Continuous-linked conflict

Clearing and settlement

Bankers breathed a sigh of relief when continuous-linked settlement (CLS), the industry initiative run by CLS Bank for eliminating settlement and clearing risk in the $1.2 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, finally went live in September 2002. The much-hyped project had overcome numerous delays, and by all accounts the transition for those banks using the service was smooth. But project participants are now finding that their hard work is far from over, as settlement member banks turn their

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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