What is meant by "positions concerning foreign currency"? Any derivative contract that has a currency pairs as underlyng (e.g. forex swap, forward foreign exchange contracts, cross-currency interest rate swaps, option currency)? Also contracts settled in currencies other than the reporting currency?
Article 94(3) states that all the positions assigned to the trading book in accordance with Article 104(3) shall be included in the calculation of the size of Institution's on- and off-balance- sheet trading book business except for positions concerning foreign exchange. There is not any definition abut positions concerning foreign exchange in CRR.
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