Questions raised over UK’s forex volume surge

Market participants attribute a range of factors to the 23% rise in foreign exchange turnover in the UK reported by the Bank of England's FX Joint Standing Committee on July 25

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Senior market participants and industry association officials have expressed surprise at a 23% rise in foreign exchange turnover in the UK that came to light last week, with speculation it could be attributed to a rise in high-frequency trading activity in London.

On July 25, the Bank of England's Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee (JSC) reported in its semi-annual turnover survey that average daily reported turnover in the UK had jumped to $2,191 billion in April; 23% higher than in

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