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Jérôme Kerviel in court last Monday
20/01/2016 - FRANCE

Rogue trader Kerviel back in court

A French appeals court began hearings today into whether former rogue trader Jerome Kerviel should repay his ex-employer Societe Generale the 4.9 billion euros he lost in unauthorised trades in ...
Jérôme Kerviel, October 2015.
18/01/2016 - FRANCE

Surreptitious recording revives Kerviel case

Two French media released on Sunday a surreptitious recording of a judge involved in the Kerviel investigation.

French press review 6 January 2016

There are lots of articles marking the first anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo killings last January in today's French papers and lots of debate about the security and judicial response to terrorism ...
French tycoon Bernard Tapie, January 2008
03/12/2015 - FRANCE

French tycoon Bernard Tapie sentenced to 400 million euro payout to Crédit Lyonnais

French tycoon Bernard Tapie was sentenced on Thursday to refund 400 million euros to Crédit Lyonnais although he has accused the bank of defrauding him over the sale of sports giant Adidas in ...
Hervé Falciani in France in October
27/11/2015 - Switzerland - France

Swissleaks whistleblower sentenced to six years in jail in absentia

A Swiss court has sentenced the former HSBC employee behind the Swissleaks tax evasion revelations to five years in prison.
Interview: Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu on France-Nigeria business ties
17/11/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Interview: Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu on France-Nigeria business ties

Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu was in Paris to meet with French business leaders to discuss investments in Africa and France.
Entrepreneurship in Senegal, part 4
29/10/2015 - International report

Entrepreneurship in Senegal, part 4

With the launch of its subsidiary Manko in 2013, Société Générale de Banques au Sénégal (SGBS) is one of the few banks that offers a banking solution to ...
Jerome Kerviel at Paris' administrative court to protest against a generous tax break awarded to his former bank Societe Generale. October 15, 2015
15/10/2015 - France

French ex-trader tells Societe Generale to refund tax-payers' money

Former French stock-trader Jerome Kerviel, famous for losing one of France's largest banks nearly 5 billion euros, has criticized a decision by the administration to award Societe Generale a ...
Modernisation in the DRC, part 5
25/09/2015 - International report

Modernisation in the DRC, part 5

In our fith and last report on the modernisation in the DRC, correspondent Patrice Chitera looks at how hundreds of civil servants are receiving their salaries through bank system.

African press review 6 August 2015

The Nigerian press feeds fat on President Muhammadu Buhari’s declared war against corruption.