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Re-Imagining Offshore FinanceMarket-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World$
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Christopher M. Bruner

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190466879

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.001.0001

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Singapore

Singapore

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(p.111) 6 Singapore
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Re-Imagining Offshore Finance
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Christopher M. Bruner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0006

This chapter examines Singapore, a sovereign “city-state” in Southeast Asia that has undergone a remarkable economic transformation since attaining sovereignty in the mid-1960s. Though small and lacking substantial natural resources, Singapore built upon extensive trade history, favorable geography (notably a time zone advantage relative to preexisting financial centers in other parts of the world), and cultural linkages in both the East and the West to establish a leading financial center. The chapter includes an in-depth account of the cooperative public-private endeavor to develop an “Asian Dollar Market” in the 1960s, and similar public-private efforts to solidify Singapore’s position as a wealth management center in the new millennium.

Keywords:   Singapore, Southeast Asia, Asian Dollar Market, Eurodollar market, wealth management

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