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Barclays Capital’s former global forex chief Paul Thrush has joined market data firm Ideaglobal’s executive board. Thrush will give Ideaglobal guidance on expanding and focusing its business prospects, while Chris Deuters steps down from the board "to concentrate on his horse racing and breeding interests", Ideaglobal said last week.

Thrush left Barclays Capital in London in August 2001 to return to his native Canada for personal reasons. He worked at the UK bank for five years, having joined