April CLS volumes point to higher BIS figures

Bumper month will be basis for BIS triennial survey; ticket sizes likely grew as instruction number fell but value rose

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April settlement values suggest the BIS triennial FX survey could show growth in activity

The value of trades settled by foreign exchange industry utility CLS over the course of April has risen to $2.48 trillion a day on average, raising the possibility that the triennial survey of FX markets by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will also show an increase when it is published in September.

The BIS compiles its triennial survey based on trading volumes in April and publishes its results in September every three years. The last survey, from 2013, showed daily foreign

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