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The text under "Profile:Corporate and Investment Banking" is taken, verbatim, from http://entreprises.bnpparibas.fr/BNP-Paribas-investment-banking. I have deleted it. --Max power 14:00, 17 July 2006 (UTC)
The text says: Originally the Compagnie Financière de Paris et des Pays-Bas (Finance Corporation of Paris and the Netherlands), the Compagnie Financière de Paribas became simply Paribas in 1998 after acquiring the Compagnie Bancaire. How is this compatible with the fact that the original deviser of the name Paribas is the Flemish artist and entrepreneur Bobbejaan Schoepen, who invented the name in the beginning of the 60s? The name Paribas existed long before 1998. Peeper 01:15, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
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I've rated the company "Top" on the importance scale, the rationale being that is is one of the largest banks in Europe, as well as ranked 25th in the Fortune Global 500. If anyone disagrees, I'll be happy to discuss. --Gimlei (talk to me) 12:18, 27 August 2007 (UTC)
The first paragraph of "history" mentions two institutions which are not subsequently named and thus seem to have nothing whatsoever to do with BNP Paribas. Can someone connect the first paragraph with any of the institutions mentioned in the second paragraph or later? C. Cerf (talk) 20:43, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
BNP Paribas exposure to the PIIGS debt?
I'm kind of shocked that there is no mention of the fact BNP Paribas has the highest exposure to debts of the so called PIIGS countries. This seems a major omission. Please see the linked illustration, http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/P1-BD062_FRBANK_NS_20111020184817.jpg Here's the article that goes with the illustration. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204485304576641561540266494.html Luitgard (talk) 02:59, 6 November 2011 (UTC)