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International Finance : Contemporary Issues - Dilip K. Das

International Finance

Contemporary Issues

By: Dilip K. Das (Editor)

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Conventional wisdom has treated international trade as the motivating force behind international financial flows. Yet in the last quarter of this century, international financial flows have gained a momentum of their own and have dwarfed the role of international trade. This increase in volume has been spurred by the larger size and closer integration of today's international financial market systems.
A group of highly acclaimed contributors, who are leading authorities in the field of international finance, demonstrate that the development of a whole range of financial instruments is one of the key forces behind greater integration of financial markets.
"International Finance" provides students of economics, finance and business management with a discussion on international finance issues that is not too fundamental or too specialized in nature. Six key themes are developed which encompass some of the most practical and useful facets of international finance.

"A wothwhile collection. . .." -"CHOICE, 12/93 ." . . will prove useful to all students of economics, finance and business management." -"Banking World

Prefatory and Introductory Commentsp. xix
Acknowledgementsp. xxi
About the Editorp. xxiii
Abbreviationsp. xxv
International Finance and Multilateral Financial Institutionsp. 1
Contemporary Trends in the International Capital Marketsp. 3
Quantifying International Capital Mobility in the 1980sp. 27
Unstable Current Account Behaviour and Capital Flows in Developing Countriesp. 54
The World Bank in the 1990sp. 72
The International Monetary Fund's Adjustment Policies and Economic Developmentp. 86
Financing in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Unionp. 101
The European Monetary Unionp. 125
The European Monetary System and Its Future Prospectsp. 129
European Monetary Reformp. 148
Monetary Policy in an Emerging European Economic and Monetary Union: Key Issuesp. 187
A European Central Banking Systemp. 198
The Economics of Emup. 211
One Currency for Europep. 243
World Equity Marketsp. 255
Towards the Theory of World Stock Marketsp. 257
Market Efficiency and Equity Pricingp. 291
An Introduction to Asian Capital Marketsp. 319
Foreign Exchange Marketsp. 331
International Financial Integrationp. 333
Foreign Exchange Rate Expectationsp. 360
Detecting Structural Changes in the Spot and the Forward Foreign Exchange Marketsp. 375
The Purchasing Power Parity Criterion for Stabilizing Exchange Ratesp. 394
Was There a Target Zone?p. 416
Why Floating Exchange Rates Failp. 425
The Debt Denomination Decisionp. 438
International Debt Issuesp. 449
Country Risk and the Structure of International Financial Intermediationp. 451
Organizing Debt Reliefp. 471
An International Debt Facility?p. 481
Beyond the Debt Crisisp. 494
The Usa in Debtp. 511
Us Borrowing from Japanp. 536
International Currency Marketsp. 551
The International Use of Currenciesp. 553
The Deutsche Mark as an International Currencyp. 566
The Internationalization of the Yenp. 580
Internationalization of the Korean Capital Marketp. 592
Indexp. 613
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ISBN: 9780415092814
ISBN-10: 0415092817
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 644
Published: 20th May 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 1