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'File 8/8 IV Annual Administration Report for 1945' [‎28r] (55/280)

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The record is made up of 1 file (138 folios). It was created in 3 Jan 1946-9 Mar 1946. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .

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THE IMPERIAL BANK OF IRAN;
BAHRAIN, 19 th JANUARY, 1946 .
CONFIDENTIAL:
Summary ©f the werkin^ ©f the Imperial
Bank of Iran T B ahrain. f©r the year 1945.
. year 1945 was the first year the Banks working
ii Bahrain ana its activities shewed a steady increase thr©uaheut
the year.Between 150 and 200 new current accounts were ©pened and
-a e c^n t ^^ aJIi#unt ^ ue t# cus t-@mers in such accounts increased fr©®
Hs:500,000 ®n 31st Deceiaber 1944 t. Rs:31,00,000 on 31st December
±yrkO • ^
. i ^ ie ^ a Bks total operations in ferei^n exchange with the
puttie were; purchases Rs:103,00,000, sales Rs:56,00,000. These
iinures include operations with India. During the pearl divine:
season, particularly the first half of it, large amounts ©f
exchange ©n India and Iraq were on offer, hut the demand for ex
change was then small and we were obliged t® obtain repatriation
of eur excess purchases by the import of large amounts^©f Indian
currency notes. Since the end of the pearl diving season the
amount of exchange offering has fallen while the demand for it has
shown a great increase. Exchange on India in particular was in
great demand during the last three months of the year.
^ nci ^ ai ? currency notes and coin to the value of Rs:
ob,15,000 were imported from India and notes ©f Rs:1,00.000 in
value were exported from Bahrain to Kuwait.
extent .f r!.?I? 1 ^rv Cre ^ t3 t9 coyer imparts inte Bahrain, to the
nnn 88,3 ? 5 -? 00 ?’ “ a we rec61ved collection bills for
xts.050,000, mainly drawn against imports not covered by bankers'
C* X" v#vl JL UpvP o
The demand for accommodation in the form of loans and
advances in current account was small during the greater part ©f
the year, but showed a considerable increase towards the end of
the period under review,
P -^ eceai k®r 1945 the Bank made an agreement to purchase
a site for a new Office. This site is situated in Prior Road
between tne offices ©f Messrs. Gray Mackenzie & Co. Ltd., and*the
Arabian American Oil Go. > x>ne
For The Imperial Bank of Iran,

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The file contains correspondence relating to the collation and submission of the 1945 Administration Report of the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. , as well as the reports themselves.

The correspondence is between the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. and representatives of institutions that provide reports and statistics for the annual report. These include: Medical Department of the Government of Bahrain; Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department; American Mission Hospital; Eastern Bank Limited; Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO); Customs Department of the Government of Bahrain; Cable and Wireless Limited; Victoria Memorial Hospital; British Overseas Airways Corporation; Petroleum Concessions Limited; Adviser to the Government of Bahrain (Sir Charles Belgrave); Imperial Bank of Iran; and Gray, Mackenzie & Co Limited. The Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. report (folios 98-105) is submitted to the Bahrain Political Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. by the Political Officer at Sharjah. Both final reports are then submitted by the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. at Bahrain to the Political Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. at Bushire.

The final report (folios 111-135), which includes the final version of the Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. Report, is made up of numbered sections, as follows: 1. Officers; 2. Bahrain Government Officials; 3. The Al Khalifah Family; 4. Bahrain Police; 5. Agriculture; 6. Municipalities; 7. Public Works; 8. Electricity Department; 9. Telephone Department; 10. Pearl Industry; 11. Customs; 12. Food Control; 13. Shipping; 14. Accidents within Port Limits; 15. Medical (General); 16. The Post Office; 17. Administration of Justice; 18. Education; 19. The Bahrain Petroleum Company; 20. Visits of Foreign Notables; 21. Local Affairs; 22. The Weather; 23. Economic; 24. Cable & Wireless Limited; 25. British Overseas Airways Corporation; 26. Petroleum Concessions Limited; 27. The Royal Air Force; 28. American Consulate; 29. Qatar; 30. Trucial Coast A name used by Britain from the nineteenth century to 1971 to refer to the present-day United Arab Emirates. . Some sections are further divided into parts assigned either a lower case Roman numeral (iv, for example) or a lower case letter of the alphabet (d, for example). Several of these parts also come under a sub-heading.

Folios 137-139 are internal office notes.

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1 file (138 folios)
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Foliation: the foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.

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