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FINC6032: International Banking

2024 unit information

The major focus of this unit is providing students with an understanding of international banking and finance in the contemporary international financial environment. Due to the dynamic nature of the international banking environment, it is necessary to develop skills to effectively identify and understand the effects of current developments. Firstly, the international banking functions are presented;followed by international trade financing, participation in the interbank foreign exchange and Euro currency markets, international investment banking services, and sovereign lending. Other important topics include international money laundering, international banking and debt crises, and offshore banking markets.

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Code FINC6032
Academic unit Finance
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Understanding of main business concepts such as time value of money, financial management objectives of corporations, the role of banks in the economy

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Able to explain the trends of and factors behind the current and past international financial market developments relevant for international commercial and investment banks.
  • LO2. Identify and explain the (policy) implications of current financial market developments in relation to international banks' strategic positioning.
  • LO3. Able to apply the experience of an independent research performed as a requirement of a group project to conduct further research in a topic related to international banking.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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