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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Barclays 'may have automated currency rigging'

…fines involved, banks co-operating”.  

                                                                                        Benjamin M. Lawsky
New York State's Supt. of Fin. Services
But, with NY DFS Zionist attorney Benjamin Lawsky heading the "investigation" you could look at the incident as a thief having a hand in the pockets of both victim and perpetrator! How can any thief beat that: authorize, or at least overlook a thief (bankster) to steal investors' savings, then assess/transfer as "fines" winnings back into the banking cartel via the government! This could only happen under a corrupt government to which the people have forgone all vigilance or caring. We suppose it beats a stick in the eye, eh.

At this rate of bank balance growth all your savings, stocks, and even your government checks such as Social Security, and pensions will be all taken from you with your government as the conduit for this unrealized wealth transfer. Not only that, but you'll have to pay off the indebtedness! Expect no mercy. Many folks have already withdrawn or suspended payments to these theft houses, and pulled their wealth back under their own in-your-hand supervision. How else can you fight back other than to halt your consumer patronage of government services?

Expect no satisfying criminal incarcerations as warranted to be tenderly meted out to subordinate underlings - with a generous remuneration attached from Barclay's.

New York's financial regulator investigates possibility of systemic foreign exchange manipulation at Barclays and Deutsche Bank

Barclays has set aside £500m for currency rigging fines to date Photo: Bloomberg News

By James Titcomb
5:50PM GMT 11 Dec 2014

Barclays and Deutsche Bank may have programmed automated trading platforms to systematically rig the currency markets, a US regulator has alleged.

New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS), led by Benjamin Lawsky, has uncovered evidence suggesting the banks may have developed algorithms to manipulate foreign exchange markets, according to multiple reports.

The allegations are especially serious because Barclays and Deutsche Bank, among other banks, are being investigated by the DFS over the foreign exchange market.

Using algorithms in trading systems is common practice at banks, but employing them as part of an effort to profit from manipulating forex rates could suggest the problem was more widespread than a select few traders.

Neither Barclays nor Deutsche Bank were among the six banks that far paid £2.7bn to settle claims with UK, US and Swiss regulators last month.

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Barclays had been widely expected to settle, but pulled out at the eleventh hour after saying it wanted to pay fines to other authorities at the same time.

The DFS is believed to have raised concerns that the fines levied by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, among others, were insubstantial. The regulator already has an internal monitor at Barclays as part of its investigation into the foreign exchange market.

Any evidence of wide-ranging currency rigging could well mean higher fines for the banks involved.

Further penalties related to foreign exchange manipulation, from the DFS as well as the US Department of Justice, are expected to be higher than the ones imposed in November.

Barclays and the DFS did not comment, while Deutsche Bank said it was co-operating with foreign exchange investigations.
via Telegraph