Banking

Eurozone interbank lending rate drops to lowest on record

Eurozone overnight interbank interest rates fell to their lowest levels on record on Tuesday, while a sharp rally in government bonds started to ease for some countries.

Strategists said money markets were continuing to adjust to last week's cut in the European Central Bank's main interest rates and its promise of fresh liquidity for banks, which should help short-term rates stable.

EU Commission charges three banks with rigging

By Foo Yun Chee

European Union antitrust regulators charged Europe's biggest bank HSBC, US peer JPMorgan and France's Credit Agricole on Tuesday with rigging financial benchmarks linked to the euro, exposing them to potential fines.

The European Commission also said it would charge broker ICAP soon for suspected manipulation of the yen Libor financial benchmark.

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