May 3, 2017 / 2:24 PM / 3 months ago

Too soon to call if regulation influencing Brexit moves- Irish c.bank

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DUBLIN, May 3 (Reuters) - Many financial firms based in London have yet to decide on where to move operations to as a result of Brexit so it is too early to say if different interpretations of regulatory rules will play a role, Ireland's central bank governor said on Tuesday.

The Irish government in March complained to the European Commission that rival centres were "offering a back door to the EU's single market" by allowing regulatory arbitrage, a reference to undercutting rivals with lax rules.

"My aim has been to make sure that regulatory issues do not play a role in these decisions. I think we'd have to wait for more decisions to get enough of a case load to work out whether that (regulatory arbitrage) is a substantive issue," Governor Philip Lane told a news conference. (Reporting by Padraic Halpin)

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