International Banking: A Functional Approach
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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date examination of the functions that international banks perform and the environment under which they operate.
The dynamic nature of the international banking environment requires researchers in the field to develop skills that allow them to i) understand the fundamentals of international banking and ii) effectively identify current challenges and opportunities. In this regard, this book helps to cultivate a deep understanding of modern international banking and finance.
Part 1: The Fundamentals of International Banking presents the examinations of core international banking functions. The topics covered are the functions and types of international banking; the internationalisation of the US, Japanese and Chinese banks; international trade finance; the interbank foreign exchange and eurocurrency markets; and international loan syndication.
Part 2: International Financial Crises and Secret Money builds on the discussions in the first part to help readers understand the implications for international banks of international banking and sovereign debt crises, financial secrecy and international money laundering.
Suk-Joong Kim is Professor of International Finance and Banking at the University of Sydney Business School, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.