FX Traders Clear Up After IRA Car-Bombing Destroys Several Dealing Rooms In London

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Last Friday just went from bad to worse for a number of foreign exchange traders in London. First the U.K. elections on Thursday kept many of them trading through the wee hours of the night, and then an IRA car-bomb exploded in the heart of the City destroying several trading rooms there.

Dealers at banks near the disaster were in their trading rooms over the weekend sorting through debris to retrieve vital records and belongings before scrambling to find alternative quarters. By Monday, most