LOOSE CHANGE

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John McCarthy, chief dealer at ABN-Amro Bank in New York was quoted most frequently in the currency columns of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in December. McCarthy was quoted twice in the Times and once in the Journal. McCarthy's visibility also pushed ABN-Amro into a tie for the most frequently quoted institution. Industrial Bank of Japan, care of traders Nori Kato and Ann Finaly, also found its name in print three times last month.

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