BNP Paribas chief executive officer Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, who’s counting on growth at the corporate and investment bank to meet goals for revenue and profitability, blamed lacklustre client activity in Europe for the debt-trading slump.

BNP Paribas and Société Générale missed out on the trading gains that boosted earnings at some of their US and European rivals in the first quarter, s(...)

BNP Paribas bank in Nantes, France: Thanks to the performance in equity derivatives, overall revenue from BNP’s global markets division fell only 2.3 per cent to €1.52 billion. Photograph: Reuters

BNP Paribas outshone Germany’s Deutsche Bank and much of Wall Street for another quarter, posting a standout performance in equity derivatives. Secon(...)

The logo of the French bank BNP Paribas. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

BNP Paribas posted fourth-quarter profit that missed estimates as earnings fell at the French consumer-banking business. The lender also laid out a mu(...)

BNP Paribas chief executive Jean-Laurent Bonnafé: had annual bonus cut by about a third to €1.2 million. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

BNP Paribas has slashed the bonuses for its top executives to reflect the impact of last year’s $8.9 billion (€7.8 billion) fine for US sanction viola(...)

Shares in BNP have fallen 17 per cent since it first announced a $1.1 billion provision for the fine in mid-February

The US Justice Department is expected to announce on Monday a settlement with BNP Paribas involving a record fine of nearly $9 billion over alleged US(...)