GREAT BRITAIN: Money in the Bank

Three years ago, in the disorder that followed the Suez invasion fiasco, Great Britain was faced with such a run on the pound sterling that it asked for and got $500 million in credit from the U.S. Treasury through the Export-Import Bank. But confidence in the pound was restored so quickly that only $250 million of the money was actually borrowed—on £300 million security posted by Britain, to be repaid at 4.5% in ten installments from 1960 to 1965. Last week, with Britain's economic rebound having turned into a full-fledged boom, and...

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