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The Emergence of Modern Banking System in the Philippines during the American Colonial Period


  • Yoshiko Nagano


This paper aims to map the emergence and development of modern banking system in the Philippines during the American colonial period. First, the Philippine foreign trade structure under American rule is briefly surveyed. Second, the process of the enactment of various banking laws and the characteristics of such laws are examined. Third, the emergence and development of the modern banking sector is traced to their important beginnings and tracked in their later stages, and fourth, the roles of foreign exchange banks, commercial banks, and government banks in the export economy are discussed through a critical consideration of certain and exemplary case studies.

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  • Yoshiko Nagano, 2011. "The Emergence of Modern Banking System in the Philippines during the American Colonial Period," Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series gd11-213, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hst:ghsdps:gd11-213

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