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"Europe needs homegrown bulge bracket banks"

Read the article written by Frédéric Oudéa, Societe Generale's Chief Executive Officer, for the Financial Times and published on October 11th, 2015.

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Economic Studies

Is productivity waning?

Global growth is being stifled by the slowdown in China and its knock-on effect in several emerging countries, while the recovery in developed markets, albeit firming up, remains weak. The prospect of a rebound in global growth has thus been set back. This follows other disappointments and raises questions about the growth potential of developed economies, which has declined significantly in the past three years. The reasons for the decline are still up for debate, but they are partially structural and reflect a lasting drop in productivity.

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Societe Generale has confirmed its ranking as the 4th best-placed CAC 40 company in terms of digital maturity

The second edition of the eCAC40 rankings compiled by Les Echos Business and Gilles Babinet has been published. 36 of the 40 CAC40 companies answered the survey containing more than 100 criteria divided into various themes: external communication and social networks, level of technological proficiency, exposure to a digital ecosystem, digital culture and security. Societe Generale has confirmed its 4th place in these rankings this year, notably thanks to the following strengths: "employees that have received good training through the Digital For All programme and an established start-up identification procedure".


Reducing our carbon footprint: more winning initiatives

The 3rd Environmental Efficiency Awards took place on the 6 October and saw 56 winning initiatives rewarded. Since 2007, Societe Generale group's committment to reducing its carbon footprint has been a central part of its strategy.

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Rugby World Cup 2015

Japan finishes in style and the USA with promise

The Japanese team ended its World Cup with another victory, its third in Pool B, by overcoming the United States (28-18). This third Japanese success means that they are the first nation in Rugby World Cup history to be knocked out at the group stage despite chalking up three wins. The players coached by Eddie Jones have made a lot of friends, earned total respect and become heroes in their home country into the bargain. Although this was another defeat for the American Eagles, they managed to finish on a high by almost snatching the defensive bonus.

Living the Rugby World Cup 2015

Do you speak rugby?

How well do you know the stars of the rugby world? Can you name any famous rugby players? Who is your favorite? Find out more about the stars of the rugby world with the sixth episode of "Do you speak rugby?"

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Team Spirit, as embodied by Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson is Societe Generale's Ambassador for Rugby World Cup 2015. Watch the film "Team Spirit".

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Rugby Photo Challenge: see the 3 new winning pictures

From 18 September to 31 October, share your photos of Rugby World Cup 2015. Every week, our panel of experts chooses 3 winners: discover the 3 winning photos for the submissions made between Sunday 4 and Sunday 11 October. Congratulations to the photographers!


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The stock exchange launch of the start-up giving autonomy to the visually-impaired

Pixium Vision seeks to enable greater autonomy and a better quality of life for the visually-impaired by developing innovative Vision Restoration Systems. Set up in 2011, this medical technologies company sought new financing to accelerate its development in 2014. With the support of Societe Generale, the start-up launched its entry on the Euronext Paris stock exchange. Realised in a complex market environment, the IPO proved to be a great success.

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Latest press releases

  • 06/10/2015

    Societe Generale finalises the acquisition of a stake in Mauritius Commercial Bank Mozambique

    Following the signature of an agreement with Mauritius Commercial Bank on 18 March 2015, Societe Generale announces today that it has finalised the acquisition of a stake in Mauritius Commercial Bank Mozambique (MCBM). Following a capital increase reserved for the Group, Societe Generale became the majority shareholder of MCBM, with a 65% stake in the company.

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  • 28/09/2015

    Societe Generale and CNH Industrial to offer retail financing in Romania, Bulgaria and Switzerland

    Societe Generale and CNH Industrial have agreed on a set of cooperation agreements to offer leasing and financing services to CNH Industrial’s customers in the Commercial Vehicle, Agricultural and Construction Equipment sectors, in Romania, Bulgaria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein

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