Credit Mobilier

Credit Mobilier may refer to:

  • Crédit Mobilier, a large French bank
  • Crédit Mobilier of America, an American railroad construction company setup by the Union Pacific Railroad to build the First Transcontinental Railroad in the 1860s (there was no connection of Crédit Mobilier of America with the French bank, the name was selected to give the appearance of credibility)
  • Crédit Mobilier of America scandal of 1872, the exposed deception by the Union Pacific of over charging construction costs to taxpayers and manipulating the share prices of Crédit Mobilier of America

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  • Crédit Mobilier — was a French banking company, and one of the most important financial institutions of the world during the 19th century. It had a major role in the financing of numerous railroads and other infrastructure projects in Europe, North Africa and the… …   Wikipedia

  • Crédit mobilier — (franz., spr. kredī mobiljē, »Mobiliarkredit«), s. Banken, S. 341 u. 348. An den deutschen Börsen bezeichnete man mit dem Ausdruck (abgekürzt und verdorben »Mobel«) sonst die große österreichische Mobiliarbank, die »Kreditanstalt« …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Crédit mobilier — (frz., spr. kredih mobilĭeh), Name von Finanzgesellschaften zur Beteiligung an Gründungen, Spekulationen an der Börse etc. (s. Banken) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Crédit mobilier — Sommaire 1 Présentation 2 Notes et références 3 Voir aussi 3.1 Articles connexes 3.2 Lien e …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Crédit Mobilier — /kred it moh beel yeuhr, moh beel yay /; Fr. /krdday dee maw bee lyay /, U.S. Hist. a joint stock company organized in 1863 and reorganized in 1867 to build the Union Pacific Railroad. It was involved in a scandal in 1872 in which high government …   Universalium

  • credit mobilier — /kreydiy mowbiylyey/ A company or association formed for carrying on a banking business or for the construction of public works, building or railroads, operation of mines, or other such enterprises, by means of loans or advances on the security… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Crédit Mobilier — /kred it moh beel yeuhr, moh beel yay /; Fr. /krdday dee maw bee lyay /, U.S. Hist. a joint stock company organized in 1863 and reorganized in 1867 to build the Union Pacific Railroad. It was involved in a scandal in 1872 in which high government …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crédit Mobilier of America scandal — The Crédit Mobilier scandal of 1872 involved the Union Pacific Railroad and the Crédit Mobilier of America construction company in the building of the First Transcontinental Railroad. The distribution of Crédit Mobilier shares of stock by… …   Wikipedia

  • Crédit Mobilier scandal — (1872–73) Illegal manipulation of construction contracts for the Union Pacific Railroad that became a symbol of corruption after the American Civil War. The railroad s major stockholders created Crédit Mobilier of America to divert its… …   Universalium

  • Crédit Mobilier, escándalo del — (1872–73). Manipulación ilegal de contratos de construcción para la Union Pacific Corp., que se convirtió en símbolo de corrupción luego de la guerra de Secesión. Los accionistas principales del ferrocarril crearon el Crédit Mobilier of America… …   Enciclopedia Universal


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