UK to launch inquiry into banking scandal

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Prosecutors in Britain are considering filing criminal charges against Barclays Bank. The UK lender is at the centre of a market manipulation scandal that could involve more than a dozen international banks.

While much of the fallout has been confined to Britain - it's likely to spread overseas because Barclays manipulated a key interest rate known as libor - which is used to determine the value of financial products ranging from credit cards to ordinary loans. Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.