International Banking And Money Market

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Edge Act banks are not prohibited from owning equity in business corporations,unlike domestic commercial banks.

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An Edge Act bank is typically located in a state different from that of its parent in order to get around the prohibition on interstate branch banking.

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International banks are different from domestic banks in what way(s)?

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International banks can arrange trade financing.

B

International banks can arrange for foreign exchange transactions.

C

International banks can assist their clients in hedging exchange rate risk.

D

All of the above

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Major distinguishing features between domestic banks and international banks are

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the types of deposits they accept.

B

the types of loans and investments they make.

C

membership in loan syndicates.

D

all of the above

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Question 5
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Since international banks have the facilities to trade foreign exchange,

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they generally also make a market as a dealer in foreign exchange.

B

they generally also make a market as a dealer in foreign exchange derivatives.

C

they generally also trade foreign exchange products for their own account.

D

none of the above

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Question 6
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Banks that both perform traditional commercial banking functions and engage in investment banking activities are often called

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international service banks.
B
investment banks.
C
commercial banks.
D
merchant banks.
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Merchant banks are different from traditional commercial banks in what way(s)?

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Merchant banks can engage in investment banking activities.
B
Merchant banks can arrange for foreign exchange transactions.
C
Merchant banks can assist their clients in hedging exchange rate risk.
D
All of the above
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Question 8
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By far the most important international finance centers are

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New York and London.
B
New York, London, and Tokyo.
C
New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, and Zurich.
D
New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, Zurich, and Frankfurt.
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Question 9
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Multinational banks are often not subject to the same regulations as domestic banks.

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There may be increased need to publish adequate financial information.
B
There may be reduced need to publish adequate financial information.
C
Their requirements to publish adequate financial information are the same.
D
None of the above
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Question 10
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A domestic bank that follows a multinational client abroad to preserve that banking relationship

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is playing the role of the desperate housewife in this relationship.
B
is pursuing a wholesale defensive strategy.
C
is pursuing a retail defensive strategy.
D
none of the above
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A domestic bank that becomes a multinational bank to prevent erosion by foreign banks of the traveler's checks,touring,and foreign business market

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is playing the role of the desperate housewife in this relationship.
B
is pursuing a wholesale defensive strategy.
C
is pursuing a retail defensive strategy.
D
none of the above
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Banking tends to be

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a low marginal cost industry.
B
a high marginal cost industry.
C
a constant average cost industry.
D
none of the above
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Question 13
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A U.S.-based multinational bank

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would not have to provide deposit insurance and meet reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits.
B
would have to provide deposit insurance and meet reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits.
C
would not have to provide deposit insurance but would have to meet reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits.
D
would have to provide deposit insurance but not meet reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits.
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A bank may establish a multinational operation for the reason of low marginal costs.The underlying rationale being that

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banks follow their multinational customers abroad to prevent the erosion of their clientele to foreign banks seeking to service the multinational's foreign subsidiaries.
B
multinational banking operations help a bank prevent the erosion of its traveler's check, tourist, and foreign business markets from foreign bank competition.
C
managerial and marketing knowledge developed at home can be used abroad with low marginal costs.
D
the foreign bank subsidiary can draw on the parent bank's knowledge of personal contacts and credit investigations for use in that foreign market.
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A bank may establish a multinational operation for the reason of knowledge advantage.The underlying rationale being that

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local firms may be able to obtain from a foreign subsidiary bank operating in their country more complete trade and financial market information about the subsidiary's home country than they can obtain from their own domestic banks.
B
by maintaining foreign branches and foreign currency balances, banks may reduce transaction costs and foreign exchange risk on currency conversion if government controls can be circumvented.
C
greater stability of earnings is possible with international diversification.Offsetting business and monetary policy cycles across nations reduces the country-specific risk of any one nation.
D
the foreign bank subsidiary can draw on the parent bank's knowledge of personal contacts and credit investigations for use in that foreign market.
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A bank may establish a multinational operation for the reason of prestige.The underlying rationale being that

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local firms may be able to obtain from a foreign subsidiary bank operating in their country more complete trade and financial market information about the subsidiary's home country than they can obtain from their own domestic banks.
B
the foreign bank subsidiary can draw on the parent bank's knowledge of personal contacts and credit investigations for use in that foreign market.
C
very large multinational banks have high perceived prestige, liquidity, and deposit safety that can be used to attract clients abroad.
D
multinational banks are often not subject to the same regulations as domestic banks.There may be reduced need to publish adequate financial information, lack of required deposit insurance and reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits, and the absence of territorial restrictions.
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Question 17
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A bank may establish a multinational operation for the reason of risk reduction.The underlying rationale being that

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by maintaining foreign branches and foreign currency balances, banks may reduce transaction costs and foreign exchange risk on currency conversion if government controls can be circumvented.
B
greater stability of earnings is possible with international diversification.Offsetting business and monetary policy cycles across nations reduces the country-specific risk of any one nation.
C
multinational banks are often not subject to the same regulations as domestic banks.There may be reduced need to publish adequate financial information, lack of required deposit insurance and reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits, and the absence of territorial restrictions.
D
multinational banking operations help a bank prevent the erosion of its traveler's check, tourist, and foreign business markets from foreign bank competition.
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Question 18
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A bank may establish a multinational operation for the reason of regulatory advantage.The underlying rationale being that

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A
banks follow their multinational customers abroad to prevent the erosion of their clientele to foreign banks seeking to service the multinational's foreign subsidiaries.
B
multinational banking operations help a bank prevent the erosion of its traveler's check, tourist, and foreign business markets from foreign bank competition.
C
by maintaining foreign branches and foreign currency balances, banks may reduce transaction costs and foreign exchange risk on currency conversion if government controls can be circumvented.
D
multinational banks are often not subject to the same regulations as domestic banks.There may be reduced need to publish adequate financial information, lack of required deposit insurance and reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits, and the absence of territorial restrictions.
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Currently,the biggest bank in the world is

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Citigroup.
B
Bank of America.
C
UBS.
D
The World Bank.
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Question 20
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A bank may establish a multinational operation for the reason of retail defensive strategy.The underlying rationale being that

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banks follow their multinational customers abroad to prevent the erosion of their clientele to foreign banks seeking to service the multinational's foreign subsidiaries.
B
multinational banking operations help a bank prevent the erosion of its traveler's check, tourist, and foreign business markets from foreign bank competition.
C
by maintaining foreign branches and foreign currency balances, banks may reduce transaction costs and foreign exchange risk on currency conversion if government controls can be circumvented.
D
multinational banks are often not subject to the same regulations as domestic banks.There may be reduced need to publish adequate financial information, lack of required deposit insurance and reserve requirements on foreign currency deposits, and the absence of territorial restrictions.
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