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Dealers Rigged Forex Spot Benchmarks: Report


“Traders at a number of major global banks have been manipulating spot foreign-exchange rates for at least a decade, altering the values of trillions of dollars worth of investments, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday, citing five unnamed dealers. The scheme involves the WM/Reuters Closing Spot Rates, which are used to provide daily benchmarks to value portfolios. However, market participants have been front-running client orders to rig the rates by pushing through trades before and during a 60-second window when the rates are set. British regulators are considering a probe into allegations of this practice, the report said”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dealers-rigged-forex-spot-benchmarks-report-2013-06-11?link=MW_latest_news

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