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AFF9160 - International banking and finance

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)


Topics include the international financial system; the European monetary system; Euromarkets; trade finance and trade facilitation agencies; international bank management issues; global banking issues; country risk analysis; effect on banks of catering to needs of multinationals and transnationals.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify characteristics of international banking and analyse the decision of domestic banks to expand internationally
  • explain the role of international financial markets and the instruments used in these markets
  • understand foreign exchange and the application of relevant hedging techniques
  • develop written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team.


Within semester assessment: 30 %
Examination (3 hours): 70 %

Contact hours

3 hours per week



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