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    1. May 4, 2016

      Société Générale eyes deeper cost cuts

      Société Générale says it will deepen cost cuts at its investment bank after rocky trading conditions hit first-quarter...

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      May 4, 2016

      SocGen cost cuts lie ahead after profits beat expectations

      Société Générale announced plans to deepen cost cuts at its investment bank as rocky trading conditions hit first...

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      April 28, 2016

      US stocks poised to slide on BoJ jitters

      US stock-index futures pointed to a solidly lower open after the Bank of Japan surprised some investors by holding...

    2. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Albert Edwards and the sadness of the permabear

      Albert Edwards is sad. “Utterly depressed,” in fact. Earlier this month, he was warning of a “tidal wave of defaults”....

    3. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Brazilian real rises as central bank sits out

      The Brazilian central bank is staying on the sidelines on Tuesday. Although the real strengthened by as much as 2.3 per...

    4. April 19, 2016

      No easy way as banks court Asia’s wealthy

      The multimillionaire sputtered into his wine when asked about the quality of his bank’s services. “Are you kidding?” he...

    5. April 14, 2016

      Corporate bonds trump European stocks as verdict mixed on ECB

      The performances of European equity and corporate bond markets have diverged sharply this year, underlining that while...

    6. April 11, 2016

      SocGen chief to testify to French senate on Panama Papers

      The chief executive of Société Générale is to be hauled in front of the French senate on Tuesday to answer questions...

    7. Fast FT

      April 11, 2016

      UBS and Moody's join high yield bears

      UBS and Moody’s have become the latest groups to express renewed concerns over high yield bonds, joining the growing...

    8. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      SocGen warns of 'tidal wave of corporate default'

      The latest offering from the perma-bear community, delivered by Albert Edwards at SocGen, is, well, bearish. US...

    9. Fast FT

      March 29, 2016

      EM stocks, FX set for best month in 4 years

      Emerging market assets are set to clock their biggest monthly gains in over four years after unexpectedly dovish...

    10. March 22, 2016

      Palantir and Credit Suisse join forces to target rogue traders

      Credit Suisse is joining forces with Palantir Technologies, the artificial intelligence firm backed by the CIA’s...

    11. Fast FT

      March 18, 2016

      UK's SFO gets arrest warrants for Euribor traders

      The Serious Fraud Office said it had obtained European arrest warrants for five suspects who have been charged in its...

    12. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Dollar retreats as Fed turns more cautious

      The greenback is in retreat. The US dollar fell sharply against most currencies of developed economies after the...

    13. March 15, 2016

      SocGen to buy Kleinwort Benson for wealth management push

      Two of the oldest names in British banking are to combine after Société Générale of France said it had agreed to buy...

    14. March 15, 2016

      SocGen/Kleinwort: marrying into wealth

      Nobody buys a venerable financial institution for its distinguished history. What makes such entities valuable is their...

    15. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      ECB stimulus heralds wave of bond sales

      The average yield on eurozone investment grade bonds has dropped below 1 per cent for the first time in nearly a year,...

    16. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      SocGen to tie up two of oldest names in British banking

      Two of the oldest names in British banking are to be combined in a deal that France’s Société Générale announced on...

    17. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      February's US jobs report: what to watch out for

      It’s nonfarm payrolls day. Be excited. The release, due at 13:30 London time, comes amid a resurgence of expectations...

    18. February 25, 2016

      Lloyds Bank: the drugs don’t work

      Every angst-ridden schoolboy knows that the cool kids define themselves against the “losers” as much as through their...

    19. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      Euro hits 34 month low against yen

      Looks like the BoJo effect is having an impact beyond the pound. All the focus in the currency market this morning has...

    20. Fast FT

      February 22, 2016

      A hurling for sterling as Boris backs Brexit

      The British pound is on track for its biggest one-day drop in more than a year after Boris Johnson threw his weight...

    21. Fast FT

      February 19, 2016

      Oil sell-off deepens as crude slides 4%

      So much for that rebound. West Texas Intermediate, the US crude marker was down 4.2 per cent to $29.49 a barrel, while...

    22. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Barclays to pay $50m to settle FX suit

      Barclays will pay $50m to settle a US lawsuit stemming from the bank’s investigation over its foreign-exchange trading...

    23. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      Bank shares tumble; SocGen down 14.3%

      A slide in Société Générale shares is really picking up pace now, as the French lender leads a sell-off in European...

    24. February 11, 2016

      SocGen shares tumble 13% as sector sell-off resumes

      Société Générale signalled on Thursday it may struggle to meet its profitability targets this year because of...

    25. Fast FT

      February 11, 2016

      SocGen Q4 profits miss expectations but divi raised

      Société Générale has become the latest large European bank to miss expectations in the fourth quarter and warned that...

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      February 11, 2016

      Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse top US clearers list

      Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse have retained their positions as the top clearers in the US for futures and swaps,...

    27. February 10, 2016

      Deutsche Bank shares rally sharply after brutal sell-off

      Shares in Deutsche Bank led a rebound for European financial stocks on Wednesday as bargain hunters moved in after the...

    28. February 8, 2016

      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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

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      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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

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      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...

    37. 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...

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      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,...

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