BBA - Role of International Financial Institutions  Syllabus

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BBA - Role of International Financial Institutions SYLLABUS

Course Code: BBA603

    Course Title: Role of International Financial Institutions (4 Credits)

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Course Contents

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Syllabus

1

Globalization and Trade: International Finance, International trade, Challenges of international finance, Globalization and emerging trends of trade.

2

Balance of Payments: Events happening in the global economy,  Balance of payments,  Economy of a country

3

Currencies and Trade: Exchange of national currencies, Basics of foreign exchange markets, How currencies are traded.

4

Exchange Rate Systems: Exchange rate, Interpretation of exchange rate system, Theories, Currency convertibility and the strength of the rupee.

5

Derivatives: Financial or speculative, Price risk and exchange rate financial instruments like derivatives

6

Financing International Trade: Market instruments, Cash-in-advance, Modes of financing in international trade.

7

Concepts in International Finance: International trade- foreign Institutional investors and global depository receipts and their objectives.

8

World Bank: Functions and responsibilities of the Bank and its changing role.

9

International Monetary Fund: Primary responsibility of International Monetary Fund, Exchange rates and international payments, Special rights of the IMF, resources, Operations and current challenges.

10

UN and Other Multilateral Organizations: Multilateral institutions, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Finance Corporation and Bank for International Settlements.

11

From GATT to WTO: GATT to WTO, General Agreement on Tariff and Trade (GATT) , Consensus on international trade practices, Journey of GATT, WTO

12

Regional Development Banks: Origin, Function and objectives of regional development banks, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Council of European Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.

13

Global Financial Regulations:  Global financial crisis in 2007, New global rules and regulations Volcker Rule, Dodd Frank Act, Basel III Accord, Solvency II rules for the insurance sector, Role of international financial institutions and their role in global regulations.

14

Contemporary Issues in International Finance: Contemporary issues in international finance such as global imbalances, the euro zone crisis, the future of PIIGS economies, the growth of BRICS economies, the race of yuan to become the reserve currency by 2015 and sovereign wealth funds.

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