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French banks shore up defences with diverse and digital strategies

April 1, 2020

French banks are relying on a strategy of broadening their business and adopting mobile technology to see them through the coronavirus crisis.

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Covid-19 sabotages France’s upward trajectory

March 30, 2020

Despite an enforced lockdown, France might be better positioned to endure the coronavirus outbreak than its European neighbours. James King reports.

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Orange Bank leverages telco’s brand, footprint and data

April 1, 2019

Orange Bank’s deputy chief executive officer talks to The Banker about 5G’s potential impact on the banking industry.

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Ipsos bond debut strengthens acquisition strategy

December 3, 2018

Market researcher Ipsos made its markets debut with a €300m issue, funding the acquisition of a stake in one of its rivals. David Wigan reports.

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France’s digital minister banks on the fintech ecosystem

August 1, 2018

Mounir Mahjoubi, the French secretary of state for digital affairs, spoke to Joy Macknight at the Money 20/20 Europe conference about the value created through bank-fintech partnerships and how France is fostering an attractive environment for fintechs, which is of growing importance due to Brexit.

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Jean-Claude Trichet: central bank and the emergence of conceptual convergence

January 2, 2018

Following the financial crisis, major central banks had a remarkable convergence of approach and acted to avoid a meltdown. But global leveraging has not slowed and there is a risk of complacency in some quarters, warns the former ECB president.

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Bruno Le Maire: France is back in business

September 1, 2017

France embraced change at its recent presidential election, writes its minister for the economy and finance. Now Emmanuel Macron’s new government aims to transform the economy by reforming labour laws, cutting business taxes, boosting training and overhauling the pension system. It also has its eye on shaking up the EU.  

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The challenge of Brexit: banks’ resilience is no excuse for complacency

October 3, 2016

The UK's Brexit vote in June came as a blow to most in the EU, but the lack of widespread financial shock in the immediate aftermath of the vote showed how the improvements made to the euro area's post-crisis banking sector are paying off. France's central bank governor looks at why this was the case, but warns there is no room for complacency and calls for further progress on the economic part of the EU’s agenda.

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Crédit Agricole shapes up to face difficult European market

June 1, 2016

Under new chief executive Philippe Brassac, Crédit Agricole has simplified its oft-criticised group structure and devised a new plan, aimed at strengthening core business lines, improving operational efficiency and transforming its digital offering. Brian Caplen reports on how these changes will affect the bank. 

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French banks' diverging paths

January 4, 2016

That French banks have come through the crisis in relatively good shape is clear. So why can't analysts agree on their outlook as they front up to the changing regulation and the challenges of the digital age?

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