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Sterling since the convertibility crisis

National Foreign Trade Council. International Finance Committee.

Sterling since the convertibility crisis

a survey.

by National Foreign Trade Council. International Finance Committee.

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Published by National Foreign Trade Council in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain,
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Currency question -- Great Britain.,
    • Great Britain -- Commerce.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHG939 .N26
      The Physical Object
      Pagination85 p.
      Number of Pages85
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6046112M
      LC Control Number49004458
      OCLC/WorldCa5372994

      Britain, one author commented, “proposed to subvert the one aspect of Bretton Woods—mutually fixed exchange rates—which had not remained a dead letter.” 46 ROBOT envisaged free convertibility of sterling for non-U.K. residents, reopening the gold market, and allowing sterling to float within a wide hand (between $ and $). The gold bloc, comprising Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Poland (and the colonial territories of four of these), consisted of those countries that, in , expressed a formal determination to continue to operate the gold standard. However, this bloc began to collapse from


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