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BNP Paribas revenue hit by weak fixed income trading

Piggy Bank and Coins

BNP Paribas (Euronext Paris: BNP-FR) third-quarter net profit beat forecasts on Thursday, up 2.4 percent from the same period a year earlier. But the French lender highlighted weak trading at its fixed income unit.

Barclays' internal investigation results still to be revealed

Barclays Canary Wharf

A year ago, when Barclays' investment bank boss Rich Ricci was still at the bank, and part of the clean-up operation following the Libor fine, he told parliamentarians on the banking standards committee that the bank was looking at the integrity of 80 financial instruments and benchmarks where it was involved in setting prices.

The verdict on Abenomics, one year on

Sunset in Tokyo, Japan

Almost a year on from when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced the need for radical change to kick-start Japan's moribund economy, analysts remain divided over the success of 'Abenomics.'