The Foreign Exchange Market of London: Development Since 1900 / Edition 1

The Foreign Exchange Market of London: Development Since 1900 / Edition 1

by John Atkin
ISBN-10:
041534901X
ISBN-13:
9780415349017
Pub. Date:
12/01/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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The Foreign Exchange Market of London: Development Since 1900 / Edition 1

Foreign Exchange is big business in the City of London. At the last official count, turnover on the London foreign exchange market averaged a staggering $504 billion a day. No other financial centre in the world even comes close to matching this total. Thirty one per cent of global foreign exchange activity takes place in the United Kingdom, compared with only sixteen per cent in the United States and nine per cent in Japan.

However, this has not always been so. A hundred years ago, the London foreign exchange market played second fiddle to more important centres in New York, Paris and Berlin. This book charts the inexorable rise of foreign exchange in London over the past century and is the first full-length study of this amazing transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415349017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/01/2004
Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History Series , #27
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Somnolent Years 1900-1914 2. Innocence Lost 1914-18 3. Tom Tiddler's Ground 1918-31 4. Off Gold and Into the Bank 1931-39 5. War and Peace: 1939-51 6. Regaining Lost Ground: 1951-72 7. Innovation and Deregulation: 1972-86 8. On Top of the World: 1986-2003. Bibliography

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