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June 20, 2007 - ,

BNP Paribas launches “EcoTV by BNP Paribas”, an 8 minute online monthly programme interpreting economic news

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Paris / London – The BNP Paribas Economic Research Department has launched EcoTV, a monthly 8 to 10 minute programme on the web, which broadcasts current economic news in both French and English.

This web TV programme is presented in the form of news clips introduced by a journalist. Each broadcast contains three sections: an editorial by Philippe d’Arvisenet, BNP Paribas’ Global Chief Economist, followed by two topics covered by economists specialising in emerging countries, OECD countries or banking economics.

EcoTV by BNP Paribas is hosted on BNP Paribas’ corporate website, in the Expertises section. Internet users have free access to this programme in several different formats such as: podcast, RSS feed, various download formats (mp3, mp4, 3G) and a full transcript of the broadcast.

The first issue of EcoTV by BNP Paribas is available at:

All publications from the BNP Paribas Economic Research team can also be accessed on the internet at:

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is a European leader in banking and financial services, and ranks among the world’s top 15 banks by market capitalization. It has 150 000 employees, almost 120 000 of whom are based in Europe. The group occupies leading positions in three significant fields of activity: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. It is present in 85 countries and has a strong presence in all the key financial centres. Present throughout Europe, in all its business lines, France and Italy are its two domestic markets in retail banking. BNP Paribas enjoys a significant and growing presence in the United States and leading positions in Asia and in emerging markets.

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