Yann Le Guernigou

Merkel, Sarkozy tackle differences over euro crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will thrash out differences with French President Nicolas Sarkozy over how to use the eurozone's financial fire power.

G20 leaders near agreement, if not progress

Leaders will agree to set vague "indicative guidelines" measuring economic imbalances at Friday's summit but leave details to be hammered out in 2011.

Société Générale launches cash call to shore up finances

Société Générale launched a discounted â,¬5,5-billion capital increase on Monday to prop up its finances and heal scars from the world's biggest rogue trading scandal. The one-for-four rights issue at â,¬47,50 per share gives its existing shareholders a bigger-than-expected discount of 38,9% to Friday's price.

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