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Bank One hires yen trader

Markou Athanasios will join Bank One in London as a senior yen spot trader on November 24, a senior official told FX Week. He reports to Stewart Morton, head of FX and interest rate derivatives trading in London, and replaces Jim Thompson, who has joined UK currency fund C-View.

Athanasios previously traded yen at SG in London. An SG official said the bank has not replaced him.

Merrill promotes Fleming and Kim

Merrill Lynch named Greg Fleming and Dow Kim as executive vi