Globalization and its relation to poverty reduction and development is not well understood. The revised and updated edition of Globalization for Development identifies the ways in which globalization can overcome poverty or make it worse. The book defines the big historical trends, identifies main global flowstrade, finance, aid, migration, and ideasand examines how each can contribute to undermine economic development. By considering what helps and what does not, the book presents policy recommendations to make globalization more effective as a vehicle for shared growth and prosperity. It will be an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and anyone interested in international development issues and the effects of globalization in todays economy.
Case Studies for Corporate Finance: From A (Anheuser) to Z (Zyps) provides a distinctive collection of 51 real business cases dealing with corporate finance issues over the period of 1985-2014. Written by Harold Bierman, world-renowned author in the field of corporate finance, the book spans over different areas of finance which range from capital structures to leveraged buy-outs to restructuring. While the primary focus of the case studies is the economy of the United States, other parts of the world are also represented. Notable to this comprehensive case studies book are questions to which unique solutions are offered in the latter section of the book, all of which aim to provide the reader with simulated experience of real business situations involving corporate financial decision-making. Case studies covered include that of Time Warner (1989-1991), The Walt Disney Company (1995), Exxon-Mobil (1998), Mitsubishi's Zero Coupon Convertible Bond (2000), and Apple (2014).
As the new Russian state struggles with the transition to a market economy, the need for radical monetary reform becomes increasingly urgent. The choice of reform is crucial, for it will largely determine Russia's future economic performance. In order to break free of the lingering effects of Soviet central planning, the new Russian state needs a stable, convertible currency.
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