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The Global Securities MarketA History$
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Ranald Michie

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280612.001.0001

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Exchanges and Networks: 1850–1900

Exchanges and Networks: 1850–1900

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(p.83) 4 Exchanges and Networks: 1850–1900
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The Global Securities Market
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Ranald C. Michie (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280612.003.0005

This chapter discusses developments in the global securities market from the mid-nineteenth century to the year 1900. During this period, stock exchanges evolved into the most important institutions of the capitalist world providing an essential interface between money and capital markets at national and international levels. In the process, they facilitated the mobilization of vast amounts of money to finance the world's railway systems and contributed significantly to stability of the world monetary system, normally associated with the gold standard.

Keywords:   global securities markets, national economies, stock exchanges, Europe

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