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Accounting for the Fall of Silver: Hedging Currency Risk in Long-Distance Trade with Asia, 1870-1913

Michael Schiltz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865025
eISBN:
9780191897405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865025.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Whereas the emergence of the classical gold standard (1870‒1914) has attracted considerable attention in the economic literature, only very few authors have inquired into the protracted confidence ... More


Intervention Replaces Arbitrage The July Package of Monetary Measures: July–August 1988

John Greenwood

in Hong Kong's Link to the US Dollar: Origins and Evolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098909
eISBN:
9789882207004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098909.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The July 1988 package of new accounting arrangements for the Hong Kong monetary system represented the first major change in the design of the system since 1983. This was a first logical step on the ... More


British Banknote Issuance in China: Cross-Imperial Connections

Niv Horesh

in Chinese Money in Global Context: Historic Junctures Between 600 BCE and 2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787192
eISBN:
9780804788540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787192.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The chapter offers a brief overview of British banking in prewar China before the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937. Focusing on the two leading British banks in Shanghai, it traces ... More


HSBC and Its Note Issue in Shanghai, 1866–1925

Niv Horesh

in Shanghai's Bund and Beyond: British Banks, Banknote Issuance, and Monetary Policy in China, 1842-1937

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the different aspects of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Cooperation (HSBC) and its note issue in Shanghai. Banknotes first issued by the HSBC in 1866 helped resuscitate ... More


HSBC and Its China Note Issue in the Late-Republican Era, 1925–1937

Niv Horesh

in Shanghai's Bund and Beyond: British Banks, Banknote Issuance, and Monetary Policy in China, 1842-1937

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Cooperation (HSBC) and its China note issue in the late Republican era, 1925–1937. The May Thirtieth Incident broke out in Shanghai in 1925, ... More


Conclusions

Niv Horesh

in Shanghai's Bund and Beyond: British Banks, Banknote Issuance, and Monetary Policy in China, 1842-1937

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the political, institutional, and technological threads emanating from the exposition of British banknote issuance in China. European overseas banks had been under no ... More


‘On an Even Keel’: Hedging Exchange Rate Risk on the Branch Network Level

Michael Schiltz

in Accounting for the Fall of Silver: Hedging Currency Risk in Long-Distance Trade with Asia, 1870-1913

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198865025
eISBN:
9780191897405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865025.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Drawing on descriptive evidence from journalistic outlets in nineteenth-century Shanghai, this chapter reconstructs the debate on how fluctuations in the silver price could be accommodated in bill ... More


Coming In and Going Out

James Stent

in China's Banking Transformation: The Untold Story

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190497033
eISBN:
9780190497064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190497033.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter sketches the role of foreign banks opening branches, joint ventures, and representative offices in China over the past decade. Although their market share is only 2%, they have played an ... More


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