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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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It's difficult to imagine a desert city having enough brackish water for a desalinization plant, but Archuleta said billions of years ago the Rio Grande deposited salt into the groundwater in the region now occupied by Fort Bliss, an expansive U.S.
But the desert city is best known for its silver jewellery.
In 2003, an earthquake flattened the desert city of Bam and killed 31,000 people, about a quarter of its population.
Adventurers can also visit the lost desert city of Ubar, the Baobab Forest, which has a tree more than 2,000 years old, and the fortified ruins of Al Balid.
To go to Jerusalem and to find that it is a desert city is really wonderful.
San Diego has hosted the event for the past four years but the organising USA Sevens LLC has signed a Letter of Intent for a multiyear commitment with Las Vegas Events to stage the tournament at the Sam Boyd Stadium in the Nevada desert city.
Braverman said he has been friends with Aish for years when they both lived in the southern Israeli desert city of Beersheva.
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.
Set comes with a lavish 60-page book detailing Sinatra's unrivaled impact on the desert city's image, growth and grosses.
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.
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.