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Agricole aims for positive 2013 after historic loss

Credit Agricole Chief Executive Jean-Paul Chifflet (R) and Chairman Jean-Marie Sander pose for photographers before the French bank's 2012 annual results presentation in Montrouge near Paris February 20, 2013. Credit Agricole posted a 6.5 billion-euro ($8.68 billion) full-year loss, the worst since the French bank went public in 2001, as taxes on the sale of its Greek unit pushed the bank deeper than expected into the red. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Credit Agricole Chief Executive Jean-Paul Chifflet (R) and Chairman Jean-Marie Sander pose for photographers before the French bank's 2012 annual results presentation in Montrouge near Paris February 20, 2013. Credit Agricole posted a 6.5...more

Credit Agricole Chief Executive Jean-Paul Chifflet (R) and Chairman Jean-Marie Sander pose for photographers before the French bank's 2012 annual results presentation in Montrouge near Paris February 20, 2013. Credit Agricole posted a 6.5 billion-euro ($8.68 billion) full-year loss, the worst since the French bank went public in 2001, as taxes on the sale of its Greek unit pushed the bank deeper than expected into the red. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Passers-by walk in front of a branch of French bank Credit Agricole in Marseille February 1, 2013. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
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Credit Agricole Chief Executive Jean-Paul Chifflet (R) speaks with Chief Financial Officer Bernard Delpit during the French bank's 2012 annual results presentation in Montrouge near Paris February 20, 2013. Credit Agricole posted a 6.5 billion-euro ($8.68 billion) full-year loss, the worst since the French bank went public in 2001, as taxes on the sale of its Greek unit pushed the bank deeper than expected into the red. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Credit Agricole Chief Executive Jean-Paul Chifflet (R) speaks with Chief Financial Officer Bernard Delpit during the French bank's 2012 annual results presentation in Montrouge near Paris February 20, 2013. Credit Agricole posted a 6.5 billion-euro...more

Credit Agricole Chief Executive Jean-Paul Chifflet (R) speaks with Chief Financial Officer Bernard Delpit during the French bank's 2012 annual results presentation in Montrouge near Paris February 20, 2013. Credit Agricole posted a 6.5 billion-euro ($8.68 billion) full-year loss, the worst since the French bank went public in 2001, as taxes on the sale of its Greek unit pushed the bank deeper than expected into the red. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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