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|Tema: El MEGA fradue bancario Lun Oct 01, 2012 11:22 am|| |
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- Hundreds of bankers across three continents are embroiled in the interest-rate fixing scandal that has left Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond fighting to save his job.
As pressure intensified on Britain’s highest paid banking boss to quit, MPs heard a string of other financial institutions across the world were under investigation.
At least 20 banks are believed to be under suspicion, with growing demands for a criminal investigation.
Barclays’ shares crashed by 15.5 per cent in a day as the implications sank in, wiping £3.7billion from its value, with other banks also hit.
Barclays has been fined £290million after devastating emails revealed that its traders manipulated the London Interbank Rate (Libor) – the rate at which banks lend money to each other.
Chancellor George Osborne told the Commons the exchanges ‘read like an epitaph to an age of irresponsibility’.
On the blackest day for Britain’s finance industry since the 2008 economic crisis:
Serious Fraud Office investigators were revealed to be in talks with financial watchdogs over the scandal
David Cameron and Ed Miliband piled pressure on Mr Diamond to resign
Barclays and other banks were braced for a damning verdict today in an official report on mis-selling of complex loans to 28,000 small firms
Mr Osborne promised new criminal sanctions for those guilty of market abuse
Downing Street faced a growing clamour for a judge-led public inquiry into the ethics of Britain’s banks
'Epitaph to an age of irresponsibility': George Osborne today briefed MPs in the Commons about the unfolding bank trading scandal
David Cameron, who is at an EU summit in Brussels, described the situation as an ‘extremely serious scandal’.
Mr Diamond, who was in charge of Barclays Capital at the time traders are now known to have been rigging the market, has offered to forgo his short-term bonus for this year. But he is still entitled to millions of pounds in salary and long-term share incentives.
Asked how much wider the rate-fixing scandal might go, the Chancellor told MPs: ‘HSBC and RBS are two of the banks under investigation, but international banks such as UBS and Citigroup are under investigation too, partly for activities conducted in this country.’
Mr Osborne said the total impact on the economy and on individuals was ‘extremely difficult to work out, because the Libor rate was manipulated up as well as down’.
‘Sometimes the rate was too low for the true market price, and sometimes it was too high,’ he said.
‘The Financial Services Authority has made it clear, however, that that contributed to a risk to the country’s financial stability, and the cost of that is enormous.’
Tracey McDermott, director of enforcement at the FSA, said: ‘The initial indications are that Barclays was not the only firm that was involved in this.’
As well as RBS and HSBC, others under scrutiny include Lloyds, JPMorgan Chase, Germany’s Deutsche Bank and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.
A number of employees have already been fired, suspended or put on gardening leave at various banks including state-backed RBS, which has sacked and suspended ‘several’ staff, though the bank declined to comment.
and goes on, and on, and on.....
lo mas preucupante es que si eso hacen alla que no nos estaran haciendo aca, ya vieron lo que HSBC hace con los narcos imaginense lo que hace con las "regulaciones" para cobros de comisiones e intereses.... neta no se porque en mexico se tiene que pagar un plus por pretender ser clase media...