Realms of Silver: One Hundred Years of Banking in the East

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 3, 2005 - Business & Economics - 392 pages
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

John Companys opposition Wilsons inter
16
India first branches opened Calcutta
28
The Suez Canal the silver crisis its effect
41
China the Treaty Ports the Bank opens
52
China the Bank in Hong Kong Shanghai
64
Burma the Bank opens in Rangoon rice
79
Japan Treaty Ports Nagasaki and Yoko
93
CHAPTER 1x The Straits Settlements Sir Stamford
101
The Bank between 1890 and 1914 sup
171
The abandonment of the silver standard
183
The silver standard and exchange business
200
Economic development in the East before
209
The First World War bank failures
220
Between the world wars the Amritsar
234
The Great Depression commodity restric
254
Shanghai in 1937 the Currency War
275

Indonesia the Dutch East India Company
116
CHAPTER X1 The Philippines the Bank opens in Manila
132
The City of London in Victorian times
142
J H Gwyther the Bank and the silver
157
The Second World War in the East Jap
284
The East since 1945 China Indian
302
The Directors of the Chartered Bank of India
326
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Author Compton Mackenzie was born in West Hartlepool, England on January 17, 1883. He studied law at Magdalen College in Oxford, but stopped in 1907 to focus on his writing career. He served with British Intelligence during World War I and later published four books about his experiences during this time. He published ninety books including The Passionate Elopement, Carnival, and Sinister Street. He was also a broadcaster and founded and edited the magazine Gramophone. He was knighted in 1952 and died in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 30, 1972.

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