PARIS AXA , Europe's second-biggest insurer, expects its profitability to improve in the next two years thanks to U.S. business brought in by its new XL arm, and said it would now focus on expanding in Asia.
PARIS AXA , France's biggest insurer, has extended its climate change policy to its recently acquired XL division, joining a growing list of European insurers that have taken action to help to tackle global warming.
* XL to stop insurance on coal-fired power plants
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PARIS Casino said on Monday it had bought a 5 percent stake in fintech company Lyf Pay as part of the French retailer's bid to gain a foothold in the European mobile payments business.
PARIS Societe Generale on Thursday reported stronger than expected third-quarter profits, helped by a big one-off gain related to the French bank's stake in Euroclear and higher overall revenues.
* Trading arm hit by adverse market conditions
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PARIS A drop in revenue at BNP Paribas as its investment bank underperformed overshadowed a rise in third-quarter profit on Tuesday, sending shares in France's biggest listed lender lower in early trade. | Video
* Q3 net profit rises 4 percent to 2.12 bln euros
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Paris Die französische Großbank BNP Paribas hat dank Zuwächsen im Auslandsgeschäft ihren Gewinn gesteigert.
* Scor says Covea has not made a new offer
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