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Barclays chairman to quit over rate fix  Marcus Agius is to resign as the chairman of Barclays in the wake of the Libor lending rate scandal Barclays boss: I will not resign  Bob Diamond has insisted he will not resign after staff rigged the key lending rate between banks UBS trader charged with fraud  Kweku Adoboli, the UBS trader alleged to have lost UBS $2bn (1.3bn) in unauthorised trading, has been charged with fraud HSBC to axe 30,000 global jobs Osborne urges EU change banking system   G20 pledges tougher bank action
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Canadian to be new UK Bank governor   Mark Carney has been named as the new governor of the Bank of England by Chancellor George Osborne Banking giant pays $340M to settle laundering charges  Standard Chartered, a British banking giant, has paid $340 million to settle allegations it was involved in money laundering for Iranian cli... Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns
HSBC shares down as full year profit falls 62%  The $7.1bn (5.7bn) pre-tax profit is 62% lower than the $18.9bn reported a year earlier. HSBC attributed the fall to a string of one-off charges HSBC to cut 20,000 jobs globally  Europe's biggest bank, is planning to cut 20,000 jobs around the world as it tries to reduce costs and simplify its business HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax'  Britain's biggest bank helped wealthy clients cheat the UK out of millions of pounds in tax, the BBC has learned JP Morgan pays $920m to regulators   Manhattan: US bank JP Morgan Chase has agreed to pay four regulators $920m relating to a $6.2bn loss incurred as a result of the 'London Whale' trades HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal

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  HSBC is to pay US authorities $1.9bn (1.2bn) in a settlement over money-laundering, say reports, the largest ever in such a case
  Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has resigned a week after the bank was fined a record amount for trying to manipulate inter-bank lending rates


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  Finance ministers from the most powerful economies have agreed a series of measures to try to regulate the global banking system.    The meeting did not agree on specific limit...
Sep.4   Bonus row opens up G20 divisions  Deepening divisions are appearing among international finance ministers, about how to curb excessive bank bonuses Mar.13   G20 ministers meet amid divisions  Rifts are emerging as finance ministers from developing countries and major powers prepare to meet in England Feb.5 UK interest rates cut to new low Jan.9 Lloyds pays $350m to end US case Jan.8 Interest rates hit all-time low

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Dec.29 Pound hits new low against euro
Dec.15   Banks face huge losses from $50B 'scam'  Some of the biggest names in global finance have lost hundreds of millions of dollars in a 'pyramid scheme' by Bernard Madoff Nov.24 Darling cuts VAT in pre-Budget   Chancellor Alistair Darling has cut VAT from 17.5% to 15% for 13 months in his pre-Budget report to get consumers spending again Nov.6 UK interest rates slashed to 3%  The Bank of England has made a shock 1.5% point cut in UK interest rates to the lowest level since 1955 Oct.8 World's central banks slash interest rates
  The leading economies, led by the U.S. and the UK, slashed interest rates to tackle the global financial crisis after days of stock market losses.    Six central banks cut interest ...
Apr.20 Bank of England to detail 50bn plan Apr.18 Bank 50bn mortgage rescue plan  The Bank of England will next week unveil a plan to swap government bonds for British banks' mortgages

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Dec.12 UK welcomes world cash injection  Prime Minister Brown has welcomed a joint plan by the US Federal Reserve and other central banks to help ease strains in financial markets Nov.20 Bank data of 25 millions missing  Tax and customs service lost banking and personal data when 2 computer disks disappeared in an internal mail service Aug.10 Central banks pour money into system
  The U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank pumped money into the banking system for a second day to ward off a global credit crisis

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Jun.11 G8 ministers back Africa debt deal
  Finance ministers have agreed to cancel up to $55 billion worth of debt owed by the world's poorest nations

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