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French glassware maker Verallia kicks off IPO process

05 Sep 2019

PARIS French glass bottle maker Verallia said on Thursday it had begun the process for an initial public offering in Paris, setting the stage for the largest new listing in the country this year.

UPDATE 2-Scor CEO sets 3-year growth targets to reassure shareholders

04 Sep 2019

* CEO seeks to reassure investors after he blocked takeover (Updates share price, adds comment from analyst)

BNP Paribas to cut 500 jobs at securities services arm in France

22 Aug 2019

PARIS BNP Paribas plans to cut around 500 jobs at its securities services arm in France, a union representative said on Thursday, as the bank seeks to reduce costs and retain competitiveness.

Targeted insurance offers French farmers some drought relief

05 Aug 2019

(This August 1 story corrects first name of Meteo Protect CEO to Gabriel)

CORRECTED-Targeted insurance offers French farmers some drought relief

05 Aug 2019

* Parametric insurance designed initially for natural disasters

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.

UPDATE 2-Investment banking weakness hits Credit Agricole's Q2 profits

02 Aug 2019

* Credit Agricole shares fall 4.3% (Adds detail and background)

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.

UPDATE 1-AXA's H1 profit falls after writing down value of Equitable Holdings

01 Aug 2019

PARIS, Aug 1 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.

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