i) ‘Maturity transformation is the only function which a financial intermediary is engaged in.’ discuss the statement.
ii) Inspect the implications of existence of financial intermediaries for the economy as a whole.
iii) Why has financial intermediation been on the decline in current decades?
i) Describe two major risks namely, liquidity and credit risk, facing retail bank in its traditional business of deposit taking and lending?
ii) Discuss the ways banks handle these risks?
i) Critically assess the reasons banks set up branches or subsidiaries and become Multinational banks? Why would some banks prefer to engage in the international trade of banking services?
ii) Are multinational Banks always a benefit for the host country? Examine.