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    1. May 20, 2015

      Dollar rally continues as traders turn to Fed

      The dollar made gains on Wednesday as markets looked toward the upcoming release of minutes from monetary policy meetings at...

    2. 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...

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    1. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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    1. May 1, 2015

      Chart that tells a story — ETF growth

      What does this show? It’s the growth in exchange traded funds and products, in terms of both number and assets under...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 13, 2015

      How will the China-led AIIB actually work?

      After China’s notable political success in registering more than 35 applicants for funding membership of the yet to be...

    3. March 12, 2015

      SocGen invests in swap futures exchange

      Société Générale has joined other banks in making an investment in Eris Exchange, a fast-growing futures bourse,...

    4. February 17, 2015

      SocGen buys stake in trading platform

      Société Générale has bought a minority stake in a UK start-up trading platform in a move that underlines how banks are...

    5. beyondbrics

      February 17, 2015

      Guest post: flood of global liquidity destabilises EM

      By Xavier Denis, Societe Generale Private Banking The huge expansion of liquidity due to quantitative easing in advanced...

    6. February 12, 2015

      Société Générale: take me to the river

      A person stands on the edge of a rapidly moving river. On the other side, a sumptuous feast. Take the risk or not? That all...

    7. February 12, 2015

      Société Générale warns of ‘difficult’ year ahead in Russia

      Société Générale warned of a “more difficult year” ahead in Russia as the group reported full-year profits hit by a...

    8. 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...

    9. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Is the $1tn China carry trade imploding?

      China is not short of economic headaches. Overborrowed and overbuilt, its parlous state prompted the World Bank last month...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2015

      This currency would be great if it wasn't for the market, RMB edition

      “China reported the largest deficit in its capital and financial account in more than a decade for the last quarter of 2014,...

    11. January 26, 2015

      European banks warns capital rules will blunt QE

      European banks are warning that the effects of the European Central Bank’s €1.1tn quantitative easing will be blunted by...

    12. January 19, 2015

      Société Générale splits chairman and chief’s roles

      Société Générale has split the roles of chairman and chief executive as required by European law, appointing the Italian...

    13. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2014

      A trip to the Tripoli casino

      Q. How do you tell the $65bn sovereign wealth fund of a notoriously erratic government that it might lose all its money on...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2014

      The graphic Juncker

      That clickable to enlarge chart (which allowed us to experiment with our shiny new anti-clickbait header format) is from EC...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2014

      Fed of mystery and supplementary normalisation tools

      If analyst comments in our inbox are anything to go by, the latest FOMC minutes, released on Wednesday, provided nothing...

    16. November 12, 2014

      SocGen denies allegations of funnelling bribes in LIA lawsuit

      Société Générale and a Libyan businessman have denied “extremely serious” allegations that they helped funnel bribes to...

    17. November 6, 2014

      Crédit Agricole chief attacks French government economic policies

      The chief executive of Crédit Agricole has launched a broadside against the economic policies of France’s socialist...

    18. October 5, 2014

      Foreign banks in Russia turn to rouble bonds

      The two biggest foreign banks in Russia have been heavily tapping the rouble bond market to replace funding from their...

    19. Gavyn Davies

      September 23, 2014

      No hard landing yet in China

        © STR/AFP/Getty Images China’s economic rebalancing has been the main downside risk to global economic activity in 2014,...

    20. September 4, 2014

      Paris court rules Jérôme Kerviel can walk free after 110 days

      Jérôme Kerviel will walk out of jail on Monday, a Paris court ruled on Thursday in a move that will reduce the rogue...

    21. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2014

      Edwards: "The equity market is now running on fumes"

      Ice Age theologian, Albert Edwards of SocGen, is back from holiday with a new missive warning of imminent equity collapse....

    22. August 17, 2014

      UK life and pensions industry hit by drop in annuities sales

      It is not easy to spot from a quick glance at some of the insurers’ recent financial results, but Britain’s life and...

    23. August 13, 2014

      Russian steelmaker Evraz raises $425m from European lenders

      Evraz, the Russian steelmaker in which Roman Abramovich is the largest shareholder, has raised a $425m loan from a syndicate...

    24. August 1, 2014

      Société Générale profits shake off hit on Russia operations

      Société Générale said net profits at its Russian operations fell by a third in the second quarter amid escalating tension...

    25. beyondbrics

      July 30, 2014

      Argentina's unfolding drama as a tourist attraction

      They may have left their country for vacation, but a number of Argentine tourists in midtown Manhattan nonetheless found...

    26. July 27, 2014

      Movers & shakers: July 28

      ● APG, the €375bn Dutch pensions manager, has hired Angelien Kemna as chief finance and risk officer, succeeding Peter Kok,...

    27. July 6, 2014

      Movers & shakers: July 7

      ● Rothschild has appointed Kevin Gardiner as global investment strategist within its €16bn wealth management business. Mr...

    28. May 23, 2014

      Gold fix put on the spot after Barclays fine

      When Daniel Plunkett turned up for work in Canary Wharf on June 28 2012, his employer was again under fire. A day earlier,...

    29. May 19, 2014

      Correction is a healthy reminder of what is normal

      Investors who want to see what complacency looks like can take a glance at the US equity market. The S&P 500 has gone 468...

    30. May 19, 2014

      Jérôme Kerviel turns himself in to French authorities

      Jérôme Kerviel, the former Société Générale trader, has turned himself in to French authorities to serve a three-year jail...

    31. May 14, 2014

      SocGen sets Newedge €200m profit target

      Société Générale plans to reverse rapidly-declining profitability at Newedge, the futures broker it took full control of...

    32. May 13, 2014

      SocGen: adventure travel

      Don’t go to Société Générale for travel advice. Over the past couple of years, the French bank’s geographic profile has read...

    33. May 13, 2014

      SocGen banking on Russia despite Ukraine crisis

      Société Générale has highlighted its Russian operations as a key driver of growth over the next three years less than a week...

    34. May 9, 2014

      Jérôme Kerviel’s long walk to captivity

      On a sun-baked dirt track in a northern Italian vineyard, a distant police siren can be heard. Jérôme Kerviel pauses to...

    35. May 7, 2014

      Société Générale and Carlsberg feel pain from Russian operations

      From banks to beer and cigarettes, companies are feeling the pain from their Russian operations as Moscow’s stand-off with...

    36. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2014

      We'd prefer to be compared with our previous attempts, thanks very much

      Stress tests in Europe maybe aren’t the mugging by reality they used to be… they’re putting up a little bit more of a fight...

    37. April 29, 2014

      Deutsche resigns gold and silver price-fix seats

      Deutsche Bank has resigned its seats on the London gold and silver fixings after failing to find buyers. The German bank put...

    38. FT Alphaville

      April 24, 2014

      Roar of the permabear

      Albert Edwards, the SocGen strategist who first began advocating a big holding of long government bonds seventeen years ago,...

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