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The Competitiveness of Financial Institutions and Centers in Europe : Mathematics and Its Applications - Donald E. Fair

The Competitiveness of Financial Institutions and Centers in Europe

Mathematics and Its Applications

By: Donald E. Fair (Editor), Robert J. Raymond (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1994
ISBN: 9780792331315
Number Of Pages: 508

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The Competitiveness of Financial Institutions and Centers in Europe addresses key questions facing European financial markets today. It relates to the dramatic increase in competition between financial centres and institutions under the influence of several factors -- the effect of innovation in financial products and technological processes, widespread deregulation and associated re-regulation (prudential rules), the implementation of the single market in Europe and the new strategies of institutions and national financial centres facing more competitive conditions. Major subjects include the transfer of fragility from the real economy to the financial sector, and vice versa, through such channels as booming financial activities, intense competition and greater risks, as in property lending, and also the more cautious policies adopted by financial intermediaries in response to losses in the recent recession. The papers were contributed by members of universities, the private financial sector, national and international policy making communities, and presented at the 18th Colloquium of the SociA(c)tA(c) Universitaire EuropA(c)enne de Recherches FinanciA]res, in Dublin, May 1994. They will be of central importance to policy makers, bankers, financial executives and academics.

Preface
About the Editors and Authors
Introductionp. 3
The Irish Financial Sector in the European Contextp. 5
European Financial Intermediaries and Markets: Lines of Development in an International Contextp. 9
Is Competitiveness a Dangerous Obsession in the Financial World?p. 29
Banking on Real Estatep. 47
Les Surcapacites Bancaires en Francep. 73
The Screen-Based Market in Government Securities in Italyp. 97
Economies, Inefficiencies and Technical Progress in Swiss Bankingp. 115
Efficiency and Banking Strategies in Spainp. 135
A Case Study on Business Strategies of Austrian Banksp. 151
Estonian Strategies in the Reconstruction of its Monetary Systemp. 171
Wholly-Owned Ventures Versus Strategic Alliances in Financial Services Diversificationp. 183
New Competitive Strategies in the Italian Financial Services Industryp. 199
Bridge, Poker and Bankingp. 227
The Paris MATIF in the Light of Globalization and Intense Competitionp. 243
The Competitive Position of Germany as a Financial Centre as Seen by a Central Bankerp. 253
Dublin's International Financial Services Centre: A Reviewp. 265
Japan's Financial Markets: Their Competitiveness and Internationalizationp. 285
The Internationalisation of the Belgian Banking Sector: A Comparison with the Netherlandsp. 301
Competition and Financial Centres in Europe: London as a Case Studyp. 313
The Swiss Financial Centre Revisitedp. 335
Financial Fragility and Macroeconomic Performance: An Overviewp. 353
Market Liquidity Riskp. 381
Bank Stability, Deposit Insurance and Regulationp. 403
Les Systemes de Paiements dans L'integration Europeenne: Enjeu pour les Banques Centralesp. 419
Deregulation and Financial Fragility: A Case Study of the UK and Scandinaviap. 443
Default Risk Exposure in Foreign Exchange Rate Derivativesp. 465
Governments' Strategies: the Nordic Banking Industries after the Crisesp. 479
General Report on the Colloquiump. 497
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ISBN: 9780792331315
ISBN-10: 0792331311
Series: Mathematics and Its Applications
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 30th November 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.9

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