This text provides current and integrated coverage of the important topics in international banking, including foreign exchange markets, derivatives, country risk analysis, asset--liability management, and banking strategies. In order to incorporate the central elements of this field, the text builds on a three--faceted foundation of risk--return tradeoff, the special barriers encountered in international business, and the unique features of banking business. By responding to the increasing globalization of financial markets, this text offers readers the comprehensive, international background they need to prepare for a successful career in banking. * Provides current and integrated coverage of international bank management. * Incorporates analytical frameworks and real--world examples of key decision--making processes. * Includes learning objectives and end--of--chapter review questions.