Asian Capital Markets

Subject FNCE30004 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available

333-201 Business Finance and one of 316-205 Introductory Econometrics, 316-206 Quantitative Methods 2, 620-202 Statistics, 620-270 Applied Statistics, 620-201 Probability, 620-205 Probability for Statistics, 620-261 Introduction to Operations Research (2008 or earlier), 620-290 Discrete Mathematics and Operations Research, or 620-293 Engineering Mathematics.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: Please refer to Prerequisites and Corequisites.
Non Allowed Subjects: Students may not gain credit for both 333-304 Asian Capital Markets and 306-314 Asian Capital Markets.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Mr Liang Zhang

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces the study of exchange, equity, derivative and bond markets, macroeconomic settings and corporate valuations across the Asia region with specific reference to individual countries. Some seminar presentations will be given.

  • Discuss Asian capital markets and their linkages.
  • Reflect on the development of these markets and their importance to Australia and the global economy.
  • Discuss some individual country markets in detail.
  • Explain the microstructure issues relevant to both Asian capital and country markets
  • Apply knowledge of the capital markets to problems relating to individual companies and to the pricing of those companies

A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (70%) and assignments totalling not more than 3000 words (30%).

Prescribed Texts: You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • High level of development: written communication; interpretation and analysis; synthesis of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of source.

  • Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; team work; application of theory to practice; critical thinking.

  • Some level of development: oral communication; problem solving; statistical reasoning; evaluation of data and other information; use of computer software.


Students may not gain credit for both 333-304 Asian Capital Markets and 306-314 Asian Capital Markets.

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