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2008-07-05 18:00:08

The French Banking Commission on Friday fined the bank Societe Generale euro 4 million for serious breaches in internal controls revealed by the bank's euro 4.9 billion trading loss. The commission also reprimanded Societe Generale, a leading French bank, for poor supervision that led to the unauthorized trades by Jerome Kerviel, the former trader blamed for the losses. The commission said the monitoring staff at Societe Generale was insufficiently sensitive to fraud issues, and that the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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