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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.
Jérôme Kerviel is arrested after crossing the border from Italy to France earlier this year
05/09/2014 - France

Rogue trader Kerviel freed with electronic bracelet

Rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel, imprisoned for losing French bank Société Générale nearly five billion euros, is to be freed under electronic surveillance next ...
30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...
Jérôme Kerviel near the Franco-Italian border as he returned to France to serve his prison sentence earlier this year
11/07/2014 - France

Société Générale accused of rigging evidence against rogue trader

A French court has ordered an investigation into whether the Société Générale bank rigged evidence against Jérôme Kerivel, following a complaint made by the ...
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