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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...

Jérôme Kerviel near the Franco-Italian border as he returned to France to serve his prison sentence earlier this year
11/07/2014 - France

Société Générale accused of rigging evidence against rogue trader

A French court has ordered an investigation into whether the Société Générale bank rigged evidence against Jérôme Kerivel, following a complaint made by ...

US Attorney General Eric Holder (C) with his deputy James M Cole (R) and FBI director James B Comey (L) after BNP pleaded guilty
10/07/2014 - France - US

BNP given record fine for breaking US sanctions

French bank BNP Paribas on Wednesday pleaded guilty to violating American sanctions on countries including Iran and Sudan, accepting the largest fine ever given to a foreign bank in the US.

A common logo used for bitcoins.
07/07/2014 - France - Europe

French police bust illegal bitcoin trading ring

French police busted an illegal bitcoin trading network worth 200,000 euros, authorities revealed on Monday.

The logo of BNP Paribas is seen on the bank's building in Paris, May 30, 2014.
01/07/2014 - France - United States

Record US fine will not hurt company, says BNP Paribas

An agreed fine between France's largest bank and US regulators will not break the bank's balance sheet, says BNP Paribas.

BNP Paribas has agreed nearly nine billion euros in fines in the US
29/06/2014 - France - US

BNP Paribas to pay biggest-ever US fine on foreign bank

France’s BNP Paribas has agreed to pay the biggest-ever fine imposed on a foreign bank by US regulators for breaking American sanctions against countries including Iran and Sudan, sources ...

23/06/2014 - France - United States

BNP nears deal with US prosecutors over record fine

French bank BNP Paribas is nearing a settlement with US prosecutors to have a 7.3 billion euros fine reduced to 6.6 billion euros, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. 

BNP Paribas's building in Paris
03/06/2014 - France - US

France protests at US’s ‘unreasonable’ BNP Paribas fine

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius has dubbed the US’s reported plan to fine French bank BNP Paribas 10 billion dollars (7.4 billion euros) “unreasonable” and warned ...

30/05/2014 - France

US to fine French bank BNP 7.4 billion euros for sanctions-busting, report

The French bank BNP faces a 7.4-billion-euro fine in the United States for breaking sanctions on Iran, Sudan and Cuba, anonymous sources have told the US media.

Maison du Bitcoin opens in Paris
30/05/2014 - On-the-spot France

Maison du Bitcoin opens in Paris

By now you may have heard of Bitcoin, a virtual currency that has made the news as a way of funding the black market online.