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BNP: crusade against Agricole

Credit Agricole's acquisition of Credit Lyonnais would create a major rival to BNP Paribas in many of its key markets. BNP's attempts to quash the E19.5 billion acquisition deal appears likely to fail due to a lack of support from other banks.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2003
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BNP Paribas: when a plan comes together

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] has released Q1 results showing profits are up by 56% against Q1 2004. The announcement highlights a very strong 12 month period for the group, with strong growth across its business. The results should be enough to make its rivals sit up and take notice as the French bank's global vision takes shape.

Published By Datamonitor
12 May 2005
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: Turkish deal offers eastern promise

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] has announced details of its plans to enter the Turkish banking market by buying a stake in TEB Mali Yatirimlar. The move offers the bank strong long-term growth prospects in an emerging market. It also further showcases BNP Paribas' acquisitory tendencies, which are built on the solid performance of its home business in France.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2004
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: taking the Credit

This latest acquisition brings new movement into the French banking sector, following speculation that Credit Agricole, previously largest shareholder of Credit Lyonnais with 10.5%, would acquire the government's stake. BNP's unusually high offer safely secured the stake and also suggests it could be looking for a full takeover in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2002
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BNP Paribas: no gambling in Monaco

BNP Paribas has announced two separate agreements designed to bolster its private banking business in Monaco. The two acquisitions, once finalized, will make BNP Paribas one of the leading private banks in the Principality. Following a number of other deals this year, the bank is leaving itself well placed to enhance profitability, while laying down strong foundations for longer-term growth.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2004
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BNP Paribas: Indian intentions

A new Indian subsidiary will allow BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] to offer more lucrative discretionary asset management services to wealthy Indians and help it meet its ambitious growth targets in the country. However, the bank may struggle to convince Indian HNWs to place their money in the hands of someone else.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2004
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BNP Paribas: hedging ahead

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] has announced that it is to acquire the Javelin Fund of Hedge Funds. The move will increase BNP's funds under management and give it more of a footing in the developing fund of hedge funds market. BNP should benefit from this exposure since investors will be looking for experienced investment managers as these alternative investments become more widely available in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2004
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BNP Paribas: fun in the sun for wealth management

BNP Paribas has opened an office in Marseille, France, to tap into wealthy clients there, and gives them access to one of the bank's unique selling points: philanthropy services. This follows a significant retail banking push in the Mediterranean region and capitalizes on both the bank's presence, and French high net worth individuals' responsiveness to internal bank referrals.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2011
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BNP Paribas: Cetelem finds partner in Russia

Cetelem has picked a strong partner in RSB to secure market leadership in Russian consumer credit. Macro-economic risks remain, but this is a market that is expected to mushroom over the next 10 years so it is well worth getting in early. For Russian Standard Bank, the deal should provide a secure umbrella for growth.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2004
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Birmingham Midshires: mis-selling accusations fly

Mortgage bank Birmingham Midshires is scrambling to save its reputation after BBC mystery shoppers were allegedly encouraged by advisors to overstate their income for self-certification mortgages. Banks should make proactive investigations into self-certification mortgage selling now if they want to keep a full mis-selling spree at bay.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2003

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