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Swiss banking law

Julius Landmann

Swiss banking law

study and criticism of the Swiss legislation respecting Banks of Issue, and especially of theFederal Act of October 6, 1905, concerning the Swiss National Bank.

by Julius Landmann

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Published by Government Printing Office in [Washington D.C.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

At head of title: National Monetary Commission.

SeriesU.S. Senate document. 61st Congress, 2d session -- 401
ContributionsUnited States. National Monetary Commission.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14600816M

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