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Banking in China 1890s–1940s: Business in the French Concessions

Banking in China 1890s–1940s: Business in the French Concessions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hubert Bonin
April 28, 2020

From the 1890s to the 1940s, French State and entrepreneurial companies were enticed to promote French interests, beyond mere colonial targets, for the sake of economic patriotism. Chinese concessions, not including Hong Kong, were thus inserted into geo-economic moves, and French stakeholders...

Financial Integration in the European Monetary Union

Financial Integration in the European Monetary Union

1st Edition

Sławomir Ireneusz Bukowski
December 11, 2019

This book introduces readers to the world of international financial markets and their integration on a global and regional scale. The author presents the theoretical and practical issues concerning the processes of financial market integration, with a particular focus on the monetary union. The...

The Economics of Financial Cooperatives: Income Distribution, Political Economy and Regulation

The Economics of Financial Cooperatives: Income Distribution, Political Economy and Regulation

1st Edition

Amr Khafagy
September 12, 2019

Building on theories of finance and distribution, and the political economy of finance, this book explains the influence of financial cooperatives on wealth and income distribution, and institutional factors that determine the development of financial cooperatives. The book discusses the dynamics...

Financial Risk Management in Banking: Evidence from Asia Pacific

Financial Risk Management in Banking: Evidence from Asia Pacific

1st Edition

Shahsuzan Zakaria, Sardar Islam
August 27, 2019

As risk-taking is an essential part of the banking industry, banks must practise efficient risk management to ensure survival in uncertain financial climates. Banking operations are specifically affected by fluctuations in interest rates which cause financial imbalance; thus banks are now required...

Frontier Capital Markets and Investment Banking: Principles and Practice from Nigeria

Frontier Capital Markets and Investment Banking: Principles and Practice from Nigeria

1st Edition

Temitope W. Oshikoya, Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti
June 13, 2019

This book discusses the role of capital markets and investment banking in Nigeria, the largest frontier market economy in the world by both population size and gross domestic product. Offering a systematic framework combining conceptual principles with real practice, the book enables the reader to...

French Banking and Entrepreneurialism in China and Hong Kong: From the 1850s to 1980s

French Banking and Entrepreneurialism in China and Hong Kong: From the 1850s to 1980s

1st Edition

Hubert Bonin
June 11, 2019

Many books have addressed the economic and financial history of Hong Kong, and the imperialist conflicts in the key Chinese port-cities but very few books have explored French initiatives and performance in this area, beyond diplomacy, geopolitics or cultural issues. In this book, Hubert Bonin...

Expert Systems in Finance: Smart Financial Applications in Big Data Environments

Expert Systems in Finance: Smart Financial Applications in Big Data Environments

1st Edition

Noura Metawa, Mohamed Elhoseny, Aboul Ella Hassanien, M. Kabir Hassan
May 28, 2019

Throughout the industry, financial institutions seek to eliminate cumbersome authentication methods, such as PINs, passwords, and security questions, as these antiquated tactics prove increasingly weak. Thus, many organizations now aim to implement emerging technologies in an effort to validate...

Banking, Lending and Real Estate

Banking, Lending and Real Estate

1st Edition

Claudio Scardovi, Alessia Bezzecchi
May 24, 2019

This book deals directly with the risk/return multiple trade-offs coming out of the closely intertwined relationship between banking and real estate. The authors explore how banks could embrace a more proactive approach to make the most of their, mostly ‘long only’, exposure to real estate, and...

Equity Home Bias in International Finance: A Place-Attachment Perspective

Equity Home Bias in International Finance: A Place-Attachment Perspective

1st Edition

Kavous Ardalan
May 21, 2019

This book provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of research outcomes on the equity home bias puzzle – that people overinvest in domestic stocks relative to the theoretically optimal investment portfolio. It introduces place attachment – the bonding that occurs between individuals and their...

A Comparative History of Bank Failures: From Medici to Barings

A Comparative History of Bank Failures: From Medici to Barings

1st Edition

Sten Jonsson
April 17, 2019

Starting with Medici and Fugger and ending with Barings and Royal Bank of Scotland under neo-liberal de-regulation, the author gives an account of how a number of banks failed over a 500 year-period. The author offers an explanation of the leading ideas about the world and good society at the time,...

History of Financial Institutions: Essays on the history of European finance, 1800–1950

History of Financial Institutions: Essays on the history of European finance, 1800–1950

1st Edition

Carmen Hofmann, Martin L. Müller
July 25, 2018

Globalization is not an external force but a result of concrete business decisions made by millions of entrepreneurs and managers across the world. As such, the modern corporation has completely altered the economic landscape; business and finance have shaped the international order of the modern...

Price and Financial Stability: Rethinking Financial Markets

Price and Financial Stability: Rethinking Financial Markets

1st Edition

David Harrison
May 23, 2018

Why are financial prices so much more crisis-prone and unstable than real economy prices? Because they are doing different things. Unlike real economy prices, rooted in the real goods and services produced and exchanged, financial prices attempt to value future income flows from financial and...

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