“They manipulated UBS’s submissions in order to benefit their own positions and to protect UBS’s reputation”

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“They manipulated UBS’s submissions in order to benefit their own positions and to protect UBS’s reputation”

Tracey McDermott, Financial Services Authority director of enforcement and financial crime, as the regulator hands out its largest ever fine to UBS over its manipulation of interbank lending rates. Traders at the Swiss bank showed a “total disregard for the millions of market participants around the world who were also affected by Libor” she said, as she fined UBS £160m.

UBS fines came to £160m. Photograph: Getty Images

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia

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Police shoot man in parliament

A man carrying what appeared to be a knife was shot by armed police after entering the parliamentary estate. 

From the window of the parliamentary Press Gallery, I have just seen police shoot a man who charged at officers while carrying what appeared to be a knife. A large crowd was seen fleeing from the man before he entered the parliamentary estate.

After several officers evaded him he was swiftly shot by armed police.

Ministers have been evacuated and journalists ordered to remain at their desks. 

More follows. Read Julia Rampen's news story here.

Armed police at the cordon outside Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Getty

George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman.