The Colder War [PDF]
26 October 2014, 00:13
2014 | PDF | 2.74MB
How the massive power shift in Russia threatens the political dominance of the United States
There is a new cold war underway, driven by a massive geopolitical power shift to Russia that went almost unnoticed across the globe. In The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp, energy expert Marin Katusa takes a look at the ways the western world is losing control of the energy market, and what can be done about it.
Russia is in the midst of a rapid economic and geopolitical renaissance under the rule of Vladimir Putin, a tenacious KGB officer turned modern-day tsar. Understanding his rise to power provides the keys to understanding the shift in the energy trade from Saudi Arabia to Russia. This powerful new position threatens to unravel the political dominance of the United States once and for all.
- Discover how political coups, hostile takeovers, and assassinations have brought Russia to the center of the world's energy market
- Follow Putin's rise to power and how it has led to an upsetting of the global balance of trade
- Learn how Russia toppled a generation of robber barons and positioned itself as the most powerful force in the energy market
- Study Putin's long-range plans and their potential impact on the United States and the U.S. dollar
If Putin's plans are successful, not only will Russia be able to starve other countries of power, but the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) will replace the G7 in wealth and clout. The Colder War takes a hard look at what is to come in a new global energy market that is certain to cause unprecedented impact on the U.S. dollar and the American way of life.
Fundamental Principles of Law and Economics [PDF]
25 October 2014, 23:57
2014 | PDF | 1.94MB
This textbook places the relationship between law and economics in its international context, explaining the fundamentals of this increasingly important area of teaching and research in an accessible and straightforward manner. In presenting the subject, Alan Devlin draws on the neoclassical tradition of economic analysis of law while also showcasing cutting- edge developments, such as the rise of behavioural economic theories of law.
Key features of this innovative book include:
- case law, directives, regulations, and statistics from EU, UK, and US jurisdictions are presented clearly and contextualised for law students, showing how law and economics theory can be understood in practice;
- succinct end- of-chapter summaries highlight the essential points in each chapter to focus student learning;
- further reading is provided at the end of each chapter to guide independent research.
Making use of tables and diagrams throughout to facilitate understanding, this text provides a comprehensive overview of law-and-economics that is ideal for those new to the subject and for use as a course text for law-and-economics modules.
The Life in the Financial Markets [PDF]
25 October 2014, 23:52
2014 | PDF | 1.94MB
An accessible and thorough review of the international financial markets
Life in the Financial Markets—How They Really Work And Why They Matter To You offers the financial services professional, and anyone interested in knowing more about the profession, an entertaining and comprehensive analysis of the financial markets and the financial services industry. Written by Daniel Lacalle—a noted portfolio manager with EcoFin and well-known media personality—the book goes beyond a simple summary and offers solid advice on the future of the global financial markets. This great resource also includes a review of effective strategies and forecasts the trends that represent potential opportunities for investors.
The book reviews the recent history of the financial crisis and includes information on hot topics such as derivatives and high frequency trading. An in-depth section on investment banking is written from the perspective of a successful practitioner and provides clarity on several complex and overly politicized elements of the banking system. The author gives an expert's perspective on the debt markets, monetary policies, and quantitative easing, and helps explain the various issues surrounding sovereign debt, the Euro crisis, and austerity versus growth policies. Comprehensive in scope, this resource also offers an analysis of investment styles, from hedge funds to "long only" investments, as well as an in-depth look at corporate communication and its impact on markets and investments.
- Offers an engaging and comprehensive analysis of the financial services industry
- Includes information on the workings of the global financial system following the economic crisis
- Contains a review of complex banking systems
Analyzes the various investment styles and answers the most common questions pertaining to investing