Dutch Banks Show Strength In Forex At Half-Year Stage

BANKS

AMSTERDAM--Dutch banking giants ABN Amro Bank and ING Bank report strong half-year gains from foreign exchange trading, in line with other international competitors.

Meanwhile, an official at Rabobank International Investment Bank says the bank's new global forex operation had a "good" first half, although the bank does not break out foreign exchange trading revenues at the half-year stage.

ABN Amro, the largest of the three Dutch giants, reports half-year FX profits up 53 per cent on the sam