RBS Suspends Head of Rates Trading in Libor Probe

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc suspended its head of rates trading for Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, the first senior manager to be put on leave as part of the lender’s probe into allegations of Libor-rigging, two people with knowledge of the move said.
SocGen First-Quarter Profit Jumps
36:34 - Societe Generale SA, France’s second-largest bank by market value, posted a fivefold increase in first-quarter profit. Net income rose to 868 million euros ($972 million) from 169 million euros a year earlier. The increase beat the 770 million-euro average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Oudéa, spoke to Bloomberg’s Caroline Connan on “Countdown”.
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