Aim of the course
The course aims to provide participants with a more real-world understanding of financial markets in general, and the Vietnamese financial markets in particular. Considerable emphasis is placed on current debates focusing on the emergence of digital currencies, the changing nature of wholesale money markets, the development of non-bank electronic payments mechanisms, the changing objectives of central banks and the monetary policy instruments they are using, and the emergence of new global payments systems that are seeking to by-pass the US dollar.
A large amount of data is used by way of support for the particular interpretation of the behaviour of financial markets provided in this course. Time will be set aside for discussions of the likely future direction of key financial market variables such as 3-month interbank rates, short-term debt interest rates, lending rates of commercial banks, and exchange rates.
Benefits of following the course
Who is the course for?
The target group is those lower and middle level executives that are a) working in the financial sector and have need of a more practical understanding of the workings of this sector, or b) working in other sectors but have need of an understanding of the workings of the financial sector. This includes those with and without a formal training in the workings of financial markets. The only requirement for following the course is a desire to learn something of practical relevance, and using one’s own common-sense and logic to do so.
The nature and role of financial markets in general.
Explaining the determination of profit margins, interest rates and wage rates.
Textbook discussions of money and financial markets.
Financial market development and economic development.