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Isabelle Roughol

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A 375 Year Old French Bank Forgives Debts of Paris' Poorest

"Our waiting room is like that of a hospital emergency room. Everyone comes to it at some point."

Just as France was being chastised for excessive national borrowing with a sovereign debt downgrade, thousands of lucky French people had their financial obligations forgiven after the country's oldest bank decided to simply wipe their slate clean.

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