Chapter 3 provides knowledge of financial instruments, financial markets, and financial institutions. In this chapter we will survey the financial system in three steps: Financial instruments or securities, financial markets, financial institutions.
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The calm before the storm? That question dominated the stage at the
seventh annual conference on emerging markets finance, cosponsored
by the World Bank and the Brookings Institution and held at Brookings in
late April 2005.
At the time of the conference, it had been a little less than eight years since
the onset of the Asian financial crisis, an event that had depression-like effects
throughout much of Asia and, for a time, seemed to threaten global economic
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Chapter 15 - Foreign exchange market: Participants and mechanics. In this chapter students will be able to: Identify participants in foreign exchange (FX) markets, describe functions and operations of FX markets, outline instruments traded in FX markets, explain conventions for quotation and calculation of exchange rates and forward exchange rates Identify participants in foreign exchange (FX) markets.
Chapter 19 - Exchange-rate policy and the central bank. In this chapter, students will be able to understand: When capital flows freely across a country's borders, fixing the exchange rate means giving up domestic monetary policy; central banks can intervene in foreign exchange markets; the decision to fix the exchange rate has costs, benefits, and risks; there are a number of examples of exchange-rate systems.
Chapter 1 - The financial system. This chapter explain the functions of a financial system, describe the main classes of financial instruments issued in a financial system, distinguish between various types of financial markets according to function, discuss the flow of funds between savers and borrowers, including direct and intermediated finance,...
Chapter 2 - The banking sector. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Evaluate the functions and activities of commercial banks, identify the main sources and uses of funds and reasons for changes, analyse the importance of changes in the role of banks on the financial system,…
Chapter 3 - Non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs). In this chapter, you will learn to: Understand the role of NBFIs in the financial system, outline the financial products and services provided by NBFIs, describe NBFI’s principal sources and uses of funds, examine the regulatory system.
Chapter 5 - Corporations issuing equity in the share market. In this chapter, you will learn: Examine issues relevant to the choice between debt and equity funding, outline ASX floatation and listing rules, describe the equity-funding alternatives available to newly listed and established corporations, distinguish between equity and quasi-equity securities.
Chapter 6 - Investors in the share market. In this chapter students will be able to: Appreciate the range of investment choices available for the investor, identify relevant issues for potential investors, understand the factors that influence a company’s share price.
Chapter 10 - Medium-to longer-term debt. In this chapter, you will learn to: Identify the types of medium- to long-term debt instruments in the market, understand the securitisation process, pricing of longer-term debt instruments.
Chapter 11 - International debt. This chapter examine the use of international debt markets as a source of funding; focus on the role of euromarkets and US capital markets; distinguish between eurocurrency, euronote and eurobond markets; consider US debt markets and securities, explain the role of credit rating agencies.
Chapter 12 - Government debt, monetary policy, the payments system and interest rates. After completing this chapter, students will be able to: Outline reasons why governments borrow; describe features of the main debt instruments and market participants; show how government securities are priced; discuss monetary policy, interest rates and the payments system.
Chapter 17 - Foreign exchange risk identification and management. In this chapter, students will be able to: Identify the different types of foreign exchange (FX) risk faced by firms, understand how firms can manage their foreign exchange risk using market-based or internal hedging techniques.
Chapter 18 - Futures contracts and forward rate agreements. In this chapter you will learn: Outline features of futures contracts, identify futures market instruments and participants, understand the different types of risks that can be hedged using futures, overview of forward rate agreements.
Chapter 19 - Options markets. After studying this chapter you will be able to: Understand how call and put options are used and how they are priced, examine the instruments traded on the australian options market, understand how options can be used for either risk management or for speculative purposes.
Chapter 1 - An introduction to money and the financial system. The following will be discussed in this chapter: Every financial transaction has a story; there is a complex web of interdependent institutions and markets making up the foundation of daily financial transactions; the six parts of the financial system; the five core principles of money and banking.