French lender Societe Generale reported a 7.8 percent rise in net profit on Friday, while adding to its litigation provisions.
Russian companies are moving cash holdings to Asian banks as sanctions have raised fears that Russia could be shut out of US dollar funding markets.
Dollar-denominated bonds holders at Bulgaria's Corpbank are gearing up for legal action against the government if the bond defaults.
AstraZeneca's chief executive said "execution risks" to another Pfizer bid over tax inversion remain, as he announced better-than-expected results.
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Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, says Chinese President Xi Jinping has been as "good as his word" by sticking to the anti-corruption drive, but could scale back if growth begins to slow.
Erin Davis, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, discusses Lloyd's Banking Group's results and says that while the bank will probably pay a very small dividend in 2014, it will then "quickly ramp it up".
Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Société Générale, says the second-quarter results posted by the bank were "strong".