In a small room to the side of the trading "ring" of the London Metals Exchange, two young traders take a quick 10 minutes from their hectic days to play their favorite board game. The game of choice is backgammon, one of the world's oldest games, and the two gleefully play it on an upturned box.
As quickly as it's started, the game is cleared away and the two men head at back to work. The bell rings and the trading pit echoes to shouts and bellows of offers and counter-offers.
Like the centuries-old board game, the London Metal Exchange (LME) harks back to a different time. It's the last bastion of a trading system that evokes memories of Victorian London.