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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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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

Georgia squeezes past Namibia

The match between Georgia and Namibia on Wednesday 7 Octiber went down to the wire at Sandy Park in Exeter. After a tight first-half (6-0 for Namibia), Georgia rediscovered their attacking prowess to snatch the win with two tries. Namibia's plucky defence finally cracked after the break as the Africans let a first ever victory in the Rugby World Cup slip from their grasp.

Living the RWC

The volunteers in action

The volunteers from the Rugby World Cup Pack, just like the players on the pitch, warm up before the action starts.

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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: the winners of the week are...

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 Saturday 26 September and Saturday 3 October. Congratulations to the photographers!


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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Committed to entrepreneurs

Creating a business, financing its development, expanding internationally, handling difficulties, managing day-to-day operations, expanding through external growth and transferring ownership are all key moments in the life of a company supported by Societe Generale.

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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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