Sky sources have confirmed traders have been suspended at Barclays in connection with the possible fixing of currency markets as a global regulatory investigation widens.
A Financial Times report suggested Barclays had suspended as many as six foreign exchange staff - some of them London-based.
The paper added that on Thursday RBS suspended two of its traders as part of the probe.
Both banks declined to comment publicly on the suspensions but have confirmed they have been drawn into the investigation surrounding alleged manipulation
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