Jail sentences over $1bn Afghan bank fraud

Senior officials in Afghanistan have been jailed over one of the biggest banking scandals in history, the collapse of Kabul Bank. We hear how the scandal - which reached the brother of President Hamid Karzai - has dented attempts to rebuild the Afghan economy. Also, a Saudi prince complains that he's too low down in the Forbes rich list - we hear why it matters to Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal that he's only worth $20bn. We hear from our reporter Michelle Fleury at the New York Stock Exchange as the Dow Jones index hits a record high in New York. And we hear about government attempts in India to wean the country off its obsession with gold.

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28 minutes

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Tue 5 Mar 2013 17:32 GMT

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