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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Develops student capacity to understand the operation of global financial markets with particular emphasis on Asia Pacific. Compliance with regulatory requirements for businesses is an additional focus. Consideration of emerging issues in financial markets and market participant behaviour is analysed. In addition the development of financial market policy and financial market integration among Asia Pacific countries is investigated

Unit content

  1. Asia Pacific Financial Institutions and Regulatory Architecture
  2. Short and Long Term Finance in Asia Pacific Financial Markets
  3. Emerging Capital Markets in the Asia Pacific
  4. IPOs and M&As in Asia Pacific Financial Markets
  5. Managing Financial Crises and Financial Market Integration in Asia Pacific Markets
  6. Emerging Issues in Asia Pacific Financial Markets: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Rise of the Chinese Renminbi as a Global Currency

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically evaluate the global financial architecture with specific reference to Asia Pacific financial markets and their operation, role and significance in the global financial system
2 critically analyse the development, transformation and integration of Asia Pacific financial markets and their role in funding business growth in Asia Pacific
3 understand and assess governance and regulation of Asia Pacific financial markets with consideration of market participant response to financial market crises and market contagion
4 understand compliance regimes and complex regulatory requirements in the Asia Pacific markets and statutory obligations for business organisations in terms of disclosure and external reporting of financial information
5 critically compare and evaluate alternative sources of finance from Asia Pacific financial markets used for funding new business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions and corporate expansion
6 evaluate and assess emerging issues in Asia Pacific financial markets, such as the rise of the Renminbi as a global currency and the role of sovereign wealth funds

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically evaluate the global financial architecture with specific reference to Asia Pacific financial markets and their operation, role and significance in the global financial system
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  2. critically analyse the development, transformation and integration of Asia Pacific financial markets and their role in funding business growth in Asia Pacific
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  3. understand and assess governance and regulation of Asia Pacific financial markets with consideration of market participant response to financial market crises and market contagion
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  4. understand compliance regimes and complex regulatory requirements in the Asia Pacific markets and statutory obligations for business organisations in terms of disclosure and external reporting of financial information
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  5. critically compare and evaluate alternative sources of finance from Asia Pacific financial markets used for funding new business start-ups, mergers and acquisitions and corporate expansion
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7:
  6. evaluate and assess emerging issues in Asia Pacific financial markets, such as the rise of the Renminbi as a global currency and the role of sovereign wealth funds
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA7: