sterling area


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the group of countries whose currencies are tied to the British pound sterling

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The constraints on Scottish sovereignty from currency union would exist in a mooted sterling area just as they would in the euro zone, however.
And the paper predicts: "Monetary policy will be set according to economic conditions across the Sterling Area with ownership and governance of the Bank of England undertaken on a shareholder basis.
Following the war, what Darwin calls the "Fourth British Empire" depended upon British leadership of its Commonwealth, whose members could no longer be coerced but whose shared values were essential to their support; maintenance of its Middle Eastern position; a more efficient exploitation of African resources; and defense of the Sterling Area in order to prevent the collapse of the pound until the British export economy recovered.
The overriding "free-trade" motivation is made clear when Friedman discusses the sterling area: "In principle there is no objection to a mixed system of fixed exchange rates within the sterling area and freely flexible rates between sterling and other countries, provided that the fixed rates within the sterling area can be maintained without trade restrictions" (Friedman 1953: 193).
Ask the British: After the sterling area folded, it took a generation for the UK to come all the way back.
Among other measures was a 10% increase on petrol and a basic travel allowance of pounds 50 per person outside the Sterling area.
The company currently is conducting a 3-D seismic survey in the Sterling area and is obtaining permits to begin a survey in the Ninilchik area.
The division of Africa into currency zones has eased largely through the demise of the sterling area.
As part of the Sterling Area, all these poor countries received little consideration from the British.
It is especially unfortunate that the British materials have not been used, because the chapter on the Marshall Plan and oil policy, in particular those sections dealing with sterling area oil trade, are among the most original contributions of Painter's work (some of which appeared earlier in the Business History Review).
The Sterling area is attractive and our data center is located nearby so the move made sense logistically," said Mona Abutaleb, mindSHIFT's President and Chief Operating Officer.
We in Jersey proudly enjoy our independence, and would urge the Scots (and our Welsh hosts, too) to join us as independent members of the Sterling Area, sharing our currency - and our Queen - on an equal basis, while being free to look after all our own affairs.
First, there is nothing he can do to stop us using the pound - which is why a sterling area will be agreed.
A victory at Wimbledon for Andy Murray is not going to suddenly turn round the Scottish economy or answer how independence would cope with monetary union as part of the sterling area.