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  • Royal Bank of Scotland

    Royal Bank of Scotland Group is close to a 500 million pounds ($785.32 million) settlement with U.S. and British authorities over claims that some of its employees submitted false Libor rates, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people briefed on the negotiations.

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland

    George Osborne is braced for a new political backlash over bank bonuses, as state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland prepares to pay as much as 250 million pounds to staff at an investment banking division heavily implicated in the Libor-rigging scandal. The FT reports.

  • Robert Diamond

    Barclays was forced to name former heads Bob Diamond and John Varley, finance director Chris Lucas and other top executives and traders linked to a global rate-fixing probe, despite their calls for anonymity.

  • Pedestrians pass 30 South Colonnade, centre, where the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, was set daily.

    Germany's Deutsche Bank benefited from trades pegged to the London Interbank Offer Rate (Libor) currently under investigation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, adding that the bank made at least 500 million euros ($654 million) in profit from the trades in 2008.

  • UBS has yet to fully purge itself of a global interest rate scandal that has put it at risk of a wave of costly civil suits, its investment banking chief said on Wednesday.

  • The Game Changer Rocking the Yen

    The official U.K. Libor manipulation report points the finger at five banks for helping UBS rig the rate. So which banks were they?

  • Two young businessmen drinking champagne at bar counter

    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.

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    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.

  • UBS CEO Calls Job Cuts 'Painful' as 10,000 Laid Off

    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.

  • Prosecutors Link Money From China to Iran

    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.

  • Bank Earnings—What to Watch: Analyst

    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.

  • London Eye Big Ben Dusk

    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.

  • London Financial District

    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.

  • Anchorage, Alaska

    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.

  • Gary Gensler

    The Barclays case has thrust Mr. Gensler—and his once-obscure agency—into the spotlight, the New York Times reports.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

  • London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR): CNBC Explains

    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.

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