Congress Mulls Options to Avert Default

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols reports on the potential debt-limit deal in Washington that would delay a U.S. Default. He speaks to Anna Edwards and Mark Barton on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

BNP 1Q Net Profit Rises on Lower Loan-Loss Provisions
44:06 - BNP Paribas SA, France’s largest bank, posted a surprise increase in first-quarter profit as a decline in provisions for bad loans helped outweigh a slump in trading revenue. Net income rose 10 percent to 1.81 billion euros ($2.1 billion) from 1.65 billion euros a year earlier, the Paris-based bank said in a statement Tuesday. Bloomberg's Caroline Connan spoke to the bank's Chief Financial Officer Lars Machenil about the numbers.
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