War Takes London Trading Rooms By Storm But Traders' Schedules Return To Normal


After several days of furious activity when the Allied forces attacked Iraq, banks' foreign exchange trading rooms in London have settled down to something resembling business as usual while they wait out events. Treasury directors and chief traders at some major London banks say the war has affected the market noticeably, but not as dramatically as some might have expected.

The first couple of days were pretty hairy, though. After months of lowered volume, the day after the war broke out saw