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.
Provides a introduction to the principal Western financial markets and institutions, particularly those in the USA, Europe and Japan. The book includes: commercial and investment banking, money and insurance, and options and futures. Second edition: "An Introduction to Global Financial Markets".
An Introduction to Global Financial Markets describes the financial world in clear, easy to understand terms. The authors provide comprehensive coverage of commercial and investment banking, foreign exchange, money and bond markets, stock markets and derivatives and an up to date analysis of the global financial crisis. Key benefits: • A new chapter on the global financial crisis and banking regulation • Updated coverage of investment banking, hedge funds and private equity • Details of controversial new market instruments: credit default stops and collateralised mortgage obligations • Expanded coverage of emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia, India and China • New companion website featuring PPT slides, interactive revision questions, case studies and exercises, bonus chapters and analytical content An Introduction to Global Financial Markets is recommended for students studying finance and financial institutions, practitioners, and those who require an understanding of the global financial system.
During the last ten years the Islamic banking sector has grown rapidly, at an international level, as well as in individual jurisdictions including the UK. Islamic finance differs quite substantially from conventional banking, using very different mechanisms, and operating according to a different theory as it is based on Islamic law. Yet at the same time it is always subject to the law of the particular financial market in which it operates. This book takes a much-needed and comprehensive look at the legal and regulatory aspects which affect Islamic finance law, and examines the current UK and international banking regulatory frameworks which impact on this sector. The book examines the his...
This is an elementary text and reference book in global finance. It has also been designed for self-study The subjects covered are stocks (shares) and bonds; derivatives, particularly futures and options; foreign exchange markets; etc. The book is accessible to anyone with a knowledge of secondary school algebra and an interest in finance and financial markets.
For the first time, Stephen Grey tells the inside story of international prisons sanctioned by the U.S. Government and used by the CIA to hold and torture people suspected of terrorism. Using contacts deep inside the U.S. Government, Grey reveals how deeply the Bush administration is involved in the program and questions the truth of statements made by Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice. He also shines a spotlight on the heads of European nations who turned a blind eye to the program when it showed up in their back yards. Grey takes an unflinching look at a horrendous practice that scorns Geneva Convention rules and is powered by corruption at the highest levels of governments worldwide. Thr...
An “extraordinary” and “monumental” exposé of Big Oil from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll (The Washington Post) Includes a profile of current Secretary of State and former chairman and chief executive of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson In this, the first hard-hitting examination of ExxonMobil—the largest and most powerful private corporation in the United States—Steve Coll reveals the true extent of its power. Private Empire pulls back the curtain, tracking the corporation’s recent history and its central role on the world stage, beginning with the Exxon Valdez accident in 1989 and leading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The action spans the globe—featuring kidnapping cases, civil wars, and high-stakes struggles at the Kremlin—and the narrative is driven by larger-than-life characters, including corporate legend Lee “Iron Ass” Raymond, ExxonMobil’s chief executive until 2005, and current chairman and chief executive Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's nomination for Secretary of State. A penetrating, news-breaking study, Private Empire is a defining portrait of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy.
Moving from the birth of Europe to the current crisis, this irreverent and topical book questions the relevance of the European Union today, addressing issues ranging from immigration and Turkish integration to the sovereign debt crisis, and whether this will prove to be merely the beginning of intractable economic challenges.