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Cache of chat-room transcripts offers inside look at how traders try to fix silver prices

The conversations may renew concerns about the global market for silver trading, which because of its relatively small size and often-volatile price moves has long been suspected of being rigged.

New York

UNTIL 2014, the global reference price for silver and other precious metals was set each day in a phone call or at a meeting with traders at a handful of banks, a century-old ritual known as the London Fix. Deutsche Bank AG was one of the banks.

As early as 2008, one of...

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