gnomes of Zurich

/ˌnəυmz əv 'zjυərɪk/ plural noun
important Swiss international bankers (informal)

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  • gnomes of Zürich — An unflattering term applied to Swiss bankers and financiers, alluding to their secrecy and speculative activity. It was popularized by the Labour politician George Brown during the sterling crisis of 1964 …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • gnomes of Zurich — Fin a derogatory term for Swiss bankers and currency dealers (who have a reputation for secrecy), often used when unknown currency speculators cause havoc in the currency markets (slang) …   The ultimate business dictionary

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