BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP)

The Economic Times  Aug 18  Comment 
"If currency get weakened a little bit more against the dollar, then by default, your focus has to be on IT and pharma."
Reuters  Aug 14  Comment 
The Rohatyn Group has sold its stake in Sharekhan, India's leading online retail brokerage, to French bank BNP Paribas, according to a source familiar with the deal,...
Reuters  Aug 14  Comment 
BNP Paribas SA has agreed to pay $115 million to settle U.S. investor lawsuits accusing 16 major banks of rigging prices in the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Automotive World  Aug 5  Comment 
Geely Automobile Holdings Limited (Referred to as ‘Geely Auto’ below) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance(Referred to as ‘BNPP PF’) are pleased to announce that their financial joint venture has received the official approval from the Chinese...
The Economic Times  Aug 5  Comment 
I do not know whether we will have a huge reaction but knee-jerk reaction as and when it happens will definitely be felt on the market, says Gaurang Shah.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 4  Comment 
The company’s board has approved sale of the entire 49% stake in BNP Paribas Sundaram Global
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 4  Comment 
Sundaram Finance today said it will sell its entire stake in subsidiary BNP Paribas Sundaram Global Securities for a total consideration of Rs 44.29 crore.The board at its meeting held toda...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 3  Comment 
Shares of Sundaram Finance will see market attention on Tuesday, as its board will decide on stake sale in its arm. The company plans to sell its 49 per cent stake in BNP Paribas Sundara...
MarketWatch  Aug 3  Comment 
At least three Wall Street economists ratcheted up their estimates of second-quarter growth following June construction spending data, which included sizeable upward revisions to April and May. Barclays, BNP Paribas and High Frequency Economics...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 3  Comment 
Hong Kong’s securities regulator fined a unit of BNP Paribas SA for misconduct related to its dark pool operations.

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Key figures

BNP Paribas is the largest bank in the Eurozone

by total assets and
second largest by market capitalization.
5th in the banking industry worldwide

It employs 171,200 people, of which
131,000 in Europe
15,000 in North America
10,000 in Asia
maintains a presence in 87 countries.

BNP Paribas is a member of the Global ATM Alliance.

Ratings of BNP Paribas

Standard & Poor's : AA+ (negative outlook) / A-1+ (short term)
Moody's : Aa1 (stable outlook) / Prime-1 (short term)
Fitch : AA (stable outlook) / F1+ (short term)

In United States

BNP Paribas owns Bank of the West. It has investment banking capabilities via its BancWest subsidiary. it is strong in equity derivatives, structured products and project finance.

On 10 June 2008, BNP Paribas formally signed the final terms of an agreement to purchase the Prime Brokerage Services division of Banc of America Securities.

The deal brings more than 500 clients and over 300 employees to BNP Paribas corporate and investment banking. The transaction also involves the transfer of client relationships, employees and technology systems.

In China

In 2006 Nanjing City Commercial Bank (NCCB) and BNP Paribas have concluded their partnership under which the latter has acquired from several shareholders a 19.2% shareholding in NCCB and becomes the second largest shareholder in the Chinese bank.

BNP Paribas and NCCB are to establish a close cooperation in certain operational areas, including retail banking, fixed-income transactions, consumer finance, wealth management, risk management and information technology.

Capital Stock

BNP Paribas (SA)’s capital thus amounts at present to €1,823,540,634 divided into 911,770,317 shares with a par value of €2.

The shares are all fully paid-up and are held in registered or bearer form at the choice of their holders, subject to compliance with the relevant legal provisions. None of the Bank's shares carry double voting rights.

Share ownership of BNP Paribas as at 30 June, 2008

Image:Bnp Shareownership.png

Core Businesses

Retail Banking

   French Retail Banking
   International Retail Services
       Branch Banking : BNL
       Branch Banking : BancWest
       Branch Banking : Emerging Markets (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia)
       Personal Finance
       Equipment Solutions
   BNL Banca Commerciale

Corporate and Investment Banking

   Equities and derivatives
   Fixed Income
   Corporate Finance
   Structured Finance
   Cash Management

Asset Management et Services

   Private Banking
   Asset Management
   Online Savings & Trading
   Securities Services
   Real Estate Services 

Other activities

   Principal Investments
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