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Asian banking and finance ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Professor Michael Skully

Not offered in 2006.

Synopsis: Topics include a comparative study of the various banking and financial networks in the south-east Asian region. Issues include national economic development policies, exchange rate regimes, capital market structures, and foreign investment incentives. Advantages and disadvantages of the various countries' financial structures and formation; cultural aspects; investment opportunities and future.

Assessment: Research paper (5000 Words): 50% + Examination (3 hours): 50% or research paper (10,000-12,000 words and a 10-minute class-paper presentation on the topic of research): 100%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week