BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP)

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Reuters  Jul 28  Comment 
French department store Galeries Lafayette said on Monday it had sold its 50 percent holding in LaSer, a consumer credit company, to the personal finance unit of BNP Paribas, with...
Mondo Visione  Jul 25  Comment 
The Department of Justice announced today that an $80 million False Claims Act judgment was entered against BNP Paribas for submitting false claims for payment guarantees issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  BNP Paribas is a...
Wall Street Journal  Jul 24  Comment 
A federal court entered a $80 million judgment against BNP Paribas for submitting false claims to a Agriculture Department program from 1998 through 2005, the Justice Department said.
Yahoo  Jul 24  Comment 
U.S. authorities' $8.9 billion settlement last month with French bank BNP Paribas for sanctions busting will pay for New York cops to get live computer feeds of street crime and for new carpets in the offices of prosecutors, among many other things.
SeekingAlpha  Jul 24  Comment 
By Konsta Lindqvist: Historical fines French BNP Paribas (OTC:BNPZY) is one of the biggest banks in the world, having total assets of 1.8 trillion euros. At the end of June, the bank pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Charges were related to...
Resource Investor  Jul 22  Comment 
Kinross Gold Corp. is working with BNP Paribas SA to arrange financing this year for a $1.6 billion expansion project in Mauritania.
The Economic Times  Jul 22  Comment 
'We’ll have to wait and watch when it comes to implementation, but larger players will definitely have an edge.'
The Economic Times  Jul 18  Comment 
We don't expect big changes coming in terms of what they delivered last quarter to this quarter. It should be a flattish kind of numbers, says Gaurang.





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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

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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

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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 
   Insurance

Other activities

   Klépierre
   Principal Investments
   L'Atelier
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