NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) - BNP Paribas published its first issue of The Maple Leaf, a new, monthly cross-asset publication. The Maple Leaf's monthly economic forecast will focus on Canadian Market Economics, Interest Rate Strategy and Forex Strategy.

This month's issue includes an economic forecast and the latest information about the USDCAD, CAD rates and market snapshots, among other research. The Maple Leaf also includes both a one and four week economic calendar and key data preview pertinent to the Canadian markets.

"BNP Paribas is committed to developing the Canadian market and we wanted to establish a new and better way to communicate the latest happenings," said Kip Testwuide, Head of Fixed Income Origination and Distribution, Americas at BNP Paribas.

BNP Paribas has been in Canada since 1961 and is today, one of the largest foreign bank subsidiaries operating in Canada. BNP Paribas' Canadian head office is in Montreal with branches in Toronto and Vancouver.

For more information, or to request a copy of the Maple Leaf, please contact: Edwina Frawley-Gangahar, Media Relations, New York +212-841-3719

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment banking division ( has almost 17,000 employees, deployed in 53 countries around the world. BNP Paribas CIB excels in three fundamental sectors in particular:

Derivatives -- it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives.

Capital markets -- it is amongst the top ten Euro houses for both ECM and DCM (bond issues, securitization, convertibles and shares).

Structured finance -- it is amongst the world leaders for acquisition, export, project and commodity finance.

Contact Information: Contact: Edwina Frawley-Gangahar Media Relations, New York +212-841-3719