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BIS: Derivs Trading Volumes Rises In Q1

The trading volumes on international derivatives exchanges have increased by 21% in the first quarter of this year, according to the Bank for International Settlements.

The trading volumes on international derivatives exchanges have increased by 21% in the first quarter of this year, according to the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), The Wall Street Journal reports. The increase came due to a growth in activity in all market segments except forex.

Open interest expanded by 24% from the fourth quarter of last year, while turnover in the interest rate segment went up by 23%. For futures and options on stock prices indexes, trade increased by 12%.

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