Forms for Tri-Annual Forex Survey Go Out As BIS Adds Huge New Derivatives Piece


Forms for the tri-annual foreign exchange market survey sponsored by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) have already been distributed in some countries ahead of the April data-collection period. This time around, however, the BIS has added a new element -- a lengthy survey of derivatives, onto which questions about FX futures and options volume formerly on the FX survey have been transferred.

According to Bank of England officials, its FX survey forms went out to some 350 banks and