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21/11/2014 - France - United Kingdom - Switzerland

HSBC charged in 180-billion-euro French tax fraud probe

The Swiss arm of British bank HSBC has been placed under formal investigation for money-laundering and helping tax-dodgers in a Franch tax fraud probe.
04/11/2014

French press review 4 November 2014

American president, Barack Obama, is the man on all this morning's front pages. And he could probably do without it.
First ATM machine opens in Mogadishu
04/11/2014 - International report

First ATM machine opens in Mogadishu

In Somalia, last month saw the opening of the country's first ATM machine in the capital Mogadishu.
European Central Bank (ECB) Vice President Vitor Constancio attends a news conference at the ECB in Frankfurt October 26, 2014.
26/10/2014 - France-Europe-Brussels

25 eurozone banks flunk ECB health test

Twenty five euro zone banks failed a landmark health check of their ability to withstand another economic crisis with a capital shortfall of 25 billion euros at the end of last year, the ECB said on ...
Garry Kasparov (R) and Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov's daughter Madina at the press conference in Paris on Thursday
16/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

Kasparov ready to testify against Kazakh oligarch's extradition from France to Russia

Chess legend Garry Kasparov says he hopes to testify in a French court on Friday against the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia.
08/10/2014

African press review 08 October 2014

Uhuru Kenyatta has a crucial encounter at the ICC. Kenyan police claims to have foiled a plan to attack a Nairobi shopping centre.
Mukhtar Ablyazov. File 2006.
06/10/2014 - France - Kazakhstan - Russia

French court refuses to free Kazakh dissident Ablyazov

Judges refused on Monday to free former Kazakh oligarch and politician Mukhtar Ablyazov who has been held in France for 14 months.
03/10/2014 - France - Switzerland

Swiss bank UBS could faces five-billion-euro fine in France

Swiss bank UBS could face a five-billion-euro fine if found guilty of money-laundering money for customers who dodged taxes in France.
A BNP Paribas sign.
27/09/2014 - France

BNP Paribas chairman quits in aftermath of major US fine

The chairman of BNP Paribas has stepped down as the France’s largest bank tries to recover from a record $8.9 billion fine nearly three months ago for violating US sanctions.

The Banque de France's headquarters
13/09/2014 - France

French central bank’s stolen euros unearthed in provincial garden

French police have found nearly two million euros stolen from France’s central bank, where they were supposed to have been destroyed.
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