A merger between UniCredit and SocGen has been considered by the latter on several occasions over the past 15 years. File photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s UniCredit is planning to merge with French rival Société Générale in a bold move that would mean two of Europe’s big banks join forces, leadin(...)

Jerome Kerviel (centre) was sentenced to a three-year prison sentence after being convicted in 2010 for breach of trust, forgery and fraudulent data manipulation and has since been fighting the conviction.

French rogue trader Jerome Kerviel was arrested and taken to prison yesterday to begin a three-year jail sentence, immediately after stepping back on(...)

Jerome Kerviel, former trader of French bank Societe Generale, has had his three year prison sentence upheld. He is currently walking back to France from Italy having met the pope in Rome. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.

France’s highest court has upheld a prison sentence for one-time rogue trader Jerome Kerviel but it overturned a ruling that he must pay back €(...)