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Macroeconomic Shocks and Unconventional Monetary Policy - Impacts on Emerging Markets (Hardcover): Naoyuki Yoshino, Pornpinun... Macroeconomic Shocks and Unconventional Monetary Policy - Impacts on Emerging Markets (Hardcover)
Naoyuki Yoshino, Pornpinun Chantapacdepong, Matthias Helble
R1,937 Discovery Miles 19 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Barely two decades after the Asian financial crisis Asia was suddenly confronted with multiple challenges originating outside the region: the 2008 global financial crisis, the European debt crisis, and finally developed economies' implementation of unconventional monetary policies. The implementation of quantitative easing, ultra-low interest rate policies, and negative interest rate policies by a number of large central banks has given rise to concerns over financial stability and international capital flows. Macroeconomic Shocks and Unconventional Monetary Policy: Impacts on Emerging Markets explains how shocks stemming from the global financial crisis have affected macroeconomic and financial stability in emerging Asia. Macroeconomic Shocks and Unconventional Monetary Policy: Impacts on Emerging Markets brings together the most up-to-date knowledge impacts of recent macroeconomic shocks on Asia's real economy; the spillover effects of macroeconomic shocks on financial markets and flows in Asia; and key challenges for monetary, exchange rate, trade and macro prudential policies of developing Asian economies. It is authored by experts in the field of international macroeconomics from leading academic institutions, central banks, and international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, the Bank for International Settlement, and the Asian Development Bank Institute.

The Globalizers - The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers (Paperback): Ngaire Woods The Globalizers - The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers (Paperback)
Ngaire Woods
R496 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R49 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The IMF and the World Bank have integrated a large number of countries into the world economy by requiring governments to open up to global trade, investment, and capital. They have not done this out of pure economic zeal. Politics and their own rules and habits explain much of why they have presented globalization as a solution to challenges they have faced in the world economy."-from the IntroductionThe greatest success of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank has been as globalizers. But at whose cost? Would borrowing countries be better off without the IMF and World Bank? This book takes readers inside these institutions and the governments they work with. Ngaire Woods brilliantly decodes what they do and why they do it, using original research, extensive interviews carried out across many countries and institutions, and scholarship from the fields of economics, law, and politics.The Globalizers focuses on both the political context of IMF and World Bank actions and their impact on the countries in which they intervene. After describing the important debates between U.S. planners and the Allies in the 1944 foundation at Bretton Woods, she analyzes understandings of their missions over the last quarter century. She traces the impact of the Bank and the Fund in the recent economic history of Mexico, of post-Soviet Russia, and in the independent states of Africa. Woods concludes by proposing a range of reforms that would make the World Bank and the IMF more effective, equitable, and just.

Treasury Finance and Development Banking - A Guide to Credit, Debt, and Risk + Website (Hardcover): Biagio Mazzi Treasury Finance and Development Banking - A Guide to Credit, Debt, and Risk + Website (Hardcover)
Biagio Mazzi
R1,768 R1,601 Discovery Miles 16 010 Save R167 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Credit and credit risk permeates every corner of the financial world. Previously credit tended to be acknowledged only when dealing with counterparty credit risk, high-yield debt or credit-linked derivatives, now it affects all things, including such fundamental concepts as assessing the present value of a future cash flow. The purpose of this book is to analyze credit from the beginning the point at which any borrowing entity (sovereign, corporate, etc.) decides to raise capital through its treasury operation. To describe the debt management activity, the book presents examples from the development banking world which not only presents a clearer banking structure but in addition sits at the intersection of many topical issues (multi-lateral agencies, quasi-governmental entities, Emerging Markets, shrinking pool of AAA borrowers, etc.). This book covers: * Curve construction (instruments, collateralization, discounting, bootstrapping) * Credit and fair valuing of loans (modeling, development institutions) * Emerging markets and liquidity (liquidity, credit, capital control, development) * Bond pricing (credit, illiquid bonds, recovery pricing) * Treasury (funding as an asset swap structure, benchmarks for borrowing/investing) * Risk and asset liability management (leverage, hedging, funding risk)

Great Debate on Banking Reform - Nelson Aldrich and the Origins of the Fe (Paperback): Elmus Wicker Great Debate on Banking Reform - Nelson Aldrich and the Origins of the Fe (Paperback)
Elmus Wicker
R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Financial Stability and Central Banks - A Global Perspective (Paperback): Richard Brearley, Juliette Healey, Peter J.N.... Financial Stability and Central Banks - A Global Perspective (Paperback)
Richard Brearley, Juliette Healey, Peter J.N. Sinclair, Charles Goodhart, David T. Llewellyn, …
R1,190 R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Save R578 (49%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An overview of present day thought on the very topical subject of financial stability and central banking. The papers, written by leading researchers, provide a highly informed account of contemporary policy issues and explore the legal, regulatory, managerial and economic issues that affect central banks.

The Bankers' New Clothes - What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It - Updated Edition (Paperback, Revised... The Bankers' New Clothes - What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It - Updated Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
Anat Admati, Martin Hellwig; Preface by Anat Admati, Martin Hellwig 1
R391 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. "The Bankers' New Clothes" examines this claim and the narratives used by bankers, politicians, and regulators to rationalize the lack of reform, exposing them as invalid. Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig argue that we can have a safer and healthier banking system without sacrificing any of its benefits, and at essentially no cost to society. They seek to engage the broader public in the debate by cutting through the jargon of banking, clearing the fog of confusion, and presenting the issues in simple and accessible terms.

Minister of Money - Henry Duncan, Founder of the Savings Bank Movement (Hardcover): Charles Munn Minister of Money - Henry Duncan, Founder of the Savings Bank Movement (Hardcover)
Charles Munn; Introduction by Paul Pester
R657 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R115 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Henry Duncan was a man of many parts: parish minister, savings bank founder, political lobbyist, anti-slavery campaigner, educator, geologist, poet, author. He restored the Ruthwell Cross, a medieval monument of international importance. He also played a major role in the Disruption of the Church of Scotland in 1843 - the most significant social event in nineteenth-century Scotland. But his lasting legacy is as founder of the worldwide savings bank movement. He first opened a parish bank in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, in 1810, to encourage the `industrious poor' to save for times of hardship. It was run by local voluntary trustees, and the idea spread to become the basis of trustee savings banks across the world. Duncan was a product of the Enlightenment and his Christian faith. While these were often uneasy bedfellows, he found ways to reconcile them by addressing the economic and social problems of his parishioners as well as their spiritual needs. A man of vision and compassion, Duncan believed fundamentally in the dignity of ordinary working people. From its beginnings in a small cottage on the shores of the Solway, his community savings bank went on to influence and inspire generations all over the world.

Blockchain Basics - A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps (Paperback, 1st ed.): Daniel Drescher Blockchain Basics - A Non-Technical Introduction in 25 Steps (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Daniel Drescher
R599 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R158 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 25 concise steps, you will learn the basics of blockchain technology. No mathematical formulas, program code, or computer science jargon are used. No previous knowledge in computer science, mathematics, programming, or cryptography is required. Terminology is explained through pictures, analogies, and metaphors. This book bridges the gap that exists between purely technical books about the blockchain and purely business-focused books. It does so by explaining both the technical concepts that make up the blockchain and their role in business-relevant applications. What You'll Learn What the blockchain is Why it is needed and what problem it solves Why there is so much excitement about the blockchain and its potential Major components and their purpose How various components of the blockchain work and interact Limitations, why they exist, and what has been done to overcome them Major application scenarios Who This Book Is For Everyone who wants to get a general idea of what blockchain technology is, how it works, and how it will potentially change the financial system as we know it

Money, Markets and Method - Essays in Honour of Robert W. Clower (Hardcover): Peter Howitt, Elisabetta De Antoni, Axel... Money, Markets and Method - Essays in Honour of Robert W. Clower (Hardcover)
Peter Howitt, Elisabetta De Antoni, Axel Leijonhufvud
R2,868 Discovery Miles 28 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Robert W. Clower has had a profound effect on the theory and practice of economics. The distinguished group of contributors to this book celebrates his seminal contribution to economic methodology and theory by providing key accounts of important themes in the area of money, markets and method. The volume begins with a number of papers dealing with Robert Clower's work and his views on methodology. The contributors then discuss Keynes's General Theory and its relationship to conventional Keynesian macroeconomic theory as well as the origins of the General Theory itself, a subject that has been central to Clower's writings. The analysis is then expanded to concentrate on how institutions matter in thin markets. Finally, the authors analyse ways in which adaptive behaviour influences the stability of markets in the context of trading relationships, repeated games and retail stores.

The Politics of Central Banks (Hardcover, New): Robert Elgie, Helen Thompson The Politics of Central Banks (Hardcover, New)
Robert Elgie, Helen Thompson
R2,880 Discovery Miles 28 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a study of power. In particular, it is a study of governmental power in Britain and France. Its focus is the changing relationship between the government and the central bank in the two countries, and it examines the politics of this relationship since the time when the Bank of England and the Bank of France were first created.
The book begins by considering the issue of governmental control generally. It then focuses on monetary policy making, and asks what has been the role of governments in this area and what freedom have central banks enjoyed? After a detailed historical analysis of this issue in Britain and France, the authors conclude by considering the likely role of the European Central Bank.

Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change - Basel III and Other Challenges for the Global Economy (Hardcover): R.... Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change - Basel III and Other Challenges for the Global Economy (Hardcover)
R. Wandhoefer
R1,525 R1,288 Discovery Miles 12 880 Save R237 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A wave of regulatory requirements is significantly impacting the transaction banking business. This book focuses on the global and regional regulatory developments that are impacting, or going to impact the transaction banking services industry.

The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets Plus Pearson Mylab Economics with Pearson Etext, Global Edition (Mixed... The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets Plus Pearson Mylab Economics with Pearson Etext, Global Edition (Mixed media product, 12 Ed)
Frederic Mishkin
R1,687 Discovery Miles 16 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For courses in money and banking, or general economics. This package includes MyLab Economics. A unified framework for understanding financial markets The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets brings a fresh perspective to today's major questions surrounding financial policy. Influenced by his term as Governor of the Federal Reserve, Frederic Mishkin offers students a unique viewpoint and informed insight into the monetary policy process, the regulation and supervision of the financial system, and the internationalization of financial markets. The 12th Edition, Global Edition, provides a unifying, analytic framework for learning that fits a wide variety of syllabi. Core economic principles and real-world examples organize students' thinking and keeps them motivated. Reach every student by pairing this text with MyLab Economics MyLab (TM) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Economics should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Please be sure you have the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

The Alchemists: Inside the secret world of central bankers (Paperback): Neil Irwin The Alchemists: Inside the secret world of central bankers (Paperback)
Neil Irwin 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

When the first rumblings of the coming financial crisis were heard in August 2007, three men who were never elected to public office suddenly became the most powerful men in the world. They were the leaders of the world's three most important central banks: Ben Bernanke of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Mervyn King of the Bank of England, and Jean-Claude Trichet of the European Central Bank. Over the next five years, they and their fellow central bankers deployed trillions of dollars, pounds and euros to try and contain the waves of panic that threatened to bring down the global financial system. Neil Irwin's The Alchemists is both a gripping account of the most intense exercise in economic crisis management we've ever seen, and an insightful examination of the role and power of the central bank. It begins in Stockholm, Sweden, in the seventeenth century, where central banking had its rocky birth, and then progresses through a brisk but dazzling tutorial on how the central banker came to exert such vast influence over our world. It is the story of how these figures and institutions became what they are - the possessors of extraordinary power over our collective fate. What they chose to do with those powers is the heart of the story Irwin tells. Irwin covered the financial crisis for the Washington Post, enjoying privileged access to leading central bankers and the people close to them. His account, based on reporting that took place in 27 cities in 11 countries, is the holistic, truly global story of the central bankers' role in the world economy we have been missing. It is a landmark reckoning with central bankers and their power, with the great financial crisis of our time, and with the history of the relationship between capitalism and the state. Definitive, revelatory, and riveting, The Alchemists shows us where money comes from--and where it may well be going.

Economics of Banking (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015): Hans Peters Economics of Banking (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Hans Peters
R1,362 R1,290 Discovery Miles 12 900 Save R72 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Economics of Banking presents a thorough overview and analysis of the key aspects of financial intermediation necessary to understand this field. Based on the latest theory, and supporting arguments with practical examples, Hans Keiding discusses the problems of competition, risk taking in banks and the irregularities that may occur as a result. Banks in distress and avoiding bank failures through suitable regulation are also treated in a rigorous, yet easy-to-understand way. Economics of Banking: * treats financial intermediation both from the point of view of the bank itself and from that of society * covers both microeconomics of banking and risk management in banks * offers more complicated mathematics as optional A comprehensive advanced undergraduate or master's level textbook for students in banking, economics and finance who need to get to grips with the economic theory of banks.

European Banking Union (Hardcover): Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini European Banking Union (Hardcover)
Danny Busch, Guido Ferrarini
R4,219 Discovery Miles 42 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This comprehensive and topical work examines the impact of European Banking Union in the context of the European Central Bank taking over supervision of the 130 European banks in 2014. The work addresses the effect on the daily supervision of large banks in Europe and also analyses the position of bank creditors and shareholders. The thematic approach covers the Single Rulebook and CRD IV, the Single Supervisory System (SSM), and the Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) from a legal and economic perspective. The book also compares the US to Europe and assesses whether anything can be learnt from US experience. Key issues such as judicial protection of supervised credit institutions, implications for financial market governance, and risk management and compliance, are examined alongside case-studies and analysis.

Bank Fraud - Using Technology to Combat Losses (Hardcover, New): Revathi Subramanian Bank Fraud - Using Technology to Combat Losses (Hardcover, New)
Revathi Subramanian
R884 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R163 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn how advances in technology can help curb bank fraud

Fraud prevention specialists are grappling with ever-mounting quantities of data, but in today's volatile commercial environment, paying attention to that data is more important than ever. "Bank Fraud" provides a frank discussion of the attitudes, strategies, and--most importantly--the technology that specialists will need to combat fraud.

Fraudulent activity may have increased over the years, but so has the field of data science and the results that can be achieved by applying the right principles, a necessary tool today for financial institutions to protect themselves and their clientele. This resource helps professionals in the financial services industry make the most of data intelligence and uncovers the applicable methods to strengthening defenses against fraudulent behavior. This in-depth treatment of the topic begins with a brief history of fraud detection in banking and definitions of key terms, then discusses the benefits of technology, data sharing, and analysis, along with other in-depth information, including: The challenges of fraud detection in a financial services environmentThe use of statistics, including effective ways to measure losses per account and ROI by product/initiativeThe Ten Commandments for tackling fraud and ways to build an effective model for fraud management

"Bank Fraud" offers a compelling narrative that ultimately urges security and fraud prevention professionals to make the most of the data they have so painstakingly gathered. Such professionals shouldn't let their most important intellectual asset--data--go to waste. This book shows you just how to leverage data and the most up-to-date tools, technologies, and methods to thwart fraud at every turn.

Ujjivan - Transforming with Technology (Hardcover): Subir Roy Ujjivan - Transforming with Technology (Hardcover)
Subir Roy
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Three decades of being a banker afforded Samit Ghosh a ringside view of the biggest vulnerability of India's financial sector-its failure to ensure true financial inclusion. This became the impetus for Ghosh's second innings as the creator of Ujjivan, a pioneering venture to bring financial services to the urban poor. Since 2005, when it opened its doors for business, Ujjivan has seen rapid growth. Starting off as a microfinance organization that gave small, unsecured loans to poor businesswomen, Ujjivan gradually expanded to offer agricultural, education, home-improvement, home-purchase, and livestock loans. Today, Ujjivan is a small finance bank. Its burgeoning customer base and robust balance sheet are resounding proof that lending to the poor can be a good business, making it a shining example of conscious capitalism done right. Read Ujjivan: Transforming with Technology for a behind-the scenes look at how Ujjivan is chasing its credo-building a better life for those left behind.

Theories of Money and Banking (Hardcover): L R Wray Theories of Money and Banking (Hardcover)
L R Wray
R14,176 Discovery Miles 141 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This authoritative two-volume collection brings together the most important contributions to theories of money and banking written over the past century. Professor Wray covers a number of key topics including the historical debates about the nature of money, the role money and financial institutions play in the economy and monetary policy formation. A wide variety of approaches to money and banking are featured, among which are Monetarist, Keynesian, Marxian, Post-Keynesian and Institutionalist, and the New Monetary Consensus. Also included are a number of chapters presenting General Equilibrium, Chartalist or State Money, and Circuitiste views. In addition to the views of economists, this well-rounded set incorporates historical, sociological and anthropological approaches to money as well as theoretical topics such as interest rate, inflation rate, and exchange rate determination. This collection, along with an original introduction by the editor, will be of immense value to anyone with an interest in the field of money and banking.

The Bank Credit Analysis Handbook - A Guide for Analysts, Bankers and Investors (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Jonathan Golin,... The Bank Credit Analysis Handbook - A Guide for Analysts, Bankers and Investors (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Jonathan Golin, Philippe Delhaise
R5,321 R4,734 Discovery Miles 47 340 Save R587 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A hands-on guide to the theory and practice of bank credit analysis and ratings

In this revised edition, Jonathan Golin and Philippe Delhaise expand on the role of bank credit analysts and the methodology of their practice. Offering investors and practitioners an insider's perspective on how rating agencies assign all-important credit ratings to banks, the book is updated to reflect today's environment of increased oversight and demands for greater transparency. It includes international case studies of bank credit analysis, suggestions and insights for understanding and complying with the Basel Accords, techniques for reviewing asset quality on both quantitative and qualitative bases, explores the restructuring of distressed banks, and much more.Features charts, graphs, and spreadsheet illustrations to further explain topics discussed in the textIncludes international case studies from North America, Asia, and Europe that offer readers a global perspectiveOffers coverage of the Basel Accords on Capital Adequacy and Liquidity and shares the authors' view that a bank could be compliant under those and other regulations without being creditworthy

A uniquely practical guide to bank credit analysis as it is currently practiced around the world, "The Bank Credit Analysis Handbook, Second Edition" is a must-have resource for equity analysts, credit analysts, and bankers, as well as wealth managers and investors.

Bank Regulation - Proposed Relief Legislation & Burden on Small Banks (Hardcover): Miranda Schmidt Bank Regulation - Proposed Relief Legislation & Burden on Small Banks (Hardcover)
Miranda Schmidt
R3,561 R3,359 Discovery Miles 33 590 Save R202 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 114th Congress is considering legislation to provide regulatory relief for banks. The need for such relief, some argue, results from the increased regulation that was applied in response to vulnerabilities that became evident during the financial crisis that began in 2007. In the aftermath of the crisis, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), a wide-ranging package of regulatory reform legislation, was enacted. Bank failures spiked during the crisis, and changes to banking regulation were a key part of financial reform. As financial regulators have implemented the Dodd-Frank Act and other reforms, some in Congress claim that the pendulum has swung too far toward excessive regulation. They argue that the additional regulation has resulted in significant costs that have stymied economic growth and restricted consumers access to credit. Others, however, contend the current regulatory structure has strengthened financial stability and increased protections for consumers. They are concerned that regulatory relief for banks could negatively affect consumers and market stability. This book assesses banking regulatory relief proposals contained in bills that have been marked up by committee or have seen floor action in the 114th Congress; explains the concept of regulatory burden and the different ways it can be manifested; analyzes whether small banks are relatively more burdened by regulation than big banks; and evaluates rationales for reducing the regulatory burden on small banks relative to large banks, policy approaches to do so, and the potential consequences on other market participants of providing relief to small banks.

The Age of Central Banks (Hardcover): Curzio Giannini The Age of Central Banks (Hardcover)
Curzio Giannini
R2,752 Discovery Miles 27 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Curzio Giannini's history of the evolution of central banks illustrates how the most relevant institutional developments have taken place at times of widespread confidence crises and in response to deflationary pressures. The eminent and highly-renowned author provides an analytical perspective to study the evolution of central banking as an endogenous response to crisis and to the ever increasing needs of economic growth. The key argument of the analysis is that crucial innovations in the payment technology (from the invention of coinage to the development of electronic money) could not have taken place without an institution - i.e. the central bank - that could preserve confidence in the instruments used as money. According to Curzio Giannini's 'neo-institutionalist' methodological approach, social institutions are, in fact, essential in the coordination of individual decisions as they minimize transaction costs, overcome information asymmetries and deal with incomplete contracts. This enlightening and revealing historical theory perspective on central banking will prove a thought-provoking read for academic and institutional economists, economic historians, and economic policymakers involved in the task of crafting a new institutional arrangement for central banking in the globalized economy.

Handbook of Asset and Liability Management - From Models to Optimal Return Strategies (Hardcover): Alexandre Adam Handbook of Asset and Liability Management - From Models to Optimal Return Strategies (Hardcover)
Alexandre Adam
R1,906 R1,727 Discovery Miles 17 270 Save R179 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The "Handbook of Asset & Liability Management: From Models to Optimal Return Strategies" is a Comprehensive resource for Asset and Liability Management (ALM) Professionals, providing the very latest global coverage of the topic.

Starting with a look at the history of Asset and Liability Management and the current climate, the book then examines a range of accounting and auditing obligations, including IFRS and balance sheet presentation. Balance sheet items and products modelling are then explained in detail as well as the entire associated range of financial and non-financial risks. As well as the practical issues encountered by ALM managers, the "Handbook of Asset Liability Management" also considers the growing quantitative aspects of the role, looking at a range of technical tools and applications including market simulations, stochastic calculations, delta equivalent computations, and traditional and non-traditional statistical tools.

The book then discusses capital requirements within the ALM context, notably the impacts of Basel II and solvency II and economic capital indicators. The final section of the book explains optimal return strategies, looking at risk perfect hedging, limits policies, income smoothing strategies and economic value management.

The accompanying CD ROM features demonstrations of some basic ALM problems such as ALM Delta Equivalent computation; FTP computation and ALM risk indicators computation. It also includes modelling examples such as demand deposits, savings and prepayment modelling; and practical examples taken from a simplified retail Banking ALM framework.

Banking - Ghana and Biafra to Bermuda - A Dozen Countries in Fifty Years (Paperback): Calum Johnston Banking - Ghana and Biafra to Bermuda - A Dozen Countries in Fifty Years (Paperback)
Calum Johnston
R325 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Calum Johnston commenced his banking career in Scotland, at the age of seventeen, at a time when the duties of a 'boy' in the bank included sweeping the floor and mixing the powder to make ink for the counter ink wells. In this volume he recounts banking practices long since forgotten. Remarkably, the author became a bank manager in the Gold Coast at the age of twenty-one. After moving to Nigeria he experienced the Biafra civil war during which he was arrested at gun point and interrogated more than once, having previously evacuated his family and other bank wives and children to the safety of Lagos. After joining a Canadian bank, the author worked on Wall Street, established the bank's first office in Hong Kong, managed branches in Malaysia and Jamaica and was responsible for lending throughout the Caribbean and Canada. For eleven years he was responsible for his bank's operations in over forty countries. After retiring Johnston was appointed President and CEO of a bank in Bermuda where he and his team produced outstanding results. He finished his working life in St. Maarten in the Caribbean

Sovereign Debt Crises and Negotiations in Brazil and Mexico, 1888-1914 - Governments versus Bankers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018):... Sovereign Debt Crises and Negotiations in Brazil and Mexico, 1888-1914 - Governments versus Bankers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Leonardo Weller
R2,577 Discovery Miles 25 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book analyzes the relative balance of bargaining power between governments and the banks in charge of underwriting their debt during the first financial globalization. Brazil and Mexico, both indebted countries that underwent major changes in reputation and negotiating power as they faced financial crises, provide valuable case studies of government strategies for obtaining the best possible outcomes. Previous literature has focused on bankers' perspectives and emphasized that debtors were submissive during negotiations, but Weller finds that governments' negotiating power varied over time. He presents a new analytical framework that interprets when and why officials were likely to negotiate loans more or less effectively, with newly uncovered primary sources from debtors' and creditors' archives suggesting key causes of variation: fiscal accounts, political stability, and creditors' exposure and reputation.

Applied Financial Macroeconomics and Investment Strategy - A Practitioner's Guide to Tactical Asset Allocation (Paperback,... Applied Financial Macroeconomics and Investment Strategy - A Practitioner's Guide to Tactical Asset Allocation (Paperback, 1st ed. 2015)
Robert T. McGee
R1,638 R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Save R489 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The absolute and relative performance of various asset classes is systematically related to macroeconomic trends. In this new book, Robert McGee provides a thorough guide to each stage of the business cycle and analyzes the investment implications using real-world examples linking economic dynamics to investment results.

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