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Straits Settlements

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and calculation by modern instruments.” Winichakul 1997, p.47 During the expedition, King Mongkut and Prince Chulalongkorn were infected with malaria. The king died six weeks later in the capital, and was succeeded by his son, who survived the malaria. In previous times, the Indian rupee was regarded as an official currency of other countries, including the Straits Settlements (now

in Malaysia were founded in the Straits Settlements of Penang, Melaka, and Singapore. The oldest English-language school in Malaya is the Penang Free School, founded in 1816, followed by Malacca High School, and Anglo Chinese School, Klang. Many English-language schools are considered quite prestigious. At the end of the 19th century, there was no single currency in use in Macau, but the predominant circulating coins were the silver Mexican dollars, the British silver


Federated Malay States

English title_leader Monarch (British monarchy) leader1 Victoria (Victoria of the United Kingdom) year_leader1 1837-1901 leader2 George VI (George VI of the United Kingdom) year_leader2 1936-1952 title_deputy Resident General³ deputy1 Frank Swettenham year_deputy1 1896-1901 stat_area1 71571 stat_pop1 1324890 stat_year1 1921 currency Straits dollar until 1939 Malayan dollar until 1953 today footnotes 1 sup>

with inadequate rationale removed: 250px thumb right One Malayan Dollar - Back (1941) (Image:Back One Malayan Dollar 1941.jpg) -- From the earlier period of the federation the currency in used was the Straits dollar issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency. As the currency depreciated over time, it was pegged at two shillings four sterling pence in 1906. In 1939, the British government introduced a new currency, Malayan dollar (''ringgit'' in Malay) for used in Malaya and Brunei replacing

colony. The Board of Commissioners of Currency Malaya came into being in October 1938 following the Blackett Report which recommended that the sole power of issuing currency for the various Malay States, including Brunei, and the Straits Settlements should be entrusted to a pan-Malayan


Office of Thrift Supervision

2011 superseding Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Federal Reserve Board of Governors Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) (CFPB) jurisdiction headquarters Washington, D.C. latd latm lats latNS longd longm longs longEW region_code employees 1024 (2007) budget US$250 million (2008

in a backdating scandal regarding the balance sheet of IndyMac. Reform proposals from Henry Paulson, President Barack Obama, and the U.S. Congress (United States Congress) proposed to merge the OTS with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Section 312 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated merger of OTS with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal

of the Comptroller of the Currency , the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), the Federal Reserve System, and the National Credit Union Administration. If banks regulated by OTS fail, revenues for the agency decline; conversely, if the OTS regulates more banks, revenues increase. History The OTS was established in 1989 in response to the savings and loan crisis. On television, President George H. W. Bush said,


Economic Community of West African States

Data.worldbank.org date accessdate 2014-08-08 2013 GDP_nominal_rank GDP_nominal_year GDP_nominal_per_capita $ 1,985 GDP_nominal_per_capita_rank Gini_year Gini_change Gini Gini_ref Gini_rank HDI_year HDI_change HDI HDI_ref HDI_rank currency Cape Verdean escudo Escudo

b time_zone utc_offset +0 to +1 official_website http: www.ecowas.int footnote_a If considered as a single entity. footnote_b To be replaced by the eco (Eco (currency)) in 2015. footnote_c Liberia and Sierra Leone have expressed an interest in joining

language French , ''Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine'') is an organization of eight West African states. It was established to promote economic integration among countries that share the CFA franc as a common currency. UEMOA was created by a Treaty signed at Dakar, Senegal, on 10 January 1994, by the heads of state and governments of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. On 2 May 1997, Guinea-Bissau


British Antarctic Territory

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of the celebrations of the centenary of the 1908 British territorial claim, the British Antarctic Territory issued its first ever legal-tender coin. The British Antarctic Territory Currency, Antarctic Heritage Trust. Queen Elizabeth Land On 18 December 2012, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office announced that the southern part of British Antarctic Territory has been named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour

to the CGF to send teams. The pound sterling is also the official currency of the British overseas territories of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Foreign and Commonwealth Office country profiles: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands British Antarctic Territory


Dominion of Ceylon

capital Colombo latd latm latNS longd longm longEW national_motto national_anthem ''Sri Lanka Matha'' Mother Sri Lanka '''Royal anthem''' God Save the Queen common_languages Sinhala (Sinhala Language) currency Sri Lankan rupee Ceylon Rupee

. Currency The official currency of Ceylon was the Ceylon Rupee. The Rupee evolved from the Indian Rupee, when in 1929 a new Ceylon Rupee was formed when it was separated from the Indian Rupee. http: www.bearscoinshop.com html ceylon__coins_.html In 1950, the Currency Board, set up in 1872 as a part of the Indian monetary system, was replaced by the Central Bank of Ceylon, granting the country greater control over the currency. In 1951

. However, until 1966, the Ceylon Rupee remained pegged (Currency pegging) to the Indian Rupee at a value of 1:1. In 1966, the Ceylon Rupee was pegged to the US Dollar at 4.76 rupees per US Dollar. Army


Portuguese Timor

of Portugal year_leader1 King (List of Portuguese monarchs)  1515–21 leader2 Francisco da Costa Gomes year_leader2 President (President of Portugal)  1974–75 title_representative Governor (List of colonial heads of Portuguese Timor) representative1 António Coelho Guerreiro year_representative1 1702–05 (first) representative2 Mário Lemos Pires year_representative2 1974–75 (last) currency Portuguese Timorese pataca

, and a United Nations administered transition period (United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor), East Timor became formally independent in 2002. The first Timorese currency was the Portuguese Timor pataca (introduced 1894), and after 1959 the Portuguese Timor escudo, linked to the Portuguese escudo, was used. In 1975 the currency ceased to exist as East Timor was annexed by Indonesia and began using the Indonesian rupiah. See also * History of East Timor

(Canton) and Hong Kong. In August 1943, Japanese troops seized the British steamer ''Sian'' in Macao and killed about 20 guards. The next month they demanded the installation of Japanese "advisors" under the alternative of military occupation. The result was that a virtual Japanese protectorate was created over Macau. Japanese domination ended in August 1945. Monetary system In Macau, the unit of currency is the pataca (Macanese pataca) which is currently pegged to the Hong


British Indian Ocean Territory

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of British Pounds (Pound sterling), the official currency of the territory. Separate telephone facilities for military and public needs are available, providing all standard commercial telephone services, including connection to the Internet. International telephone service is carried via satellite (communications satellite). Cable & Wireless started operating in 1982 under licence from the British Government to provide international public


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(last) year_deputy2 8–9 Nov 1918 legislature Reichstag (Reichstag (German Empire)) house1 Reichsrat (Reichsrat (Germany)) type_house1 State council stat_year1 1871 religion Lutherans~60% Roman Catholics~40% stat_pop1 41058792 stat_year2 1890 stat_pop2 49428470 stat_year4 1910 stat_pop4 64925993 stat_area4 540857.54 currency Vereinsthaler, South German gulden, Bremen thaler, Hamburg mark


Brunei

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ceremony at Labuan on 10 September 1945. During the occupation, the Japanese had their language taught in schools, and Government officers were required to learn Japanese. The local currency was replaced by what was to become known as ''duit pisang''(banana money) (Banana money). From 1943 hyper-inflation destroyed the currency's value and, at the end of the war, this currency was worthless. Allied attacks on shipping eventually caused trade to cease. Food and medicine fell into short

Brunei is excellent. International service is good to Europe, US (United States) and East Asia Broadband access Brunei's internet service is monopolized by a recently incorporated company TelBru under their "Brunet" department. ADSL speeds range from 512 kbit s to the maximum speed of 1 Mbit s through ADSL broadband. 1 Mbit s was only recently introduced in 2006 and priced at BND$128 per month (Equivalent to Singapore currency


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