101 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Global Economy: The Guide to Understanding International Finance, World Markets, and How They Can Affect Your Financial Future

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Adams Media, Jan 18, 2013 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The principles of global economics in easy-to-understand terms!

The news is full of accounts of the rise and fall of economies around the world, but you may not know how these changes can affect your life. 101 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Global Economy takes the basics of global economics and breaks them into ten straightforward chapters. From the organizations involved and trade imbalances to global risk and foreign investment, Dr. Michael Taillard describes the world markets in terms that you can recognize. You'll also learn how these matters affect the United States and your own financial future.

With 101 Things Everyone Needs to Know about the Global Economy, you get the information you need to not only protect your finances, but also reap the benefits of other nations' wealth and resources.

 

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Contents

IntroductIon
11
8
30
organizations of gloBal economics
38
orGAnIsAtIon for econoMIc cooPerAtIon And develoPMent
45
orGAnIzAtIon of PetroleuM exPortInG countrIes
47
GovernMents
48
nonGovernMentAl orGAnIzAtIons
50
MultInAtIonAl coMPAnIes
52
forWArds
153
oPtIons
155
foreIGn exchAnGe sWAPs
157
bArters
159
foreign investment
162
foreIGn dIrect InvestMent
163
IMPorts And exPorts
165
PArtnershIPs And JoInt ventures
167

G8 suMMIt
54
Balance of payments
57
current Account
59
cAPItAl Account
62
trAnsfer PAyMents
64
trAde IMbAlAnce
66
fActor PrIce equAlIzAtIon
69
MercAntIlIsM
72
currency
75
fIxed exchAnGe rAtes
77
devAluAtIon And revAluAtIon
80
floAtInG exchAnGe rAtes
83
dePrecIAtIon And APPrecIAtIon
87
PurchAsInG PoWer PArIty
89
Interest rAtes
94
InflAtIon rAtes
97
InternAtIonAl fIsher effect
103
MArshAlllerner condItIon
105
other exchAnGe rAte deterMInAnts
108
the Gold stAndArd
111
sPecIAl drAWInG rIGhts
116
foreIGn exchAnGe reserves
119
restrictions on traDe
121
quotAs
123
subsIdIes And duMPInG
124
eMbArGoes
126
volAtIlIty
127
counterfeItInG And IP vIolAtIons
128
InfrAstructure
130
envIronMentAl And consuMer ProtectIon reGulAtIons
132
trAde WAr
134
managing gloBal risk
135
PolItIcAl rIsk
138
Interest rAte rIsk And InflAtIonAry rIsk
139
trAnslAtIon rIsk
141
leGAl rIsk
144
convertIbIlIty rIsk
146
rIskfree Assets
147
InsurAnce
149
futures
151
MerGers And AcquIsItIons
169
Wholly foreIGn oWned enterPrIse
171
fInAncIAl InvestMent
173
InternAtIonAl dIversIfIcAtIon
175
eurobonds
177
sourcInG cAPItAl GlobAlly
179
InternAtIonAl PortfolIo oPtIMIzAtIon
181
GlobAl cost of cAPItAl
183
movement of capital
185
IndustrIAlIzAtIon
188
urbAnIzAtIon
191
urbAn sPrAWl And decAy
193
InternAtIonAl MIGrAtIon
196
WesternIzAtIon
198
cAPItAl flIGht
201
brAIn drAIn
202
tAx MAnAGeMent
204
trAnsfer PrIcInG
207
InternAtIonAl loGIstIcs
209
IncoterMs
211
integration
214
PreferentIAl trAde AreA
217
free trAde AreA
219
custoMs unIon
221
coMMon MArket
223
econoMIc unIon
225
MonetAry unIon
226
InvoluntAry InteGrAtIon
229
euroPeAn unIon
230
Development
232
develoPMent
235
IncoMe dIsPArIty
236
develoPed And develoPInG nAtIons
239
leAstdeveloPed nAtIons
241
the northsouth GAP
243
sources of develoPMent
245
urbAn reneWAl
247
Influence of MultInAtIonAl enterPrIses
250
inDex
253
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Dr. Michael Taillard received his PhD in financial economics in 2011 and has an academic background that includes international finance, management, and economics. He has also written a number of finance and economics books.

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