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    1. 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 on...

    2. 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 from EC...

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    1. 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 nothing...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 2014,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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....

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 found...

    12. 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,...

    13. July 6, 2014

      Movers & shakers: July 7

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

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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