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Fundamentals of Multinational Finance, Global Edition

Fundamentals of Multinational Finance, Global Edition

Author: Michael H. Moffett, Arthur I. Stonehill, David K. Eiteman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2020

For undergraduate courses in International Financial Management, International Business Finance, or International Finance. Real-world examples introduce students to global financial management strategy Fundamentals of Multinational Finance helps prepare tomorrow's business leaders to comprehend global markets and lead organizations through a constantly changing global environment. Via illuminating case studies and real -world examples, students are introduced to the fundamental concepts and tools necessary to implement an effective global financial management strategy. The 6th Edition reflects the juxtaposed forces of an increasingly digital global marketplace and a resurgence of nationalist culture and identity. Financial forces, markets, and management are in many ways at the crux of this challenge. This edition reflects a business world trying to find a new balance between business startups like the micro-multinational, a maturing China, a separatist Britain (Brexit), and an attempt by governments globally to channel, regulate (and tax) multinational firms that continue to grow in stature and strength. MyLabTM Finance not included. Students, if MyLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson rep for more information. MyLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

Blockchain and the Digital Economy

Blockchain and the Digital Economy

Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt digital interaction in our economy and society. The technology's rapid and dynamic technical development is driven by startups and incumbents alike, creating a myriad of applications across economic and societal domains. However, the implications of this potential new technological paradigm have not yet reached wider public debate, nor have economic and societal implications been adequately explored. Distributed ledger technologies and blockchains stem from an ideological open-source movement and facilitate the exchange of assets via a complementary technical layer on top of the internet. Current platform-based business structures like Facebook, Uber, Airbnb or Amazon could be replaced by evolving decentralized ecosystems. At the same time, community-owned neutral networks could facilitate a re-empowerment of individuals including but not limited to the sovereignty over one's data. It is likely that blockchain technology will eventually affect everyone in our society. In this book the key concepts of blockchain technology and an overview of the machinations of different blockchain ecosystems are presented. The socio-economic impact of this new technology is discussed including its impact on sectors such as energy, data, capital markets, logistics, and gambling. Challenges of adoption and roll out will be discussed with a specific focus on scalability and regulation. Non-technical and accessible, the book seeks to demystify the functionalities of blockchains, their potential as well as their likely socio-economic impacts.

Purchasing Power Parities and the Size of World Economies

Purchasing Power Parities and the Size of World Economies

Author: World Bank Group Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

The International Comparison Program (ICP) is a worldwide statistical initiative led by the World Bank under the auspices of the United Nations Statistical Commission. It produces comparable price and volume measures of gross domestic product (GDP) and its expenditure aggregates across economies.

Global Waves of Debt

Global Waves of Debt

Author: World Bank Publications Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2020

The global economy has experienced four waves of rapid debt accumulation over the past fifty years. The first three debt waves ended with financial crises in many emerging and developing economies.

Blockchain and the Digital Economy

Blockchain and the Digital Economy

Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt digital interaction in our economy and society. The technology's rapid and dynamic technical development is driven by startups and incumbents alike, creating a myriad of applications across economic and societal domains. However, the implications of this potential new technological paradigm have not yet reached wider public debate, nor have economic and societal implications been adequately explored. Distributed ledger technologies and blockchains stem from an ideological open-source movement and facilitate the exchange of assets via a complementary technical layer on top of the internet. Current platform-based business structures like Facebook, Uber, Airbnb or Amazon could be replaced by evolving decentralized ecosystems. At the same time, community-owned neutral networks could facilitate a re-empowerment of individuals including but not limited to the sovereignty over one's data. It is likely that blockchain technology will eventually affect everyone in our society. In this book the key concepts of blockchain technology and an overview of the machinations of different blockchain ecosystems are presented. The socio-economic impact of this new technology is discussed including its impact on sectors such as energy, data, capital markets, logistics, and gambling. Challenges of adoption and roll out will be discussed with a specific focus on scalability and regulation. Non-technical and accessible, the book seeks to demystify the functionalities of blockchains, their potential as well as their likely socio-economic impacts.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Finance

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Finance

Author: Peter Stalker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2020

The book explains the basic concepts of finance - how money is created, and how decisions by banking and other financial service corporations are determining the fate of billions of people. Right from the introduction the guide sets recent events into context, indicating how the flows of money directed by an unaccountable elite increasingly shape economic, political and social activity. It traces the origins of money, as a source of exchange and a store of value, and the many weird and wonderful forms it now takes - visible and invisible. How banks, investment and retail, make money and profits, and hold countries to ransom when they make losses. How companies finance their operations through stocks, shares and bonds and complex derivatives that are becoming increasingly remote from real-world activities. It also includes chapters on global currency exchange, alternative systems of banking, including microfinance, government regulation or lack of it, international institutions such as the World Bank and the IMF, and crucially a final chapter on ways of bringing global finance under control.

Surveys of U.S. International Finance, 1953

Surveys of U.S. International Finance, 1953

Author: Gardner Patterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Fifth in the series of books reporting and interpreting the policies, plans, debates, and activities involved in U.S. international finance. Prepared under the direction of Gardner Patterson by the International Finance Section, Princeton University. Published annually, in August, one year after the year covered in each volume. Originally published in 1953. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Importance of Governance for Sustainable Development

The Importance of Governance for Sustainable Development

Author: Helen Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2020

Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018

Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018

Author: United Nations: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2020

This publication sets out and analyses the main foreign direct investment (FDI) trends in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2017, certain trends that had already emerged in the global economic landscape became more established. In particular, announcements of potential restrictions on trade and pressures to relocate production to developed countries were confirmed. At the same time, China has taken steps to restrict outflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) in order to align these flows with its strategic plan. Adding to these factors is the expansion of digital technologies, whose international expansion requires smaller investments in tangible assets. Firms in these areas are heavily concentrated in the United States and China, which reduces the need for cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Financial Regionalism and the International Monetary System

Financial Regionalism and the International Monetary System

Author: Masahiro Kawai, Domenico Lombardi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2020

At the apex of the euro area crisis, the Europeans have established a temporary regional fund (EFSF) and, later this year, will set a new, permanent regional institution (ESM). In Asia, policymakers have been considering ways to strengthen their own financial arrangements to more effectively enable their region to cope with market pressures. Thus, while financial regionalism has become an increasingly important area in the field of international financial relations, it is not clear to what extent these regional initiatives could compete (if at all) or complement the mission that the International Monetary Fund discharges in the global financial system. Against the backdrop of the global economic crisis and the ongoing euro crisis, a leading team of authors envisage how regional financing arrangements will affect not only regional members within Asia, Europe, the Persian Gulf, or Latin America but also the global financial architecture as a whole. This comprehensive volume offers a touchstone for international and domestic policymakers, academics, and global experts by assessing key political drivers in support for financial regionalism and their sustainability in the foreseeable future evaluating the effectiveness of regional financial arrangements investigating the implications of an increasing number of regional financial initiatives for the international monetary system revisiting the historical relationship among regional financial arrangements and the IMF. Contributors include Jean Pisani-Ferry (Bruegel), Charles Wyplosz (Institute for Graduate Studies, Geneva), Alessandro Leipold (Lisbon Council), Yu Yongding (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), Jose Antonio Ocampo (Columbia University), James Boughton (IMF Historian, retired), Shinji Takagi (Osaka University), Chalongphob Sussangkarn (Thai Development Research Institute), Barry Eichengreen (University of California-Berkeley), and Iwan Azis (ADB).

Information Efficiency and Anomalies in Asian Equity Markets

Information Efficiency and Anomalies in Asian Equity Markets

Author: Qaiser Munir Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) maintains that all relevant information is fully and immediately reflected in stock prices and that investors will obtain an equilibrium rate of return. The EMH has far reaching implications for capital allocation, stock price prediction, and the effectiveness of specific trading strategies. Equity market anomalies reflect that the market is inefficient and hence, contradicts the EMH. This book gathers both theoretical and practical perspectives, by including research issues, methodological approaches, practical case studies, uses of new policy and other points of view related to equity market efficiency to help address the future challenges facing the global equity markets and economies. Information Efficiency and Anomalies in Asian Equity Markets: Theories and evidence is an insightful resource that will be useful for students, academics and professionals alike.

Fringe Finance

Fringe Finance

Author: Rob (University of York, UK.) Aitken Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The most recent conversations about financial instability in International Political Economy have addressed the ongoing financial spasms of the past five years; a global financial spasm unleashed by the 2008 subprime debacle, ongoing Eurozone instability, and general price volatility in securities markets globally. Alongside and as part of these broader spasms, however, has been another key trend-the intensifying reach of global financial markets into and among those populations which live at its very edges. There are increasing, and increasingly profitable, experiments which are explicitly targeted to those without regular access to full or formalized financial practices. This book places the practices of fringe finance in critical context by situating them within a larger set of discussions in the field. Most importantly, this book is part of a much broader attempt in IPE to rethread the study of finance to questions of cultural and social theory in a meaningful manner. Finance is increasingly subjected to innovative forms of social inquiry influenced by a range of diverse methods including governmentality, actor-network theory and cultural economy. By drawing on several strands of social theory, this book contributes to this broader movement in IPE and helps open more space for the continuation of these interdisciplinary conversations. This work will be of great interest to students and scholars of IPE, development studies and economic sociology.