DEFINITION OF ‘INTERNATIONAL FINANCE’
International Finance is an area of financial economics that deals with monetary interactions between two or more countries, concerning itself with topics such as currency exchange rates, international monetary systems, foreign direct investment, and issues of international financial management including political risk and foreign exchange risk inherent in managing multinational corporations.
INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS ‘INTERNATIONAL FINANCE’
International Finance research concerns itself with macroeconomics, dealing with economies as a whole rather than individual markets. The World Bank, its subsidiary, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the International Monetary Fund, as well as the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) conduct international finance research. The U.S. Federal Reserve has an International Finance division that does policy analysis that is relevant to the U.S.’s external trade and capital flow and development of international markets.