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Barclays CEO Quits Under Pressure

Rate-fixing scandal claims Bob Diamond, too

(Newser) - Barclays CEO Bob Diamond has bowed to pressure and followed bank chairman Marcus Agius out the door in the wake of the Libor rate-rigging scandal. Agius claimed "the buck stops" with him when he quit yesterday, and Diamond initially resisted calls to resign. He admitted that some of the...

Barclays Chair Resigns Over Rate-Fixing Scandal

Company promises 'root and branch' investigation

(Newser) - Barclays Chairman Marcus Agius resigned today in penance for the company's $453 million settlement in an interest rate manipulation probe. The scandal "dealt a devastating blow to Barclays' reputation," Agius said. "As chairman, I am the ultimate guardian of the bank's reputation." The bank...

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