Lingering Euribor may hit €STR futures prospects

Bourses question viability of euro RFR contracts as Euribor reform efforts remove transition incentives

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Regulators in the eurozone could be hobbling their own chances of building liquidity in the forthcoming euro short-term rate, or €STR, via their parallel efforts to keep Euribor alive – perhaps permanently – causing some exchange operators to question the commercial viability of launching products tied to the new benchmark.

Euribor is on a divergent path to its sterling Libor cousin, which will be left to die after 2021 when the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority will stop compelling banks to

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