To our shame, several of us here at FT Alphaville are quite keen on Twitter. Now at least, we have a credible reason to be:
BA LIBOR: the world’s most important number now tweets daily
That’s right, Libor is now being being twittered.
The British Bankers’ Association announced today it is now publishing its key benchmark figure (three-month sterling LIBOR) on Twitter every afternoon, shortly after it is announced to the financial markets. The figure is seen as one of the key economic indicators of the economy and is also directly related to many bank loans and mortgage interest rates.
How shortly twitbor will go up after the wires put out the actual daily libor isn’t quite yet clear. But, it’s worth a click:
…and for the more masochistically inclined: