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French yellow vest protesters clash with police but numbers wane

25 May 2019

PARIS Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Paris and the northern city of Amiens on Saturday as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend.

Amundi eyeing DWS deal but only if it can take control - source

20 May 2019

PARIS France's largest asset manager Amundi is exploring a deal to merge its operations with Deutsche Bank's listed asset manager DWS but only if it can take control, a source familiar with Amundi's strategy said.

Amundi eyeing DWS deal but only if it can take control -source

20 May 2019

PARIS, May 20 France's largest asset manager Amundi is exploring a deal to merge its operations with listed Deutsche Bank asset manager DWS but only if it can take control, a source familiar with Amundi's strategy said.

Credit Agricole reports first-quarter net profit fall, shares slip

15 May 2019

PARIS Credit Agricole reported a bigger-than-expected fall in first-quarter net profit after an increase of costs eclipsed higher profits at its French retail bank and corporate and investment banking arm.

Societe Generale's stronger showing on capital offsets profit fall

03 May 2019

PARIS Societe Generale on Friday reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter net profit, but the French bank also revealed an increase in its capital position, showing the benefits of a restructuring plan, sending its shares higher.

BNP Paribas profits boosted by investment bank rebound

02 May 2019

PARIS BNP Paribas on Thursday reported higher first-quarter net profits, supported by a recovery at its corporate and investment banking division which benefited from a more favourable market environment.

Activist fund fails to oust CEO of reinsurer SCOR

26 Apr 2019

PARIS Reinsurer SCOR's shareholders on Friday blocked an attempt by an activist fund to oust the company's CEO, in a sign that activist investors are increasing pressure on French blue chips.

SCOR's CEO to fight for his job against an activist fund

25 Apr 2019

PARIS Denis Kessler, the long-time chairman and chief executive of reinsurer SCOR, will on Friday become the first boss in France to fight for his job against an activist fund in a touch-and-go vote at its annual shareholder meeting.

French insurer Covea seeks new reinsurance acquisitions

23 Apr 2019

PARIS French co-operative insurer Covea, which in January dropped plans to buy reinsurer SCOR, on Tuesday said it was still interested in diversifying into reinsurance via acquisitions.

Old financing dispute hangs over Notre-Dame blaze donations

16 Apr 2019

PARIS For years Notre-Dame cathedral was caught in a dispute between the city's archdiocese and the French state over who should pay for repairs to its crumbling gargoyles, collapsed balustrades and weather-eroded Gothic facades.

World News

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.