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  1. September 12, 2014

    HSBC joins ‘coco’ bond revival

    HSBC has issued its first “coco” bonds as banks Europe-wide seek to cash in on increased investor risk appetite to launch a...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Crédit Agricole profit nearly wiped out by BES charge

    Crédit Agricole’s second-quarter profits have been nearly wiped out by a €708m writedown on its stake in Portugal’s Banco...

  1. FT Alphaville

    June 20, 2014

    Fun with banks' fair value (and DTAs)

    Citi analysts have read 38 European banks’ annual reports for last year. People who value their sanity are not supposed to...

  2. June 6, 2014

    World Bank backs Crédit Agricole loans

    The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation has agreed to guarantee part of a $2bn portfolio of emerging market loans...

  3. April 25, 2014

    High-growth tech groups hit by jitters

    Friday 21:00 BST. Global stocks came under pressure at the end of a volatile week, as the latest US earnings releases proved...

  4. March 20, 2014

    Crédit Agricole sets out growth plan for Amundi asset manager

    Crédit Agricole SA has outlined plans for its Amundi asset management arm to become one of the first in Europe to have more...

  5. February 19, 2014

    Crédit Agricole reinstates dividend after swing back to profit

    Crédit Agricole has swung back to a full-year profit after two years of losses, prompting the second-largest bank in France...

  6. February 6, 2014

    S&P warns of higher risk in bank bail-in bonds

    The “bail-in” bonds issued by banks to absorb losses in the case of financial difficulty are much riskier than first...

  7. January 12, 2014

    Guidelines for green bonds published

    A set of voluntary guidelines for “green” bonds that finance environmentally friendly projects will be published on Monday...

  8. December 4, 2013

    UBS deal shows power of immunity

    The power of immunity deals offered by Europe’s top antitrust regulator was starkly underscored by its revelation that UBS...

  9. November 7, 2013

    French banks: vive la différence

    Here, in one deal, is the growing divide in how Europe’s banks view investment banking. It is a relatively small, all-French...

  10. November 7, 2013

    Crédit Agricole rejects settling with Brussels over rate-rigging claims

    Crédit Agricole has dismissed the prospect of settling with European Commission antitrust authorities over accusations that...

  11. October 14, 2013

    Movers & shakers: October 14

    ● Northern Trust has created five new senior positions as it expands its depositary services across Europe. John Cargill has...

  12. September 18, 2013

    Funds begin to back European banks

    Let us take a trip into the heart of darkness. Fund managers have discovered the nerve to invest in European stocks once...

  13. September 2, 2013

    Summer calm opens window for banks

    David Cameron has not been the only bigwig picking up a tan on the beach. For the first time since the 2008 financial...

  14. August 25, 2013

    A little Gallic forethought needed

    Hordes of clean-cut French financiers, fresh from long summer breaks, puff on cigarettes outside the glass towers looming...

  15. August 12, 2013

    Yen falls after Japan GDP misses forecasts

    The yen weakened after growth data showed the reform-minded administration of Shinzo Abe has more to do to set Japan firmly...

  16. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2013

    The long road to Eurozone bank deleveraging

    RBS’ analysts have revisited predictions made in 2011 that eurozone banks would have to shed €5.1tn of assets. The good news...

  17. August 11, 2013

    Eurozone banks need to shed €3.2tn in assets to meet Basel III

    Europe’s biggest banks will have to cut €661bn of assets and generate €47bn of fresh capital over the next five years to...

  18. August 9, 2013

    KPN climbs on takeover approach

    KPN has been much in the news recently and it was the day’s biggest gainer on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Friday after a...

  19. August 7, 2013

    European financials outperform to limit region’s losses

    Pan-European indices slipped under the weight of a number of heavyweight losses from London as UK stocks reacted badly to...

  20. August 6, 2013

    Crédit Agricole fades after two-year peak

    Crédit Agricole was among a number of financial stocks on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 index reporting quarterly earnings with the...

  21. August 6, 2013

    Crédit Agricole: nothing to shout about

    If you wanted a way to profit from growing optimism about the French economy, this was it. Shares in Crédit Agricole have...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 6, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    “Asian stocks fell for a second day as stronger growth in U.S. service industries fueled speculation the Federal Reserve...

  23. August 6, 2013

    Crédit Agricole posts results by accident

    Crédit Agricole reported better than expected quarterly results as it continued to recover from the effects of the eurozone...

  24. August 1, 2013

    SocGen tops Eurofirst climbers on strong trading

    Société Générale topped pan-European indices after its second-quarter net profit more than doubled from a year ago thanks to...

  25. June 17, 2013

    Crédit Agricole shows Co-op Bank there is life after listing

    To go by the experience of Crédit Agricole, France’s largest listed mutual bank, the Co-op Bank will have to find a modus...

  26. May 31, 2013

    Stocks end volatile week on softer note

    Friday 21:15 BST. Global equities and highly-rated government bonds eased back and the dollar rallied at the end of a week...

  27. May 29, 2013

    Stocks retreat as Fed uncertainty returns

    Wednesday 21:10 BST. Renewed uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s intentions regarding its asset buying programme pulled...

  28. May 21, 2013

    Equities advance ahead of Bernanke speech

    Tuesday 21.15. Global equities resumed their upward momentum as broadly dovish comments from a number of Federal Reserve...

  29. May 19, 2013

    Portugal’s banks fear ‘Cyprus virus’

    Portugal’s top bankers have called on Europe’s leaders to stop “playing with fire” and moderate their stance towards the...

  30. May 7, 2013

    European banks: works in progress

    So the Dax has hit an all-time high and the FTSE 100 is heading in the same direction. Even the CAC 40 has managed to rise...

  31. May 7, 2013

    Société Générale and Crédit Agricole unveil fresh cost cuts

    Two of France’s biggest banks swung back into profit in the first quarter compared with the final three months of 2012, but...

  32. March 25, 2013

    Bankia leads Cyprus-led financials fallers

    European bank stocks slumped on Monday after the restructuring of the Cypriot financial sector was held up as a template for...

  33. March 21, 2013

    Stocks and euro slip after weak data

    Thursday 20:00 GMT. Global equities took a step back and the euro retreated as fresh concerns about the eurozone economy...

  34. March 8, 2013

    Shares rise after strong US jobs data

    Friday 21:30 GMT. Global stocks have ended the week at fresh 4½-year highs as strong US jobs data added to investor optimism...

  35. February 20, 2013

    Second year in red for Crédit Agricole

    Crédit Agricole said it was turning the page on 2012, a year in which it paid for ill-timed acquisitions with a net loss of...

  36. February 15, 2013

    Rally stalls as focus turns to currencies

    Friday 21.10 GMT. Traders were in cautious mood as resurgent concerns about the health of the European economy and wariness...

  37. February 6, 2013

    Total in talks to sell TIGF arm

    Total, the French oil major, has entered exclusive talks with a consortium led by Snam of Italy to sell its natural gas...

  38. February 4, 2013

    Swatch ticks higher on upbeat guidance

    Luxury goods were back in favour after Swatch Group reported higher margins and provided upbeat guidance for 2013 thanks to...

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