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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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2018-04-26 France

A new anti-Semitism? French open letter sparks controversy

Is France subject to a new form of anti-Semitism? The recent murder of an 85-year old Holocaust survivor by intruders who shouted "Allah Akbar" has now been followed by an open...

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2018-04-25 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on Capitol Hill: Speech before Congress emphasises 'democratic values'

As Brexit nears, Emmanuel Macron is firmly establishing France as the nation worthy of the special relationship with Washington. We review Macron's Wednesday speech before the US...

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2018-04-25 Donald Trump

Macron in Washington: Can he change Trump's foreign policy?

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington to discuss the Middle East, trade, and North Korea. Can his charm offensive confirm Trump to change his foreign policy? Our...

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2018-04-23 Emmanuel Macron

Macron meets Trump: A state visit with discord on the horizon?

Macron meets Trump in Washington. The French president is the first to make a state visit there under the Trump administration. Some say it’s a symbol of the "bromance" betweent...

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2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

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