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The Paradise Bank: The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984

The Paradise Bank: The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984

Edwin Green, Sara Kinsey
September 30, 2017

The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address - Paradise, London - of its...

Enterprise in the Period of Fascism in Europe

Enterprise in the Period of Fascism in Europe

Harold James, Jakob Tanner
May 16, 2017

The essays in this volume consider the involvement of business corporations and of individual businessmen in the politics of the 1930s and 1940s: in the move away from the market and also from democracy, towards state control and authoritarianism, including the massive intervention of the state in...

Banking and Finance in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective

Banking and Finance in the Mediterranean: A Historical Perspective

John A. Consiglio, Juan Carlos Martinez Oliva, Gabriel Tortella, Monika Pohle Fraser, Iain L. Fraser
December 05, 2016

This volume presents a panoramic picture of the many national and international trends and developments, factors, customs, and events that have characterised banking in the Mediterranean area over the past two centuries. During this period banking in the Mediterranean evolved distinct...

Finance and Modernization: A Transnational and Transcontinental Perspective for the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Finance and Modernization: A Transnational and Transcontinental Perspective for the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Gerald D. Feldman, Peter Hertner
November 28, 2016

Finance and Modernization centres on a set of historical developments and problems typified by the long history of the Österreichische Creditanstalt and its successor organizations, and opens the way to compare and contrast experiences throughout Central and Western Europe and also on other...

Centres and Peripheries in Banking: The Historical Development of Financial Markets

Centres and Peripheries in Banking: The Historical Development of Financial Markets

Even Lange, Ulf Olsson, Iain L. Fraser, Philip L. Cottrell
November 28, 2016

This volume presents a broad investigation into the relationship between the centre and the periphery in banking. Focusing on the historical development of financial markets, from their emergence in the early modern period to today's global financial and capital markets, the chapters investigate...

Rebuilding the Financial System in Central and Eastern Europe, 1918–1994

Rebuilding the Financial System in Central and Eastern Europe, 1918–1994

Philip L. Cottrell
November 25, 2016

This collection of essays, written by former bankers, practising central bankers, government advisers and historians, celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the National Bank of Hungary. From a range of view points, the contributions consider the monetary and financial history of the past century...

The World of Private Banking

The World of Private Banking

Youssef Cassis, Philip Cottrell, Iain L. Fraser
November 25, 2016

This is a full and authoritative account of the history of private banking, beginning with its development in conjunction with the world markets served by and centred on a few European cities, notably Amsterdam and London. These banks were usually partnerships, a form of organization which...

East Meets West - Banking, Commerce and Investment in the Ottoman Empire

East Meets West - Banking, Commerce and Investment in the Ottoman Empire

Monica Pohle Fraser, Philip L. Cottrell
November 15, 2016

Bringing together cultural, economic and social historians from across Europe and beyond, this volume offers a consideration from a number of perspectives of the principal forces that further integrated the Ottoman Empire and Western Europe during the first century of industrialisation. The essays...

Crisis Banking in the East: The History of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of London, India and China, 1853–93

Crisis Banking in the East: The History of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of London, India and China, 1853–93

Stuart Muirhead, Edwin Green
November 11, 2016

The Chartered Mercantile Bank is one of the constituent banks of the huge Hongkong and Shanghai bank. This study charts its first 40 years as one of the pioneering banks of the Far East. The Chartered Mercantile became the leading exchange bank in India and South East Asia whilst always retaining...

The Emergence of Modern Central Banking from 1918 to the Present

The Emergence of Modern Central Banking from 1918 to the Present

Carl-L. Holtfrerich, Jaime Reis
November 11, 2016

The twentieth century has seen the rise of modern central banking. At its close, it is also witnessing the first steps in the decline of the role of some of the most famous of these institutions. In this volume, some of the world’s best known specialists examine the process whereby central banks...

International Banking in an Age of Transition: Globalisation, Automation, Banks and Their Archives

International Banking in an Age of Transition: Globalisation, Automation, Banks and Their Archives

Sara Kinsey, Lucy Newton
November 11, 2016

Sweeping changes have taken place in the financial sector during the twentieth century. Two of the most notable changes have been the growth of global markets and institutions, and the introduction of computerisation. This volume charts the course of concentration and internationalisation in...

A Century of Banking Consolidation in Europe: The History and Archives of Mergers and Acquisitions

A Century of Banking Consolidation in Europe: The History and Archives of Mergers and Acquisitions

Manfred Pohl, Teresa Tortella
November 11, 2016

From the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century the European banking sector experienced countless mergers and acquisitions. The outcome of this century of consolidation is strikingly similar across the continent, with the banking sector of each country now dominated by a handful of...

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