Banks brace for more FX-rigging pain as civil lawsuits come forth

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By James Titcomb
The Telegraph, London
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Banks are bracing for hundreds of millions of pounds in new claims for foreign exchange manipulation from class-action lawsuits triggered by last week's vast market rigging fines.

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, and four other banks were ordered on Wednesday to pay $6 billion (L3.84 billion) by UK and US authorities.

The Barclays penalty represents the biggest bank fine in British history.

The regulators, detailing how traders gathered in chatrooms using monikers such as "The Cartel" and "Coiled cobra" to rig the $5.3 trillion-a-day currency market, also forced the banks to plead guilty to criminal charges.

Lawyers say that the fines, as well as an investigation from the European Commission, could be a springboard to damaging civil litigation in the UK and Europe. ...

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