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Libor manipulation?

  • Abrantes-Metz, Rosa M.
  • Kraten, Michael
  • Metz, Albert D.
  • Seow, Gim S.
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    On May 29, 2008 the Wall Street Journal published an article alleging that several global banks were reporting Libor quotes significantly lower than those implied by prevailing credit default swap (CDS) spreads. While acknowledging that the “analysis doesn’t prove that banks are lying or manipulating Libor,” it nevertheless conjectures that these banks may “have been low-balling their borrowing rates to avoid looking desperate for cash.”

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Banking & Finance.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 136-150

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:36:y:2012:i:1:p:136-150
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