This text combines a strong foundation in international finance theory with current, practical applications. It provides thorough, up-to-date treatment of cutting-edge international finance issues along with traditional treatment of international financial management. This book is known for its readability and clear explanation as well as its extensive use of hands-on, real-world applications and student-oriented pedagogy.
Table of Contents
PART 1. THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Multinational Financial Management: An Overview. 2. International Flow of Funds. 3. International Financial Markets. Appendix 3. Investing in International Financial Markets. 4. Exchange Rate Determination. 5. Currency Derivatives. Appendix 5. Currency Option Pricing. PART 2. EXCHANGE RATE BEHAVIOR. 6. Government Influence on Exchange Rates. Appendix 6. Government Intervention on the Asian Crisis. 7. International Arbitrage and Interest Rate Parity. 8. Relationships between Inflation, Interest Rates, and Exchange Rates. PART 3. EXCHANGE RATE RISK MANAGEMENT. 9. Forecasting Exchange Rates. 10. Measuring Exposure to Exchange Rate Fluctuations. Appendix 10. Estimating the Variability of a Currency Portfolio. 11. Managing Transaction Exposure. 12. Managing Economic Exposure and Translation Exposure. Integrative Problem for Part III. PART 4. LONG-TERM ASSET AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT. 13. Direct Foreign Investment. 14. Multinational Capital budgeting. Appendix 14A. Incorporating International Tax Laws in Multinational Capital Budgeting. 15. Multinational Restructuring. 16. Country Risk Analysis. 17. Multinational Cost of Capital and Capital Structure. Appendix 17. The Capital Structure Puzzle for Multinational Corporations. 18. Long-Term Financing. Integrative Problem for Part IV. PART 5. SHORT-TERM ASSET AND LIABILITY MANAGEMENT. 19. Financing International Trade. 20. Short-Term Financing. 21.I nternational Cash Management. Appendix 21. Investing in a Portfolio of Currencies. Integrative Problem for Part V.