The second European edition of Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy provides comprehensive coverage of financial markets and corporate finance, brought to life by real world examples, cases and insights. Placed in a truly international context, this new and updated edition takes an academic and practical view-point to guide students through the challenges of studying and practicing finance. Aimed specifically at an international audience, this edition boasts hundreds of references to new and relevant non-US research papers from top finance journals. Whilst retaining the well respected structure of the successful US text, Professor David Hillier has also made a number of additions which include: Fully updated research, data and examples in every chapter. Coverage of the global financial crisis, the impact it made on the financial markets and the lessons being learnt by the finance industry. A stronger emphasis on corporate governance and agency theory. Updates on accounting standards, bankruptcy laws, tax rules and tax systems.