Advances In International Investments: Traditional and

The globalization of economic markets has ended in an built-in international industry. rising economies similar to China and India have spread out their markets to overseas traders. New tools equivalent to exchange-traded cash are being created, and present tools are being multiplied to incorporate genuine asset investments similar to normal assets and genuine property investments.

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Org). For example, Beal et al. (2005) use the term “socially responsible investment (SRI)” and “ethical investment” interchangeably. , 1995). Desmadryl (2007) presented a broader definition of SRI to the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). ”3 This definition is focused on the concept of “sustainable development,” a term used to describe economic viability in the long-term horizon that “enables present generations to satisfy their needs without threatening the ability of future generations to satisfy theirs,” a concept originally described in Our Common Future4 in 1987.

Fifth, the globalization of venture capital (VC) funds has allowed US investors to invest in creative innovation and entrepreneurship ventures outside the US, including international venture capital hotbeds in Europe, China, Israel, and India (Table 6). Finally, new products are created to overcome domestic market impediments. For example, the rise of non-delivery forward contracts (NDFs) is a case in point. The NDFs provide investor a way to hedge risks associated with non-convertible currencies whose prices may be misaligned.

In light of the heavy investment of foreign money in the corporate equity and debt market, it is interesting to see which industries have attracted most foreign investors. Table 9 shows the top ten foreign holdings of US securities by individual countries in 2005. 1 billion). -G. Fung, X. E. Xu and J. Yau Table 9. gov/tic. 6 billion), reflecting the attractiveness of steady cash flows from these industries to bondholders. 4. Conclusions This chapter discusses the growth of the world financial markets with common stocks, bonds, and other new financial instruments such as GDRs, ETFs, and derivatives.

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