Failing to Adjust, 1960–1969

Ranald C. Michie

in The London Stock Exchange

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780199242559
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596643 | DOI:
 Failing to Adjust, 1960–1969

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This chapter addresses the continuing decline and failure of the London Stock Exchange to adjust to change during the 1960s, when the government rather than the market continued to be the major influence over the way it developed. The first section of the chapter discusses relations with the government. The next discusses relations with the members––where the desire was to create a level playing field for both members and non‐members, and now became an equal desire to ensure that all members had both the training and the capital to enable them to play an active role in the market, whilst not posing a threat to others; however, the members themselves were hostile to the admission of both women and foreigners, both of whom were keen to become members. The third section of the chapter discusses continuing competition with provincial and foreign stock exchanges, and the failure of the London Stock Exchange to capture or retain foreign business. The last section looks at money and capital (securities) markets in the 1960s.

Keywords: Bank of England; Britain; capital market; competition; decline; economic history; foreign business; foreign stock exchanges; government control; history; international business; London Stock Exchange; members; money market; provincial stock exchanges; securities market

Chapter.  28111 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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