Merchants, Bankers, Governors: British Enterprise In Singapore And Malaya, 1786-1920


by Drake, Peter J.

Merchants, Bankers, Governors: British Enterprise In Singapore And Malaya, 1786-1920

Price:  US$33.12   (SGD46.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 194 pages
Published:  2018, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789813222410
SB#:  063262 (113)

About This Book

This is the story of British enterprise in Singapore and Malaya from 1786 to 1920, when British vision, zeal and drive developed Penang, then Singapore and, finally, the peninsular Malay States. In the initial years, commerce and finance were paramount. The seeds of these commercial activities had been planted initially in the days of the East India Company but later, and more importantly, by individual merchant firms, supported by credit from London. This book presents an original and coherent account of British Enterprise in Singapore and Malaya in an important historical period and includes substantial new material from primary records of merchant firms and banks which will be of great interest to students, professionals as well as the general public.


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