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Kleinwort Benson's Dealing Gains Increase By 59 Per Cent In 1993

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Kleinwort Benson, the U.K. merchant bank, reported last week that it increased its dealing income by 59 per cent to £121 million in 1993, contributing to a doubling of overall profits to £112 million. Although Kleinwort does not report separate foreign exchange income figures, this is the first time the merchant bank has even broken out dealing income - which it did in compliance with recent European Union directives.

According to Robert Harvey, Kleinwort's foreign exchange, money markets and