The City

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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.
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So he himself had often believed at first, until his eyes became used to the posts, bearing the dagger that slew Wat Tyler, in the City of London shield.
It was this sea that flowed up to the mouth of the Thames; and the Thames washed the roots of the city of London.
One day you talk of canals through a country where there's a river or a lake every half-mile, just because the water won’t run the way you wish it to go; and, the next, you say some thing about mines of coal, though any man who has good eyes like myself—I say, with good eyes—can see more wood than would keep the city of London in fuel for fifty years; wouldn’t it, Benjamin?
And then I know I couldn't live without this"--and he waved his hand towards the City of London, which wore, at this moment, the appearance of a town cut out of gray- blue cardboard, and pasted flat against the sky, which was of a deeper blue.
It is also a fact, that Scrooge had seen it, night and morning, during his whole residence in that place; also that Scrooge had as little of what is called fancy about him as any man in the city of London, even including -- which is a bold word -- the corporation, aldermen, and livery.
There is, in that city of London there, some property of ours which is much at this day what Bleak House was then; I say property of ours, meaning of the suit's, but I ought to call it the property of costs, for costs is the only power on earth that will ever get anything out of it now or will ever know it for anything but an eyesore and a heartsore.
Multiple construction opportunities on City of London properties.
During the visit, the officials discussed potential initiatives between the two centres that would leverage DIFC's role as a platform for international firms - including those based in the City of London - to serve existing clients and develop new ones in the fast-growing Middle East, Africa and South Asia region.
The High Commissioner informed him about several projects that the Pakistani companies were undertaking in collaboration with the companies based in the City of London.
City of London Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard said: "Having Action Fraud and the NFIB working together will strengthen the processes to collect, record and analyse fraud and cyber crime.
Redmayne-Bentley has enjoyed previous success at the City of London Wealth Management Awards, being nominated Best ISA Provider in 2012.
The Freedom of the City of London is an ancient tradition and I'm very humbled to receive an honour which has gone to people like Nelson Mandela and Princess Diana.

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