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      Investors push French banks to cut branch networks

      French banks are coming under increased investor pressure to shrink their extensive branch networks and move customers...

    2. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      JGBs on the brink: 10-years yielding 0.01%

      Looks like today could be the day. One week after the surprise from Tokyo and the introduction of sub-zero interest...

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    1. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      US stock futures slip as ECB awaited

      US stock-index futures fell in morning trading after a stomach-churning day for Wall Street on Wednesday as traders...

    2. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Colombian peso crashes to new low

      Double up on those tin hats: another currency has crashed to new lows against the US dollar on Wednesday. After the...

    3. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Gloom watch: “Black Wednesday for EMs”

      For sale: Falling knife. Emerging market currencies enjoyed a brief bounce yesterday, but as Brown Brothers Harriman...

    4. January 15, 2016

      Doom mongers have their day in the sun as markets turn

      Almost 900 professional investors crammed into a Grosvenor Square ballroom this week for one of the stranger events in...

    5. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Peg pressure: HK dollar clocks biggest loss since 2003

      Pegged currencies seem to be magnets for speculators at the moment. The Hong Kong dollar has dropped 0.25 per cent...

    6. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      US stocks rise as oil rallies

      After a tough start to 2016, the bulls seem to be inching their way back to Wall Street. US stocks rose on Wednesday as...

    7. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      EM currencies: new year, new lows

      Two major emerging market currencies touched fresh record lows against the US dollar on Wednesday as new signs of...

    8. Fast FT

      December 23, 2015

      Asian shares up in pre-Christmas spree

      Investors around Asia are doing some last-minute Christmas shopping on the markets, pushing benchmarks higher following...

    9. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Charts of the year: "We're all oil traders now"

      The dollar and oil are fast friends. (Inverted friends, that is.) Kit Juckes, a macro strategist at Societe Generale,...

    10. December 21, 2015

      Spanish assets: Where do they go from here?

      Spanish stocks have slipped lower throughout the day as the country faces a period of political uncertainty and...

    11. Fast FT

      December 21, 2015

      Ex-Soc Gen employee to face Euribor charge

      A former Societe Generale employee, Stephane Esper, will be charged with conspiring to manipulate Euribor by the...

    12. December 18, 2015

      Dollar gains after US policy tightening

      The first tightening of US monetary policy in nearly a decade this week spurred a stronger dollar against its G10...

    13. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Emerging markets shrug as Fed raises rates

      Emerging markets have had plenty of time to prepare for today’s Fed historic interest rate rise. So little surprise...

    14. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      US stocks set to rise ahead of the Fed

      Equity investors struck a bullish tone just hours ahead of the Federal Reserve’s last policy decision of the year in...

    15. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      EM currencies set for worst week in 2.5 years

      It’s been a week to forget for emerging markets. The defenestration of South Africa’s finance minister, a junk ratings...

    16. December 10, 2015

      'Christmas has come early for SNB'

      The Swiss National Bank has its quarterly rates announcement coming up. Don’t expect fireworks. Since the European...

    17. December 9, 2015

      Dollar slumps across the board

      Well, this is a bit of a head-scratcher. With no obvious trigger, the dollar is taking a dive. The abrupt, seemingly...

    18. November 5, 2015

      Société Générale and Crédit Agricole enjoy sharp jump in profits

      Two of France’s largest banks, Crédit Agricole and Société Générale, reported sharp rises in third-quarter net profits...

    19. September 29, 2015

      Société Générale considers closing a fifth of retail branches

      Société Générale is considering cutting as many as a fifth of its retail branches in France over the next five years...

    20. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2015

      China's 'asset bubble' growth solution hangs in the balance

      Whether the yuan is technically or fundamentally overvalued doesn’t really matter. China has reached the point in its...

    21. August 13, 2015

      A-level students have a taste of work in the City of London

      When A-level results were published on Thursday, one group of students was already hard at work in the office. They are...

    22. August 5, 2015

      Société Générale: high society

      “Everything comes to those who wait” is attributed to French renaissance writer François Rabelais. Investors have...

    23. August 5, 2015

      Société Générale bolsters capital buffer as profits beat forecasts

      Société Générale said it intended to extend cost-cutting measures and increase its capital buffer amid rising...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      The bond liquidity 'cognitive bandwidth deficit' problem

      The laissez faire school of finance has always orientated towards the notion that capital market funding is preferable...

    25. July 27, 2015

      Libya in legal action on nationalisations

      The Libyan Investment Authority has launched legal action against four African states alleging that they took advantage...

    26. July 16, 2015

      Sterling hits seven-year high against euro

      Sterling powered to a seven-year high against the euro, providing a fillip not just to eurozone-bound British...

    27. June 28, 2015

      Credit Suisse and ING eye reduced London presence

      Credit Suisse and ING have warned the Treasury in pre-Budget talks that they are considering pulling some of their...

    28. June 17, 2015

      French banks to list asset manager Amundi

      French asset manager Amundi is set to be listed on the Paris stock exchange in a move that will see its minority-owner...

    29. June 12, 2015

      Libya wealth fund factions seek common cause in bank lawsuits

      Lawyers representing two opposing factions of the Libyan Investment Authority are to apply to the High Court for a...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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