Economic opportunities for Britain and the Commonwealth by Katharine West

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  • Great Britain -- Economic policy.,
  • Commonwealth countries -- Economic policy.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-66).

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StatementKatharine West.
SeriesDiscussion paper -- 60, Discussion paper (Royal Institute of International Affairs) -- 60..
The Physical Object
Pagination66 p. :
Number of Pages66
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Open LibraryOL16605793M

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