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Article from Newsweek

Hello! Linguaphiles!

I am having hard time understanding the part of the article. This article is about the economic crisis in Great Britain.

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The glory days of the City of London are now grinding to a halt, too. The main symbol of Britain’s global might - the City boasts walls from Roman times - found financing for some of the world’s earliest and most prominent multinational companies, and has had greater influence in global finance than Westminster has had in geopolitics.

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I don’t understand;

1)  Britain’s global might - the City boasts walls from Roman times....is he  talking about the Hadrian’s wall?
2)  about the multinational companies.. is it a metaphor?
3)  Westminster has had in geopolitics...

Please somebody help me substitute in some other words!

Thank you so much in advance!
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