Stock Markets, Investments and Corporate Behavior examines the nature of stock market growth and decline, the function of financial markets, and their implications for commercial companies. Traditionally, finance academics have attempted to understand financial markets and commercial companies as physicists approach their subject matter: with a set of laws in mind that govern the field. But finance is not physics. The academic's approach falsely assumes that financial markets can be understood as systems within which self-interested maximizers behave in logical ways that are coordinated by the invisible hand of the price mechanism. This book demonstrates that finance is more appropriately understood as a field in which investors and finance managers may or may not use rational calculations as the basis of their decision making.This book opens with an effective dismantling of the traditional mathematical approach used to understand and describe markets and corporate financial behavior. In its place, the mathematics of growth and decline is developed anew, while holding to the realization that the decisions of organizations rely on the choices of real people with limited information available to them. The book will appeal to all students who wish to reappraise their knowledge of finance in a thoughtful manner. Specifically, this book is designed to appeal to anyone who wishes to refine their understanding of the nature of stock markets and financial growth, optimal portfolio allocation, option pricing, asset valuation, corporate financial behavior, and what it means to be ethical in our financial institutions.
As the countries of Eastern Europe undergo the dramatic transformation to a market economy, waves of reforms, food shortages, massive unemployment and political upheavals continue to complicate an already bewildering situation. It has been a slow, difficult struggle, but the newly independent countries have made progress toward establishing capital markets and the democratic institutions to protect them.
Cutting through the confusion that has surrounded privatization and capitalist enterprises in the East, Margie Lindsay here presents, in a succinct and straight-forward one- country-per-chapter approach, the essential facts, policies and problems surrounding this historic transition. Each chapter summarizes developments to date, examining banking, finance, money and capital markets, insurance, market supervision, emerging stock markets, secondary markets and other relevant topics specific to each country. Countries covered are: Albania; Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; Poland; Romania; and Slovenia. Summaries or complete texts of major legislation dictating privatization policy are also included.
The book is rounded out with rich appendixes that give useful contact names and addresses of financial institutions in the East. Developing Capital Markets In Eastern Europe serves as a valuable reference tool and guide for economists, businessmen, potential investors and academics alike through the maze of theories, legislation, and contradictions in the political and economic policy debates of the Eastern countries.
This history of the global securities market is the product of over 30 years of research by one of the world's foremost financial historians. It covers all aspects of the history of the securities markets from its beginnings in Medieval Venice through Amsterdam and London to its operations in Tokyo and New York today. It also integrates the history of both stocks and bonds, established and emerging markets, stock exchanges and over-the- counter trading, and the crises and continuity that have made the global securities market such a force in the world over the centuries. A path-breaking book unlike any other written before, it provides in one volume an authoritative account of the global securities market from its earliest developments to the present day.
Now in its tenth edition, Stockley's Drug Interactions is still the most indispensible and authoritative international source of drug interaction information. Based upon the many thousands of published clinical papers and reports, it provides a series of detailed, yet concise, monographs designed for quick and easy reference. Each monograph contains a summary, clinical evidence for the interaction under discussion, its probable mechanism, clinical importance, and management. Features: 1. Covers interactions between therapeutic drugs, proprietary medicines, some commonly used herbal medicines, foods, drinks, pesticides, and drugs of abuse. 2. Provides a comprehensive and fully-referenced discussion of the available clinical evidence for interactions, an assessment of their clinical importance, and gives clear practical guidance on how to manage the interaction, all in detailed yet concise monographs. 3. Content is clinically relevant, evaluated, and evidence-based, and provides the depth of critical information that is often missing from more general reference works. 4. Based on published sources and fully referenced. 5. Global coverage - inclusion of drugs used worldwide. 6 Part of a family of drug interactions resources including a quick reference pocket book, Stockley's Drug Interactions Pocket Companion, a specialist herbal interactions text, Stockley's Herbal Medicines Interactions, and Stockley's Drug Interactions Alerts, which contains data suitable for integration into dispensing and prescribing systems. New in this edition. The tenth edition has been comprehensively updated in-line with published literature and contains information on many new drugs, including amifampridine, dapoxetine, febuxostat, fingolimod, HCV- protease inhibitors (boceprevir and telaprevir), omalizumab, and tapentadol. Some highlights include: * Content has been updated to include new advice regarding the concurrent use of oral contraceptives and antibacterials; * Table of P-glycoprotein inhibitors has been revised and updated; * Tables of cytochrome P450 inducers and inhibitors have been revised and updated; * Table of drugs that prolong the QT-interval has been revised and updated.
An authoritative introduction to the development and character of the global political economy. Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, it offers unique depth and breadth of analysis. New for the 3rd edition; substantial coverage of Asia, a re-vamp of the core theoretical framework and analysis of the global financial crisis. This important text covers historical and geographical dimensions of globalisation and offers a clear understanding of how and where globalisation came from. It follows the development of the global political economy from inception to the 21st century. A must read for all students.
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