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The scale of Libor manipulation at Swiss bank UBS was laid bare today in documents published by U.K. authorities which showed one trader openly boasting of keeping the benchmark rate artificially low.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York was warned as early as mid-2008 that banks may have been misreporting their Libor borrowing rate to aid their own trading positions, much earlier than previously known.
Swiss bank UBS is close to a settlement with U.S. and U.K. authorities and is expected to pay more than $450 million over claims that some of its employees submitted false Libor rates, the NYT reported.
Nine of the world’s biggest banks are facing increased scrutiny from US state prosecutors probing alleged attempts to manipulate the lending gauge known as Libor, the FT reports.
A pensioner whose home was repossessed is taking on some of the world’s leading banks in the first known class-action lawsuit claiming that alleged Libor manipulation made mortgage repayments for thousands of Americans more expensive than they should have been. The FT reports.
The UK’s plan to reform the world’s most important lending rate will guide a global drive towards more transparent and reliable pricing for everything from home mortgages and gold to heating oil, regulators said on Friday. The FT reports.
Those who took part in the manipulation of the London interbank offered rate (Libor), the key benchmark rate, could face criminal prosecution even though Libor manipulation is not yet a criminal offense.
The Libor scandal, which began in London with bankers accused of manipulating a key global interest rate, has reached the Alaskan wilderness. Or at least that's the hope of New York plaintiffs' lawyer Brian Murray.
The Barclays case has thrust Mr. Gensler—and his once-obscure agency—into the spotlight, the New York Times reports.
The City watchdog will on Friday fire the starting shot on a dramatic overhaul of key benchmark borrowing rates with a package of proposals designed to restore trust following the recent Libor scandal, the Financial Times reports.
The news that U.S. prosecutors are close to arresting traders in connection with the Libor scandal gives rise to the question: what criminal charges are prosecutors likely to levy?
Now that Barclays has admitted that for years it rigged its submissions for the London Interbank Offered Rate, or Libor, it’s probably worth taking a closer look at how this key interest rate benchmark is calculated.
LIBOR is the London InterBank Offered Rate, a key interest rate used by banks for short-term lending with other banks. For those who are fuzzy on the topic, Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains what LIBOR is and how it is used.
The U.S. unit of German lender Deutsche Bank suffers from ongoing financial reporting problems, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Standard Chartered halted its grand expansion as it seeks to conserve capital amid the worst drop in profits for more than 12 years.
Factors like government intervention may have prevented default events from happening in China thus far but the risk of a credit default remains, says Donna Kwok, Senior China Economist at UBS.