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China central bank 'looking into' Bloomberg access scandal

Published on May 15, 2013 12:54 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - China's central bank, which manages the world's largest foreign exchange reserves, is looking into a growing scandal over the access journalists at Bloomberg News had to potentially sensitive data, reports said on Wednesday.

The People's Bank of China (PBoC) is the latest major financial organisation to examine the controversy involving the financial news wire, whose terminals are used by officials at many of the world's most important financial institutions and banks.

Bloomberg announced on Friday it was curbing reporter access to certain data on its financial terminals and apologised after reports said its journalists used the devices to access private data of Wall Street banks.

The PBoC "is aware of the situation and is looking into the matter", Dow Jones Newswires cited an unnamed source with knowledge of the bank as saying.

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