Black Market

A black market, underground economy or shadow economy, is a clandestine market or series of transactions that has some aspect of illegality or is characterized by some form of noncompliant behavior with an institutional set of rules. If the rule defines the set of goods and services whose production and distribution is prohibited by law, non-compliance with the rule constitutes a black market trade since the transaction itself is illegal. Parties engaging in the production or distribution of prohibited goods and services are members of the illegal economy. Examples include the drug trade, prostitution (where prohibited), illegal currency transactions and …



24 May 2022 English

British Society, 1939-1951 contains records from collections such as: Records of central government departments and ministries; Records of Local Organizations and Wartime Bodies; Collections of government propaganda. Users can browse, …

Conditions Publicity Campaigns; Initiatives The Black Market Wages; Cost of Living News Political movements;

5 May 2022 English

Notes of interest with links to documents in Cold War Eastern Europe. Links to photos, maps and compelling stories.

socialist ideal, private endeavors, as well as the black market, were a major part of the economy! FCO 28/5044

UEA: University of East Anglia · 1 January 2018 English

When my students read the story “Careless Talk,” they often see the discussion of food as a sort of deceptively innocuous backdrop for the more serious matters in the story …

with comments about cigarettes obtained on the black market (“I just got twenty out of my hairdresser,”

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

of Nowy oacz were short of money or that the black market price of meat was actually lower than uhat

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

I [Q] Why is the war against black-marketeering so ineffectual?

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

Eeiiianians and wealthy (because of the currency black market) Third World students. cc ESID, 0T4/1 DOT

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

A file of correspondence and reports concerning political relations between Albania and the United Kingdom. The documents cover discussions on the possible resumption of relations between the British and Albanian …

government nas occn successful in eradicating the black market. The food situation is perhaps the blackest

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 Russian

A file containing documents concerning visas for British businessmen in Moscow. Subjects covered in the file include the ending of the issuing of multiple-entry visas to representatives of British banks …

the line that there was no hope of getting access to cash "because the Soviet authorities were determined to stamp out "black marketeering.

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

only 100,000, commands a high price on the black market and by passing from hand is probably read by

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 French

A file containing documents relating to the economic situation in Romania. Subjects covered in the file include the worsening economic situation at the end of 1981; mounting foreign debts; a …

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