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The origins of the Asia dollar market 1968–1986: Regulatory competition and complementarity in Singapore and Hong Kong

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Offshore financial centres have attracted considerable critical attention over the past few decades as havens for lightly taxed funds that circulate outside the regulatory oversight of major financial centres. This article addresses the emergence of an offshore market in US dollars in Singapore from the late 1960s using a range of archival sources to identify the motivations of the host, participant banks and regional rivals. The development of the Asia dollar market is particularly striking ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0968565019000271

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4116-5883
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Financial History Review Journal website
Volume:
27
Issue:
1
Pages:
17-44
Publication date:
2020-05-26
Acceptance date:
2019-10-27
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-0052
ISSN:
0968-5650
Source identifiers:
1066598
Language:
English
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pubs:1066598
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uuid:3a376324-45d0-42f8-abd7-eb511471fc30
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pubs:1066598
Deposit date:
2019-10-31

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