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Targeted insurance offers French farmers some drought relief

Aug 05 2019

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

CORRECTED-Targeted insurance offers French farmers some drought relief

Aug 05 2019

* Parametric insurance designed initially for natural disasters

Investment banking weakness hits Credit Agricole's second quarter profits

Aug 02 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

Aug 02 2019

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

SocGen's shares rise as bank boosts solvency ratio

Aug 01 2019

PARIS Shares of Societe Generale , France's third-largest bank by market capitalization, 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

Aug 01 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.

Euronext eyes acquisitions in market data or post-trade services

Jul 31 2019

PARIS Euronext is looking for opportunities to buy market data or post-trade services providers, CEO Stephane Boujnah said on Wednesday, after larger rival London Stock Exchange said it was in talks to buy Refinitiv in a $27 billion (£22.1 billion) deal.

UPDATE 1-Euronext eyes acquisitions in market data or post-trade services

Jul 31 2019

* Rival LSE in potential bid for Refinitiv market data provider (Adds comments from Euronext's CEO, details and background throughout.)

BNP Paribas buoyed by corporate and investment banking

Jul 31 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%.

French reinsurer SCOR's second quarter net profit soars

Jul 25 2019

PARIS French reinsurer SCOR , which was the target of a failed takeover attempt last year, said its net profit for the second quarter rose 62% from the same period a year ago, helping the company meet financial targets it set three years ago.

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