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Bangladesh Bank Boss Quits Over $100m Cyber Fraud

March 15th, 2016

Episode 666 of 901 episodes

The head of Bangladesh's central bank, Atiur Rahman has resigned after a huge cyber heist. Thieves stole more than $100m of foreign currency reserves from its account at the New York Federal Reserve. Victor Mallet from the Financial Times in Dhaka explains the background. Also in the programme, as Germany moves to abandon nuclear power, the country's energy giants are suing for damages. The BBC's Damien McGuinness in Berlin explains why they're seeking billions of dollars in compensation. We have a special report from Finland on the rise and fall of the once mighty mobile phone giant Nokia. Plus as Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge unveils an agreement to crack down on illegal wildlife trade routes, Mxolisi Sibanda of the World Wide Fund for Nature tells us if he thinks it is likely to help save the endangered rhino. And as a top National Football League executive acknowledges there's a link between American football and a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, we have reaction from Chris Nowinski of the Concussion Legacy Foundation.

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