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Part I Financial Markets, 1 Financial Markets and Exchanges

George Walker

From: Financial Markets and Exchanges Law (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Michael Blair, George Walker, Stuart Willey

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 September 2023

Stock market and exchanges — Primary market — Secondary market — Derivatives — Swaps — Credit default swap (CDS) — Total return swap (TRS) — Spread swap (CSS) — Bonds — Financial system — International financial system — Dollar — Euro — Insurance  business — Insider trading — Insider dealing
1.01 Financial markets have been subject to fundamental change in recent decades. This has principally been driven by massive increases in the growth and appetite for capital and investment at the national and international levels. It has been accompanied by the cross-border expansion of banking, and then insurance and securities business, supported by continuous improvements in telecommunications and other computer hardware and software support. These technological advances have allowed significant consequent improvements to be made in the speed, reliability,...
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