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Finance is the study and discipline of money, currency and capital assets. It is related to, but not synonymous with economics,which is the study of production, distribution, and consumption of money, assets, goods and services . Finance activities take place in financial systems at various scopes, thus the field can be roughly divided into personal, corporate, and public finance.

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Organizations relating to Finance

World Capital Institute / Monterrey, Mexico
Global Financial Markets Association / Washington DC, USA
Natural Capital Coalition / London, UK / Est. 2012
Asociación Latinoamericana de Instituciones Financieras para el Desarrollo / Lima, Peru / Est. 1968
Consejo Centroamericano de Superintendentes de Bancos, de Seguros y de Otras Instituciones Financieras / Panama, Panama / Est. 1976
International Committee on Fundraising Organizations / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1990
Caribbean Public Finance Association / Castries, St Lucia / Est. 2003
European Rental Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2006
Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens / Paris, France / Est. 1998
Asian Finance Association / Taipei, Taiwan / Est. 1993
European Intelligent Cash Protection Association / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2005
Association of African Development Finance Institutions / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Est. 1975
Association of Special Fares Agents / Sofia, Bulgaria / Est. 1986
International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers / New York NY, USA / Est. 2001
Public Budget International Association / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1973
European Financial Management Association / Norfolk VA, USA / Est. 1994
European Financial Markets Federation / Est. 2005
African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association / London, UK
Red/Consejo Iberoamericano de Donación y Trasplante / Madrid, Spain / Est. 2005
Association for Financial Markets in Europe / London, UK / Est. 2009
MENA Private Equity Association
African Accounting and Finance Association / Jos, Nigeria / Est. 2010
East Asian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 2011
Global Equity Organization / Orange CA, USA / Est. 1999
United Nations Global Programme Against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1997
Asian Bankers Association / Taipei, Taiwan / Est. 1981
Financial Stability Institute / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1999
United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1997
Arab Committee on Banking Supervision / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates / Est. 1991
Central American Monetary Council / San José, Costa Rica / Est. 1964
Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1997
World Bank - Civil Society Joint Facilitation Committee / Est. 2005
European Banking Industry Committee / Brussels, Belgium
Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1993
Latin American Committee on Macroeconomic and Financial Issues / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2000
International Banking Summer School / Mumbai, India / Est. 1948
International Monetary and Financial Committee / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1974
Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors / Douglas, UK / Est. 1980
Joint Forum / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1996
Council of Arab Central Banks and Monetary Agencies' Governors / Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of the Islamic Development Bank / Istanbul, Türkiye / Est. 1986
Staff Council of the African Development Bank / Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire / Est. 1989
European Council of American Chambers of Commerce / Ljubljana, Slovenia / Est. 1963
West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management / Lagos, Nigeria / Est. 1996
International Cooperative Banking Association / Est. 1922
Bretton Woods Institutions
United Nations Trusteeship Council / New York NY, USA
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1992
ASEAN Plus Three Financial Grouping / Jakarta, Indonesia / Est. 1997
ICC Financial Investigation Bureau / London, UK / Est. 1992

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World Problems relating to Finance

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Government budget deficits
Inequitable distribution of wealth
Prostitution
Artificial insemination
Unethical practices in the public sector
Excessive governmental spending
Social hardships of economic reform
Speculative flight of capital
External national budget deficit
Counter-productive price supports and subsidies
Destabilizing movements of short-term capital
Global economic stagnation
Manipulation of transfer prices by transnational corporations
Chemical warfare
Limitations on capital development in rural areas
Defaults on international loans
Lack of capital development
Inadequate local government financing
Undercapitalized waste use schemes
Profit-oriented interest payments
Deterioration in external financial position of countries
Unethical practices of national defence industries
Environmental destruction effected through government subsidy
Economically controlled political power
Restricted state support of the family

Action Strategies relating to Finance

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Mobilizing external capital
Mobilizing external financial resources for development
Investing in people
Combating hunger
Charging for access to nature
Mobilizing domestic financial resources for poverty alleviation
Capturing environmental value
Providing public health services
Reducing agricultural trade distorting subsidies
Rechannelling expenditure on defence
Increasing efficiency of financial markets
Financing housing for the poor
Developing land believed unprofitable
Developing financial sector strategies for environmental protection
Financing energy efficiency
Funding research on social problems
Sponsoring commercial research and development
Funding research
Funding military research
Funding cleaner technology research
Promoting foreign portfolio equity investment
Ensuring viable financial basis for the United Nations
Promoting flow in economic system
Improving funding of international organizations and programmes
Mobilizing financial resources

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