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1 Profits and losses Realised profits Home Continental Colonial USA River Plate Other localities Profits Losses £236744 20404 32575 £289723 Realised losses £39769 56676 131 976 £228421 Source: The Merchants Trust AGM Report, The Times, 1 March 1919. or capacity to identify and evaluate degrees of risk, except perhaps through his partner (J. W. Cross), then through his brother in Chicago. 36 It would be rash to generalise from the experience of one investment trust, however eminent. Much less information is available on any other trust, but we do know quite a lot about Robert Fleming, and his 'syndicate books' survive from 1900.
It is not possible for a society with an exploding population to have an elaborate structure of social welfare. ) These benefits do exist in South Africa. They are not yet adequate, but their very existence is a tribute to the dynamism of the capitalist enterprise which was primarily responsible for the creation of such wealth as has occurred. Efficient economic organisation, as displayed by some of the institutions examined in this book, together with clearly defined property rights, have created conditions in which individual enterprise on the periphery has been able to respond to the signals emanating from North Atlantic and Japanese core economies.