Inside the City: A Guide to London as a Financial Centre, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Inside the City

A Guide to London as a Financial Centre, 1st Edition

By William M Clarke


300 pages

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Originally published in 1979, Inside the City looks at The City of London as one of the important financial centres in the world. The book provides an interesting insight into the City as a major centre of international banking, asking key questions such as, how long the city can last as a major centre, how do its services compare with other centres, and what it can do to maintain its present position? The book examines how the great network of markets and institutions that make up the City operated when the book was written, providing key chapters on the Stock Exchange, institutional and private investors, the banking world, including foreign and merchant banks, the commodity and money markets, Euromarkets, Sterling and insurance. This book will be of interest to those studying or researching in the field of economics and finance.

Table of Contents


1. What is the City?

2. The Banks: A Vast Supermarket?

3. The Banks: Enough Help for Industry?

4. Insurance: World’s Biggest Risks?

5. The Stock Exchange: Still Necessary?

6. Private Investors: A Vanishing Race?

7. Investing Institutions: Too Much Power?

8. Money Markets: A Billion a Day?

9. The Government: Does the City Help?

10. Commodities: Who Are the Speculators?

11. Ships and Planes: The World’s Charterer?

12. Foreign Exchange: Where Are the Genomes

13. Sterling: How Important?

14. Euromarkets: No Controls?

15. Who Controls the City?

16. Survival: Challenge from New York?

17. The City in the 1980s: What Lies Ahead?

Glossary: City Jargon: What Does it Mean?


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Financial Markets

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1970 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of economic and financial markets, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine the stock exchange, capital cities as financial centres, international capital, the financial system, bond duration, security market indices and artificial intelligence applications on Wall Street, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of financial markets in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students of economics and finance respectively.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General