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    1. September 8, 2015

      Villeroy de Galhau poised to lead France’s central bank

      François Villeroy de Galhau, a former BNP Paribas banker, has been nominated to be the next governor of France’s...

    2. April 24, 2015

      One last chance to stop the financial transaction tax. Again

      Driftwood: Oh, that? Oh, that’s the usual clause. That’s in every contract. That just says uh, it says uh, “If any of...

    1. October 27, 2014

      Alternative stress tests find French banks are weakest in Europe

      On Sunday, Christian Noyer, governor of the Banque de France, was crowing about the “excellent” performance of French...

    2. October 26, 2014

      ECB results show ‘solidity’ of French banks, says government

      French banks are sufficiently robust to withstand a crisis, the Banque de France has said, after all bar one passed the...

    3. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2014

      Germany vs France on the euro, part deux

      A brief follow-up to this morning’s post in response to a question we received on Twitter… Below is a chart showing the...

    4. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2014

      Deutsch-Rückhalte and le malaise français

      With a hat-tip to our friends at CreditSights, check out the starkly different paths of household indebtedness in...

    5. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2014

      Guest post: French, Swiss central banks swell rush to hold renminbi

      By Jukka Pihlman, Standard Chartered Adopted at pace by central banks around the world, China’s renminbi is now seen by...

    6. August 14, 2014

      France warns on budget deficit target

      France has demanded more leniency from Brussels and Berlin on its austerity programme after figures showed it would...

    7. February 14, 2014

      France returns to growth in fourth quarter

      Germany and France, Europe’s two biggest economies, posted better than expected growth in the fourth quarter of last...

    8. February 9, 2014

      Transcript of interview with Danièle Nouy

      FT Could we get a sense of your targets in terms of the start-up of the SSM [Single Supervisory Mechanism] and when you...

    9. October 28, 2013

      Christian Noyer urges French government to step up reform

      To step into the office of the governor of the Banque de France is to step back in time. The gilded grandeur of the...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 4, 2013

      VFM central banking

      Gaspard Koenig has been sounding off, entertainingly, at the Centre for Policy Studies on the costs associated with the...

    11. FT Alphaville

      June 3, 2013

      The ECB, negative rate confusion and the prepay tax option

      The ECB meets this week and expectations about what Draghi and team may or may not do seem to be erring towards the...

    12. May 29, 2013

      Brussels steps up pressure on Hollande

      Brussels has cranked up the rising pressure on President François Hollande to take bold action to revive the French...

    13. March 11, 2013

      The shock news that made gold price soar

      Shortly after 8pm on September 26 1999, Wim Duisenberg, then president of the European Central Bank, made an unexpected...

    14. February 4, 2013

      ECB told to double its manpower

      The European Central Bank will need to more than double its manpower and hire around 2,000 bank supervision staff to...

    15. January 16, 2013

      Germany creates pile of golden opportunities

      Criminal masterminds and Hollywood scriptwriters have been put on notice. Germany’s central bank is planning to shift...

    16. The A-List

      January 16, 2013

      The meaning of Germany's gold decision

      The Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, has decided to move part of its gold holdings from the Federal Reserve Bank in...

    17. January 16, 2013

      Bundesbank weighs bullion against public pressure

      No one would quite admit it, but the announcement on Wednesday by the Bundesbank that it was undertaking a huge...

    18. December 13, 2012

      Chancellor praises banking union deal

      A banking union deal struck in Brussels in the dead of Wednesday night was a “significant moment” in forging a new...

    19. December 4, 2012

      Long road to a single EU bank regulator

      When analysts at Barclays published a note on Santander in October, it sounded a bearish note on the Spanish bank’s...

    20. December 3, 2012

      London mayor hits back at ‘French attack’

      Boris Johnson has launched an offensive against France’s central bank governor, accusing him of a “naked attempt to...

    21. December 3, 2012

      Currency trading – franc-ly speaking

      Charles de Gaulle used to obsess about the “exorbitant privilege” he claimed the US dollar enjoyed from its role as the...

    22. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks gained on positive China manufacturing data, with the MSCI Asia Pacific index rising 0.2% and on track for...

    23. December 2, 2012

      UK’s euro trade supremacy under attack

      The City of London should be deposed as the euro’s main financial centre so the single currency club can “control” most...

    24. Nick Butler

      November 22, 2012

      Europe and the high cost of indifference

      Anglo-French relations could hamper negotiations over UK nuclear power stations. Image by Getty Another European...

    25. November 9, 2012

      Germany agrees to cut spending

      Germany’s ruling centre-right coalition agreed on Friday to trim overall spending and cut the government’s net...

    26. September 2, 2012

      Bank regulators warm to liquidity rethink

      Global regulators are coalescing around plans to soften the impact of planned bank liquidity buffers by allowing...

    27. August 12, 2012

      Public confidence in Hollande slides

      Just 100 days after he became France’s president, public confidence in François Hollande has taken a tumble, with a...

    28. August 10, 2012

      French economy hit by summer chill

      François Hollande, the French president, wants his ministers to stay in France for their summer holidays. Perhaps he is...

    29. August 8, 2012

      French central bank warns on recession

      France will probably slip back into recession before the autumn, its central bank has warned, showing the difficulties...

    30. July 5, 2012

      French banks to scrap interbank debit fees

      French banks have agreed to scrap interbank fees for direct debits and payments, among the highest in Europe, in the...

    31. July 1, 2012

      Hollande ready to tackle public finances

      François Hollande, fresh from his first full eurozone crisis summit, is set to turn his attention to the daunting...

    32. Brussels Blog

      June 12, 2012

      3 designs for banking union (and the turf war ahead)

      Planning for a European banking union is racing ahead, in spite of the considerable political obstacles. The vision is...

    33. May 27, 2012

      French banks face Greek woes

      Shareholders in Crédit Agricole booed last week as they vented their fury at the management of the French bank most...

    34. Money Supply

      April 24, 2012

      The return of financial repression in the UK

      Banque de France governor Christian Noyer might have failed to assure credit rating agencies that it was Britain, not...

    35. April 15, 2012

      Generation of investors ‘may shun eurozone’

      The eurozone sovereign bond markets have lost vast numbers of international investors, possibly for a generation, say...

    36. February 17, 2012

      A franc farewell

      “Comment te dire adieu?” This question must have been in the mind of a few Frenchmen as they swapped their last francs...

    37. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2012

      For the ECB, a French (history) lesson

      On French inflation during the 1920s, that is. Central bankers continue to be oh-so-blasé about their ever-expanding...

    38. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2012

      Here be Draghi, on ECB collateral [updated]

      Some interesting points about the ECB’s expansion of the collateral it will accept for funding at February’s three-year...

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