Central banks adapting to high-speed markets, BIS report finds

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Central banks are adapting to “major developments” in markets, as trading speeds up and access to data comes to define competitive advantage, a new report finds.

The work by the Bank for International Settlements’ Markets Committee is designed to help central banks cope with the rise of what the authors call “fast-paced electronic markets”, or FPMs.

The report finds trading is increasingly fragmented across venues, with much faster information flows; that liquidity provision has become

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