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Barclays chairman quits in bid to stop the bleeding

The Independent, 2 July 2012
Publié le : 2 juillet 2012
 Cahal Milmo 
The chairman of Barclays confirmed today that he is stepping down as the storm over the interest rate fixing scandal led to sackings at another high street bank and political pressure grew for a City-wide criminal investigation.

The departure of Marcus Agius was announced this morning as the embattled bank moved to satisfy political demands for a senior executive to take responsibility for the debacle which has wiped billions off its share price and shaken confidence in Britain's financial institutions.

In his statement this morning, Mr Agius said: he was "truly sorry" and that "the buck stops with me."

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mise à jour le 2 juillet 2012
Créé le 2 juillet 2012
ISSN 2107-7029
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