Introduction to Banking

By Barbara Casu, Claudia Girardone & Philip Molyneux
Financial Times / Pearson Education
August 2006
ISBN: 0273693026
557 pages, Illustrated, 7 3/4 x 10 1/2"
$89.50 paper original


Provides a comprehensive introduction to theoretical and applied issues relating to the global banking industry. The text is organised into four main Sections: Introduction to Banking; Central Banking and Bank Regulation; Issues in Bank Management and Comparative Banking Markets. Over recent years there has been a lack of a comprehensive yet accessible textbook that deals with a broad spectrum of introductory banking issues. This text fills that gap.This book is suitable for all undergraduate students taking courses in banking. It is also great background reading for postgraduate students.

Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION TO BANKING

1. What is Special about Banks?

2. Banking Activities and Current Issues in Banking

3. Types of Banking

4. International Banking

PART II: CENTRAL BANKING AND BANK REGULATION

5. Theory of Central Banking

6. Central Banks in Practice

7. Bank Regulation and Supervision

PART III: ISSUES IN BANK MANAGEMENT

8. Banks Balance Sheet & Income Structure

9. Managing Banks On- and Off- The Balance Sheet

10. Banking Risks

11.Banking Risks Management

PART IV: COMPARATIVE BANKING MARKETS

12. UK Banking

13. European Banking

14. Banking in the New EU Member States

15. Banking in the US

16. Banking in Japan

17. Banking in Emerging and Transition Economies

Glossary
Bibliography

Appendices
A1: Interest Rates, Bonds and Yields
A2: Introduction to Portfolio Theory

Features

* Strong focus on contemporary central banking and bank regulation issues comparing the US, Eurozone and the UK provides students with the most up-to-date information on banking practice.

* Bank management issues, including insight into risk management techniques used by banks prepares students to understand the different financial features of commercial and investment banks.

* Recent developments in developed, emerging and transition banking and financial systems are covered in detail, familiarising students with different types of banking systems and how global trends impact on different types of banking markets.



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