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Latest update : 2012-06-05

Can banking clean up its act? Kerviel appeal follows fresh trading scandals

Four years after Société Générale first accused a rogue trader of blowing €4.9bn, why have so many more scandals followed... and why are so many of the accused French? François Picard’s panel looks at Jérôme Kerviel’s case and the upside-down universe of investment bank trading.

  • Julia CAGÉ, Economist at Harvard University and Paris School of Economics;
  • Thierry LÉVEQUE, Journalist, Reuters news agency;
  • Craig COPETAS, Journalist, author of "Metal Men, Marc Rich and his 10-billion-dollar scam";
  • Sofiane ABOURA, Professor of Finance, Paris-Dauphine University.

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    Programme prepared and produced by Wassim Nasr, David Boratav and Mary Colombel

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2015-08-04 Barack Obama

The clean power plan: Obama, a climate leader?

Today we're discussing Barack Obama's climate change plan. As the US president unveiled it on Monday, he said "no challenge provides a greater threat to the future of the...

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2013-10-22 Barack Obama

US drone secrecy: Licence to kill?

Barack Obama's favourite weapon, drones, are coming under fire: Washington claims they're the best weapon to fight extremists, but allies say they're fed up and human rights...

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2015-08-03 John Kerry

Kerry Middle East Tour

Today we're discussing John Kerry's visit to Qatar, a visit aimed at reassuring America's Gulf allies over last months nuclear deal with Iran. The US Secretary of State says the...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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