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Portrait of an old lady : turmoil at the Bank of England

Author: Stephen Fay
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bank, like the monarchy and the House of Lords, is one of the Great British Institutions. The Chief Cashier has his signature on every note. More gold is stored in the impregnable vaults under Threadneedle Street than at Fort Knox. A raised eyebrow from the Governor is enough to destroy a man's credit.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Fay
ISBN: 0670819344 9780670819348
OCLC Number: 19510388
Description: 208 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Stephen Fay.

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The Bank, like the monarchy and the House of Lords, is one of the Great British Institutions. The Chief Cashier has his signature on every note. More gold is stored in the impregnable vaults under Threadneedle Street than at Fort Knox. A raised eyebrow from the Governor is enough to destroy a man's credit.

But this mighty British bastion is changing. Horribly shaken by the secondary banking crisis, the disastrous purchase of the Johnson Matthey Bank and ensuing scandal, and now shocked by Big Bang, the Bank is no longer in complete control of the City, able to regulate it by a whisper or a nod. Instead there are bevis of lawyers, brash young men in rolled shirt sleeves - and one with an earring.

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