Singapore as an International Financial Centre

History, Policy and Politics

  • J. J. Woo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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    Pages 1-7
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    Pages 25-41
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    Pages 43-54
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 117-123

About this book


This book provides an analysis of Singapore’s development and success as an international financial centre (IFC). Chapters demonstrate how Singapore plays a critical role in both Asian and global financial markets, despite its relatively small geographic size. The author focuses specifically on the factors that have contributed to the city-state’s success and discusses the policy lessons that can be derived from it. The book describes the historical, spatial, political and policy factors that contributed to Singapore’s development as a leading Asian financial centre and global city, and will be of interest to both policy scholars and practitioners. 


Global Financial Markets Multifactoral approach Asian Markets International Finance Centres Policy-Making Public-Policy Global Cities Political Economy Singapore Asia banking development dynamics politics state

Authors and affiliations

  • J. J. Woo
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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