Deutsche says FX strong in H1

The bank last week declined to give revenue figures for its foreign exchange business for the first time, and did not give a reason for this decision. In the same period last year its FX, metal and commodity trading revenues for the six months ended June 30 were e774 million (FX Week, August 5, 2002).

Munich-based bank HVB Group was the only other German bank to release interim results last week. It reported interest rate and currency contracts trading profits of e370 million -- a 5% drop fr