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Treasury exempts forex swaps from costly rules

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Treasury Department on Friday proposed an exemption for the multi-trillion-dollar foreign exchange swap market from new post-financial-crisis rules, insisting that imposing new regulations on the market would have “serious negative economic consequences.”

Corporations use foreign exchange swaps, or forex swaps, to hedge their bets in response to currency volatility.

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