Global Banking Lesson 5 International Financial Markets
Global Banking Lesson 5 International Financial Markets


This lesson introduces students to financial markets. Students learn how the market functions and why they are important. Finally, the instructor can choose to have further discussion on exchange rates or the implication of international debt, particularly China’s holding of U.S. currency.

Relevant Module Objectives

  1. Explain basic concepts of global banking and finance.
  2. Articulate the fundamentals of international investment, exchange rates, international banking.
  3. Compare and contrast the current issues in global banking and finance from different perspectives.
  4. Critically analyze the role of multilateral financial institutions in globalization.


Possible Classroom Activities


Background Readings for the Instructor

Optional Resources

  • Wild, John; Kenneth Wild; and Jerry Han. (2009). International Business: the challenges of globalization, Pearson, chapter 9, pp. 246-253. [Gives an overview of the world capital market]


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