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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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2017-10-17 Harvey Weinstein

France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

In France, reaction's been particularly sharp to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. On the one hand, there are the allegations of harrassment, assault and rape against the movie...

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2017-10-16 Austria

Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

French President Emmanuel Macron no longer holds the bragging rights to the title "Europe's fresh face". Sebastian Kurz, the 31-year-old leader of Austria's Christian Democrats...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

Trump takes on Tehran: What future for Iran nuclear deal?

Donald Trump calls it "The worst deal ever". The question is why is he so hell-bent on decertifying a 2015 Iran nuclear agreement when even his own cabinet seems to support it?...

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2017-10-11 Europe

Can Spain keep it together? Madrid ponders direct rule in Catalonia

Did Catalonia declare independence or not? Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has given the leader in Barcelona until next Monday to answer, dangling the threat of direct rule....

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2017-10-10 Spain

Catalonia: Puigdemont says region has won right to independence

"Catalonia has won the right to be an independent state", says its leader. But Carles Puigdemont is proposing that the regional parliament suspend that declaration of...

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