Book Finder
    
 
> Business & Economics > Economics > International Finance
 

Offshore
William Brittain-Catlin
0374256985
July 2005
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
In this ambitious meditation on the soul of capitalism, "offshore" means places like the Cayman Islands, where shadowy holding companies process vast sums of money on behalf of corporate behemoths eager to evade taxes and government scrutiny. But it's also an almost metaphysical realm where finance capital seeks to detach itself entirely from economic and social realities in the "onshore" world, but finds itself inevitably undone by that very impulse, à la Enron. Brittain-Catlin, a BBC producer and corporate investigator, blends muckraking exposé with dense philosophical rumination in a way that suggests what Hannah Arendt might have accomplished as a business reporter. He delves into the details of epic malfeasances, such as the byzantine scams Enron concocted with its 692 Cayman Island...


The Covenant with Black America
Tavis Smiley (Editor)
0883782774
March 2006
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Six years' worth of symposiums come together in this rich collection of essays that plot a course for African Americans, explaining how individuals and households can make changes that will immediately improve their circumstances in areas ranging from health and education to crime reduction and financial well-being. Addressing these pressing concerns are contributors Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general; Wade Henderson, executive director of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of the research think tank PolicyLink; and Cornel West, professor of Religion at Princeton University. Each chapter outlines one key issue and provides a list of resources, suggestions for action, and a checklist for what concerned citizens can do to keep their communities progressing...


Petrodollar Warfare
William R. Clark
0865715149
May 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description

The invasion of Iraq may well be remembered as the first oil currency war. Far from being a response to 9/11 terrorism or Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, Petrodollar Warfare argues that the invasion was precipitated by two converging phenomena: the imminent peak in global oil production and the ascendance of the euro currency.

Energy analysts agree that world oil supplies are about to peak, after which there will be a steady decline in supplies of oil. Iraq, possessing the world's second-largest oil reserves, was therefore already a target of US geostrategic interests. Together with the fact that Iraq had switched to paying for oil in euros-rather than US dollars-the Bush administration's unreported aim was to prevent further OPEC momentum in favor of the euro as an alternative oil transaction...



Global Political Economy: Understanding the International Economic Order
Robert Gilpin
069108677X
March 2001
Textbook Paperback
·
 
From Booklist
Robert Gilpin is a Princeton University professor emeritus and author of The Political Economy of International Relations (1987), a landmark in the field of international political economy. The world has changed much in the 14 years since that work appeared. The cold war has ended; few vestiges of communism remain. Advances in technology have increased the interdependence of national economies, and regional economic cooperation has blossomed. Meanwhile, the information economy has risen. Originally Gilpin intended to issue a second edition of his classic treatise, but he found world changes too dramatic and his own ideas so different that a "wholly new book" on the subject was warranted, which he has prepared with the assistance of a coauthor. Two years ago, he wrote The Challenge of Global Capitalism: The...


The Next Global Stage: The Challenges and Opportunities in Our Borderless World

013147944X


·
 
Download Description
"Globalization is a fact. You can't stop it; it has already happened; it is here to stay. And we are moving into a new global stage.

A radically new world is taking shape from the ashes of yesterday's nation-based economic world. To succeed, you must act on the global stage, leveraging radically new drivers of economic power and growth. Legendary business strategist Kenichi Ohmae¿who in The Borderless World, published in 1990, predicted the rise and success of globalization, coining the very word¿synthesizes today's emerging trends into the first coherent view of tomorrow's global economy¿and its implications for politics, business, and personal success.

Ohmae explores the dynamics of the new ""region state,"" tomorrow's most potent economic institution, and demonstrates how China is...



The Devil's Banker
Christopher Reich
0440241421
Aug 2004
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Reich (The Numbered Account; The Runner; The First Billion) returns to the stratospheric heights of international finance in this complicated novel of terrorist intrigue. Mild-mannered forensic accountant Adam Chapel revels in his first field mission, as he follows the tangled trail of a terrorist money transfer. Just as he's set to make an arrest, the suspect detonates a bomb that kills four of Chapel's fellow investigators. Injured in the blast but undeterred, Chapel teams up with Sarah Churchill, a beautiful spy of uncertain affiliation, to hunt down the bomber's secret organization. The shadowy association called the Hijira is funded in part by the elusive genius financier Marc Gabriel, who is engaged in funneling vast sums of money through legitimate and clandestine financial markets to fund Hijira's master...


Globalization and Its Discontents
Joseph E. Stiglitz
0393324397
April 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
Due to massive media coverage, many people are familiar with the controversy and organized resistance that globalization has generated around the world, yet explaining what globalization actually means in practice is a complicated task. For those wanting to learn more, this book is an excellent place to start. An experienced economist, Joseph Stiglitz had a brilliant career in academia before serving for four years on President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors and then three years as chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank. His book clearly explains the functions and powers of the main institutions that govern globalization--the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization--along with the ramifications, both good and bad, of their policies. He strongly believes that...


Flying on One Engine
Thomas R. Keene
1576601765
Sept 2005
Hardcover
·
 
CFO Magazine, January 2006
"For advice on how to handle the turbulence, Bernanke may want to turn to 'Flying on One Engine'."

Forbes
"A great deal of insight...myths are busted. Some daily noise on cable chat shows is revealed as superficial nonsense."

See all Editorial Reviews


International Taxation in a Nutshell
Richard L. Doernberg
0314149066
September 2004
Textbook Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This Nutshell provides the fundamentals of U.S. international taxation. Addresses the U.S. activities of foreign taxpayers, as well as the foreign activities of U.S. citizens and residents, focusing on the U.S. foreign tax credit. Special U.S. international tax provisions creating incentives or disincentives for certain conduct or forms of business transactions are featured. Also discusses U.S. transfer taxes such as estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax on both resident and nonresident aliens. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author
Emory University --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Fair Tax Book : Saying Goodbye to the Income Tax and the IRS
Neal Boortz, John Linder
0060875496
May 1, 2006
Paperback
·
 
Book Description

Wouldn't you love to abolish the IRS. . . .
Keep all the money in your paycheck. . . .
Pay taxes on what you spend, not what you earn. . . .
And eliminate all the fraud, hassle, and waste of our current system?
If so, the FairTax is for you!

A smash #1 New York Times bestseller from the moment it went on sale, The FairTax Book launched a massive grassroots movement across the country with its dramatic call to rid Americans of the punishing burden of income tax. Talk-radio firebrand Neal Boortz and Congressman John Linder are leading the charge to replace the current tax system with the FairTax -- a simple 23 percent retail sales tax on new goods and services that would eliminate the reviled IRS and replace it with a system that's fair to all -- while jump-starting the U.S....



International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics
Francisco L. Rivera-Batiz
0024005819
Sept 1993
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
This new edition contains full coverage of the deregulation and internationalization of banking and finance in the 1980s and 1990s (including a discussion of the growing importance of Japanese finance). It integrates modern international finance and open economy macroeconomics to provide readers with a thorough, accessible, and up-to-date treatment of international finance and economics.

The publisher, Prentice Hall Business Publishing
This text integrates modern international finance and open economy macroeconomics to provide students with a thorough, accessible, and up-to-date treatment of international finance and economics. The authors offer a dynamic presentation of the concepts that are shaping international economic policy today. The text's policy-orientation makes...


International Building Code 2003 (International Building Code)
International Code Council
1892395568
February 16, 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
The 2003 International Building Code addresses the design and installation of building systems through requirements that emphasize performance. Fully compatible with all the International Codes, the 2003 edition provides up-to-date, comprehensive coverage that establishes minimum regulations for building systems using prescriptive- and performance-related provisions. Content is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of materials and building designs. Structural as well as fire- and life-safety provisions covering seismic, wind, accessibility, egress, occupancy, roofs, and more are included.

Book Description
The 2003 International Building Code addresses the design and installation of building systems through requirements that emphasize performance....


The Al Qaeda Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime, and the Coming Apocalpse
Paul L. Williams
1591023491
September 2005
Hardcover
·
 
Paul R. Schiffer - Radio talkshow host,
"The Al Qaeda Connection goes far beyond [Osama's Revenge] in detailing the global reach of the terror cells."

James E. Beasley Jr., M.D., Esq. whose practice involves international terrorism litigation on behalf of 9/11 victims.
"...an important read which not only the public, but more importantly, our politicians should read and understand..."

See all Editorial Reviews


The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
C. K. Prahalad
0131467506
August 15, 2004
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Preface Preface This book is a result of a long and lonely journey for me. It started during the Christmas vacation of 1995. During that period of celebration and good cheer, one issue kept nagging me: What are we doing about the poorest people around the world? Why is it that with all our technology, managerial know-how, and investment capacity, we are unable to make even a minor contribution to the problem of pervasive global poverty and disenfranchisement? Why can t we create inclusive capitalism? Needless to say, these are not new questions. However, as one who is familiar with both the developed and the developing world, the contrasts kept gnawing at me. It became clear that finding a solution to the problems of those at the bottom of the economic pyramid around the world should be an integral part of my...


Foreign Exchange and Money Markets
Heinz Riehl
0070526710
May 1983
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
The authors provide an intimate knowledge of the fundamentals required to cope with the everchanging nature of the money and foreign exchange markets. Its emphasis is on the management of down to earth operations, covering how to read and take advantage of market quotations, the funds manager and the interaction between money and foreign exchange markets, funds management in a two-way market, problems and solutions in the trading room of a bank, problems and solutions of the multinational non-financial business, returns and risks, in foreign exchange operations, and control of foreign exchange and money market operations. This new edition is updated to account for recent changes and expanded to emphasize and broaden the treatment of money markets.


Race
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884270629
January 1996
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
The graphics and accompanying text reveal the implications that stem from the shop floor to our standard of living. The Race allows you to derive a superior system, Drum-Buffer-Rope, for generating logistical improvement. It also shows you how to focus these improvements so they are optimal and not just local. The epilogue and appendix quizzes will give the thoughtful reader insight in how to initiate and extend a process of ongoing improvement into other areas-like marketing and financial control.

About the Author
One of the world's most sought after business leaders - author and educator, Dr. Eli Goldratt. Eli Goldratt had been described by Fortune Magazine as a "guru to industry" and by Business Week as a "genius." His charismatic, stimulating, yet sometimes...


Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy
Matthew R. Simmons
047173876X
June 10, 2005
Hardcover
·
 
From Booklist
Investment banker Simmons offers a detailed description of the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the U.S and our long-standing dependence upon Saudi oil. With a field-by-field assessment of its key oilfields, he highlights many discrepancies between Saudi Arabia's actual production potential and its seemingly extravagant resource claims. Parts 1 and 2 of the book offer background and context for understanding the technical discussion of Saudi oil fields and the world's energy supplies. Parts 3 and 4 contain analysis of Saudi Arabia's oil and gas industry based on the technical papers published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Simmons suggests that when Saudi Arabia and other Middle East producers can no longer meet the world's enormous demand, world leaders and energy specialists must be prepared for the...


Coming Collapse of the Dollar and how to Profit from It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold and Other Hard Assets
James Turk
0385512236
December 2004
Hardcover
·
 
Review

Advance Praise for The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It

“Turk and Rubino are right: There is a crisis coming, and it will cause a collapse in the mountain of credit fostered by the monopoly central banks of the world. Read this book and find out how you can protect yourself while there's still time.” —Robert R. Prechter, author of the bestseller Conquer the Crash

”Should be read by everyone who is interested in both their own investments and this nation's future. I recommend this book highly.” —Richard L. Russell, Editor, Dow Theory Letters

“[Turk and Rubino] lay out a road map for avoiding the ‘Perfect Financial Storm.’ By reading this book you will be able to keep you and your loved ones safe, and . . ....



International Economics
Dennis R. Appleyard
0072315148
Dec 2000
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Appleyard-Field’s International Economics 4e text is a mid-level International Economics textbook that offers a consistent level of analysis and treatment of the two main subdivisions of international economics—international trade theory and policy and international monetary theory and policy. Comprehensive and clear, the text helps students move beyond recognition toward and understanding of current and future international events.


International Financial Management
Cheol S. Eun
0072521279
June 2003
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
The overriding objective of Eun and Resnick's International Financial Management, 3e is to teach students how to be effective global financial managers. The text covers the fundamentals of the macroeconomic environment of international financial management, discusses the financial environment in which the multinational firm and its managers must function, and covers foreign exchange management and financial management in a multinational firm.

About the Author
Cheol S. Eun (Ph.D., NYU, 1981) is a professor of finance and currently holds the Thomas R. Williams Chair in International Finance at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, he taught at Kent State University, University of Minnesota, and the University of Maryland, and at the Wharton School of the...


One Billion Customers : Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China (Wall Street Journal Book)
James McGregor
0743258398
October 11, 2005
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
The promise and perils-mostly the latter-that Western businesses face in China's huge but chaotic market are probed in this illuminating if not quite reassuring primer. Ex-Wall Street Journal China bureau chief McGregor presents a series of case studies from capitalism's Wild East, including a rocky joint venture between Morgan Stanley and a Chinese bank; the rise and fall of a Chinese peasant turned billionaire smuggler; Rupert Murdoch's travails in bringing a satellite TV network to China; and a muck-raking Chinese financial journalist's battles with both government censorship and the private media's cozy relationships with advertisers. He caps each chapter with gleanings of wisdom ("assume your procurement department is corrupt until proven innocent") and pointers on such topics as which bribes are ethically acceptable...


Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century
Jeffry A. Frieden
0393058085
January 2006
Hardcover
·
 
From Booklist
Frieden, an academic, traces the history of globalization from the late 1800s to the present, telling us, "Global economy and culture form a nearly seamless web in which the national boundaries are increasingly irrelevant to trade, investment, finance and other economic activity." Globalization is a choice formed by politics and policy decisions. It is now considered the norm, a fact of life that will continue. However, the author points out that this was also true from the end of the 1800s to 1914 and the start of World War I. The foundations of preexisting global economic order disintegrated, reemerging in the 1970s but not thriving until the 1990s. International integration usually expands economic opportunities and benefits society, but global capitalism, which does not address those ill-treated by world markets...


International Economics and International Economic Policy
Philip G. King
0072873337
Mar 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
The King reader is a collection of articles on international economics by leading economists drawn from various scholarly sources (e.g., Foreign Affairs, The Brookings Institution, Finance & Development, Federal Reserve Publications, the Journal of Economic Perspectives). Written by the top economists in the field, all the articles are written at a level appropriate for undergraduates or masters students. The Reader makes an inexpensive supplement when packaged with any McGraw-Hill/Irwin text, or at a reasonable price when sold by itself.


Pro-Sumer Power!: How to Create Wealth by Buying Smarter, Not Cheaper
Bill Quain
1891279041
December 2000
Paperback
·
 


China The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower
C. Fred Bergsten (Editor)
1586484648
April 2006
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
C. Fred Bergsten, Bates Gill, Nicholas R. Lardy and Derek Mitchell are the principal authors of this investigative analysis, full of new information and perspectives on China, the result of a year-long task force jointly sponsored by CSIS and IIE, to which distinguished China experts have contributed. It is accessible, narrative-driven, filled with facts, but written for the general reader. The expert judgments presented in China: The Balance Sheet will inform policymakers in Washington, scholars and the business community for years to come.

About the Author
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a nonprofit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned...


Case Studies in Finance
Robert F. Bruner
0072338628
July 2002
Textbook Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Case Studies in Finance, 4/e links managerial decisions to capital markets and the expectations of investors. At the core of almost all of the cases is a valuation task that requires students to look to financial markets for guidance in resolving the case problem. The focus on value helps managers understand the impact of the firm on the world around it. These cases also invite students to apply modern information technology to the analysis of managerial decisions.


Leadership
Rudolph W. Giuliani, Ken Kurson
0786868414
June 15, 2002
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
This highly anticipated book from New York's once controversial, now beloved former mayor opens with a gripping account of Giuliani's immediate reaction to the September 11 attacks, including a narrow escape from the original crisis command headquarters, and closes with the efforts to address the aftermath during his remaining four months in office. But, he argues, he did not suddenly become a great leader on September 11, and "had been doing [my] best to take on challenges my whole career." The bulk of the book draws on his experiences as a corporate lawyer and U.S. attorney and then as mayor. The leadership principles he champions preparation, accountability and strong self-definition chief among them come as no surprise, but the stories he uses as examples are filled with vivid scenes and organized with a...


International Financial Management
Cheol S. Eun
0072996862
Jan 2006
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
International Financial Management combines the fundamental concepts of international finance with solid practical applications. This combination has made it the book of choice at a variety of institutions, including top business schools such as Wharton, Stanford, Northwestern, and INSEAD. Neither superficial nor overly theoretical, Eun and Resnick's approach offers a conceptually solid, yet still relevant, treatment of international financial topics that puts students on the right track to becoming effective global financial managers.

About the Author
Cheol S. Eun (Ph.D., NYU, 1981) is a professor of finance and currently holds the Thomas R. Williams Chair in International Finance at Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, he taught at Kent State...


Inside the House of Money : Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets
Joseph G. Nicholas (Foreword), Steven Drobny
0471794473
April 21, 2006
Hardcover
·
 
Review
“useful for anyone who has entrusted their money to funds operating in the sector.”-- Financial Times

“Steven Drobny has been able to do something that few others have, especially in the media:  He got hedge fund managers to share their trade secrets.”--InstitutionalInvestor.com

“a good start in understanding what the new global micro manager is all about.”-- Lipper HedgeWorld

Book Description
Inside the House of Money lifts the veil on the typically opaque world of hedge funds, offering a rare glimpse at how today's highest paid money managers approach their craft. Author Steven Drobny demystifies how these star traders make billions for well-heeled investors, revealing their theories, strategies and approaches...



Evaluating Practice : Guidelines for the Accountable Professional (5th Edition)
Martin J. Bloom, et al
0205466982
July 15, 2005
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Now with a free SINGWIN CD-ROM, Evaluating Practice, Fourth Edition is even easier for readers to understand and apply data analysis. Unsurpassed among human service evaluation books, Evaluating Practice, Fourth Edition, includes the innovative SINGWIN program, created by Charles Auerbach, David Schnall, and Heidi Heft Laporte of Yeshiva University. Evaluating Practice instructs readers on managing cases and charting and filling out scales. Although the authors are best known within the social work discipline, this book can also be used in other professional programs such as nursing, counseling, psychology, and psychiatry. The free supplement with practice test questions provides a number of helpful exercises. For anyone interested in social work at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Also for those...


A Thousand Barrels a Second : The Coming Oil Break Point and the Challenges Facing an Energy Dependent World
Peter Tertzakian
0071468749
January 19, 2006
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Though written by an energy industry investment analyst and intended primarily for investors, this book makes a convincing, layreader-friendly case that the end of oil is nigh and it's time to get serious about energy alternatives now that the world is at "the dawn of a new energy age" that will pit the U.S. against China in the struggle for oil. Tertzakian provides an excellent primer on oil's history, uses, supply chains and politics, including dozens of charts and graphs to illustrate the bleak outlook for oil's future. The future of energy, Tertzakian advises, is an amalgamation of increasing dependence on alternative fuels (biofuel, nuclear and green sources) and conservation. He admits conservation is a tough sell for big earners who will be able to afford the $4 per gallon gasoline will inevitably cost,...

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.