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  • Published: 29 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448134410
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

The Bank

Birth of Europe's Central Bank & Rebirth of Europe's Power



The Wall Street Journal Europe's former Bonn correspondent provides an important account of the birth of the European Central Bank, its impl ications for Europe's future economic and political power, and its imp lications for the future role of the City of London.

The European Cenrtral Bank starts operations on January 1st 1999. As the independant bank which issues euro banknotes and controls European monetary policy, it is one of the key financial institutions of the world - symbol of Europe's ever closer financial and political union, and the seminal driving-force behind Europe's growing world power in politics and economics. The Bank provides a first-hand account, based on access to the key players, of the intrigues and in-fighting surrounding the creation of the Bank and the appointment of its first president, the German-backed Dutchman Wim Duisenberg. It provides a detailed analysis of the Bank's operations and prospects, and a rigorous examination of all the related issues of European and global power - financial, economic, and political - including the impact of the bank on the City of London's future as an world financial centre.

  • Published: 29 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448134410
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the author

Matt Marshall

Matt Marshall is an experienced sports journalist, having held posts with The Courier-Mail from 2007–11 and Rugby League Week from 2002–07. He works in the not-for-profit sector, managing the 'Smiling for Smiddy' program of the Mater Foundation which funds cancer research and patient care. Matt lives in Brisbane with his wife, Natasha, and children, Beatrice and Fergus.

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