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The Handbook of International Trade and Finance
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International trade, and its financing, is now a key component of many undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. For anyone involved in international sales, finance, shipping and administration, or for those studying for academic or professional qualifications in international trade, The Handbook of International Trade & Finance offers an extensive and topical explanation of the key finance areas - including risk management, international payments and currency management. This essential reference resource provides the information necessary to help you to reduce risks and improve cash flow, identify the most competitive finance alternatives, structure the best payment terms, and minimize finance and transaction costs. This fully revised and updated 3rd edition also describes the negotiating process from the perspectives of both the buyer and the seller, providing valuable insight into the complete financing process, and covering key topics such as: - trade risks and risk assessment - export credit insurance - methods of payment - trade finance - bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit - terms of payment - currency risk management The Handbook gives a complete and thorough assessment of all the issues involved in constructing, financing and completing a cross-border transaction and is an indispensable guide for anyone who deals with international trade. It also includes a section on risk management, which plays an increasingly important role in international trade- from currency fluctuations to political risk and natural disasters.
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Includes case studies and examples of cross-border transactions from across the globe A complete and thorough assessment of all the issues involved in the international financing process Features a section on risk management and its potential impact on the physical flow of goods and the cost of insurance Helps you to reduce risks, improve cash flow, structure payment terms and minimize finance and transaction costs Provides insight into the financing process by describing it from the perspectives of both the buyer and the seller

Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Trade risks and risk assessment;
    • Chapter - 02: Methods of payment;
    • Chapter - 03: Bonds, guarantees and standby letters of credit;
    • Chapter - 04: Currency risk management;
    • Chapter - 05: Export credit insurance;
    • Chapter - 06: Trade finance;
    • Chapter - 07: Structured trade finance;
    • Chapter - 08: Terms of payment

About the Author

Anders Grath has over 25 years' experience in international trade and finance within major European financial institutions, as head of both international departments and corporate units. He is the author of a series of similar titles on individual country markets.

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"[T]rade expert Anders Grath provides a compact, complete guide to the fundamentals of this crucial aspect of global commerce. ...[H]is clear information is crucial for any firm buying and selling internationally.'s guidance to bankers, entrepreneurs or executives involved in overseas trade."--getAbstract "Inc. " "Praise for the previous edition: " "[C]omplete and comprehensive guide to trading safely...an invaluable complete and comprehensive resource text for community and college library financial studies collections focusing on international trade." --Midwest Book Review "[D]esigned for rapid browsing. The typeface is pleasing to the eye, including bold subtitles; the layout features a liberal use of bullets for subtopics, judicious use of white space, flow charts, and frequent text boxes with close-ups on specific issues and definitions. ...Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." --CHOICE "[T]rade expert Anders Grath provides a compact, complete guide to the fundamentals of this crucial aspect of global commerce. ...[H]is clear information is crucial for any firm buying and selling internationally. getAbstract recommends Grath's guidance to bankers, entrepreneurs or executives involved in overseas trade." --getAbstract "Provides an explanation of the key finance areas of international trade, including risk management, international payments, and currency management. Discusses trade risks and risk assessment; methods of payment; bonds, guarantees, and insurance; trade finance; structured trade finance; and terms of payment." --Journal of Economic Literature "[N]ow more than ever, purchasing and supply chain professionals need to be fully conversant with the elements of international trade and the associated risks. This handbook covers the financial mechanisms in a factual and accessible manner." --Supply Management "Praise for the previous edition: " "[C]omplete and comprehensive guide to trading safely...an invaluable complete and comprehensive resource text for community and college library financial studies collections focusing on international trade."--Midwest Book Review "Library Bookwatch, Economic Studies Shelf "

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