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Barings Bank: How I uncovered the Nick Leeson story

Twenty years ago on Thursday the British merchant bank Barings collapsed after Singapore-based "rogue trader" Nick Leeson made mammoth trading losses on futures markets of £827m (US$1.4 billion).

Reporter Tim McDonald went to Leeson's old watering hole to talk to journalist Conrad Raj.

It was Mr Raj who uncovered a handwritten fax by Leeson addressed to Barings, saying he was near a nervous breakdown and tendering his resignation.

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