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The collapse of Barings

Author: Stephen Fay
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Examines the circumstances behind the downfall of Barings Bank in 1995, describing the closed network of privilege, greed, and incompetance that enabled rogue trader Nick Leeson to lose hundreds of millions of pounds speculating in the Far East.
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Named Person: Nicholas William Leeson; Nicholas William Leeson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Fay
ISBN: 0393040550 9780393040555
OCLC Number: 35658104
Description: x, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A family story --
Red braces, lace-up shoes, big cigars --
Big, swinging dicks --
The stabbath --
The education of Nicholas Leeson --
The game begins --
Why it all happened --
Miracle-worker --
Scissors and paste --
Too much to bear --
Have I bought Barings? --
In denial --
Hung out to dry --
Witch-hunt --
Panic, ignorance, greed --
'I am guilty, Your Honor' --
The bitterest of tastes.
Responsibility: Stephen Fay.

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Examines the circumstances behind the downfall of Barings Bank in 1995, describing the closed network of privilege, greed, and incompetance that enabled rogue trader Nick Leeson to lose hundreds of millions of pounds speculating in the Far East.

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