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Director-General of the British bank Barclays Diamond resigned to the case of LIBOR


LONDON (MEDIAFAX) - General Director of the British bank Barclays, Bob Diamond with immediate effect, resigned due to scandal, fraudulent handling of interbank LIBOR interest rates. Informed the agency on Tuesday said.

Diamond is already the second "victim" affair, it is announced on Monday the resignation of chairman Marcus Agius banks.

Barclays, Britain's third largest bank, has to pay U.S. and British authorities, a record high minimum fine of $ 450 million (9.1 billion CZK ) as a settlement of allegations that she tried to manipulate the LIBOR rates.

British and U.S. authorities accused several banks from Europe, USA and Japan, including Barclays of trying to manipulate LIBOR rates, which are used as the basis for interest on securities and loans for hundreds of billions of dollars.

"External pressure on Barclays has reached such levels that it could damage the bank. I can not commit," said Diamond sixty. On Wednesday Diamont will explain the steps the bank before a group of lawmakers.

Britain because of the scandal regarding the handling of interbank LIBOR interest rates will start Monday's statement by the local premiere of David Cameron's parliamentary inquiry practices of the domestic banking sector."I want to create a full parliamentary inquiry committee comprising both houses , "Cameron said on Monday in the British Parliament.

The government is under increasing pressure to "look closer" to the banking sector. "This committee will be able to examine witnesses under oath, will have full access to documents and government officials including ministers and advisors of the previous government," said Cameron.

British finance minister George Osborne welcomed Diamond's resignation. "I think it's the right decision for Barclays, I think it's the right decision for this country, because we need to Barclays Bank, focused on providing loansfor our economy, "said Osborne on Tuesday for BBC radio.

"I hope this is the first step towards a new culture of accountability in British banking," said Osborne.

From his office on Monday under pressure from the scandal resigned chairman Marcus Agius of Barclays Bank. Barclays to pay U.S. and British authorities, a record high minimum fine of $ 450 million as a settlement of allegations that she tried to manipulate the LIBOR rates.

Agius has remained in office until his successor is found. It will also have to worry about finding a new CEO. Yet Agius from Tuesday to become the new chairman of Barclays Bank. It's in your statement marked only with the temporary that Agius was appointed primarily to find the new Barclays CEO.

Barclays allegedly tampered with the scales of four years from 2005 de facto day.

Tomáš Králíček, kralicek@mediafax.cz

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