Harriman's Money Miscellany
A Collection of Financial Facts and Corporate Curiosities
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Harriman's Money Miscellany by Stephen Eckett
Book DescriptionThis is a collection of facts, figures, intriguing information and oddities about money. It is a cornucopia of financial trivia covering topics as diverse as the size of the smallest banknote to a list of the ten largest stock market crashes of all time. If you have ever wondered which currency presents the best value by volume for smugglers, what an 'Entreprenerd' is, or what the top ten songs about money are, then this is the book for you. You will find the answers to these questions and hundreds more packed into this pocket-sized masterpiece. Whether you are dazzled by data, fascinated by financial markets or crazy about cash, this book will have you enthralled. "Harriman's Money Miscellany" is a solid gold addition to anyone's literary portfolio and an invaluable source of fascinating financial facts. What is the production cost of a one dollar bill? What is the price of a top hat? What country has a currency called kip? What is the difference between the IMF and the World Bank? What did Nokia do before it made phones? How can you tell if a euro coin was minted in Pessac, France? Why are bad companies good for investors? When was the word millionaire first used?What is the plural of euro? What currency do they use in Star Wars? How many coins (per person) are in circulation in the UK? How do you launder money? What is a 'Dead cat bounce'? What year did the first ATM machine appear? Why can't you play Monopoly in Cuba? How can two cows explain political economic theory? And lots more!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905641956
(193mm x 121mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Harriman House Publishing
Publisher: Harriman House Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stephen Eckett
Stephen Eckett read mathematics at London University and then joined Baring Securities on the Japanese equities and warrants desk. After setting up a futures operation for Barings in Hong Kong, he joined the capital markets division of Bankers Trust and organized the first listing of an index warrant in Asia. He then moved to Tokyo to set up a derivatives desk for S.G Warburg Securities. In 1993 he founded Numa Financial Systems Ltd, a training and systems consultancy company specialising in derivatives.
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