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The impact on financial services

London Canal Museum - home page Enquiry 7 On towns and cities On the economy On industry On the costs of transport On financial services On England's geography
  Canal companies were important in developing technique for raising funds from shareholders and managing companies. There was usually a committee formed to manage the company and a full time paid staff. The lessons learned from this were used in later economic ventures, for example the railways and water supply in the 1830's. Small image, extract from Oxford Canal accounts
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