Societe Generale


  • Frédéric Oudéa,CEO of Société Générale, told CNBC, "We decided to have a very conservative approach in terms of market risk and we have actually very good and well balanced contribution over different activities. I am happy with the performance; the commercial revenues are solid with very low market risk."

  • New Fears in Europe?     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 12:55 PM ET

    Willie Williams, Societe Generale, discusses growing concerns that the ECB may become less proactive.

  • Further Banking Lay-Offs Expected in Asia Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 7:31 PM ET

    Headhunters say the recent lay-offs in Asia’s banking industry are just the beginning and expect there will be far worse to come, predicting the total size of the sector in the region could shrink by more than 20 percent. The FT reports.

  • More Worries as Italy Yields Spike     Friday, 25 Nov 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    Julian Callow, Barclays Capital chief European economist, discusses the state of UK and European banks as Italian bond yields rise to worrisome levels. "Banks will be pressured to raise capital," he says.

  • UK Banks Fail? Hell Will Freeze Over First: Analysts Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    Moody’s downgrade of 12 British banks last week is irrelevant to the current  state of the UK banking sector, analysts told CNBC.com, adding that hell has a better chance of freezing than any British bank failing.

  • Currency Trades     Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 12:51 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders discuss today's pops and drops. Also, sharing perspective on where the euro is headed, with Willie Williams, Societe General director.

  • Jeffrey Gundlach

    Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO and CIO of the fixed-income investment management firm DoubleLine Capital, told CNBC Tuesday “junk bonds are actually cheap now. They’ve gone from the richest in history to a massive underperformance versus government bonds.”

  • Euro Banks Really Just Fine?     Thursday, 22 Sep 2011 | 2:06 PM ET

    Tim Backshall, Capital Context, discusses Societe Generale CEO Frederic Oudea's comments that the French banking giant is fine despite looming worries in the markets.

  • UBS Rogue Trader     Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 3:30 AM ET

    "We need to fundamentally change the DNA of the banking system. Something like risk management needs to be rethought completely," Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics & chairman of nGenera Insight think tank, told CNBC.

  • Common EU Treasury Needed: Research Head     Thursday, 15 Sep 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "A common European treasury will reduce the cost of financing, and ease pressure on states," Patrick Legland, head of research at Societe Generale, told CNBC.

  • Five More Reasons to Worry About Euro Zone Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 3:20 AM ET

    Investors will have to deal with an avalanche of news flow from Europe on Wednesday ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers and US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Friday.

  • Europe's Confidence Problem     Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 2:45 AM ET

    "The biggest problem we have in Europe and elsewhere at the moment is confidence," Sir Michael Rake, BT Chairman, told CNBC.

  • Moody's Downgrades Credit Agricole, SocGen Ratings Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 2:03 AM ET

    Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday that it downgraded the credit ratings of Societe Generale and Credit Agricole, marking the latest in a series of blows to French banks that have recently punished European stocks.

  • Whether you are an investor based in New York, Rio de Janeiro or Paris, it doesn’t matter which stock you pick. They are all going in the same direction in virtual lockstep.

  • SocGen CEO: Greek Debt Not An Issue     Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    Whatever happens in Greece it is not an issue for Societe General, which has 41 billion Euros in capital, says Frederic Oude, Societe Generale CEO, who explains that the debt issue in Europe is not significantly impacting the bank. Oude also explains how the financial is cutting costs and steps to reduce its balance sheet.

  • SocGen's CEO on Rumors     Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 12:14 AM ET

    CNBC's Maria Bartiromo questioned Frederic Oudea, Societe Generale chairman & CEO, regarding exposure to the debt crisis and rumors about the company's capitalization.

  • How the Gold Business Operates Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    Gold Bars

    Straight from the mines, rough gold goes through a highly complex process, and often travels around the world before it ever makes it to the consumer.

  • Should Companies Pay Sizeable Dividends?     Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 2:00 AM ET

    "Companies can either reinvest their dividends in their own projects, or they can give them back to investors, and they can re-invest them in other companies," Michala Marcussen, global head of economics at Societe Generale, told CNBC.

  • Noda Gets My Vote for PM: Japan Economist     Friday, 26 Aug 2011 | 4:40 AM ET

    "My favourite candidate [to replace Naoto Kan as Prime Minister] is Yoshiko Noda, the finance minister, but as to who is most likely, that is still very hard to tell," Takuji Okubo, chief Japan economist at Societe Generale, told CNBC.

  • French Banks Under Attack     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    "The second quarter figures we are expecting from Credit Agricole should not bring any kind of surprise, because it has already made a profit warning in late July. The funding issue is not peculiar to Credit Agricole, but there is a real issue in general with funding for French banks," Christophe Nijdam, banking analyst at Alphavalue, told CNBC's Investing Edge.

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