1. Influence of Financial Markets & Financial Institutions
a. Conduct online research and name some countries that do not have well-established markets for debt securities or equity securities. Why do you think this can limit the development of the country, business expansion, and growth in national income in these counties?
b. Can you think of any financial innovation in the past ten years that has affected you personally? Has it made you better off or worse off? Why?
2. Week 1 Reflection
Based upon what you learned in Week 1 study, share with your classmates something that you found to be an”ah-ha” learning moment and how it applies to your current or past experiences.