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The Z/Yen Group has published the fourteenth Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI14), sponsored by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority and rating 80 financial centres on the scale of 1 to 1000.

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Wall Street Legends No 6 - Jesse Livermore

Jesse Lauriston Livermore (July 26, 1877 - November 28, 1940), also known as the Boy Plunger and 'Great Bear of Wall Street', was an early 20th century stock trader. He was famed for making and losing several multi-million dollar fortunes and short selling during the stock market crashes in 1907 and 1929.

Ten Years After Barings - Where Are They Now ?

It is coming up to the 10th anniversary of when Nick Leeson bust the bank that was Barings. The Observer has had a quick look at what happened to the few who enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame as a result of the scandal.

Ron Atkinson - Some Of His More Amusing Sayings

65 year-old football commentator Ron Atkinson is a living legend. One of the game's last great characters. But his 'gaff' last week when talking about a black player at a time when Ron thought he was off air could signal the end of his long involvement with football. While recognising that what Atkinson said about one of Chelsea's star players was wrong, CityNews thought it appropriate to look at some of the more amusing 'Big Ron' sayings.

Wall Street Legends No 2 - Nathaniel Mayer Rothschild

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (16 September 1777 – 28 July 1836) was a London financier and one of the founders of the international Rothschild family banking dynasty. He was born in Frankfurt am Main, the fourth child of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812) and Gutle Schnapper (1753–1849).

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