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SocGen CEO: Russia is now normalizing

Vladimir Putin Clasps Hands

French bank Societe Generale reported a fivefold increase in its first-quarter net income thanks to investment banking gains and a smaller hit from its struggling Russian unit.

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Vladimir Putin Clasps Hands

SocGen CEO: Russia is now normalizing

French bank Societe Generale reported a fivefold increase in its first-quarter net income thanks to investment banking gains and a smaller hit from its struggling Russian unit.