NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citi, a global leader in foreign exchange, has selected Dow Jones & Company's specialized FX news service, DJ FX Trader, to provide real-time data releases and global economic news to its FX traders and sales staff. The content is delivered through the bank's in-house information service, CitiFX Wire.
The innovative integration of DJ FX Trader's content into CitiFX Wire gives Citi's FX traders and sales staff full access to breaking FX news exclusive to DJ FX Trader, real-time data headlines and commentary from Dow Jones' global team of more than 2,000 journalists, which includes 100 journalists dedicated solely to FX coverage. Citi's clients will also be able to see Dow Jones' real-time economic and data headlines.
"Our position right at the heart of the FX market provides us with an incredible amount of information, which CitiFX Wire collates for the benefit of our staff and clients," said Anil Prasad, Citi's global head of FX & local markets. "All it has been missing is real-time data releases and political news. The integration of DJ FX Trader rectifies that and represents a very powerful addition that makes CitiFX Wire an indispensable source of information."
Lex Fenwick, chief executive officer of Dow Jones, added, "We see this as an important step forward for Dow Jones in building a global and profitable platform for users across sectors and languages."
"FX trading requires quick and efficient access to political news and decisions as well as sharp analysis of market-moving events," said Joe Cappitelli, head of financial products at Dow Jones. "We look forward to providing this critical information to Citi's traders."
CitiFX Wire is available through Citi's Velocity 2.0 and Pulse trading platforms, as well as its website and iPhone and iPad apps.
DJ FX Trader is a premium news service and information platform that provides exclusive news, analysis and commentary to help customers better direct their market and currency trading strategies. For more information on DJ FX Trader, visit www.dowjones.com/pr/djfxtrader. Follow DJ FX Trader on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/djfxtrader.
About Dow Jones
Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information and a developer of technology to deliver content to consumers and organizations across multiple platforms. Dow Jones produces newspapers, newswires, Web sites, apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, radio and video. Its premier brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, SmartMoney and All Things D. Its information services combine technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices and tablets. The Dow Jones Local Media Group publishes community newspapers, Web sites and other products in six U.S. states. Dow Jones & Company (www.dowjones.com) is a News Corporation company (NASDAQ : NWS , NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; www.newscorp.com).
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