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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

      The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
    2. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. August 5, 2015

      Société Générale: high society

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

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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