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Europe's last old-school trading floor moves home

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 05:50

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The heart of London metal trading is a circle of red-leather benches - the "Ring", where stressed-out traders crowd round to buy and sell and in the process set daily global prices for copper, aluminium or zinc.

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LONDON's metal traders used to conduct their business in a rowdy coffee house. Two centuries later, they are still shouting across Europe's last open-outcry trading floor but in a plush, new, high-tech office.

The heart of the operation is a circle of red-leather benches -

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