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Published by University of Reading, Dept. of Economics in Reading, England .
Written in English


  • Investments, British.,
  • International business enterprises -- Great Britain.

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Statementby T.A.B. Corley.
SeriesDiscussion papers in international investment and business studies -- Vol VI (1993/94), no. 177, Discussion papers in international investment and business studies -- v. 6, no. 177.
ContributionsUniversity of Reading. Dept. of Economics.
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. ;
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14920330M

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Great Britain's immense capital export is among the most important historical phenomena of the period between and This chapter discusses pattern, consequences and causes of foreign investment, growth of the British Empire, gains from trade and investment with the Empire and net government transfers to and from the Empire. It was time for British imperial ambition, and India was to pay for it. Countless wars Britain fought with Indian revenue. The author says India was the chosen destination for British imvestment. This is not true. See Cohen's book Enemies of Globalization, MIT Prss: British investwent abroad quite all right, 50 percent of all British savings in 2/5(2). “The only great lender was Britain and British capital flowed mostly to countries outside Europe. As far as the continent was concerned the Paris money market was the main source of funds.” By , British overseas investments totalled up to 43 percent of all world investments. As is well known, from the midth until the midth century, Britain acted as the world’s banker, channeling colossal sums of British (and other European) savings overseas. By total British assets overseas amounted to somewhere between £ and £ billion, while the British GDP was £ billion.

Britain in At the beginning of the 20th century the British Empire covered more t, square miles of territory. This made it the largest empire the world had ever known. The foundations for the empire were laid between and during which Britain acquired India, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Rhodesia, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, several islands in the West.   The UK has secured more than £15 billion of extra foreign investment since the referendum, ministers announced last night as they hailed the “clear vote of confidence in the UK”. By , Britain was funding most of the Empire's war expenditures, all of Italy's and two thirds of the war costs of France and Russia, plus smaller nations as well. The gold reserves, overseas investments and private credit then ran out forcing Britain to borrow $4 billion from the U.S. Treasury in – infrastructure: ports, railroads, mining, and countless enterprises. It meant that by Britain was a creditor on a vast scale, indeed on a scale never since equalled. In Britain held approximately £4,m in foreign assets, mostly portfolio but with quite a lot of direct. This was equal to roughly twice National income at that point.

Great Britain than in the United States or Canada. In the five fiscal years from April 1, through Ma , 25 percent of the government's financial resources was derived from taxes. Monetary expansion and borrowing from the public were the chief forms of war finance, and Lombard Street was heavily involved in both. EMERGENCY MEASURES.   His books include Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, ), The Birth of Industrial Britain: Economic Change, . UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) was a UK Government department working with businesses based in the United Kingdom to assist their success in international markets, and with overseas investors looking to the UK as an investment destination. In July it was .   Saul traces the development of British overseas trade from its beginnings prior to European imperialism around the world through its standing at the outbreak of World War I. The major advances in transport services and the export of capital from Europe during the years made possible the development of a true world s: 1.