European Firms Receive RIC Questionnaire from the EC

LONDON - The European Commission (EC) has sent out a questionnaire focused on terms of use relating to Reuters Instrument Codes (RIC), the instrument identifier used by Thomson Reuters, Inside Reference Data has learned.

Officials at banks in Continental Europe say they received the questionnaire in September, and had two weeks to return it to the Commission.

Thomson Reuters has not been approached by the EC regarding its licensing of RICs, but "in the event of any such investigation, Thomson Reut

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