You are required to answer any THREE of the below four questions (3 out of the 4).

1. What are the causes of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009? Using literature, explain how financial regulation can contribute to the stability of financial markets and institutions? Discuss the role of Basel III regulation in making banks safer. Include appropriate examples, visuals, graphics, tables and illustrations to enhance your answer. Ensure that you regularly refer to the marking rubric and assessment criteria on pages 4 and 5 of this assignment brief, to ensure you meet the highest possible standards.
(1000 words – 30 marks)

2. Discuss the impact of Brexit on UK stock market and pound sterling. In the context of Brexit, using literature, discuss the factors that explain the movements in both stock and the currency markets? Include appropriate examples, visuals, graphics, tables and illustrations to enhance your answer. Ensure that you regularly refer to the marking rubric and assessment criteria on pages 4 and 5 of this assignment brief, to ensure you meet the highest possible standards.
(1000 words – 30 marks)

3. What factors determine short-term and long-term interest rates? What is the role of interest rates in an economy? Support your arguments with relevant literature. Include appropriate examples, visuals, graphics, tables and illustrations to enhance your answer. Ensure that you regularly refer to the marking rubric and assessment criteria on pages 4 and 5 of this assignment brief, to ensure you meet the highest possible standards.

(1000 words – 30 marks)

4. Discuss the functioning of a central bank in the context of international financial markets and institutions. Explain, using a central bank of your choice, how the bank supports and promotes price stability and economic growth in the economy? Include appropriate examples, visuals, graphics, tables and illustrations to enhance your answer. Ensure that you regularly refer to the marking rubric and assessment criteria on pages 4 and 5 of this assignment brief, to ensure you meet the highest possible standards.

International Financial Markets and Institutions /AN