Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. develop skills in reading and accessing relevant information to enhance the knowledge in international finance
  2. apply knowledge and think critically about complex issues in international finance
  3. create solutions to forex problems faced by Multi-national Enterprises(MNEs).
  • Topics

    • Globalization and the Multinational firm
    • International Monetary System and Balance of Payments
    • The Market for Foreign Exchange
    • International Parity Relationships and Forecasting Foreign Exchange Rates
    • Futures and Options on Foreign Exchange
    • Introduction to Forex Exposure Types and Management of Transaction exposure
    • International Banking and Money Market
    • Interest Rate and Currency Swaps
    • International Trade Finance

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-BAN23-Introduction to Finance Principles
and
CUR-BAN25-Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis

Special requirements

No special requirements

Quotations in foreign exchange, spot, forward and cross rates, international finance parity conditions, risk in an international context, foreign exposure management and measurement, hedging tools and specialised instruments, international diversification, universal hedging, international debt and equity and Euromarket.

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  • Tutorial Exercises (15%)
  • Mid-semester Test (35%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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