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Monday, 30 May 2016

Oil price collusion would be a Libor-scale scandal

Bigger than Libor

EU authorities are probing whether traders in oil majors conspired to rig published energy prices. Oil benchmarks are supposedly harder to manipulate than bank rates, so this could be a big deal. Even if no collusion is found, it makes a review of arcane price-setting mechanisms more urgent.

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