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British International Banks in Asia, 1870–1914: An Introductory Essay 1

Shizuya Nishimura

in The Origins of International Banking in Asia: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646326
eISBN:
9780191745256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646326.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The first international banks to appear in Asia were British. On the one hand were banks established in London, or who moved their head office to London. On the other hand were those who were formed ... More


The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, 1870–1913

Shizuya Nishimura

in The Origins of International Banking in Asia: The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646326
eISBN:
9780191745256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646326.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter investigates the formative years of the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank, which became the most successful international bank operating in Asia. The history of that bank has appeared in a ... More


Stock Trading in Space and Time: Information and Prices around the Globe

Dariusz Wójcik

in The Global Stock Market: Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199592180
eISBN:
9780191729089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592180.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

With continued focus on investors, Chapter 5 investigates the circulation of information on secondary stock markets, using the case study of HSBC shares traded on the exchanges in New York, London, ... 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


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


Introduction:The Magic Device

Ravi Agrawal

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190858650
eISBN:
9780197559857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858650.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In the dusty northwestern state of Rajasthan, Phoolwati was visiting a neighboring village on business. She was addressing a small circle of women dressed in sarees. ... More


Missed Call: The Smartphone and Job Creation

Ravi Agrawal

in India Connected: How the Smartphone is Transforming the World's Largest Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190858650
eISBN:
9780197559857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858650.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

In the summer of 2015, the government of Uttar Pradesh began putting out advertisements looking for “peons”—the local term for low-ranking office helpers. ... More


Manipulating the foreign exchange market

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/9781526119438.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter uses evidence collected by regulators to demonstrate how dealers’ practice of acting as principals rather than agents put their clients at risk. Containing extensive excerpts from ... 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


Hong Kong

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/9780190466879.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Consisting of the Kowloon Peninsula and 263 islands at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta in the ... More


“A Hidden War”: Sanctions Evasion

Pierre-Hugues Verdier

in Global Banks on Trial: U.S. Prosecutions and the Remaking of International Finance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190675776
eISBN:
9780190675806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675776.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines the rise of financial sanctions as a tool of U.S. foreign policy and the role of U.S. prosecutors in enforcing sanctions against global banks. It describes how the United States ... More


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