Rise in interest rate swaps and options


BERLIN -- Notional principal outstanding amounts of interest rate swaps and options and currency swaps were up by 10% year-on-year at the end of 2001, according to a survey released last week by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association at its annual AGM in Berlin.

The survey, conducted twice-yearly by the trade body, showed the number -- $69.2 trillion at the end of 2001 -- was up from $63.0 trillion at the end of 2000, and up from $57.3 trillion at mid-year. The top dealers saw

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