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  • LIBOR increased half a basis point: The London interbank offered rate, or Libor, that banks say they charge each other for such loans rose less than half a basis point to 2.24 percent today, British Bankers ' The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

  • The term Libor rates in excess of the expected future short rates have been unusually high during the current financial market turmoil, raising the costs of borrowing for many nonbank borrowers whose financing costs are indexed to them.

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  • Typically, short-term Libor rates are closely aligned with the federal-funds rate, the overnight bank lending rate set by the Fed.

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  • Morgan Stanley's Mr. Mutkin said the revisions contained "important changes from a technical view, but not much to affect term Libor rates per se."

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  • However, term Libor rates were slightly lower, in sharp contrast with the end of the first quarter in March when the credit crunch was at its peak.

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  • The rise in term Libor -- which refers to rates on terms longer than overnight loans -- also raises questions about some of the upbeat comments from current and former central-bank officials on the credit crunch.

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  • Wait til you see how much term Libor comes down on Monday.


  • "We're not seeing any relief in term Libor fixings which tells us that the rate cut has exclusively impacted on the overnight market but it hasn't touched the Libor market at all," said BNP Paribas rate strategist Alessandro Tentori.


  • When the Fed announced its emergency program to dump $180 billion into the global banking system, short term Libor retreated slightly but long-term rates have remained stubbornly high.


  • The lowest-cost benchmark for lending, the London interbank offered rate, known as Libor, is at 0.43% for three-month loans.

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