Stat of the day: £15.5bn

The record-breaking currency trade made by Prince Harry yesterday.

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Prince Harry has managed to get one over on his brother by breaking Wills’ record for the world’s biggest foreign currency trade. The Hazza closed a deal worth £15.5bn yesterday at a charity day in Canary Wharf, which meant he beat the record his elder brother set last year when he closed a deal worth €17bn (£14.66bn).

The charity day at brokerage firm BGC Partners was in memory of the 9/11 terror attacks, in which its sister firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, lost 658 staff. The Mayor of London kicked off the day, telling traders ‘I'm delighted to see you're so busy making money that you're hardly listening to me… May you rip off as many clients around the world today as possible to help tackle poverty and literacy for deprived children in London,’ the Evening Standard reported. All for a good cause, then.

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