Original article by Ben Butler, Michael Roddan
The Australian – Page: 19 & 23 : 9-Mar-18
The Federal Court has released documents filed by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission in its case against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for allegedly manipulating the bank bill swap rate. The documents show that CBA executives and employees had discussed influencing the BBSW as far back as 2001. Amongst other things, CBA executive Paul Bennett told former treasurer Lyn Cobley in 2011 that "aggressive" behaviour in the BBSW market by a rival bank could attract regulatory scrutiny.
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