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Libor's long goodbye

At one time not that long ago, you could find Libor in everything: mortgages, corporate loans, credits cards and more. Now, its days are numbered. The FT’s Harriet Clarfelt and Philip Stafford take us back to the 1980s origins of the scandal-ridden benchmark rate, how its reputation came apart and why, with just weeks to go before a June 30 deadline, one part of the financial world is still racing to leave it behind. 

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For further reading:

Loan market braced for rush to Libor finish line 

The pain and SOFRing are almost over

‘Litigation will take over’: US lawmakers warned of Libor chaos

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