International Finance; A practical perspective

Series
Financial Times
Author
Adrian Buckley  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
504
Pub.-date
January 2012
ISBN13
9780273731863
ISBN
0273731866
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International Finance is a complete and authoritative text on the theory and practice of finance in the international arena. The book offers a user-friendly, European orientated, approach to this sometimes complex topic and moves from the basics to the advanced with clarity and conciseness.   

Features

 

  • A user-friendly approach to a complex topic which moves from the basics to the advanced with clarity and conciseness. 
  • A strong European orientation which gives it an approach that is singular in its focus. 
  • Opportunities for students to assess their progress with multiple choice questions, end-of-chapter questions and answers, exercises, flashcards and glossary.
  • Coverage of current issues and up-to-date material on credit default swaps, the financial crisis of 2007 / 2008, sovereign debt crises, project finance, and the carry trade.
  • Financial Times press cuttings on selected controversial issues drawn from actual vignettes by top FT journalists.

 

Table of Contents

Guided tour
Preface
Acknowledgements

Part A ESSENTIAL BACKGROUND
1 Introduction                                                                                                   
2 The international monetary system                                                         

Part B FOREIGN EXCHANGE
3 Exchange rates: the basic equations                                                                                            
4 Foreign exchange markets                                                                        
5 The balance of payments                                                                           
6 Theories and empiricism on exchange rate movements                   
7 Definitions of foreign exchange risk

TEST BANK 1

Part C HEDGING
8 Does foreign exchange exposure matter?
9 Principles of exposure management
10 Internal techniques of exposure management
11 External techniques of exposure management

TEST BANK 2

Part D DERIVATIVES
12 Swaps
13 Financial futures and foreign exchange
14 Options
15 Currency options
16 Interest rate risk
17 Financial engineering

Part E FINANCIAL CRISIS 2007-8
18 Credit default swaps
19 The financial crisis of 2007-8:  a synopsis  

TEST BANK 3                                        

Part F INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL BUDGETING
20 The internationalisation process
21 Exchange controls and corporate tax in international investment
22 The international capital budgeting framework                                   
23 The international capital budgeting model
24 International investment: what discount rate?
25 Country risk analysis and political risk
26 International capital budgeting: the practicalities

TEST BANK 4

Part G INTERNATIONAL FINANCING
27 Financing the multinational and its overseas subsidiaries
28 Financing international trade and minimising credit risk
29 Practical problems in hedging

Part H MISCELLANEOUS
30 Miscellaneous issues in international finance

TEST BANK 5

Suggested answers to end of chapter questions
Suggested answers to selected exercises
Solutions to multiple choice questions

Appendix 1 Present value of $1
Appendix 2 Present value of $1 received annually for n years
Appendix 3 Table of areas under the normal curve
Appendix 4 Black and Scholes value of call option expressed as a percentage of the share price
Appendix 5 Present value of $1 with a continuous discount rate, r, for T periods.  Values of e–rt
Appendix 6 Selections from ISO 4217 currency code list, a.k.a. SWIFT codes
                                                            Glossary                                                                                                          
Notes 
Index
                                                                                                                

Back Cover

International Finance is a complete and authoritative text on the theory and practice of finance in the international arena. The book offers a user-friendly approach to a complex topic and moves from the basics to the advanced with clarity and conciseness. 

Topics covered in the text include:

  • international finance institutions
  • foreign exchange markets and what drives them
  • hedging exposures in currency, interest rate, commodity and other markets
  • an easily-digested approach to derivatives
  • international investment appraisal and financing
  • credit default swaps
  • the financial crisis of 2007-2008
  • sovereign debt crises
  • the carry trade
  • international accounting

International Finance is recommended for undergraduate, MBA and Masters courses in international and multinational finance and other postgraduate courses in international financial management taken as part of a postgraduate programme in finance or international business. The text also caters for professionals in accounting, banking and treasury management.

Visit www.pearsoned.co.uk/buckley to access ancillary material for this title, including:

  • A companion website for students featuring multiple-choice questions, additonal chapters and revision flashcards
    • An instructor’s manual including fully worked solutions  
    • PowerPoint slides to assist in lectures
    • A bank of exam questions for lecturer use 

    The author

    Prof. Adrian Buckley PhD is Emeritus Professor of International Finance at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University and Emeritus Professor of Finance at the Free University, Amsterdam.  Prior to entering academic life, he qualified as a chartered accountant, worked in banking, management consulting and as a group treasurer to a top 30 UK company.

  • Author

    Adrian Buckley is Emeritus Professor of International Finance at Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, and Visiting Professor of Finance at the Free University, Amsterdam. Prior to entering academic life, he worked in banking, management consulting and as a group treasurer to a FTSE-100 company


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