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The Banking Crisis and How It Changed the World

Saturday 25 March 2017

1 Hour


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Two leading journalists and financial commentators, Iain Martin and Ivan Fallon, look back at the 2008 banking crisis, assess what impact it had on our changing world including the Brexit vote, and discuss what the future holds for the Euro and for Britain’s economy.

Martin, a former editor of The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday and former deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal, is author of Crash Bang Wallop: The Inside Story of London’s Big Bang and a Financial Revolution that Changed the World. He argues that much of modern life has been shaped by the rise of the City following the Big Bang of 1986. And he looks at what awaits the City following Brexit.

In Black Horse Ride: The Inside Story of Lloyds and the Banking Crisis, Fallon reveals what really happened following the collapse of Lehman brothers in 2008, including how HBOS was rescued by Lloyds TSB with the help and support of Gordon Brown. Fallon is a former editor of the Sunday Times, former City editor of the Sunday Telegraph and was twice named Financial Journalist of the Year.

Discussions are chaired by Professor Ian Goldin, a former vice-president of the World Bank.