SAN FRANCISCO -- Charles Schwab Corp. plans to make it easier for customers to buy and sell securities in foreign currencies through an agreement with the investment banking arm of Barclays PLC.

Barclays Capital is to supply a Web-based foreign exchange service that would enhance Schwab's on-line trading system with real-time exchange rates and other services, a Barclays spokesman said. When investors buy securities in foreign markets, Barclays will do the currency exchange.

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