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    BNP Paribas suffers record loss after US fine

    BNP Paribas posted a record €4.32bn loss in the second quarter after a criminal charge and a big fine for violating US...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 24, 2014

    Rome welcomes Sudanese Christian woman spared death

    AFP/Getty Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan is assisted by Lapo Pistelli, Italian deputy foreign minister, as she...

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  1. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2014

    Opinion: the Brics bank is more about geopolitics than investment

    Since the Brics first came together for their first annual summit five years ago, it has sometimes been easier to define...

  2. July 10, 2014

    Calls grow for sanctions against leading figures in South Sudan

    Western and regional diplomats are pushing to secure support for UN sanctions against key figures in South Sudan’s civil war...

  3. July 4, 2014

    Week in Review, July 5

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas fined $8.9bn after...

  4. July 1, 2014

    BNP fine sparks calls for cultural change

    Equity investors may have shrugged off BNP Paribas’s record $9bn fine for breaching sanctions on Sudan, Iran and Cuba, but...

  5. July 1, 2014

    BNP shares rise in wake of US sanctions-busting deal

    Shares in BNP Paribas rose more than 4 per cent on Tuesday after the French bank said it had sufficient funding to pay its...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2014

    The (Early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE One day to go before Camp AV opens its tent flaps to the public. We have added a...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s on Wednesday (Details here) There’s now a comedian on the programme as well. Markets: Markets...

  8. July 1, 2014

    Payback for BNP, Sudan’s ‘de facto’ bank

    In May 2007, a compliance officer at BNP Paribas’s Paris headquarters sent a stark warning to colleagues across the globe....

  9. FT Alphaville

    June 30, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING   – Why are the super-rich so angry? – Possible defences of inequality. – Janet Yellen’s security...

  10. June 30, 2014

    BNP pleads guilty to sanctions violations and faces $8.9bn fine

    BNP Paribas has agreed to pay a record $8.9bn penalty and pleaded guilty in a landmark settlement with US authorities for...

  11. June 30, 2014

    BNP fine cheers Sudan human rights campaigners

    On the day the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for Sudan president Omar al-Bashir’s arrest for genocide in...

  12. June 30, 2014

    BNP Paribas bankers face personal penalties

    Several dozen BNP Paribas bankers will face demotions and cuts to their pay and bonuses as part of its expected record...

  13. June 27, 2014

    BNP Paribas nears $8.9bn settlement with US

    Executives at BNP Paribas are finalising the details of a record $8.9bn out-of-court settlement with US authorities over...

  14. 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 violations...

  15. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Nine days to go to Camp AV. Robots have been allocated. Liquidity is creeping up the...

  16. June 11, 2014

    US Chamber of Commerce voices concern over potential BNP fine

    The US Chamber of Commerce, the powerful American business lobby, has voiced concern about the potential scale of a fine on...

  17. June 8, 2014

    Bank crime and punishment

    In recent years the US has used financial sanctions as a key part of its foreign policy arsenal to combat regimes with which...

  18. June 6, 2014

    War of words on BNP Paribas reaches a roar

    The transatlantic war of words over BNP Paribas and whether it should be fined for violating US financial sanctions reached...

  19. FT Tech Hub

    June 4, 2014

    Online courses back up and running in Iran, but Cuba still waiting

    A win for online education and sensible sanctions regulation. Today, online course provider Coursera says it is able to...

  20. FT Alphaville

    June 3, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The novel accounting of greenhouse gas regulations. - Seattle misreads Thomas Piketty as its...

  21. June 3, 2014

    Paris trade talks threat over US BNP fine

    France on Tuesday warned of potential consequences for transatlantic trade talks if the US pushed ahead with a $10bn-plus...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    May 30, 2014

    Trudging through South Sudan camp

    Andreea Campeanu/Reuters A girl in South Sudan displaced by her country’s conflict carries a boy through a camp for...

  23. beyondbrics

    May 21, 2014

    Islamic finance to get Africa boost

    Two African countries – Senegal and South Africa – are just months away from issuing sukuk, or Islamic bonds, seeking to...

  24. May 20, 2014

    Millions of South Sudanese at risk of famine, UN warns

    More than a third of South Sudan’s population, 4m people, will be on the edge of starvation by the end of the year as...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 20, 2014

    AfDB annual meeting: "You can't eat GDP"

    After a day of upbeat comments on Monday, delegates attending the African Development Bank’s annual meeting are sounding a...

  26. May 19, 2014

    Foreign investment in Africa set to reach record

    Africa will receive its highest flow of foreign investment this year as the continent’s growth accelerates towards levels...

  27. The World

    May 18, 2014

    The war on terror moves to Africa

    Onlookers at an explosion in Nairobi (Getty) Join the dots from this week’s news stories and you get a picture of an African...

  28. May 16, 2014

    Along Kitchener’s route from Sudan to Egypt

    Nile journey With a screech of iron on iron, the desert express drew into Wadi Halfa’s sandy station on the shores of Lake...

  29. May 15, 2014

    IEA says Opec oil supply could fall short

    Opec, the oil-producing cartel, will need to increase production significantly in the second half of the year in order to...

  30. beyondbrics

    May 13, 2014

    Uganda: back in the IMF's good books

    It might be behind schedule by several years and tax wrangles when it comes to pumping out its prodigious oil finds, but...

  31. May 12, 2014

    Fresh fighting in South Sudan highlights need for monitors

    South Sudan witnessed fresh fighting around key oil towns on Monday despite a ceasefire agreed only three days ago,...

  32. May 9, 2014

    Warring South Sudan leaders agree truce

    The leaders of the warring factions in South Sudan have signed a truce, to come into force within 24 hours, in their first...

  33. May 1, 2014

    A Thousand Times Good Night – film review

    If a paparazzo is a photographer without a conscience, what is its opposite? Mamarazzo? If so, Juliette Binoche plays one in...

  34. April 30, 2014

    BNP warns of US fines ‘far in excess’ of $1.1bn provision

    US authorities are weighing criminal charges against BNP Paribas over possible violations of sanction rules as the...

  35. April 21, 2014

    Hundreds dead in South Sudan massacre

    Hundreds of civilians were killed after rebels in South Sudan captured an oil town in the north of the country, the UN said...

  36. FT Photo Diary

    April 9, 2014

    Lessons in Juba

    Andrei Pungovschi/AFP Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on...

  37. March 30, 2014

    ‘A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts’, by James Copnall

    A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts: Sudan and South Sudan’s Bitter and Incomplete Divorce, by James Copnall, Hurst,...

  38. March 11, 2014

    China, trade, aid and Africa

    Not long ago China’s engagement in Africa was vilified in Europe and the US. Beijing was criticised for co-operating with...

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