06/08/2008: Icap Electronic Fx Broking Volumes Up Nine Percent In July
London, 6 August 2008 - ICAP (IAP.L), the world’s premier interdealer broker, announced on Wednesday that average daily electronic broking volumes in the twelve months ending 31 July 2008 increased by 20 percent over the corresponding period in 2007 to US$854.1 billion (2007: $709.7 bn). Average daily volumes in July 2008 were slightly lower compared with July 2007 at US $803.4 billion (July 2007: $808.1 bn). Average daily spot FX volumes on the EBS platform rose nine percent in July 2008 to $206 bn (July 2007: $189.4 bn). Growth recorded in average daily spot FX volumes during the 12 month period ending 31 July 2008 was up 40 percent year on year, from $153.9 bn to $215.9 bn. In the 12 months ended 31 July 2008, average daily volumes in fixed-income products traded on ICAP’s BrokerTec platform increased 15 percent to $638.3 bn (2007: $555.7 bn). Volumes in U.S. Treasury products have increased 26 percent in the same period. Each month ICAP publishes average daily volume data in spot FX, U.S. Treasury and European and U.S. repo products. This monthly data, including a year on year analysis, is available on www.icap.com.



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