A treatise on banking and finance ?is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the business of banking. The book covers both theoretical and applied issues relating to the global banking industry, highlighted by examples from across Africa, India and the wider international arena. It is organised into four main sections: introduction to banking; central banking issues in bank management; comparative banking markets. ?Familiarises students with the reasons banks exist, the different services they offer, and the recent trends impacting on the banking business. ?Covers contemporary central banking and bank regulation issues providing students with the most up-to-date information on banking practice.