International Banking 1870-1914

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Rondo Cameron, V. I. Bovykin
Oxford University Press, Mar 12, 1992 - Business & Economics - 672 pages
This book, the product of a unique international scholarly collaboration sponsored jointly by the American Council of Learned Societies and the Soviet Academy of Sciences, provides a comprehensive survey on international banking from 1870 to 1914. In that period international investment reached dimensions previously unknown, and the banking systems of the world achieved a degree of internationalization without precedent. The book's authors, twenty-five scholars from fifteen countries, are the acknowledged experts in their fields. They detail the origin and development of internationally oriented banks in each major country, and explain their role in foreign investment and industrial finance. They look at all areas of the world that were involved in international investment, either as investors, recipients of investment, or both. The definitive work on international banking from 1870 to 1914, this book will interest scholars and students in financial and banking history, bankers and economists in the finanical industry, and general historians.

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Part I International Factors in the Formation of Banking Systems
Part II Foreign Banks and Foreign Investment
Part III International Banking and Multinational Enterprise

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