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Holding bankers to accountA decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms$
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Oonagh McDonald CBE

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526119438

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.001.0001

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The evolution of LIBOR

The evolution of LIBOR

(p.29) Chapter 2 The evolution of LIBOR
Holding bankers to account

Oonagh McDonald

Manchester University Press

This chapter provides a brief history of LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, tracing both market developments and the macro-economic and regulatory environment in which it was created. Beginning as an informal measure used in the London Eurodollar market of the 1960s, LIBOR made the transition to a formal benchmark in the mid-1980s, eventually becoming the most widely used benchmark in the world by the late-1990s.

Keywords:   LIBOR, London Interbank Offered Rate, Benchmark, Reference rate, Eurodollar market, Swap markets

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