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The Economic Growth of Singapore : Trade and Development in the Twentieth Century - W. G. Huff

The Economic Growth of Singapore

Trade and Development in the Twentieth Century

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521370370
Number Of Pages: 496

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This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the economic development of Singapore, easily the leading commercial and financial center in Southeast Asia throughout the twentieth century. This development has been based on a strategic location at the crossroads of Asia, a free trade economy, and a dynamic entrepreneurial tradition. Throughout this study Dr. Huff assesses the interaction of government policy and market forces, and places the transformation of the Singaporean economy in the context of both development theory and experience elsewhere in East Asia.

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'... an important contribution ... it stands alone for its quality and comprehensiveness and is an excellent base from which to study Singapore and the prospects of the east Asian region generally.' The Financial Times '... refreshing and sometimes thought provoking. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with export-led growth processes. But its audience is much wider; namely, vitually everyone - scholars, business, and lay persons - interested in Singapore's economy, past, present, and future as well as the economy of Southeast Asia generally. The book may become a classic.' J. Norman Parmer, Trinity University

Themes and Beginnings
Patterns in the economic development of Singapore, 1870-1990
Singapore in the late-nineteenth century
Development as a Staple Port, 1900-1939
Trade, finance and development
Ocean-going shipping, the port and regional transport
Immigration, population and employment
Rubber: the twentieth-century innovation
Rubber, industrialisation and the development of Chinese banking
Petroleum and tin: the twentieth century boom commodity and a staple in decline
The trade in imported manufactures
Staple Port and Rapid Growth, 1947-1990
The staple port resurgent: development to 1959
Markets, government and growth, 1960-1990
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ISBN: 9780521370370
ISBN-10: 052137037X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.87