EU regulators kick off $1.5trn debt market rigging probe

Potential rigging of SSA market

Anna Fedorova
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EU regulators kick off $1.5trn debt market rigging probe

The European Commission has initiated a preliminary inquiry into the possible manipulation of the $1.5trn government-backed bond market by financial traders.

In this latest investigation, the European regulators are joining the US Department of Justice and the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, which are carrying out similar investigations of their own. The new probe follows hot on the heels of investigations into LIBOR manipulation and the rigging of foreigh exchange markets by traders that took place after the financial crisis. BoE faces probe into 2008 emergency auction rigging According to the Financial Times, the commission's competition department has sent out questionnaires to market participants as part of an initial investig...

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