E-bond platforms set for shake-out

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The number of European buy-side firms using electronic bond-trading platforms almost doubled last year over 2001. This trend is likely to continue, as support grows for exotic fixed-income products and buy-side institutions realise the benefits of economies of scale and deeper pools of liquidity offered by e-platforms. But for the platforms themselves, the future is less certain. By Victor Anderson A number of players in the fixed-income industry believe there are too many electronic bond-tr

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