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Central banks: Roles, Functions and Challenges

A.K. Sohani (Author) Ravi Kumar Jain B. (Author)
Synopsis Central banking system (of any country) has an indelible impact on the micro and macro economy factors of a country. The strategies implemented by central banks form the basis for analyzing the significant contributors of economic welfare. It ensures smooth functioning of the economy by protecting the economic interest of a country. As an apex institution a central bank is responsible for streamlining the flows of capital, trade, investment and currencies across GDPs (Gross Domestic Products) and broad moneys and establishing a balance among these factors, which largely influence economic prosperity of a country. On the whole, a country's economic system is largely dependent on the functioning of its central banking system. Central bank performs several functions - as a regulator, as a facilitator, as an advisor and so on. It is important to understand the nature and objectives of a nation's apex financial institution and its contribution to the welfare of nation. This book is significant in its contribution as it proposes to offer insights into the importance of a central banking as a concept, the significance of central bank and various roles that it performs, issues and challenges it addresses in furthering national economic objectives. This book brings out various issues and challenges that a central bank (of any country) faces while delivering its functions, especially in the changing business and economic environment. The objective of the book is to make the reader understand the need and importance of central banking in an economic system.
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About the authors

A.K. Sohani

A K Sohani holds an M.Sc degree from Osmania University.He is a qualified associate of the Institute of Bankers. He has acquired CAIIB qualification and has done his Sabbatical with Administrative staff college of India (ASCI). Prior to joining Icfai Business School Research Centre, Hyderabad, as a Senior Consulting Editor, he worked with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as Chief General Manager, and was associated with it in capacities as Regional Director of Nagpur Office. He also worked as Executive Director with National Housing Bank (NHB).

Ravi Kumar Jain B.

Ravi Kumar Jain B holds an MBA degree (Finance) from Osmania University, Hyderabad and PGD ITM (E-commerce & EDI) from AIMA, New Delhi. He has worked as Assistant Professor in a B-school affiliated to Osmania University for four years in Hyderabad. Presently, he is working as a senior faculty member and heads Special projects cell at Icfai Research Centre, Hyderabad. He also teaches at Icfai Business School, Hyderabad. He has presented several research papers in national and international conferences in India and abroad. He has got many of his articles published in several refereed journals. He has received an award, 'Researcher of the Year', from the Vice President of India, for the best contribution in an international conference on Enhancing Global Business Competitiveness in November 2004, at New Delhi. He has authored a book titled "Open Source Software: A Revolution in the Making" and has edited several books on the themes related to Internet and business management, the latest being "Internet Governance: An Introduction" and "IT Governance: An Introduction". His areas of interest include outsourcing, Information Technology management, e-commerce, strategic management and financial management.

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Title Central banks: Roles, Functions and Challenges
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131420980
length 296p