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Quickbeam

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I think in the simplest terms, that's what he's saying between the lines.

Cammeron's handbag speech...

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morddwyd

"If someone posts that they have worked on the floor of either or both stock exchanges, and can confirm that business is conducted in English, then, of course, I will change my view."

I suggest you change it.

I've done work for a major European bank in both Singapore and Hong Kong, and in both places English is the official business language.

As for "Since two of the world's top four financial markets are non-English speaking (Hong Kong No1. Singapore No 4)"

That's not right either. Hong Kong is at number 6 in the world in terms of the value of shares traded last year. London is at number 3, after The New York Exchange(number 1) and NASDAQ (number 2).

Singapore isn't even in the top 15.

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morddwyd

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"'ve done work for a major European bank in both Singapore and Hong Kong, and in both places English is the official business language."

I made no mention of banks. I referred solely to the floors, specifically frenetic floors, of the respective stick exchanges.

"Since two of the world's top four financial markets are non-English speaking (Hong Kong No1. Singapore No 4)"

I corrected my sloppy terminology at 08.35 yesterday and apologised for it.

The link I quoted was the BBC, normally regarded as a reasonable source, which itself is quoting the World Economic Forum, an independent and well respected source.

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