Global Corporate Finance Text and Cases

ISBN-10: 140511990X
ISBN-13: 9781405119900
Edition: 6th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $128.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/13/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

Global Corporate Finance, sixth edition provides students with the practical skills needed to understand global financial problems and techniques. Retains the user-friendly format of previous editions while offering expanded material on corporate finance and governance, international markets, global financial dynamics and strategies, and risk management techniques Each chapter begins with a real-world case study to be explained by theories and research findings presented throughout the chapter End-of-chapter mini-cases further reinforce students' understanding of the material covered This edition is supported by a comprehensive Study Guide and an Instructor's Manual, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/kim.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
About the Authors
The Global Financial Environment
Introduction
TIAA-CREF Goes Global with Corporate Governance
Reasons to Study International Finance
Company Goals and Functions of Financial Management
Multinational Companies and their Performance
Principles of Global Finance
Agency Theory and Corporate Governance
Environmental Differences
The Structure of this Book
Summary
Questions
References
What Is a National Company?
Motives for World Trade and Foreign Investment
The Effect of Foreign Investment on Exports
Motives for Foreign Trade
Economic Integration
Motives for Foreign Investment
A Synthesis of Foreign Trade and Investment Theories
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
The Fruits of Free Trade Under the World Trade Organization
The Balance of Payments
Opportunity Cost and Comparative Advantage
An Overview of the Balance of Payments
Balance-of-Payments Accounts
The Actual Balance of Payments
How to Reduce a Trade Deficit
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
USA-China Trade Relations
The International Monetary System
The Euro - A Story of Change
A Successful Foreign-Exchange System
A Brief History of the International Monetary System
The International Monetary Fund
The European Monetary Union
Proposals for Further International Monetary Reform
Summary
Questions
References
The Mexican Peso Crisis of December 1994
Corporate Foreign-Exchange Risk Management
The Foreign-Exchange Market and Parity Conditions
The Volume of Foreign-Exchange Trading
Major Participants in the Exchange Market
Spot Exchange Quotation: The Spot Exchange Rate
Forward Exchange Quotation: The Forward Exchange Rate
International Parity Conditions
Arbitrages
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
The Big Mac Hamburger Standard: February 2003
Currency Futures and Options
Derivatives Risks
The Currency Futures Market
The Currency Options Market
Futures Options
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Merck's Use of Currency Options
Financial Swaps
Why have Gillette and GE Chosen a Higher Cost of Funding?
The Emergence of the Swap Market
Plain Vanilla Swaps
Motivations for Swaps
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Regulations of Derivatives Markets
Exchange Rate Forecasting
Mundell Wins Nobel Prize in Economics
Measuring Exchange Rate Changes
The Forecasting Needs of the Multinational Company
Forecasting Floating Exchange Rates
Forecasting Fixed Exchange Rates
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
General Motors Operations in Mexico, and the Peso Crisis
Managing Transaction Exposure and Economic Exposure
Avon's Actions to Protect Against Volatile Currencies
The Basic Nature of Foreign-Exchange Exposures
Transaction Exposure Management
Economic Exposure Management
Currency Exposure Management Practices
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Western Mining's Economic Exposure Management
Translation Exposure Management
Main Features of Accounting Exposure
Translation Rules
FASBs 8 and 52
Hedging Translation Exposure
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Dell Mercosur
The Global Financing Strategy
International Financial Markets
Foreign Investors Load Up with Asia's Shares
Eurocurrency Markets
The Eurocurrency Interbank Market
The Asian Currency Market
The International Bond Market
The International Equity Market
Long-Term Capital Flows to Developing Countries
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
The Rise and Fall of the US Stock Market
International Banking Issues and Country Risk Analysis
Argentina's Currency Crisis
International Banking Operations
International Loans
Country Risk Analysis
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
The World Bank
Financing Foreign Trade
US Export-Import Bank Seeks Private Investors
Basic Documents in Foreign Trade
The Payment Terms of Export Transactions
Sources of Financing Foreign Trade
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Arms Dealers Get Creative with Offsets
Financing Foreign Investment
Failed US-Vietnamese Joint Ventures
Internal Sources of Funds
External Sources of Funds
Development Banks
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
IBM's Strategic Alliances
Global Investment Strategy
International Working Capital Management
An Efficient Global Treasury Structure
The Basic Concepts of Working Capital Management
Cash Management
Accounts Receivable Management
Inventory Management
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Navistar International's Netting System
International Portfolio Investment
LE Group Shows how Korea Inc. Might Restructure
Key Terminology
The Benefits of International Diversification
Methods of International Diversification
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Investing in DaimlerChrysler in the USA
Corporate Strategy and Foreign Direct Investment
How Can Companies Get the Most Out of Their Foreign Investment?
An Overview of Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
BP's Acquisition of Amoco
International Capital Budgeting Decisions
External Factors Affecting Foreign Project Analysis
The Foreign Investment Decision-Making Process
Portfolio Theory
Capital Budgeting Theory and Practice
Political Risk Management
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Multinational Capital Budgeting Practices
The Cost of Capital for Foreign Projects
GM's Target Debt Ratio in its Overseas Expansion
The Weighted Average Cost of Capital
The Optimum Capital Structure
The Marginal Cost of Capital and Investment Decisions
Cultural Values and Capital Structure
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Do Multinational Firms Have Lower Debt Ratios than Domestic Firms?
Corporate Performance of Foreign Operations
Offshore Workers Increase IBM's Profits
The Global Control System and Performance Evaluation
International Taxation
Transfer Pricing and Tax Planning
Summary
Questions
Problems
References
Advanced Technology's Ethical Dilemma
Web Resources and Internet Exercises
Answers to Selected End-of-Chapter Problems
Glossary
Index

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