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Vinals Says Libor Scandal Undermines Trust in Benchmarks

July 16, 2012

The most serious consequence of Libor manipulation is it “undermines the certainty and the trust that markets have on benchmarks,” the director of the International Monetary Fund’s monetary and capital markets department said.

Jose Vinals said the Libor-rigging scandal also shows the importance of completing an overhaul of financial regulations. He spoke at a news conference in Washington today.

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