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Euromoney 30th anniversary: Anniversary quiz

Today's short-termism doesn't encourage the study of history, unless it's reduced to a set of data points. Here we test that little-used part of the brain which stores longer-term facts. They were important at the time, but the detail has long-since vanished in the white noise of yesterday's markets. Most of the answers can be found somewhere in this anniversary edition

1 Name three alumni of Orion Bank.

2 Who were the three wise men who advised Saudi Arabia in the 1970s?

3 Which three countries had a debt crisis in 1980/81 before Mexico?

4 Where was the meeting that led to the foundation of the Institute for International Finance?

5 What action by Citibank gave impetus to emerging-market debt trading?

6 Name two banks which collapsed in 1974.

7 Who was found dead under Blackfriars Bridge, London in 1982?

8 Who masterminded the takeover of RJR Nabisco in 1988?

9 At least how much did the savings & loans crisis in the late 1980s cost the US taxpayer?

10 What unseated Morgan Grenfell in 1986?

11 Which London boutique was sold to Morgan Grenfell, then to DLJ?

12 Which London borough became a swearword among the swap community?

13 What does Raroc mean and which firm invented it?

14 Which bank caused a payments crisis in New York in 1985?

15 Who was the first president of the EBRD?

16 Which two European banks had a dispute over repo trades in 1990?

17 How did Metallgesellschaft lose its money?

18 What led to the disappearance of Kidder?

19 What did Mr Five Percent gamble with?

20 How did Peter Young defend himself in court?

21 What US presidential decision began the end of fixed exchange rates?

22 When did Greece join the EU?

23 Which country was the first to reschedule its official debt in the 1970s?

24 What did Don Regan in 1984 and Nicholas Brady in 1989 have in common?

25 What happened to Klöckner & Co in 1989?

26 Which four countries have come closest to defaulting on their Eurobonds?

27 Where might you have found the Soukh al-Manakh and what happened to it.

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