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Jérôme Kerviel

Société Générale is the second largest bank in France, behind BNP Paribas, and one of the 10 biggest euro zone banks. Better known as SocGen, its reputation was dented after news that a rogue trader, Jerome Kerviel, had lost it more than the equivalent of US$7 billion. Kerviel was subsequently sentenced to three years in jail, and the bank won a 4.9 billion euro judgement against Kerviel.

Ex-trader Kerviel rebuffed by Paris employment tribunal

Jerome Kerviel (second left) and his lawyer David Koubbi (right) are reflected in a window as they arrive at court on Thursday. Photo: AFP

A Paris employment tribunal has rejected former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel’s plea for a new expert inquiry to help overturn his dismissal in France’s biggest-ever trading scandal in 2008.

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Olivier Metzner in his office. Photo: AFP

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Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel loses appeal over jail and €4.9b fine

Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel arrives at court yesterday to hear the result of his appeal. Photo: AFP

An appeal by the man behind France's biggest rogue-trading scandal against a three-year jail term and a €4.9 billion (HK$49 billion) fine was rejected by a court in Paris yesterday.

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SocGen to repay record US$11 million to investors

The securities watchdog has reprimanded Societe Generale and asked it to pay back more than US$11 million to investors for overcharging them - the largest reimbursement of its kind in Hong Kong.

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Kerviel case highlights dangers

Jerome Kerviel, 31, blamed for the Euro4.9 billion (HK$57.91 billion) worth of trading losses at French bank Societe Generale where he worked, faces charges of breach of trust, fabricating documents and illegally accessing computers. Fraud charges have been dropped.

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