Comments on: Counterparties: Britain’s toughest board http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/08/10/counterparties-britains-toughest-board/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/08/10/counterparties-britains-toughest-board/comment-page-1/#comment-42580 Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:25:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=17051#comment-42580 Keep trying, time and again, to figure this out – and only one (disagreeable) answer keeps coming up every time. We have three British banks caught ‘in flagrante delicto’ – Barclays’, StanChart and HSBC.

The first gets the most bad press, though in truth its offenses were plausibly far less damaging than either of the others. The second – SC – gets a pretty fair amount of bad ink, but it has guys like FS soft-selling its wrongdoing and attacking its prosecutor.

The last one – HSBC – is the most blatantly criminal (in a ‘street thug’ sort of way) and probably involves criminal liability for murder and other violent felonies – but scarcely a word is heard in condemnation.

What gives?

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