The Central Banks

The Central Banks

2.33 (3 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Hardback

List price: US$32.86

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

As international trade has grown, the role of central banks have become more and more important, and it is now impossible to understand international trade and international economies without understanding what central banks do. These largely anonymous institutions, run by invisible but fantastically powerful men (always men), have three real functions that affect their lives. Firstly, they regulate other banks and try and stop them (unsuccessfully) from the sort of skulduggery that BCCI got up to. Secondly, they control interest rates and, therefore, the strength of the currency internationally, and the cost of mortgages and borrowing money. Thirdly, they lend money to governments. This book goes behind the doors of these all-powerful institutions where gold is stored and millions and millions (and billions) are traded daily. It is a story about little-known and largely invisible powerbrokers.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 32mm | 742g
  • Hamish Hamilton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0241133262
  • 9780241133262

Rating details

3 ratings
2.33 out of 5 stars
5 0% (0)
4 0% (0)
3 67% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 33% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X