Globalization and Spatial Mobilities
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Globalization and Spatial Mobilities

Commodities and People, Capital, Information and Technology

Aharon Kellerman

Presenting a comparative examination of five major voluntary global movements: commodities, people, capital, information and technology, this book traces and develops discussions of globalization and spatial mobility. The book further covers the means and media used for these mobilities: ports and ships, airports and airplanes, international banking electronic media, and the Internet, telephony and TV. Two concluding chapters focus on the mobile globe, highlighting present and future global mobility in general, and the relationships among the five global mobilities, in particular.
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Chapter 6: International banking and investment organs

Aharon Kellerman

Abstract

The global mobilities of finance and capital are virtual by their nature, as compared to the physical mobilities of commodities and people. In this chapter, the organs for global financial activity are sketched, rather than the global financial transmissions themselves. The chapter opens with the highlighting of the very nature of capital and the characteristics of its global transmissions. The chapter then moves to elaborations on the major global financial traders, which include banks, stock markets and investment companies. These discussions are then followed by a presentation of the transmission channels used by these traders, mainly the international SWIFT system. Finally, the chapter portrays the leading global onshore and offshore financial centers.

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