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WBR: Swiss police raid HSBC Geneva's office 18 Feb 2015

February 18th, 2015

Episode 217 of 1091 episodes

In Geneva, Swiss prosecutors have launched an unexpected raid on the local offices of Europe's largest bank, HSBC, in response to allegations of money laundering. From Belgrade, a debate over proposed economic reform, and long-standing hopes of joining the EU. In northern Italy, why experts are meeting up to discuss the deforestation of rainforest in central Africa. Back to Greece, how the government is trying to head off a debt default, and how one businessman is responding to the crisis. And, finally, why you might want to move to the Pitcairn Islands.

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