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Domestic and International Banking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 440

Domestic and International Banking

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1987-01
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

This text provides a modern statement of the theory and practice of domestic and international banking and finance. Today, banks are no longer limited to retail deposit-taking and lending operations; they engage in wholesale banking activities, off-balance sheet business, and activities beyond domestic markets. The principles of all these types of bank services are lucidly discussed. Separate chapters provide general background on payments systems, Eurocurrency markets, bank safety and depositor protection. The authors' conception is unique in providing a comparative study in a geographical sense (they deal with banking in the U.S., Britain, and Australia) and in an institutional sense, trac...

An Islamic Perspective on Governance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

An Islamic Perspective on Governance

Presents an analysis of key areas in governance from an Islamic standpoint. This book draws on classical Islam and contemporary sources to provide a comprehensive Islamic governance framework to contrast with the Western position.

Understanding Ponzi Schemes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 200

Understanding Ponzi Schemes

A Ponzi scheme is one of the simplest, albeit effective, financial frauds to engineer, and new schemes keep coming forward. Despite this, however, people continue to invest in them. How are we to account for the seemingly never-ending lure of such schemes? In providing answers to this central question, this concise and well-researched book examines how Ponzi schemes operate, how they differ from pyramid schemes, Ponzi finance and other financial arrangements. The author questions whether the victims have only themselves to blame, why fraudsters think that they can avoid detection, and what important insights behavioural finance theory and psychology can add. Particular attention is paid to t...

Public Private Partnerships
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Public Private Partnerships

This path-breaking book considers the recent trend for governments to look increasingly to private sector finance, provided by private enterprises constructing and managing public infrastructure facilities in partnership with government bodies. 'The boundaries between the public and private sector are the most important political issue of our time.'

Islamic Banking
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

Islamic Banking

'People are too inclined to regard their current institutions as the inevitable outcome of a natural evolutionary process. In respect of banking, it is salutary to note that Islamic banking works on a quite different, non-interest-bearing, basis from Western banking; and that several major religions, including Christianity, were in earlier times ethically opposed to interest/usury, but only Islam now keeps that faith. Professor Mervyn Lewis is a highly respected authority on (Western) banking and finance, and Latifa Algaoud is a senior official in Bahrain with a deep knowledge of Islamic banking institutions. Between them they present a highly readable assessment of Islamic banking from both...

Reforming China's State-owned Enterprises and Banks
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 456

Reforming China's State-owned Enterprises and Banks

This book is informative and readable. It will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the development of the Chinese economy in general and the reforms of state-owned enterprises in particular. The data and in-depth discussion presented in the book will appeal to academics as well as policymakers. Yin-Fang Zhang, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy China watchers will welcome a book which provides a detailed insight into the two pillars of that economy: the state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the state-owned banks (SOBs). This is a scholarly work, rich in detail. Shelagh Heffernan, The Financial Regulator For China to sustain her transformation requires that she tackle reform of her ...

Monetary Economics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 473

Monetary Economics

Mervyn Lewis and Paul Mizen have written a clear and interesting account of both theoretical and practical aspects of money's role in the economy. Taking the UK as their starting point, they have incorporated international data to illuminate key concepts. Grounded in theory throughout, and including helpful chapter conclusions summarizing the key ideas of each topic area, this analysis will allow students world-wide to understand the role of money in the modern economy.

Global Developments in Public Infrastructure Procurement
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 360

Global Developments in Public Infrastructure Procurement

There is widespread acceptance of the importance of infrastructure, but less agreement about how it should be funded and procured. While most public infrastructure is still provided in-house or by traditional procurement methods – with well-researched strengths and weaknesses – the development of service concession arrangements has seen a greater emphasis on lifecycle costing, risk assessment and asset design as featured in a variety of public private partnership (PPP) delivery models. This book examines the various procurement approaches, and provides a framework for comparing their advantages and disadvantages. Drawing on international experience, it considers some of the best and worst examples of PPPs, and infrastructure projects generally, along with the lessons for improving infrastructure procurement processes.

Monetary control in the United Kingdom
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 156