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What are the functions of the world's major foreign exchange markets?

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02/21/2007

Generally, the functions of the world's major foreign exchange markets are to accommodate and determine an exchange rate, which is determined through the basic principles of supply and demand. An exchange rate is essential for a economy due to the potential of economic growth that resides with exports and imports. International trade, foreign investment, the demand for a country's dollars buy exporting firms in the same country (export services as well) and employment are factors needing an exchange rate which allows the above to positively influence an economy.