An Introduction to Global Financial Markets

by Stephen Valdez & Philip Molyneux

Key web links

GENERAL

Asian Development Bank http://www.adb.org

Bank for International Settlements https://www.bis.org

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) https://www.bcg.com

Euromoney http://www.euromoney.com/

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development www.ebrd.com

European Central Bank https://www.ecb.europa.eu

European Union http://europa.eu/index_en.htm

Federation of European Securities Exchanges http://www.fese.eu

Financial Stability Board http://www.financialstabilityboard.org/

Inter-American Development Bank www.iadb.org

International Monetary Fund http://www.imf.org

Investment Company Institute https://www.ici.org/research/stats

Islamic Development Bank http://www.isdb.org

London Stock Exchange http://www.londonstockexchange.com

McKinsey & Co http://www.mckinsey.com

OECD http://www.oecd.org

The Banker http://www.thebanker.com/

The Financial Times http://www.ft.com/wealth

TheCityUK http://www.thecityuk.com

Wall Street Journal http://www.wsj.com/wealth

World Bank Group http://www.worldbank.org/

World Federation of Exchanges http://www.world-exchanges.org



WEBLINKS CITED IN CHAPTERS

CHAPTER 2 BANKING BACKGROUND


http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/pra/pages/crdiv/default.aspx

Highlights the main features of CRD IV

http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/finances/banking-union/index_en.htm

European Banking Union


CHAPTER 4 COMMERCIAL BANKING

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/Documents/quarterlybulletin/2014/qb14q3digitalcurrenciesbitcoin1.pdf
Innovations in payments media

https://www.bba.org.uk/news/press-releases/britains-bank-customers-use-internet-banking-7-billion-times-in-just-one-year/#.VFWoJPmzJcY
British Bankers association report on Internet banking usage

www.ici.org
Investment Company Institute – detailed information on mutual funds


CHAPTER 7 MONEY & BOND MARKETS


http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/statistics/Pages/yieldcurve/default.aspx#chart_nom
Bank of England yield curve charts / statistics

https://www.theice.com/iba/libor
ICE Libor data (previously the British Bankers Association libor)

https://www.bis.org/statistics/secstats.htm
Bank for International Statistics (BIS) debt statistics information


CHAPTER 8 EQUITY MARKETS

http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/ageing/WorldPopulationAgeing2013.pdf
United Nation report on global population trends

www.world-exchanges.org
World Federation of Exchanges, Annual Statistics

www.towerswatson.com
Towers Watson, 2015 Global Pension Assets Study

http://www.ici.org
Investment Company Institute – detailed data on global funds industry


CHAPTER 10 FINANCIAL CRISIS

www.bis.org/publ/arpdf/ar2009e.pdf
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) 2009 Annual Report


CHAPTER 11 FOREIGN EXCHANGE

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/DEXUSUK/#
Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis, stlouisfed.org, US $ / UK £ rate


CHAPTER 12 EUROPE & THE EUROZONE

https://www.minneapolisfed.org/research/economic-policy-papers/chronic-sovereign-debt-crises-in-the-eurozone-20102012
Chronology of the Euro debt crisis


CHAPTER 14 FINANCIAL FUTURES

https://www.theice.com/futures-europe
Details of the Liffe contracts that are now listed at ICE Futures Europe here:

https://www.theice.com/products/#/Futures-Options/Interest-Rates
Interest Rate Derivatives

https://www.theice.com/products/#/Futures-Options/Equity-Derivatives
Equity Derivatives

https://www.theice.com/products/#/Futures-Options/Agriculture
Soft commodity derivatives

http://www.futuresindustry.org
Futures Industry Association, Annual Volume Survey


CHAPTER 16 EMERGING GROWTH-LEADING ECONOMIES (EAGLES)

http://data.worldbank.org
World Bank economic and financial data bases covering a host of information for around 200 countries


CHAPTER 17 TRENDS IN THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

http://ussif.org/
US Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment