Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Italian Police Raid Barclays Over Rate-Fixing

Italian police have taken documents from a Barclays office in Milan as part of a probe into possible Euribor rate manipulation, according to Reuters.

It said the raid occurred as regulators investigated fixing fears of the eurozone equivalent of the scandal-hit, London-based Libor inter-bank lending rate.

The search was ordered by prosecutors in the southern city of Trani, who have opened a criminal probe into the possible manipulation of the Euribor rate.

The move comes after complaints were filed by two consumer groups, Adusbef and Federconsumatori.

Two judicial sources also confirmed the raid occurred last week, according to Reuters. Read More