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Singapore as an International Financial Centre

History, Policy and Politics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. J. J. Woo
    Pages 1-7
  3. J. J. Woo
    Pages 25-41
  4. J. J. Woo
    Pages 43-54
  5. J. J. Woo
    Pages 55-74
  6. J. J. Woo
    Pages 75-92
  7. J. J. Woo
    Pages 93-108
  8. J. J. Woo
    Pages 109-116
  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

  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

About the authors

J.J. Woo is an Assistant Professor at the Public Policy and Global Affairs Programme of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his PhD from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Singapore as an International Financial Centre
  • Book Subtitle History, Policy and Politics
  • Authors J. J. Woo
  • Series Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-56910-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-84928-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-56911-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 123
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Banking
    Asian Economics
    International Economics
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