International Banking for a New Century

Author: Irene Finel-Honigman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131752716X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This new textbook provides an up-to-date overview of international banking as the second decade of the twenty-first century unfolds. Integrating geo-economic, operational, institutional and regulatory changes in the financial sector, the volume’s methodology incorporates specific case studies and research, combining theory with practical examples to illustrate the impact and consequences of past and present financial crises. The volume considers the core aspects of international banking, including its structural and technical features, historical context, institutional evolution in core markets, and wholesale, retail, investment and private banking. It uses specific examples from past and present literature, post-2008 case studies and histories, and research materials, offering a fully updated overview of how international banks respond to global crises, the origin, efficacy and evolution of financial markets, and the regulatory framework within which they function. One chapter is devoted to the evolution and potential of new markets, including the financial sectors of the BRICS and other emerging economies. Each chapter examines background, causes, impact and resolution, focusing on specific cases and their broader implications for the sector. This textbook is a guide to the new, and at times unchartered, landscape to be navigated by large domestic, cross-regional and global banks, and will be invaluable reading for students of finance, business and economics, as well as for those in the financial sector.

International Bank Management

Author: Dileep Mehta
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470759216
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text provides current and integrated coverage of the important topics in international banking, including foreign exchange markets, derivatives, country risk analysis, asset-liability management, and banking strategies. In order to incorporate the central elements of this field, the text builds on a three-faceted foundation of risk-return tradeoff, the special barriers encountered in international business, and the unique features of banking business. By responding to the increasing globalization of financial markets, this text offers readers the comprehensive, international background they need to prepare for a successful career in banking. Provides current and integrated coverage of international bank management. Incorporates analytical frameworks and real-world examples of key decision-making processes. Includes learning objectives and end-of-chapter review questions.

The Origins of International Banking in Asia

Author: Shizuya Nishimura
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199646325
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume brings together leading business and banking historians to examine the role and development of banks in Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It discusses both the overseas operations of European banks and the development of Asian (notably Japanese and Hong Kong) banks.

Financial Intermediation in the 21st Century

Author: Z. Mikdashi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023029412X
Format: PDF, ePub
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The increasing interdependence of the world economy has huge implications for global finance in the twenty-first century. This volume brings together leading scholars and practitioners to offer in-depth analyses of the new direction open to the financial services industry. They explore the challenges and opportunities of the new finance era, future development in financial markets, with particular emphasis on the role of new technologies and the industry's view of strengthening financial intermediation. The book concludes with an assessment of key managerial and regulatory issues.

All is Clouded by Desire

Author: Alan A. Block
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275983307
Format: PDF, Docs
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A dark tale of international white-collar organized crime involving the Russian mafia, legitimate and illegitimate financial institutions, Intelligence operatives, high-level bankers, and politically connected individuals

The New Financial Architecture

Author: Benton E. Gup
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567203417
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dr. Gup and his panel of regulatory professionals and academics explore some of the hottest topics in what has been called the New Financial Architecture-a quest for new methods of bank regulation that can cope with dramatic changes occurring in the world's financial markets and institutions. They suggest solutions, probe the difficulties in implementing them, and in a surprising twist, show how some of the more newsmaking solutions may not work as well as some experts believe. An important resource for professionals throughout the banking and financial services industries, and their academic colleagues.

International Business and Government Relations in the 21st Century

Author: Robert Grosse
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139446501
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Originally published in 2005, this book offers an outlook on relations between national governments and multinational companies that provides broad coverage of the key issues likely to determine that relationship during the twenty-first century. From the perspective of the company decision maker concerned with national regulation and incentive policies, to the host government policymaker in an emerging market, to the home government policymaker in a Triad country, each dimension is considered and analysed in light of the others. As well, additional stakeholders such as labour groups, shareholders, non-governmental organisations, local governments, and regional organisations are discussed and their impacts on the relationship are evaluated.

A Macroeconomic Regime for the 21st Century

Author: Christopher Taylor
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136823700
Format: PDF, Docs
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The book aims to give non-economists a detailed understanding of how macroeconomic policy works in modern economies, and the issues it faces. The world has recently been through a huge economic crisis and thinking people everywhere have reason to wonder whether something is not seriously wrong with the policy regimes underlying these dramatic events in the major economies, and whether changes should be made. The author reviews the history of the successive regimes tried and found wanting in the second half of the last century and proposes a set of reforms designed to convert the flawed neo-liberal consensus of the 1990s into a durable regime for the present century.

Tower of Basel

Author: Adam LeBor
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610392558
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Tower of Basel is the first investigative history of the world's most secretive global financial institution. Based on extensive archival research in Switzerland, Britain, and the United States, and in-depth interviews with key decision-makers—including Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve; Sir Mervyn King, governor of the Bank of England; and former senior Bank for International Settlements managers and officials—Tower of Basel tells the inside story of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS): the central bankers' own bank. Created by the governors of the Bank of England and the Reichsbank in 1930, and protected by an international treaty, the BIS and its assets are legally beyond the reach of any government or jurisdiction. The bank is untouchable. Swiss authorities have no jurisdiction over the bank or its premises. The BIS has just 140 customers but made tax-free profits of 1.17 billion in 2011–2012. Since its creation, the bank has been at the heart of global events but has often gone unnoticed. Under Thomas McKittrick, the bank's American president from 1940–1946, the BIS was open for business throughout the Second World War. The BIS accepted looted Nazi gold, conducted foreign exchange deals for the Reichsbank, and was used by both the Allies and the Axis powers as a secret contact point to keep the channels of international finance open. After 1945 the BIS—still behind the scenes—for decades provided the necessary technical and administrative support for the trans-European currency project, from the first attempts to harmonize exchange rates in the late 1940s to the launch of the Euro in 2002. It now stands at the center of efforts to build a new global financial and regulatory architecture, once again proving that it has the power to shape the financial rules of our world. Yet despite its pivotal role in the financial and political history of the last century and during the economic current crisis, the BIS has remained largely unknown—until now.