Prompted by the widespread curiosity aroused by the proceedings of the Parker Bank Rate Tribunal, the author has written a non-technical account of daily life in a City office and Boardroom. The author describes the ways in which money is put to work, and explains why the Sterling Area is so important to Britain’s prosperity. He also discusses political developments affecting the City and its future. The book includes references to America and Wall Street.
Foreword. Part 1: The Daily Round 1. First Impressions 2. ‘Ships, Towers, Domes’ 3. An Adventurous Business. 4. Feeling our Way. Part 2: Money at Work 5. A Useful Commodity 6. How We Invest It 7. Behind the Figures. 8. Measuring Success. Part 3: A Wider View 8. Theory and Practice 10. Paying our Way 11. What we Earn. 12. A Time to Speak.
Current interest in the history of money and banking remains strong and it is opportune to survey developments both in the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. This set provides historical analysis which incorporates research from the early twentieth century onwards in a form that is both accessible to students of money & banking and economists, economic historians and bankersThis set re-issues 38 volumes originally published between 1900 and 2000. It charts the history of early banking, discusses banking in the UK, Europe,Japan and the USA, analyses banks as multinationals, the UK mortgage market, banking policy and structure and examines specific sectors such as gilts and gold.