Interdealer Brokers Would Offer Ticker Of Treasury Prices If Government Mandates Wider Access To Screen Info

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Several interdealer brokers in the U.S. government securities market have conditionally agreed to create a consolidated ticker of Treasury prices that would be made available to all quote vendors. Whether the plan can or will go forward hinges on the outcome of two government inquiries into the brokers' practices.

None of the parties involved will comment for the record, but sources say that three of the chief interdealer brokers have informally consented to the plan, with a fourth straddling

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