Investment: Rothschilds in the Pacific

The legendary Rothschilds have quite a knack for multiplying their money by backing the right people in the right places. Rothschild gold bought supplies for the Duke of Wellington before Waterloo, financed Disraeli's purchase of the Suez Canal and bankrolled 19th century railroaders as well as modern industrial pioneers in Newfoundland. Soon the Rothschilds will be striking out in still another direction: the lands around the broad Pacific basin, especially Japan.

A new international-investment fund for the Pacific is being formed by N. M. Rothschild & Sons, the London branch of the 200-year-old banking family. As partners, the Rothschilds will...

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