Over the past two years, foreign exchange trade has become an increasingly significant source of revenue for global financial institutions, which has led to a rise in their valuation.
The latest figures from UBS show that trading volumes in the first nine months of 2017 rose by $3.5 billion, compared to the same period in 2016.
For comparison, the US government’s latest annual financial report shows that total international trade is $6.3 trillion.
It’s not just Wall Street that’s benefited from the surge in trade volumes.
Last year, the value of international exchange trading assets surged by more than $1.1 trillion.
This is due to two reasons.
Firstly, there is an increase in the demand for international trading assets.
A major reason for this is that there are now more options available to foreign investors to buy or sell the assets they hold.
Secondly, the global economy is experiencing rapid growth.
The growth in global financial assets has led many banks to take on even more exposure to the market.
“As financial markets become more sophisticated and diverse, there will be greater opportunities for institutional investors to gain exposure to these assets,” said Michael J. Cramer, managing director of RBC Capital Markets in a report to clients.
“The potential for a positive return on investment in foreign exchange risk will only increase as the global financial environment improves.”
The rise in foreign exchanges assets has also had a direct impact on the growth of other financial institutions.
The amount of assets held by investment banks, as well as other financial companies, have also increased in the past year.
The number of investment banks holding foreign exchange assets grew by 12% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to a year earlier.
The share of these banks that hold foreign exchange was up by 12.7% compared to last year, and the growth in the investment banking sector is projected to grow by another 15% by 2021.
Meanwhile, the total amount of foreign exchange held by global banks increased by $2.1 billion in the last nine months, while total foreign exchange holdings in the US was $5.4 billion.
It’s a sign of the growth that is taking place in the global market, but it’s also a sign that financial markets have been slow to adapt to the changing nature of the economy.
As this is the first quarter of 2018, there are still some signs that the financial markets will continue to grow.
For example, the S&P 500 is forecast to grow 4.2% this year, with the index’s next major advance expected in the second half of 2018.
For all of its growth, however, the financial sector is not yet living up to its promise.
The recent developments, however unlikely, should not detract from the fact that the global economic recovery has not yet begun.
The economy is far from over, and there is still a long way to go.
“While the recent recovery has been remarkable, there remains much work to do in the coming months,” said Brian Kelly, director of global macro strategy at IHS Global Insight.
In a recent study by the International Monetary Fund, the organisation noted that the real economic recovery in the United States is currently running at just 0.1% of GDP, which is below the global average of 0.4%.
This means that the recovery has barely begun.
If the recovery continues at its current rate, it will only take the next four years for the recovery to reach a full recovery.
It is worth noting that this is still much slower growth than the United Kingdom’s recovery.
In the UK, the recovery in its GDP has been running at a rate of 3.6% per year, compared with an average of 5.3% per annum.
But this recovery has already been far from smooth.
It was already slowing down in the UK as the financial crisis hit, and as the recovery picked up in the EU, which also has a large banking sector.
The UK’s recovery was not much faster than Germany’s, which was able to pick up the pace after the financial crash.
After the financial shock, the British economy slowed significantly, and in 2016, it suffered the worst downturn in its history.
During the same time, China’s economy grew by 6.7%, the fastest rate since the mid-1980s.
So far, the UK’s economy has been far more resilient than its German counterpart.
The British economy is recovering, and it will take a long time for the British to overtake Germany as the world’s second-largest economy.
Meanwhile, China is already seeing a resurgence in the financial and investment sectors.
As we noted earlier, China was a net exporter in 2016 and the UK was a significant exporter.
Both of these figures are down from the levels that they were in the year before the financial meltdown, which caused a global economic slowdown.
However, China has been able to rapidly expand its