Jonathan A.Batten – European Fixed Income Markets

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European Fixed Income Markets

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About this book

The introduction of the euro in 1999 cast a new focus on the financial markets of constituent euro-zone countries, which have subsequently emerged with the second largest bond market in the world. This new book offers in depth insights and advice for any practitioner in the European fixed-income and ancillary derivative markets, and includes in-depth analysis of euro and non-euro markets as well as emerging countries.

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This book offers a clear, insightful perspective on the post-eurofixed-income markets of Europe. The introduction of the euro in1999 cast a new focus on the financial markets of constituenteuro-zone countries which have subsequently seen their domesticmarkets emerge as the second largest bond market in the world afterAmerica, with bonds being the most important asset-class-rivallingequities. Such critical size and importance results from theharmonization of macro-economic targets, and has considerablybroadened the scope of individual national debt markets.The essential characteristics and institutional details of thefixed-income markets of euro-zone countries as well as theirindividual fixed-income market are introduced and discussed by 26prominent international academics and market practitioners. Theirunique and detailed country analyses of both the euro and non-euroEuropean countries will add measurably to an understanding of thesemarkets.

There has been a paucity of volumes with extensive coverage ofthe fixed-income markets of the euro area since the inception ofthe euro, and this book aims to partially fill that void.

Author: Jonathan A.Batten

JONATHAN A. BATTEN is Professor of Finance at Seoul NationalUniversity in Korea and co-editor of the Elsevier JournalResearch in International Business and Finance. His previousbooks include Asia-Pacific Fixed Income Markets: An Analysis ofthe Region’s Money, Bond and Interest Derivative Markets,co-edited with Thomas A Fetherston and published by John Wiley& Sons, Singapore.

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