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Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre : Emergence and Development, 1945-1965 - Catherine Schenk

Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre

Emergence and Development, 1945-1965

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2001
ISBN: 9780415205832
Number Of Pages: 224

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Based on previously unpublished archival records, this book studies the origins of Hong Kong's post war rise to global prominence. It explores the expansion of the gold market, stock market, banking system, foreign exchange market, and insurance in the years 1945-1965.
This book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the development of Hong Kong, the impact of financial regulation and, more broadly, the role of financial centres in the international economy in the post war period.

Hong Kong in the International Economy
Evolution of Hong Kong's Economy, 1945-65
Hong Kong in the International Monetary System
Hong Kong and China, 1949-65
Government Policy and the 'Laissez Faire' Myth
Outline of the book
Appendix
Hong Kong and China, 1945-51
Nationalist Chaos and Hong Kong's Recovery
The Hong Kong Dollar in China
The Nationalist Blockade
The US Freezing Order
Development of Embargo Policies in the USA and UK
Impact of the Embargo on Hong Kong
The Banking System
Structure of the Banking System
Modern Local Banks
Foreign Banks
China State Banks
Native Chinese Banks
Domestic Banking: Expansion, Crisis and New Regulation
Foreign Exchange Markets
Structure and Operation of the Dollar Market
Regulating the Free Dollar Market
Implications of the Free Market for Trade and Manufacturing
The Free Market and Global Capital Transactions
Switch Sterling Activities of the Hong Kong Bank
Illegal Transactions
The Gold Market, the Stock Exchange, and Insurance
The Gold Market
Size, Structure, and Fluctuations in the Market
Hong Kong and the East Asian Gold Trade
The Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Investment in Foreign Stock Markets
Insurance Market
Hong Kong as an International Financial Centre
Competitive Advantage of Hong Kong
Hong Kong vs. Singapore, 1945-65
The International Financial Centre and Industrialisation
Epilogue and Summary
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ISBN: 9780415205832
ISBN-10: 0415205832
Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia, 31
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1

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