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You recently published an in-house article on the liberalization and international integration of world financial markets and world stock markets. Several people have e-mailed you asking for follow-up information.

- Explain several important events or changes that contributed to the globalization of financial and stock markets.
- How have these changes affected the capital structure of MNCs?
- To what extent has globalization affected stock ownership and stock market activities?

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- Explain several important events or changes that contributed to the globalization of financial and stock markets.

There are several important events or changes that have contributed to the globalization of financial and stock markets. These events include the formation of the IMF in 1945 when the first 29 countries signed the Articles of Agreement. The influence of IMF increased when African countries attained political independence and in 1991 the Soviet Union dissolved. The suspension of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 when the US government suspended the convertibility of the dollar into gold was an important milestone in the globalization of financial markets. Finally, the abandonment of the fixed exchange rates in 1973 was an important contribution to the globalization of financial markets. The increase in participation of trade by emerging economies from 19 ...

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