Derivatives growth slowed over crisis, BIS finds

In its latest triennial survey of the derivatives market, published today, the Bank for International Settlements reported flat or declining volumes in several derivatives markets.

The survey compared volumes traded in April 2010 with those traded in April 2007. In the interest rate category, the BIS found strong growth in forward rate agreements - $601 billion a day average turnover, compared with $258 billion a day in 2007 - but this was not matched in the other two major categories. Interest

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