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Signs of Société Générale, BNP Paribasand Crédit Agricole
08/03/2014 - France - US -Iran

US probes three major French banks over sanctions-busting

US finance officials have accused the French banks Société Générale, BNP Paribas and Crédit Agricole of sanctions-busting and money-laundering, sources say.

Jerome Kerviel
05/03/2014 - France - Vatican

Rogue trader Kerviel walks from Rome to Paris after meeting Pope

French rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel is walking from Rome to Paris after meeting Pope Francis on 19 February in a lone march against the "tyranny of the market".

Dissident Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, 26 January 2008 file photo.
13/12/2013 - France-Kazakhstan

France to extradite Kazakh tycoon Ablyazov

France's public prosecutors are to  recommend the extradition of Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who was arrested in a spectacular raid on his riviera villa in July, it was announced on ...


African press review 5 December 2013

Plans for a new tax in Kenya, Kampala's power struggles, East Africa's integrated payment system, debt in South Africa - all in today's papers.


African press review 22 October 2013

Kenya's parties push ICC to drop Kenyatta charges. The case against Ruto weakens. The IMF likes Kenyan economic policy.


French press review 14 October 2013

The weekend second round vote in the municipal by-election in the tiny French town of Brignoles is all over this morning's front pages.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev
03/10/2013 - France - Kazakhstan - Ukraine

French court rejects second parole bid by Kazakh oligarch Ablyazov

A French court has rejected a second appeal for release on parole by Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov, who was arrested in a spectacular raid on his riviera villa in July.

Vatican bank promises transparency
02/10/2013 - World news explained

Vatican bank promises transparency

The Vatican has published the first-ever annual report on its bank, the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), following allegations of money-laundering.

EU lawmakers pass central bank oversight
13/09/2013 - World news explained

EU lawmakers pass central bank oversight

European lawmakers approved legislation yesterday that will centralize oversight of Europe's largest banks.

Société Générale's headquarters at La Défense in Paris.
24/08/2013 - France - Malaysia

SocGen to launch sukuk Islamic bonds in Malaysia

French bank Société Générale is to become the first European bank to issue an Islamic bond programme in Asia, with a one-billion-ringgit issue in Malaysia, according to ...