Special report: Electronic trading

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The reduction in liquidity has had obvious consequences for the volumes traded electronically in credit, but e-trading remains a noteworthy topic even in an environment where dealers and investors alike are hesitant. In the following pages we look at three broad-brush topics: the independent electronic platforms, single-dealer trading systems and the wealth of support products and firms that have sprung up in recent years to provide automated trade processing. We tackle that crucial question