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Banking in transition : East Germany after unification

Author: Gregg S Robins
Publisher: Houndmills [England] : Macmillan Press ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Series: Studies in economic transition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using Germany as a focal point, this book asks whether foreign banks can solve the problems involved in creating a well-functioning market economy. Drawing on extensive interviews, as well as a range of English and German sources, it argues that there are no quickfix solutions to transition to a market economy. The German case is also accompanied by a broader review of the situation in Central and Eastern Europe.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregg S Robins
ISBN: 0333751353 0312223927 9780333751350 9780312223922
OCLC Number: 122962540
Description: xxii, 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Banking System in the Transition: Conceptual Framework --
3. Context and Approach of the Investigation --
4. Economic, Institutional and Banking Development after GEMSU --
5. Overall Financial Flows and Bank Activities --
6. The Hausbank System in the East Aster GEMSU --
7. The East German Experience in Perspective --
Appendix 1. Timetable of Events --
Appendix 2. State Support Programmes through the Specialised Banks --
Appendix 3. Bank Activity in the East, 1990-4.
Series Title: Studies in economic transition.
Responsibility: Gregg S. Robins ; foreword by Jens Hölscher and Horst Tomann.

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