Credit Agricole SA


  • Investors eye ECB as Europe's health deteriorates Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 7:59 PM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank.

    The ECB meeting on Thursday is the prime event for markets seeking clarity on the bank's response to recovery, inflation and the sluggish pace of reform.

  • China real estate: A bubble bursting? Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 6:42 PM ET

    A downturn in China's once red-hot property market poses one of the greatest threats to the world's second biggest economy.

  • Did China just announce a new stimulus package? Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:15 PM ET

    The Chinese government launched a "fresh round of mini-stimulus" to counter growth headwinds, according to a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report.

  • Is China about to step on stimulus pedal again? Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 11:50 PM ET

    As China's recovery loses momentum, expectations are growing that Beijing will unleash fresh stimulus to ensure delivery on its growth target.

  • Why manufacturing PMI still matters for China Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    Come Thursday, markets will be digesting a new round of manufacturing data from China, when HSBC releases the flash estimate of the PMI for August.

  • Brace for Japan GDP, it’s going to be ugly Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 11:54 PM ET

    Japan's economy is expected to have lost all ground owing to the April consumption tax hike, which looks to have thrown its recovery off its tracks.

  • European shares close mixed; Italy, Spain weigh Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    European benchmarks closed higher, although gains were capped by weakness seen in the Italian and Spanish markets.

  • Retail giant way off-Target, may signal trouble Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    Are Target's troubles merely anomalies, or symptomatic of the economy's problems, despite strong earnings reports?

  • Credit Agricole writes down BES stake  Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Chris Tinker, founder of Libra Investment Services, discusses the 708 million euro ($950 million) hit related to Credit Agricole's stake in troubled Banco Espirito Santo.

  • Credit Agricole takes $950M Espirito Santo hit Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 1:19 AM ET
    A pedestrian passes a Credit Agricole SA bank branch in Rodez, France.

    Credit Agricole said it took a $950 million hit related to its stake in Espirito Santo that nearly wiped out the bank's second-quarter net profit.

  • Portugal bites the bullet on a bank bailout Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    Portugal bailed out Banco Espirito Santo (BES), its biggest bank. Get used to seeing this.

  • The bad news to China's good growth data is... Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:06 AM ET
    Crowds on Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China

    China posted better-than-expected GDP figures, but economists say there's little evidence of progress in rebalancing its economic growth model.

  • Commerzbank may pay $600-$800M to settle US probe Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:50 AM ET

    Commerzbank may pay between $600 and $800 million to resolve investigations into its dealings with countries under U.S. sanctions, sources said.

  • BNP pleads guilty again in $9B US sanctions accord Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 7:25 PM ET
    The logo of the French bank BNP Paribas on June 24, 2014 in Lille, France.

    BNP pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions, as part of a nearly $9 billion settlement in which it admitted to breaking embargoes.

  • Malaysia rate hike: Will they or won't they? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 6:44 PM ET

    Strong economic growth and rising inflation have raised the odds that Malaysia's central bank could hike rates for the first time in three years.

  • US bank scrutiny shifts to Commerzbank and Germany Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:38 AM ET

    U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Commerzbank over its dealings with blacklisted countries, the New York Times reports.

  • Milk got your carry trade? Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 7:13 PM ET
    Dairy cows at a farm operated by Synlait Milk in the town of Rakaia, around 60km from Christchurch, New Zealand

    Milk prices may unravel the popular carry trade of using currencies such as the yen or U.S. dollar to buy higher-yielding New Zealand dollar assets.

  • Singapore carves out gold hub that may rival London Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 6:49 PM ET

    Singapore, an Asian hub for banking and finance, is ramping up its bid to become a center for gold trading that may one day rival London.

  • Are carry trades getting risky? Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:59 PM ET

    Expectations interest rates will be lower for longer have spurred "carry trades" funded by low-yielding currencies, but some warn it's not a safe bet.

  • Investing in China: A Catch-22? Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    People walk in front of the Shanghai Stock Exchange Building in Shanghai, China

    China shares are stuck between hopes low valuations may spur bargain buying and fears of a potential credit crisis, but some see trading opportunities.