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  1. 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...

  2. 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....

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

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    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...

  5. 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,...

  6. July 6, 2014

    Movers & shakers: July 7

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

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. April 22, 2014

    El Niño could start as early as July

    An El Niño weather phenomenon, which can trigger extreme weather patterns around the world and disrupt commodities markets,...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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