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    1. March 22, 2016

      French central bank governor hits at Hollande labour reforms

      France’s central bank governor has attacked the country’s government over its botched attempt to overhaul its labour...

    2. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      IMF head: emerging markets need safety net

      New year, new broom. Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, thinks it’s time to spruce up the...

    1. September 15, 2015

      Piketty attacks Villeroy de Galhau as France’s central bank head

      Thomas Piketty and 100 other French academics have warned that the appointment of former BNP Paribas banker François...

    2. July 8, 2015

      Greece requests 3-year bailout and promises reforms within days

      Greece formally requested a new three-year bailout from the eurozone’s rescue fund and promised to implement pension...

    3. March 12, 2015

      Christian Noyer warns of red tape threat to France’s recovery

      France’s central bank governor has called for a “simplification shock” and a revamp of the minimum wage for the...

    4. October 27, 2014

      Alternative stress tests find French banks are weakest in Europe

      On Sunday, Christian Noyer, governor of the Banque de France, was crowing about the “excellent” performance of French...

    5. October 26, 2014

      ECB results show ‘solidity’ of French banks, says government

      French banks are sufficiently robust to withstand a crisis, the Banque de France has said, after all bar one passed the...

    6. June 23, 2014

      BNP and US cross the ‘T’s and dot the ‘I’s

      The transatlantic negotiations between BNP Paribas and US authorities over the French bank’s alleged sanctions...

    7. October 28, 2013

      Christian Noyer urges French government to step up reform

      To step into the office of the governor of the Banque de France is to step back in time. The gilded grandeur of the...

    8. October 27, 2013

      France central bank chief says Robin Hood tax is ‘enormous risk’

      Europe’s planned financial transaction tax poses “an enormous risk” to the countries involved and could threaten...

    9. FT Alphaville

      June 4, 2013

      VFM central banking

      Gaspard Koenig has been sounding off, entertainingly, at the Centre for Policy Studies on the costs associated with the...

    10. May 28, 2013

      France seeks overhaul of planned EU ‘Robin Hood’ tax

      France is agitating for a full overhaul of Europe’s planned financial transaction tax to scale back its reach over...

    11. December 19, 2012

      France unveils bank reforms

      France unveiled a long-promised overhaul of its banks to protect taxpayers from risky operations, but the Socialist...

    12. December 13, 2012

      Chancellor praises banking union deal

      A banking union deal struck in Brussels in the dead of Wednesday night was a “significant moment” in forging a new...

    13. December 4, 2012

      Global dreams must not divert the City

      The UK’s Autumn Statement, an annual mini-budget, is well named this year. Summer has long gone, while the green shoots...

    14. December 4, 2012

      Johnson calls for rethink on Europe

      Boris Johnson has called on David Cameron to “pare back” the UK’s relationship with Europe, reducing its involvement to...

    15. Brussels Blog

      December 4, 2012

      Q&A with the top Brussels banking mandarin

      Jonathan Faull, EU Commission's director general for internal market and services Today’s instalment of the FT series...

    16. December 3, 2012

      EU banking reform frustrates London

      If Britain dominated European carmaking and Germany ruled financial services, EU diplomacy would be an awful lot easier...

    17. December 3, 2012

      London mayor hits back at ‘French attack’

      Boris Johnson has launched an offensive against France’s central bank governor, accusing him of a “naked attempt to...

    18. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks gained on positive China manufacturing data, with the MSCI Asia Pacific index rising 0.2% and on track for...

    19. December 2, 2012

      UK’s euro trade supremacy under attack

      The City of London should be deposed as the euro’s main financial centre so the single currency club can “control” most...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2012

      Caption competition, Alphaville pub quiz edition

      Perhaps you have heard: FT Alphaville hosted its first ever pub quiz on Thursday. A huge thank you to everyone who took...

    21. Brussels Blog

      June 12, 2012

      3 designs for banking union (and the turf war ahead)

      Planning for a European banking union is racing ahead, in spite of the considerable political obstacles. The vision is...

    22. May 27, 2012

      French banks face Greek woes

      Shareholders in Crédit Agricole booed last week as they vented their fury at the management of the French bank most...

    23. Money Supply

      April 24, 2012

      The return of financial repression in the UK

      Banque de France governor Christian Noyer might have failed to assure credit rating agencies that it was Britain, not...

    24. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2011

      François Baroin, Christian Noyer, François Fillon are you watching?

      RTRS-UK TEN-YEAR GILT YIELD FALLS BELOW 2 PERCENT FOR FIRST TIME EVER Update: Actually perhaps the fall isn’t that...

    25. December 18, 2011

      UK will fare better in this Anglo-French spat

      “ prefers to be French than British at the moment on the economic level” – François Baroin, French economy...

    26. December 16, 2011

      Divided by more than the Channel

      The relationship between Britain and France has long been characterised by mistrust on each side of the other’s...

    27. December 16, 2011

      UK strikes back at French criticism

      Britain has described as “simply unacceptable” attacks on the UK economy by French ministers and central bankers, as...

    28. December 16, 2011

      Large deficit is UK’s weak point

      At the heart of the Anglo-French war of words is one question: should Britain’s or France’s triple A credit rating be...

    29. December 16, 2011

      French frustration boils over against Britain

      French and British politicians had traded several barbs across the channel in recent months as eurozone crisis tensions...

    30. Money Supply

      December 16, 2011

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2011

      French attacks on UK grow louder

      François Baroin, French finance minister, on Friday added to the growing war of words between his country and Britain...

    32. December 15, 2011

      IMF chief warns over 1930s-style threats

      The managing director of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy faces the prospect of...

    33. The World

      December 15, 2011

      Downgrade nation

      A fairly extraordinary attack by Christian Noyer, the head of the Bank of France, on the credit-rating agencies and on...

    34. December 15, 2011

      Noyer takes swipe at British economy

      The governor of France’s central bank has said Britain is more deserving of losing its top-notch credit rating than...

    35. Westminster Blog

      December 15, 2011

      France to UK - you should be downgraded first

      One could be forgiven for wondering if the “entente cordiale” has become the “entente vitriole” in the last few days....

    36. Money Supply

      December 13, 2011

      The ECB will always prefer Noyer's bazooka

      The European Central Bank’s reluctance to ramp up its government bond purchases has led to it being viewed as the most...

    37. December 12, 2011

      Europe’s MF Global trade

      The good news is that Europe has found its monetary “bazooka”, at least according to Christian Noyer, governor of the...

    38. December 8, 2011

      Let rating agencies have their say

      Despite the criticism that rating agencies have endured in the past three years – much of it justified – someone at...

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