This study examines the current state of banking within Europe. It describes how banks are experiencing greater deregulation, allowing for stronger competition and a more restrictive regulation of supervision. This has led to corporate restructuring within
An accessible but comprehensive guide to the world of finance and financial markets. Taking an international approach, the authors examine the different types of banking and markets around the world, and cover foreign exchange and derivative products. This edition is right up to date and incorporates recent events and developments in finance.
This text is concerned with the increasingly important and problematic area of financial exclusion, broadly defined as the inability and/or reluctance of particular societal groups to access mainstream financial services. This has emerged as a major international policy issue. There is growing evidence that deregulation in developed financial sectors improves financial inclusion for some societal groups (more products become available to a bigger customer base), but may at the same time exacerbate it for others (for example, by emphasizing greater customer segmentation and more emphasis on risk-based pricing and 'value added'). In developing countries access to financial services is typically limited and therefore providing wider access to such services can aid financial and economic development. This is the first text to analyze financial exclusion issues in different parts of the world and it covers the various public and private sector mechanisms that have been advanced to help eradicate this problem.
Financial Innovation Philip Molyneux and Nidal Shamroukh Over the past twenty years there has been a massive increase in the development of new financial instruments, many of which have been off-balance-sheet activities. These instruments have become increasingly complex, placing higher demand on both the purchasers and the creators of such instruments. The risks involved and the penalties paid by those who have not adequately understood these products are well known. This book discusses in detail, through a blend of theory and empirical research, the processes of innovation and the diffusion of new financial instruments. It relates the theoretical approaches to innovation to current practice,producing and testing models for innovation and the diffusion of new financial products. Finance/Economics
Providing an introduction to the business of banking, this book covers both theoretical and applied issues relating to the global banking industry. It is organised into four main sections: introduction to banking; central banking and bank regulation; issues in bank management; and comparative banking markets.
This introductory text on banking aims to be comprehensive in scope. Following a general description of the UK banking system, the author discusses a range of topics, including European financial institutions, the Bank of England, banking regulations, money markets and the effect of 1992.
Although several monographs and reviews have appeared on individual polymers of this type, and their applications and other technical aspects have also been discussed, this is apparently the first book to deal with the physical chemistry of water-soluble synthetic polymers as a group. This collective survey enables their properties and behaviour to be compared, and to be correlated with their molecular structures for predictive purposes. However, this has made it necessary to critically re-appraise much of the earlier fundamental work, so that current discussion of more recent work can be put on ta proper basis. Thus, of the 1800 or so references cited, the middle two-thirds related to the twenty-year period centred on about 1968. Nevertheless, sufficient key recent references have also been included so that the existing ?state of the art? is delineated.
"This book examines the reasons behind the changes, beginning by looking at classical economic theories on competition and the firm, and their applications to financial services. The authors proceed to describe how the structure of the market has changed in Europe, as well as the effects of the many changes in both banking and the financial services sector as a whole. The earlier chapters detail classic economic theory and its relevance to the banking sector. Using both theoretical and empirical methods of analysis, many arguments and debates concerning the structure, growth and future development of the banking sector are reviewed and evaluated. In particular this book focuses on the performance of the banking sector over the past decade and considers whether economies of scale do indeed improve competitiveness."--BOOK JACKET.
* Bankers dealing with MNCs need a thorough understanding of their customers' needs * Shows the banker how to relate their services to the specific needs of major customers * Banks are MNCs themselves so their strategies and needs evolve with their customers Multinational Corporations (MNCs) have special financial needs and problems with which the banker and the capital markets have to identify and work. This book will enable bankers and students to understand these as well as appreciate that the relationship is dynamic and the banking requirements of an MNC are constantly evolving as strategies evolve and the national or international situation changes.