The European Commission has sent 13 banks, Markit Group and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association a statement of objections outlining suspected violations of antitrust rules. "The commission takes the preliminary view that the banks acted collectively to shut out exchanges from the [credit-derivatives] market because they feared that exchange trading would have reduced their revenues from acting as intermediaries in the [over-the-counter derivatives] market," the EU competition authority said.

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