Central Banks Have Always Been Political Beasts

March 27 (Bloomberg) -- David Blanchflower, Bloomberg Television Contributing Editor and Danny Gabay, Director at Fathom Financial Consulting, debate the role of central banks and the effectiveness of monetary policy. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse." (Source: Bloomberg)
SocGen First-Quarter Profit Jumps
31:10 - Societe Generale SA, France’s second-largest bank by market value, posted a fivefold increase in first-quarter profit. Net income rose to 868 million euros ($972 million) from 169 million euros a year earlier. The increase beat the 770 million-euro average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Oudéa, spoke to Bloomberg’s Caroline Connan on “Countdown”.
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