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Odds stacked against SocGen in Russian roulette

By Lionel Laurent and Matthias Blamont PARIS (Reuters) - French bank Societe Generale's <SOGN.PA> estimated four billion-euro bet on Russia must start paying off this year to stop investors urging the bank to cut its losses as the economic outlook darkens. SocGen has for years held up its investment in Moscow-based Rosbank as a key source of future profits that will offset debt woes in Western Europe and rocky post-crisis financial markets.
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