Commercial Revolution
The Commercial Revolution was a period of European economic expansion, colonialism, and mercantilism which lasted from approximately the 16th century until the early 18th century. It was succeeded in ...
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Was Magellan The First Person To Circumnavigate The Globe?
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan is often credited as being the first person to have circumnavigated the globe, but the reality of his journey is a bit more complicated.
The unthinkable is being thought about - Banks are seriously discussing negative interest rates for consumers
The concept of earning interest on money in the bank is so deeply ingrained into economic life that few people even know that the opposite can happen too: Banks can take a percentage of cash from your...
Age of Discovery
Artwork and map animation help illustrate the exciting voyages of Prince Henry the Navigator, Díaz, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Ponce de León, Balboa,...
Age of Discovery
The Age of Discovery is a period of European global exploration that started in the early 15th century with the first Portuguese discoveries in the Atlantic archipelagos and Africa, as well as the dis...
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Price revolution
The term price revolution refers to the relatively high rate of inflation that characterized the period from the first half of the 16th century to the first half of the 17th, across Western Europe, wi...
History of banking
The history of banking begins with the first prototype banks of merchants of the ancient world, which made grain loans to farmers and traders who carried goods between cities. This began around 2000 B...
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History of economic thought
The history of economic thought deals with different thinkers and theories in the subject that became political economy and economics from the ancient world to the present day. It encompasses many dis...
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Mercantilism
Mercantilism was an economic theory and practice, dominant in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century, that promoted governmental regulation of a nation's economy for the purpose of augmenting state...
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Amschel Mayer Rothschild
Amschel Mayer Rothschild (12 June 1773 – 6 December 1855) was a German Jewish banker of the Rothschild family financial dynasty.He was the second child and eldest son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744...
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Credit Suisse First Boston
Credit Suisse First Boston (informally CSFB) was the investment banking division of Credit Suisse Group, prior to 2006. It was active in investment banking, capital markets and financial services.In 2...
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Toxic asset
Toxic asset is a popular term for certain financial assets whose value has fallen significantly and for which there is no longer a functioning market, so that such assets cannot be sold at a price sat...
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Mayer Amschel Rothschild (23 February 1744 – 19 September 1812) was a German banker and the founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty, which is believed to have become the wealthiest family in human ...
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Physiocrats
Physiocracy (from the Greek for "Government of Nature") is an economic theory developed by a group of 18th century enlightened French economists who believed that the wealth of nations was derived sol...
Bank Emisyjny w Polsce
Bank of Issue in Poland (Polish: Bank Emisyjny w Polsce, German: Emissionbank in Polen, also translated into English variously as the Bank of Issue, Issue Bank, Issuing Bank or Emitting Bank i...
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Politics (Aristotle)
Politics (Greek: Πολιτικά) is a work of political philosophy by Aristotle, a fourth-century BC Greek philosopher. The end of the Nicomachean Ethics declared that the inquiry into ethics necessaril...
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Too big to fail
The "too big to fail" theory asserts that certain corporations, particularly financial institutions, are so large and so interconnected that their failure would be disastrous to the greater economic s...
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Carl Mayer von Rothschild
Carl Mayer von Rothschild (April 24, 1788 – March 10, 1855) was a German-born banker in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and the founder of the Rothschild banking family of Naples.
Born Kalman Maye...
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Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson (born c. 1560s/70s) was an English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century.Hudson made two attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a prospective Northwest Passage to ...
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History of Portugal (1415-1542)
The kingdom of Portugal in the 15th century was one of the first European powers to begin building a colonial empire.The Portuguese Renaissance was a period of exploration, during which Portuguese sa...
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Gold Points
Gold points was a term which referred to the rates of foreign exchange likely to cause movements of gold between countries adhering to the gold standard.
In accordance with the law of supply and d...
AmTrust Bank
AmTrust Bank was a regional United States bank based in Cleveland, Ohio, that closed down in 2009. The bank was founded as a savings and loan association in 1889 and expanded through acquisitions and ...
Allan Meltzer
Allan H. Meltzer (born February 6, 1928) is an American economist and professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born ...
Aldrich-Vreeland Act
The Aldrich–Vreeland Act was passed in response to the Panic of 1907 and established the National Monetary Commission, which recommended the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.On May 27, 1908, the bill passe...
Michael Milken
Michael Robert Milken (born July 4, 1946) is an American former financier and philanthropist. He is noted for his role in the development of the market for high-yield bonds ("junk bonds"), for his con...
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García Jofre de Loaísa
García Jofre de Loaísa (1490 – 20 July 1526) was a 16th-century Spanish explorer ordered by King Charles I of Spain to command an expedition to Asia, known as the Loaísa expedition, which in 1525 was ...
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