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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


London Banks and International Finance, 1890–1914

Youssef Cassis

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/9780199269495.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The differences between the City of London's position as the world's leading financial centre in 2000 and in 1900 can be understood by considering the actors who occupied centre stage during the late ... More


Impact of Financial Services Trade Liberalization on Capital Flows: The Case of China's Banking Sector 1

Li-Gang Liu and Elvira Kurmanalieva

in China, Asia, and the New World Economy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199235889
eISBN:
9780191717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235889.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the impact of China's financial services trade liberalization on capital flows. First, it reports that foreign banks, in spite of their small presence in China, have already ... More


Private Participation in the Banking Sector

T.A. Bhavani and N.R. Bhanumurthy

in Financial Access in Post-Reform India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076650
eISBN:
9780199081868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076650.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Chapter 8 examines the role of private sector in the post-1991 period with reference to the Indian banking sector. Empirical analysis reveals that the private sector is increasing its share although ... More


Foreign Banks in the Crisis: Retrenchment from the West, Continuing Exposures in the East

Rachel A. Epstein

in Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198809968
eISBN:
9780191847219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809968.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

One reason governments have protected their banks from foreign ownership is that they feared foreign-owned banks would “cut and run”—i.e. abandon their host markets—in a financial crisis. An ... More


China:: Reforms vs Regulation

Leo F. Goodstadt

in Reluctant Regulators: How the West Created and How China Survived the Global Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083251
eISBN:
9789882207349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083251.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Initially, many believed that China would not be affected by the international financial crisis. In fact, some even believed that China would be the one to relieve the world from its troubles. Prime ... More


High and Low Levels of Foreign Bank Ownership: Sources and Consequences

Rachel A. Epstein

in Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198809968
eISBN:
9780191847219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809968.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Global data on foreign bank ownership shows that the advanced industrial and major emerging economies have low levels of foreign bank ownership—a clear rebuke to marketized bank–state ties. Among ... More


Conclusion: Ceding Autonomy but Limiting Costs: Revisiting the Logic of National Bank Control

Rachel A. Epstein

in Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198809968
eISBN:
9780191847219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809968.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The study’s findings from Europe have implications for other major powers, including that: (1) banking sector protectionism became increasingly costly given other liberalizing trends; (2) ... More


Foreign Regulation

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

At the same time that the National City Bank of New York was attempting to take over the privately-owned central bank in Haiti, they were making a broader push into the international field. Largely ... More


Introduction: The Paradox of Financial Control

Rachel A. Epstein

in Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198809968
eISBN:
9780191847219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809968.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The paradox of financial control refers to the fact that while most governments resent or resist incursions on national bank ownership or management, European states with high levels of foreign bank ... More


Odious Debt

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Chase National Bank of New York arrived late to imperial banking but quickly developed a strategy for foreign expansion that was aggressive and reckless. As this chapter describes, this strategy ... More


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

Niv Horesh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300143560
eISBN:
9780300143621
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300143560.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

As China emerges as a global powerhouse, this book examines its economic past and the shaping of its financial institutions. A comparative study of foreign banking in prewar China, it surveys the ... 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


Imperial Government

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The banking crisis of 1920-21 forced a house-cleaning on the part of the National City Bank of New York, and a rethinking of its strategies for internationalization. A new executive, Charles E. ... More


Rogue Bankers

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

After discussing the failed late-nineteenth century attempts to form a “Pan-American” or “International American” banking institution to support the United States’ growing foreign commercial ... More


Financial Occupations

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines the attempts of the National City Bank of New York to take over the banking and financial affairs of the Republic of Haiti. The chapter argues that the bank’s ventures into ... More


American Expansion

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Focusing on the Cuban banking crisis of 1920–21, this chapter examines the expansion of US imperial banking and finance into the Caribbean and Latin America in the years immediately following World ... More


Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond

Rachel A. Epstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198809968
eISBN:
9780191847219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809968.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

States and banks have traditionally maintained close ties. At various points in time, states have used banks to manage their economies and soak up government debt, while banks enjoyed regulatory ... More


Will the Euro Eventually Surpass the Dollar as Leading International Reserve Currency?

Menzie Chinn and Jeffrey A. Frankel

in G7 Current Account Imbalances: Sustainability and Adjustment

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226107264
eISBN:
9780226107288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107288.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter investigates whether the dollar might eventually follow the precedent of the pound and cede its status as leading international reserve currency. The link between currency shares and ... More


Bank Lending and Contagion: Evidence from the Asian Crisis

Graciela L. Kaminsky and Carmen M. Reinhart

in Regional and Global Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Causes and Consequences

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386768
eISBN:
9780226387017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387017.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter analyzes how the crisis in Asia spread during the second half of 1997. The main findings can be summarized as follows. First, as regards the propagation of shocks across national borders ... More


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