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FX clearing house CLS has today announced its monthly metrics for August 2014, stating that the average daily volume submitted to CLS, combining the settlement and aggregation services, was 1,035,978, a figure which represents an increase of 11.9% from 926,174 in July, which was a month in which the company experienced a downturn in volumes compared to a buoyant June.
The average daily value submitted to CLS during August was US$4.90 trillion up 4.0% from US$4.71 trillion in July.
These figures depict a positive perspective for companies involved in settlement of FX risk in Western markets, at a time when order flow in general is at a substantially lower rate than the heights of 2013, and Asian nations such as Hong Kong and Singapore continue to increase their presence as FX settlement centers.
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