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French banks’ pre-Covid soundness pays off

September 1, 2021

French banks went into the crisis well prepared, as their performance shows.

Solid French banks start to look beyond pandemic

August 10, 2021

As Covid-19 support measures are phased out, lenders have the capacity to manage exposures and limit loan losses.

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Crédit Agricole CIB uses AI to accelerate data and compliance tasks

May 7, 2020

Crédit Agricole’s corporate and investment banking unit has taken a technology-first approach to risk and compliance.

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French banks lead field in global push towards adopting green finance

April 6, 2020

Action by France’s banks to create sustainable finance strategies has also built expertise in a fast-growing sector. 

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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. 

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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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