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Ask the expert: Can London stay at the top?

Sir Nicholas Goodison, former chairman of the London Stock Exchange, answers your questions on why London has done well from Big Bang.

How London can remain in the top league

London has done well from Big Bang because barriers to competition were dismantled, writes Sir Nicholas Goodison, former chairman of the London Stock Exchange.

It was ‘absolute hell with a wooden floor’

Much has changed in the City of London in the ten years since Big Bang

Big Bang shows power of competition to surprise

The deal whose purpose was to keep regulators out of the Square Mile gave them a larger role than ever before, writes John Kay.

Lessons from the Big Bang for big bidders today

The mating game was – and will be – costly

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Analysis

Big Bang still brings much to London finance

City deregulation that took effect 20 years ago on Friday secured world standing but early victors have new rivals, writes Peter Thal Larsen.

Comment

We must not take London’s success for granted

Regulation remains excessive and both the burden and the complexity of taxation have greatly increased over the past 10 years, writes Nigel Lawson former UK chancellor of the exchequer.


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