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SocGen 'rogue trader' Kerviel heading for jail

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Jerome Kerviel, the former Societe Generale trader who brought the bank to the brink of collapse in 2008 by placing bets worth $69.5 billion has been sentenced to at least three years in jail but will shed the title of 'most indebted man on earth' after six years of legal battles.

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Once modest of pay and profile, risk experts are being reborn as rock stars of the banking world - their status and salaries soaring as regulators force financial institutions to clean up.

Soc Gen CEO: I am committed to Russia

Frederic Oudea

The chief executive of Société Générale, France's second-largest bank by market value, said he is committed to keeping links between Europe and Russia strong, in light of the crisis in Ukraine.

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Unhappy Face

SocGen 'rogue trader' Kerviel heading for jail

Jerome Kerviel, the former Societe Generale trader who brought the bank to the brink of collapse in 2008 by placing bets worth $69.5 billion has been sentenced to at least three years in jail but will shed the title of 'most indebted man on earth' after six years of legal battles.