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Can banking clean up its act? Kerviel appeal follows fresh trading scandals (part 2)

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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2015-01-29 oil

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-29 IMF

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 2)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-28 Hassan Nasrallah

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-28 Lebanon

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-27 Barack Obama

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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