PARIS Morningstar resumed coverage of Natixis bank's troubled H2O Allegro fund on Thursday, after suspending it last week, but said it still had concerns about governance issues related to German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst.
* Lars Windhorst buys 37.5% stake in Hertha Berlin team
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PARIS Capgemini's shares surged on Tuesday on the back of the software and consultancy company's 3.6 billion euro ($4.1 billion) takeover of smaller rival Altran to create a group with more than 250,000 staff harnessing new technologies.
Paris Die französische Großbank Credit Agricole will ihren Nettogewinn bis 2022 auf mehr als fünf Milliarden Euro steigern. Das wären gut 600 Millionen Euro mehr als im vergangenen Jahr, wie das Geldhaus am Donnerstag mitteilte.
PARIS Credit Agricole, France's second-largest listed bank, on Thursday said profit growth would slow over the next four years, adopting a cautious outlook in the face of low interest rates and a potential deterioration in its loan portfolio.
PARIS Credit Agricole reported a bigger-than-expected fall in first-quarter net profit after an increase of costs eclipsed higher profits at its French retail bank and corporate and investment banking arm.
PARIS Societe Generale on Friday reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter net profit, but the French bank also revealed an increase in its capital position, showing the benefits of a restructuring plan, sending its shares higher.
* SocGen in middle of restructuring plan
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* Fixed income, currencies, commodities revenues up 32 pct
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PARIS Denis Kessler, the long-time chairman and chief executive of reinsurer SCOR, will on Friday become the first boss in France to fight for his job against an activist fund in a touch-and-go vote at its annual shareholder meeting.