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Financial Times Guide to Banking

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ISBN13: 9780273791829
Published: February 2014
Publisher: FT Prentice Hall
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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The Financial Times Guide to Banking is a comprehensive introduction to how banks and banking works. Best-selling author Glen Arnold provides you with a foundation for understanding the wide variety of activities undertaken by banks. He shows you why these global institutions are so important to consumers and finance professionals alike and explains how their activities impact on everyday life. The Financial Times Guide to Banking will give you: - A thorough understanding of all types of banking from retail through to asset management and investment banking. - An overview of global banking including the worldwide evolution of the sector, the influence of cross-border money flows and the importance of modern banking to international development - Expert knowledge about instruments and markets including debt markets, futures markets and swaps and options - Insight into the crucial importance of central banking and government regulation - Answers to the big questions about monetary policy and interest rates, payment systems and banking success

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Subjects:
Banking and Finance
Contents:
PART 1 DIFFERENT TYPES OF BANKING
Chapter 1 What is banking?
Chapter 2 An overview of different aspects of banking
Chapter 3 Retail banking
Chapter 4 Transferring money and other retail bank services
Chapter 5 Corporate banking: lending
Chapter 6 Corporate banking: key activities
Chapter 7 How a bank operates
Chapter 8 Asset and liability management
Chapter 9 Bank financial statements
Chapter 10 Investment banking: services to companies and governments
Chapter 11 Investment banking: market trading activities
Chapter 12 The mutuals
Chapter 13 Finance houses

PART 2 INTERNATIONAL BANKING
Chapter 14 Banking across borders
Chapter 15 UK banking
Chapter 16 European banking Chapter 17 Banking in the Americas
Chapter 18 Banking in Asia and Australasia
Chapter 19 Banking in the Middle East and Africa

PART 3 INSTRUMENTS AND MARKETS
Chapter 20 Debt markets
Chapter 21 Futures markets
Chapter 22 Swaps and options
Chapter 23 Foreign exchange markets

PART 4 CENTRAL BANKING AND REGULATION
Chapter 24 Monetary policy
Chapter 25 Central banking: other functions
Chapter 26 Regulation Notes to chapters Index