Nasdaq OMX to decide on forex clearing by mid-2014

Clearer is talking to banks about possible service


Nasdaq OMX will decide in the coming months whether and when it will pursue a long-planned launch of foreign exchange derivatives clearing. It is already discussing the design of a service with some banks, but says customers are currently most focused on products that are likely to be part of the first wave of European clearing mandates, such as interest rate swaps. "Before we launch any clearing solution, we want to make sure we have customer backing. We are in discussions with a number of E