh crescendo" people

      Just going to leave these few charts here for a second… That’s from BNP Paribas, this is via Tom Orlik and a few others:...

    23. March 23, 2015

      US regulators veto ‘living wills’ of RBS, HSBC and BNP Paribas

      US regulators vetoed the living wills of Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and BNP Paribas on Monday, ordering the banks to...

    24. March 16, 2015

      Trafigura chief financial officer Pierre Lorinet to step down

      Trafigura, one of the world’s biggest commodities trading houses, will have a new chief financial officer later this year...

    25. March 11, 2015

      Michel Pébereau steps down from BNP Paribas board

      Michel Pébereau, the man known as the godfather of French finance who defined the country’s banking sector over three...

    26. March 2, 2015

      Public outrage is the perfect stick to prod HSBC into break-up

      Sitting in his spacious and elegantly decorated office in central Paris, a senior executive at a large French bank is...

    27. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Brazil's economy implodes; Rousseff pops to the supermarket

      Another week goes by and the outlook for Brazil’s economy gets gloomier still. The consensus on GDP is now for a 0.58 per...

    28. February 23, 2015

      BAT set to pay £2.3bn for remaining stake in Souza Cruz

      A century since Albina Souza Cruz sold a majority stake in his eponymous Brazilian tobacco business to British American...

    29. February 16, 2015

      European banks: dividend and rule

      Peer pressure can be a terrible thing. The forced smile as you watch a film you hate, or visit a restaurant you can barely...

    30. February 15, 2015

      BNP Paribas chairman warns pressures may wreck reform

      Having once hiked across the Sahara and Sinai deserts, Jean Lemierre is not afraid of an arduous challenge. Yet the usually...

    31. February 15, 2015

      BNP Paribas made ethical and legal mistakes, says chairman

      Banks can no longer afford a “too narrow, legalistic approach” to complying with rules because “the world has changed” and...

    32. February 12, 2015

      Birkin bag weathers luxury storms as Hermès forecasts sales slowdown

      Hermès has forecast a slowdown in sales this year as a result of a more complicated trading environment characterised by...

    33. February 10, 2015

      Rosneft chief Igor Sechin says $7bn debt repayment will be met

      Rosneft’s chief executive has sought to allay investor fears that the Russian state-owned oil producer might default on its...

    34. Nick Butler

      February 8, 2015

      Rosneft and the sanctions policy which could backfire.

      The urgent attempts by Europe’s leaders to negotiate a solution to the crisis in Ukraine represent an open acknowledgement...

    35. February 6, 2015

      BNP chiefs lose bonuses after $8.9bn fine

      BNP Paribas has slashed the bonuses for its top executives to reflect the impact of last year’s $8.9bn fine for US sanction...

    36. February 5, 2015

      BNP Paribas profits rise as lender warns of regulatory pain ahead

      BNP Paribas has warned that rising taxes and more stringent regulations will have a greater than expected impact on its...

    37. January 29, 2015

      Deutsche Bank: universal truths

      Weak smiles at Deutsche Bank. The shares enjoyed a 3 per cent pop on Thursday. Fourth-quarter numbers were pleasing. Profits...

    38. January 23, 2015

      Concern grows over banks exiting riskier emerging markets

      Some of the world’s biggest banks are in talks with regulators about loosening privacy laws to allow the sharing of more...

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