Something in the City (RLE Banking & Finance)
By John Benn
Routledge – 2012 – 160 pages
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.
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