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Baring Brothers and the birth of modern finance

Author: Peter E Austin
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
Series: Financial history (London, England), no. 3.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Utilizing British and American archives, Austin charts Baring Brothers' development from wool merchants to one of the most powerful global financial institutions. Throughout the nineteenth century, the company grew in tandem with the British Empire. It invested heavily in developing markets in Asia, Africa and South America, both supporting the British administration and opening up new areas for colonial expansion.
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Austin, Peter E.
Baring brothers and the birth of modern finance.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007
(OCoLC)141384974
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter E Austin
ISBN: 9781851965526 1851965521 9781317314714 1317314719 9781851969227 1851969225
OCLC Number: 190867585
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages).
Contents: List of Charts, Tables and Figures; Nomenclature; Chronology; Introduction; 1 Growth of Confidence (1763-1828); 2 Opportunity and System; 3 Good Timing (1830-2); 4 Silver Linings (1832-4); 5 Changing Too Soon (1835-6); 6 Barings Alone (1837-9); Conclusion; Epilogue: Argentina and Singapore (1890, 1995); Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Financial history (London, England), no. 3.
Responsibility: by Peter E. Austin.

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