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Stock Exchange

John Cannon and Robert Crowcroft

in A Dictionary of British History

Third edition


Published online July 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191758027

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The London Stock Exchange was founded in 1802, providing a mechanism for the increasing volume and complexity of financial transactions which had developed in the 18th cent. The scale of formal investment increased massively in the second half of the 19th cent., with a marked orientation towards international operations which the city of London retains....

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Subjects: British History

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