Posts Tagged “barclays”

Barclays and the Bank of England: BAD rate-rigging and GOOD rate-rigging

by Stephen Tall on July 4, 2012

The Barclays rate-rigging scandal has conflated a number of issues — Bob Diamond’s bonus, ‘casino’ banking, failed regulators — making it hard to get behind the media’s shouty headlines to understand the issues which should really concern us. Here’s my brief show-your-working attempt, starting with what Barclays. What Barclays did right: ‘fess up LIBOR (London […]

So here’s an e-petition I won’t be signing

by Stephen Tall on July 3, 2012

It’s good that the rate-rigging of Barclays (and almost certainly other banks) has been exposed. It’s important that we have an inquiry — whether judge-led or parliamentary I have no particularly strong views either way. But then I came across (…)

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Lib Dem peer reveals online Barclays tax documents

by Stephen Tall on March 26, 2009

Here’s how The Guardian reports it: Liberal Democrat spokesman Lord Oakeshott used parliamentary privilege today to blow a hole in a gag order obtained by Barclays Bank over its tax avoidance scheme. The documents detailing the schemes, previously leaked to (…)

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