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The City

An area in London that forms the center of its financial district. The City is legally called "the City of London" and once formed the entirety of London. The Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and Lloyd's, among others, are headquartered in the City. In the 1800s, the City was the world's primary financial center and it remains very important. Because of its influence on the wider financial world, the City is often used as a byword for the financial industry in the United Kingdom and its lobbyists. The sheer amount of money traded in the City renders it vitally important to the global economy as well. Interestingly, both businesses and individuals may vote in City elections.

City (of London)

the centre of the UK's FINANCIAL SYSTEM, embracing the MONEY MARKETS (commercial banks, etc.), CAPITAL MARKET (STOCK EXCHANGE), FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET, COMMODITY MARKETS and INSURANCE MARKETS. The City of London is also a major international financial centre and earns Britain substantial amounts of foreign exchange on exports of financial services.
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But the desert city is best known for its silver jewellery.
Temperatures in the desert city have sizzled at more than 40 degrees Celsius since Hatton and his team arrived one week ago, and Hatton said: "Castillo's fight against Diego Corrales was one of the fights of the century and if there was any pair-up of styles that could even beat that, you would have to say it was me and Castillo.
Now he has the chance to make a swift Vegas return, with victory over Urango leading to a June super-fight back in this desert city against Mexican Jose Castillo.
Be'er Sheva is a chess powerhouse because of the efforts of one man, Eliahu Levant, who immigrated to the desert city from the former Soviet Union in 1972.
The fire occurred early Friday in this high desert city, which is the site of the only cemetery in Southern California built exclusively for Muslims.
According to the paper, the Palm Desert City Council approved the purchase of the new hybrid electric vehicles following the city's successful use of a test hybrid delivered in 2002.
For the first time in the 25-year history of Iran as an Islamic republic, Saveh, a desert city of 125,000, 100km, south-west of Tehran elects Mehri Roustaie Gherailou, a woman, as a mayor.
On a recent visit to the desert city of Hotan, I watched newly arrived Han Chinese soldiers running wind sprints along the side of the road, a practice that the locals in Hotan--where summer midday temperatures top 110 degrees--surely regard as lunacy.
The three-day bash puts classic, traditional, swing, boogie and blues bands in venues scattered throughout the high desert city.
The desert city of Beersheba has been comparatively calm, but it is relatively close to the West Bank and Gaza.
The activists who pushed for the monument in this desert city just south of Palm Springs say it is the first of its kind.
Only a handful of sites are familiar from travel literature: the Roman desert city of Palmyra, the Crusader castle of Krak des Chevaliers and the great Umayyad Mosque of Damascus.