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✏Critical Issues and Challenges in Islamic Economics and Finance Development Book Summary : This book explores contemporary issues and trends facing Islamic banks, businesses and economies as presented at the International Conference of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance. The authors leverage current empirical research and statistics to provide unique and fresh perspectives on the changing world of Islamic finance. They focus specifically on to the implementation of Islamic financial instruments and services in global capital markets and how their success can be evaluated. Chapters feature case studies from all over the world including examples from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Kingdom, to name a few. The breadth and immediacy of the research presented by the authors will appeal to practitioners and scholars alike. The global outlook and rich data-based approach adopted in this book guarantee that it is a timely and valuable addition to the field of Islamic finance.
📒Uneven Zimbabwe ✍ Patrick Bond
✏Uneven Zimbabwe Book Summary : Uneven Zimbabwe examines the influence of domestic and international financial markets and financiers in uneven development in Zimbabwe, using - and contributing to - the tools of radical political economy. Theoretically, Bond begins with criticism of the classical Marxist concepts of "finance capital" for focusing on institutional characteristics and failing to grasp underlying dynamics. Instead, as economic crisis tendencies emerge, the power of finance periodically intensifies, temporarily displacing crisis through time and space and across geographical scales. But the limits of the financial solution become evident when paper assets delink from the productive assets they are meant to represent, as well as in the role that finance plays in amplifying uneven development across different economic sectors, spaces and scales.
📒Global Finance And Development ✍ David Hudson
✏Global Finance and Development Book Summary : The question of money, how to provide it, and how to acquire it where needed is axiomatic to development. The realities of global poverty and the inequalities between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’ are clear and well documented, and the gaps between world’s richest and the world’s poorest are ever-increasing. But, even though funding development is assumed to be key, the relationship between finance and development is contested and complex. This book explores the variety of relationships between finance and development, offering a broad and critical understanding of these connections and perspectives. It breaks finance down into its various aspects, with separate chapters on aid, debt, equity, microfinance and remittances. Throughout the text, finance is presented as a double-edged sword: while it is a vital tool towards poverty reduction, helping to fund development, more critical approaches remind us of the ways in which finance can hinder development. It contains a range of case studies throughout to illustrate finance in practice, including, UK aid to India, debt in Zambia, Apple’s investment in China, microfinance in Mexico, government bond issues in Chile, and financial crisis in East Asia. The text develops and explores a number of themes throughout, such as the relationship between public and private sources of finance and debates about direct funding versus the allocation of credit through commercial financial markets. The book also explores finance and development interactions at various levels, from the global structure of finance through to local and everyday practices. Global Finance and Development offers a critical understanding of the nature of finance and development. This book encourages the reader to see financial processes as embedded within the broader structure of social relationships. Finance is defined and demonstrated to be money and credit, but also, crucially, the social relationships and institutions that enable the creation and distribution of credit and the consequences thereof. This valuable text is essential reading for all those concerned with poverty, inequality and development.
📒Project Finance For Business Development ✍ John E. Triantis
✏Project Finance for Business Development Book Summary : Raise the skill and competency level of project finance organizations Project Finance for Business Development helps readers understand how to develop a competitive advantage through project finance. Most importantly, it shows how different elements of project finance, such as opportunity screening and evaluation, project development, risk management, and due diligence come together to structure viable and financeable projects—which are crucial pieces missing from the current literature. Eliminating misconceptions about what is really important for successful project financings, this book shows you how to develop, structure, and implement projects successfully by creating competitive advantage. By shedding light on project finance failures, it also helps you avoid failures of your own. • Offers a roadmap for successful financing, participant roles and responsibilities, and assessing and testing project viability • Considers project finance from a broad business development and competitive advantage • Provides a strategic decision-forecasting perspective • Delves deeper than existing treatments of project finance into decisions needed to create and implement effective financing plans Helping readers develop, structure, and implement projects successfully by creating competitive advantage, this book is a useful tool for project sponsors and developers, helping them structure and implement projects by creating competitive advantage.
📒Finance And Development ✍ Alberto Giovannini
✏Finance and Development Book Summary : Progress towards economic and monetary union in Western Europe has highlighted the importance of regional policies, while events in Eastern Europe have focused attention on the role of finance in development and may lead to a substantial diversion of capital flows. This volume from the Centre for Economic Policy Research addresses the relationships between growth, convergence, and capital market imperfections. Theoretical papers shed light on the debates over the role of financial structure in economic development and the scope for government intervention to promote regional development. Highly topical empirical papers examine the relationship between international lending and economic development in a historical perspective; the experience of regional policies in the European Community, and of financial liberalization in high-growth East Asian economies; and the development of financial markets in Eastern Europe.
📒Economic Development Finance ✍ Karl F Seidman
✏Economic Development Finance Book Summary : Economic Development Finance is a comprehensive and in-depth presentation of private, public, and community financial institutions, policies and methods for financing local and regional economic development projects. The treatment of policies and program models emphasizes their applications and impact, key design and management issues, and best practices. A separate section addresses critical management issues for development finance programs: program and product design, the lending and investment process, and capital management. Case studies are included throughout the book to help readers develop their skills and apply policies and tools to real practice issues. A glossary of finance terms is also included.
📒Trade Finance Infrastructure Development Handbook For Economies In Transition ✍ United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
✏Author : United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
✏Publisher : United Nations Publications
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 113
✏ISBN : 9211204437
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Trade Finance Infrastructure Development Handbook for Economies in Transition Book Summary : This Handbook is aimed at building the capacity of selected ESCAP member countries with economies in transition in the area of trade and investment, with a view to enabling them to respond more effectively to the challenges and opportunities emerging from the globalization process. A series of eight national training workshops on trade finance infrastructure development were held in Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Mongolia. Most of the training material developed for these workshops is summarized in this Handbook.
📒Public Private Finance And Development ✍ John Stainback
✏Public Private Finance and Development Book Summary : Public/private finance and development is a consulting service which identifies partnership opportunities between public and private sector firms, and determines the feasibility of implementing individual development projects and comprehensive privatization programmes.
📒Investment Finance In Economic Development ✍ Rogerio Studart
✏Investment Finance in Economic Development Book Summary : As a result of the liberalization of the 1980s, the financial system has acquired a prominent role in developing economies. It is now conventional wisdom that `financial liberalization' is the means to stimulate economic development. Investment Finance in Economic Development challenges this assumption and offers an alternative view. The book presents a post-Keynesian approach to the role of banks, financial markets and savings in economic development. It departs from the conventional belief that financial institutions are mere intermediaries between savers and investors, to show that banks have a key, active role in the process of investment finance and growth. Further, financial markets, as the loci of allocation of financial savings, are shown to have an important role in supporting financial stability during the process of growth.
📒Finance Development And Structural Change ✍ Philip Arestis
✏Finance development and structural change Book Summary : Since the contributions address some of the key issues of finance, development and structural change, the book deserves to be read not only by academics, but also by policymakers. Mojmir Mrak, Development and International Cooperation I highly recommend this volume. In addition to providing an excellent account of existing knowledge, it is highly suggestive of a wide range of possible future research projects. The style is such that the papers would be accessible to advanced undergraduates, but economists with varying degrees of involvement in the area would benefit in different ways from the rich array of material on offer. Sheila C. Dow, Review of Political Economy This important book applies a post-Keynesian perspective to the financial problems of economic development, restructuring in Eastern Europe, and the creation of a single market in the European Union. Distinguished authors have prepared important new papers which take existing institutions into account, reaffirm the causal priority of investment over saving and the distinction between finance and funding, focus on the macroeconomic repercussions of the finance of growth and structural change, and reassert Keynes s concern for symmetry in balance of payments adjustment. The essays on development provide a full critique of financial liberalization and explore alternatives, concentrating on the underdevelopment of funding opportunities rather than the lack of finance. The suitability of the AngloSaxon model of finance and funding for Eastern Europe is also questioned. The final section discusses structural imbalances in Western Europe and the strain they put on the creation of the Single Market. Written by leading specialists in their respective fields of research, these innovative new papers illustrate the vitality of the post-Keynesian tradition and will be required reading for all economists wishing to understand the role of finance in shaping development and change.