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A Currency Options in Kenya : the Possibilities

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dc.contributor.author Alaro, Joseph Omondi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T07:58:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T07:58:19Z
dc.date.issued 1998-08
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/270
dc.description Project submitted to the School of Business in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Masters in International Business Administration (MBA). en_US
dc.description.abstract In many countries, derivatives such as futures contracts, swaps and options contracts, among other tools have been and continue to be used by investors to hedge against fluctuations in values of their investments. In the money markets, hedging using these tools protects investors against transaction, translation and economic exposure risks that would otherwise erode the value of their investments. This study examines the use of currency options as an external exposure management (hedging) technique. It further seeks to establish whether there exist possibilities for the creation of a currency options market in Kenya. The findings show that albeit some of the conditions necessary for the establishment of a currency options market in Kenya are present, some important conditions are still lacking. It is concluded therefore that it is not possible to establish, in the near future, a currency options market in Kenya. en_US
dc.publisher United States International University - Africa en_US
dc.subject Currency en_US
dc.title A Currency Options in Kenya : the Possibilities en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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