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London as an International Banking Center, 1950–1980

Mae Baker and Michale Collins

in London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269495
eISBN:
9780191710162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269495.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The late 1950s and early 1960s marked the beginning of a period of important structural change and innovation within British banking. After the war, of course, the City's fortune was far from assured ... More


The Euromarkets and the Crisis of Bretton Woods

Jeremy Green

in The Political Economy of the Special Relationship: Anglo-American Development from the Gold Standard to the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197326
eISBN:
9780691201610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197326.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores how postwar restrictions on the use of sterling prompted UK merchant bankers to develop an innovative method for financing international trade. They tapped into the large volume ... More


The evolution of LIBOR

Oonagh McDonald

in Holding bankers to account: A decade of market manipulation, regulatory failures and regulatory reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526119438
eISBN:
9781526144577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526119438.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter provides a brief history of LIBOR, the London Interbank Offered Rate, tracing both market developments and the macro-economic and regulatory environment in which it was created. ... More


Failed Small Jurisdictions and Successful Large Jurisdictions

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter compares the MDSJs with two additional sets of jurisdictions. It first applies the MDSJ benchmark to small jurisdictions that have tried to create vibrant financial centers, yet failed. ... More


Control and Compartmentalization, 1945–1970

Ranald C. Michie

in British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

British banking was not nationalized after the Second World War except for the Bank of England. Government intervention in the banking system exercised during the Second World War, remained long ... More


Singapore

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Singapore, a sovereign “city-state” in Southeast Asia that has undergone a remarkable economic transformation since attaining sovereignty in the mid-1960s. Though small and ... More


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