From Paris, courtesy of Christian Chavagneux and Mathilde Dupré:
"Last night the Finance Commission of the French Assembly voted to force French banks to publish their turnover and the number of people employed on a country by country basis. MPs couldn’t get an agreement to add profits and tax.
The plenary vote will start on Feb 12 and I guess the banks will mobilize. But if it holds I guess it will be a world première for the banking sector.
That is very good news. This link
(in French) provides more details. Christian Chavagneux has more here
. It is disappointing that profits and taxes are not included in the reporting requirements, but there is scope for this to be beefed up. But it is a serious foot in the door.