British War Finance, 1914-15

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Ramage Lawson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... INDEX Admiralty and the shipowners, 253; its wholesale requisition-ing of ships, 253; Admiralty-Transport Arbitration Board, 253; serious diminution of commercial shipping, 254; threatened shortage of coal and gas, 254; sensational jump in freights and in prices of staple imports, 255; one-sidedness of Admiralty snipping contracts, 256; congestion at principal ports, Liverpool especially, 256; Mr. Booth, Chairman of the Cunard Company, explains its causes, 256; Liverpool steam-ship owners and the Govern-ment war risks insurance scheme, 258 Advisory committees, indiscri-minate use of, 161 American bankers'' negotiations with the British Treasury for the relief of sterling exchange, 322; the $100,000,000 gold pool, how it was formed and, after a brief, ineffective life, dissolved, 321 American exchange perplexities, 259-71; the United States'' posi-tion at the outbreak of the war, 259; its new banking and cur-rency laws, 260; the newly launched Federal Reserve sys-tem, 261; the National Cur-rency Associations of 1908, 261; the Aldrich Emergency Cur-rency Law, 262; the first act of the Federal Reserve Board was to call a conference of bankers to discuss the credit situation between the United States and Europe, 264; scheme adopted for raising a $100,000,000 fund to facilitate dealing in sterling exchange, 265; indifferent success of the measure, 266; influence of the German-Ameri-can bankers on the deadlock, 267; the Financial Chronicle''s criticism of the gold pool, 268; an emergency measure for fin-ancing the cotton crop after-wards extended to tinned sal-mon, tobacco, flax, seed, &c, 269; Treasurer M''Adoo''s ware-house receipts as banking secu-rities, 270; "country store" currency, 270 American railroad stocks, their comparative prices in 1904, 1912, and July...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915. Excerpt: ... INDEX Admiralty and the shipowners, 253; its wholesale requisition-ing of ships, 253; Admiralty-Transport Arbitration Board, 2...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021791196X

ISBN - 13:9780217911962

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