The Libor rate scandal: exclude equity indexes from upcoming regulation, say providers

Casting a wide net

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The prospect of greater regulation of financial benchmarks in the wake of attempts to rig the Libor rate is getting closer after two public consultations by international securities regulators concluded last week. 

In January, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) jointly published a consultation paper called Principles for Benchmarks-Setting Processes in the EU. In the same month, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (I

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