10.-- Deutsche Bank (DB) suspended the head of its emerging markets foreign exchange trading desk in New York in connection with ongoing investigations into the alleged manipulation of the global currency market, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Diego Moraiz, who has been with the bank since 2004 and has specialized in trading the Mexican peso, was told by the bank on Dec. 18 that he was suspended, the source said.

Moraiz's suspension came after an external consulting firm hired by Deutsche Bank examined emails and communications in chatrooms going back seven years, the source told Reuters. The specific reason for the suspension is unclear, according to Reuters

-- Written by Joseph Woelfel