FX industry shows little appetite for single API

Market players sceptical over need for standard programming code to connect clients with services

API-jigsaw

For the past four years, Citi has been working to fix what it sees as a problem with its foreign exchange trading services: a multitude of programming codes used to connect clients with its various services and products.

These so-called application programming interfaces (APIs) also differ between banks and other liquidity providers (LPs). But not everyone agrees with Citi that it is desirable, or feasible, to replace them with a single industry API. The worry is that doing so will stifle

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