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Matthieu Protard

French anti-terror investigators take over knife rampage probe

04 Oct 2019

PARIS France's anti-terror prosecutor has taken over the lead in investigating a knife attack in which an IT worker at police headquarters in Paris killed four co-workers before a police officer shot him dead.

Investment banking weakness hits Credit Agricole's second quarter profits

02 Aug 2019

PARIS Credit Agricole , France's second-largest bank by market capitalisation, posted a sharp fall in second quarter profits on Friday, dragged down by a poor performance in its investment banking business.

SocGen's shares rise as bank boosts solvency ratio

01 Aug 2019

PARIS Shares of Societe Generale , France's third-largest bank by market capitalisation, jumped on Thursday after it hit its solvency target a year early, easing investor concerns it would have to raise more capital.

AXA's first-half profit falls after writing down value of Equitable Holdings

01 Aug 2019

PARIS French insurer AXA's net profit fell 17% in the first half of the year after booking charges related to the valuation of its remaining stake in Axa Equitable Holdings and the mark-to-market valuation of derivatives.

BNP Paribas buoyed by corporate and investment banking

31 Jul 2019

PARIS French bank BNP Paribas posted forecast-beating quarterly profit on Wednesday, boosted by its corporate and investment banking (CIB) business, lifting its share price by more than 3%.

Morningstar resumes coverage of Natixis's troubled H2O fund

28 Jun 2019

PARIS Morningstar resumed coverage of Natixis bank's troubled H2O Allegro fund on Thursday, after suspending it last week, but said it still had concerns about governance issues related to German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst.

Capgemini looks to industry's digital future with Altran deal

25 Jun 2019

PARIS Capgemini's shares surged on Tuesday on the back of the software and consultancy company's 3.6 billion euro ($4.1 billion) takeover of smaller rival Altran to create a group with more than 250,000 staff harnessing new technologies.

Credit Agricole will Gewinn auf fünf Milliarden Euro steigern

06 Jun 2019

Paris Die französische Großbank Credit Agricole will ihren Nettogewinn bis 2022 auf mehr als fünf Milliarden Euro steigern. Das wären gut 600 Millionen Euro mehr als im vergangenen Jahr, wie das Geldhaus am Donnerstag mitteilte.

UPDATE 2-French bank Credit Agricole forecasts slower profit growth

06 Jun 2019

PARIS, June 6 Credit Agricole, France's second-largest listed bank, on Thursday said profit growth would slow over the next four years, adopting a cautious outlook in the face of low interest rates and a potential deterioration in its loan portfolio.

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.

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