Rabobank traders and bankers involved in an interest-rate rigging scandal should be prosecuted, Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem told a local broadcaster, acknowledging public anger over the bank's conduct.
Rabobank said 30 staff were involved in 'inappropriate conduct' relating to the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) and its Euribor cousin - benchmarks for more than $300tril of financial assets.
'You should not be allowed to get away with this type of fraud', Dijsselbloem said in an interview with broadcaster RTL on Tuesday, adding that prosecutors should 'take a hard look' at prosecuting those responsible.
'A lot of people don't understand, myself included, that it's possible to get away with this type of fraud and that's the impression this gives'.
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