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  1. March 30, 2014

    SocGen accused over Libya deals

    The Libyan Investment Authority has accused Société Générale of helping to funnel bribes worth tens of millions of dollars...

  2. March 21, 2014

    Europe’s banks count cost of US sanctions on Russia

    US sanctions against a string of Russian individuals and Bank Rossiya triggered a frantic effort by Western bank executives...

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  1. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

    Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
  2. Central & eastern Europe: Banking and Finance 2013

    The shadows that gathered last year have started to recede. The banking sector has sho...
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  1. 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...

  2. March 17, 2014

    DBS buys SocGen’s Asia private banking business

    DBS, southeast Asia’s biggest bank by assets, has bought the Asia private banking business of Société Générale for $200m in...

  3. March 4, 2014

    Western banks count cost of Ukraine crisis

    Western banks are counting the cost of a worsening crisis in Ukraine and potential sanctions against Russia, countries where...

  4. February 13, 2014

    French banks: the universal question

    Well, the theory sounds good. Universal banks (which combine investment and retail banking) work because they can use one...

  5. February 13, 2014

    SocGen fund chief steps down

    The chief executive of Lyxor, the €75bn French asset manager owned by Société Générale, is to leave after less than two...

  6. February 12, 2014

    Société Générale raises dividend as it completes restructuring

    Société Générale has said that its quest to improve its balance sheet amid new European regulation is drawing to an end,...

  7. 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...

  8. February 2, 2014

    SocGen beefs up US and Asia bond trading units

    Société Générale is expanding its bond trading business in a move to get a stronger global foothold as most of its European...

  9. January 30, 2014

    Libya’s sovereign wealth fund to sue Goldman over $1bn trades

    Libya’s sovereign wealth fund has taken formal legal action in London against Goldman Sachs over allegations that the...

  10. January 19, 2014

    Easing of sanctions raises hopes for Iranian economy

    For Mohammad-Reza Behzadian, Iran’s beleaguered economy is best described in shades of grey. “Iran’s economy, which was...

  11. January 14, 2014

    Investment by acronyms makes no sense

    Albert Edwards of Société Générale thinks everything is overvalued – even popular acronyms. A look at the performance of the...

  12. January 5, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 6

    ● Susan Martin has been appointed chief executive of the London Pension Funds Authority after becoming interim chief last...

  13. December 6, 2013

    Week in Review, December 7

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Executives to stand trial in EADS...

  14. November 25, 2013

    Mechel agrees covenant holiday with foreign creditors

    Mechel has reached agreement with a syndicate of foreign banks on a covenant holiday until the end of 2014, alleviating...

  15. November 18, 2013

    Paris police launch manhunt after SocGen and Libération shootings

    French police have launched an urgent hunt for a suspected lone gunman who shot and wounded a photographer’s assistant at a...

  16. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2013

    Greenspan's dilemma becomes Yellen's dilemma

    Last week we noted the reemergence of Greenspan’s dilemma. Soon no doubt becoming Janet Yellen’s, too. Very loosely, this is...

  17. 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...

  18. November 7, 2013

    Breteau to leave Newedge in shake-up

    Nicolas Breteau has resigned as chief executive of Newedge in a management reshuffle at the world’s largest futures broker...

  19. 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...

  20. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were slightly lower ahead of an interest rate decision from the European Central Bank on Thursday and...

  21. October 27, 2013

    US equities trade at ‘sky-high’ valuations

    BlackRock and Société Générale are among several fund managers that fear US equities are at best fully valued and at worst...

  22. FT Alphaville

    October 23, 2013

    Bubble watching, with Albert

    Albert Edwards, the SocGen strategist, is pretty much beside himself. His latest Global Strategy Weekly recycles his usual...

  23. October 11, 2013

    Vivendi appoints banks for SFR flotation

    Vivendi has appointed banks to advise on the proposed flotation of SFR, its French telecoms business. While the...

  24. October 7, 2013

    VTB sells 10% stake in SocGen’s Rosbank

    VTB, Russia’s second-biggest bank, has confirmed that it will sell its entire 10 per cent stake in the Russian unit of...

  25. FT Alphaville

    September 27, 2013

    Reaching for the pitchforks, bubble edition

    For all the gnashing and wailing about the dangers of quantitative easing from some of the super rich, the fact remains that...

  26. September 27, 2013

    Greece’s Piraeus Bank prepares to float unit Geniki

    Greece’s Piraeus Bank is preparing to float subsidiary Geniki within the next six months, repositioning the unit it bought...

  27. September 25, 2013

    Société Générale: dividend dilemma

    London is even more awash with bankers than usual, with the great and the good converging for a Bank of America Merrill...

  28. September 24, 2013

    SocGen on the lookout for a partner in eastern Europe

    Société Générale is looking for a partner in eastern Europe to accelerate its penetration of the region and to support the...

  29. September 24, 2013

    SocGen looks east to seal transformation

    Société Générale has had a rocky time in eastern Europe. Operations in recession-hit Romania have struggled to turn a profit...

  30. September 22, 2013

    Money markets’ US funds back in France

    US money market funds have flooded back into France this year but banks still want to wean themselves off the funding source...

  31. FT Alphaville

    September 20, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Peak estate agency: Dan wonders what a high profile real-estate agent IPO really tells...

  32. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2013

    Freudian, sorry, Fantasy M&A

    Societe Generale are trying to tell us something about M&A here. We’re not sure what. There follow about 124 pages of...

  33. 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...

  34. September 15, 2013

    Future of European ETFs could be French

    Amundi, the $1tn French asset manager, says it is willing to consider acquisition opportunities as part of its push to...

  35. September 12, 2013

    SocGen looks to shed rest of private banking interests in Asia

    Société Générale is looking to sell the rest of its private banking business in Asia following the recent disposal of its...

  36. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Alcoa’s opposition to the LME’s metals warehousing proposals is interesting, Izzi says...

  37. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia’s benchmark stock index swung between gains and losses after Japanese machinery orders accelerated less than...

  38. FT Alphaville

    September 4, 2013

    Fed exit options, table du jour

    Which part of future Fed tightening “is now completely up in the air”? The answer (according to Societe Generale) is in the...

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