- Class Number 8491
- Term Code 2960
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Lin Hu
- Dr Lin Hu
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/07/2019
- Class End Date 25/10/2019
- Census Date 31/08/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 29/07/2019
This course provides an overview of current Asian capital markets. The growth of Asian economies has been spectacular in the past 60 years; the advancement of Japan from the 1950s until the beginning of 1990s, the emerging Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan) in the 1980s, and the rapid transformation and growth of China and India since the 1990s. Asian capital markets are quite diverse as they consist of emerging markets at different stages of development as well as mature markets. Therefore, it is not easy to view Asian capital markets through a single lens. However, this course not only introduces students to capital markets in various Asian countries but also attempts at introducing a unified conceptual framework to understand markets in these countries. The framework focuses on institutional environments (such as legal systems) in different countries and their impacts on corporate behaviour. We also present empirical evidence that such a framework might not necessarily explain the recent developments in China and India. Two of the important features in Asian capital markets, which contrast those of capital markets in UK-US, are the roles played by the State and closely tied families, which we will discuss in detail. The globalization of the world economy in the past two decades has affected the developments of Asian capital markets. Although our course may discuss the development of capital markets of individual countries, we will discuss Asian economies in the global context and will explore the increasing weight of Asia in the world economy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of Asian economies and currency systems
- Explain in detail the conceptual framework for understanding the financial markets and institutions
- Be able to communicate empirical findings for various Asian capital markets
- Demonstrate hands-on experience with financial and corporate governance data analysis and professional style report writing
- Communicate in detail the vision for the future of Asian capital markets and economies
Students will be introduced to research using readings from academic journals. Based on recent research in law and economics, the course introduces a conceptual foundation to analyze financial markets. Also, the students are expected to read and extract the essence of research papers that use empirical methods.
Lecture slides, which are provided on Wattle.
Regularly reading business newspapers are strongly recommended, such as Business Times (Australia), Financial Times (London), Wall Street Journal (USA). Bloomberg and Yahoo-Finance are good free sources on the internet.
Consultation time will be confirmed at the start of the semester.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Feedback will be given verbally or by written comments (for project), both to individuals as well as to project groups
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
Your final mark for the course will be based on the raw marks allocated for each of your assessment items. However, your final mark may not be the same number as produced by that formula, as marks may be scaled. Any scaling applied will preserve the rank order of raw marks (i.e. if your raw mark exceeds that of another student, then your scaled mark will exceed the scaled mark of that student) and may be either up or down.
Support for Students
The University offers a number of support services for students. Information on these is available online from http://students.anu.edu.au/studentlife/
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Introduction Role of Financial Market|
|2||Global comparison of markets Law, Finance, and Economic Growth|
|3||China versus India Project guidelines||Project out|
|4||Euro crisis RMB convertibility||Quiz|
|5||Currency and capital control Asian Financial Crisis|
|6||Review for mid-term Q&A||Mid-term exam|
|7||The “Failure” of neoliberalism|
|8||Midterm Answers explained|
|9||State capitalism Sovereign Wealth Funds||Project due|
|10||Family capitalism Corporate groups|
|11||Informal sector FinTech Project feedbacks|
|12||Review for Final Exam Q&A|
|13||Examination period||Final exam|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Mid-term Examination||30 %||04/10/2019||25/10/2019||1,2,3|
|Team project on financial markets in Asia||30 %||26/08/2019||02/10/2019||2,3,4,5|
|Final Examination||40 %||31/10/2019||28/11/2019||2,3,4,5|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Centrally administered examinations through Examinations, Graduations & Prizes will be timetabled prior to the examination period. Please check ANU Timetabling for further information. Exam scripts will not be returned.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5
A short quiz will be made available on wattle together at the beginning of Week 4 until 3pm on Friday 16 August. Solutions will be provided upon completion of the quiz. It is worth 0% of the overall course grade.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
The mid-term examination (1.5 hours duration plus 15 min reading period) will be based on all the work covered from week 1 to week 5. The mid-term examination is worth 30% of the overall course grade. Students will be provided with further details regarding the exam as it approaches. This will be a closed book exam: only writing implements and a non-programmable calculator are allowed. No formula sheet.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5
Team project on financial markets in Asia
The group assignment will be done and graded by groups. Each group has either 4 or 5 students. A smaller group size is possible with convener's permission. Students need to form groups by themselves and inform the course convener through email by Monday 5 August. Students who have no group after Monday 5 August will have to finish the group assignment individually. The topic of the assignment will be provided on Wattle and discussed in class at least three weeks before it is due. It is strongly encouraged that graduate students and undergraduate students form their team separately. In case of mix, the grading standards of graduate students will be applied.
The report will be no more than 5 pages, including 1 page of executive summary, 1-3 page of factual supportive information or analysis, and 1 page of wrap up /recommendation. The report will be marked based on logic, clarity, and correct application of the financial knowledge.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5
The final examination (2 hours duration plus 15 min reading period) will be based on all the work covered throughout the duration of the semester. The final examination is worth 40% of the overall course grade. Students will be provided with further details regarding the exam as it approaches. This will be a closed book exam: only writing implements and a non-programmable calculator are allowed. No formula sheet.
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The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with.
The Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.
Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) all submission must be through Turnitin. Assignments may be submitted by just one member of the group, but must include a completed cover sheet clearly identifying all members of the group. You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Hard copy submission is not required. Students will receive comments through Turnitin. All files submitted to be named as follows:
FINM3045 Team (number) - (description)
Example: FINM3045 Team 30 MarketABC.docx
If given exemption to submit in hard copy by the Associate Dean (Education), you will be required to submit your assignment report (and copies of all references included in the assignment report) in hard copy by the due date. All submitted hard copy assignments must include a completed a completed cover sheet clearly identifying all members of your group. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
The feedback will be returned by email.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission of assignments is not permitted.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
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- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Diversity and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents undergraduate and ANU College students
- PARSA supports and represents postgraduate and research students
Political Economy, Corporate Finance
Dr Lin Hu