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Currency probe by US said to expand to Russia, Brazil trades

Escalating investigation scrutinising trading practices at banks that didn't previously settle currency-rigging claims

From August 2009 to August 2011, a Barclays trader lied about prices in an effort to increase or decrease the rouble-dollar CME/EMTA rate and benefit trading positions, regulators said.


US prosecutors have expanded their probe of currency-market manipulation by some of the world's largest banks to include the Russian rouble and Brazilian real, according to two people familiar with the matter.

The Justice Department is using cooperation agreements it...

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