Deutsche's casual requests to rig the market

April 23, 2015 5:28 PM

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LONDON, April 23 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank traders sent casual messages to colleagues politely asking them to rig global interest rate benchmarks, as a six-year criminal campaign of fraud became routine practice at Germany's biggest bank, British regulators said on Thursday.

Deutsche was fined $2.5 billion by British and U.S. authorities and its UK subsidiary admitted criminal wire fraud on Thursday for manipulating interest rate benchmarks used to price trillions of dollars worth of global securities.

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