Suspicions that the price of precious metals are frequently manipulated by a few international banks were further confirmed over the weekend. UBS agreed to settle with various international regulatory bodies investigating rigging in foreign exchange and precious metals markets.
While failing to admit wrongdoing one person familiar with UBS’s internal probe said that the bank found “a small number of potentially problematic incidents at its precious metals desk,” reports the Financial Times:
UBS is expected to strike a settlement over alleged trader misbehaviour at its precious metals desks with at least one authority as part of a group deal over forex with multiple regulators this week, two
people close to the situation said. They cautioned that the timing of a precious metals deal could still slip to a date after the forex agreement.
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