International Finance

The purpose of this module is to expose students to the basic theory, the major issues and the institutional/practical aspects of international finance/ international monetary economics. Having completed the module successfully, the diligent student should have the necessary background and tools to understand and analyze the role of exchange rates and the balance of payments in an open economy on both the theoretical and policy levels and have a working knowledge of the major international financial events and issues of the past few decades.

Course instructor: Hylton Hollander

Work programme

BER Weekly

29 July 2019
Domestic financial markets were dominated by the reaction of credit rating agencies to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announcement that Eskom will receive an additional R59 billion (bn) bailout. This will be spread over the 2019/20 (R26bn) and 2020/21 (R33bn) fiscal years. Combined with the R23bn per annum committed to Eskom in the February budget,...

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