Bob Diamond Scandal – Barclays Plc Chief Executive, Bob Diamond quit over an interest rate-rigging scandal.
This was recorded as the highest-profile victim so far in a probe that spans a dozen major banks across the world.
Britain’s third-largest bank said that outgoing chairman Marcus Agius – who himself announced his departure a day earlier – would lead the search for a new executive.
“The external pressure placed on Barclays has reached a level that risks damaging the franchise – I cannot let that happen,” Diamond said in a statement.
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Agius announced his resignation on Monday in the scandal over traders manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), which is used worldwide as a benchmark for prices on about $350 trillion of financial products.
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