National and International Economic Competitiveness: Towards Economic Growth and Sustainability -Intensive Full-Time (3 Months) Postgraduate Diploma -Progressing to MSc

HRODC Postgraduate Training Institute
In Cairo (Egypt), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Al Farwānīyah (Kuwait)

£ 45,000 - (Rs 36,72,737)
VAT incl.
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Suitable for: This programme is designed for: Managers. Importers. Exporters. Trade Ministers and Undersecretaries. Other Trade Officials. Economists. Industrialists. Industrial Advisors. Contract Managers. Audit Commission Members. Management Accountants. Corporate Executives. Others interested in understanding National and International -Competitiveness Issues

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Where and when

Starts Location
Al Farwānīyah
al-Kuwait, Kuwait
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Champolion, 12421, Egypt, Egypt
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Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Ampang Hilir, 68, Malaysia, Malaysia
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Course programme

The Relationship Between Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
Module 1
  • Fundamental Microeconomic Factors and their relevance to Macroeconomic Development
  • Infrastructural Development
  • Inflation and Money Supply
  • Controlling ‘M1’
  • Gearing Monetary and Fiscal Policies
  • Economic ‘Kick-start’: Strategic Imperatives
  • The Pros and Cons of High and Low Currency Value
  • Currency Alignment
  • Stabilizing Currency Value: State Control vs. Market Determinants

Economic Competitiveness: An Introduction
Module 2
  • Competitiveness: A conceptual Exploration
  • Contextualising Competitiveness
  • National Competitiveness
  • Regional Competitiveness
  • International Competitiveness
  • Models of Competition
  • Monopoly
  • Duopoly
  • Oligopoly
  • Nationalisation vs. Privatisation: A Deconstruction of Their Microeconomic and
  • Macroeconomic Implications
  • Business Internal Growth Pattern
  • Business External Growth: Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures – Who Benefits?
  • Establishing Competition Rules
  • Monitoring ‘Internal’ Competition
  • Conglomerate Growth and Influence
  • Globalisation and National Significance

Knowledge Economy, Rural and Suburban Development as Contributors to
Economic Competitiveness
Module 3
  • Creating a Viable Education System: ‘6; 3; 3; 4’ and Other Models
  • Agricultural and Rural Development: Key Success Factors
  • Human Resource Development: Developing An Effective Strategy
  • Skill Development: Creating a Workable National Standard
  • Workforce Development: Exemplifying Investors In People (IIP)
  • Regional Development: Developing Crucial Partnerships
  • Environmental Protection and Infrastructure

Dumping and Its Effect on National Economic Infrastructure
Module 4

  • The Value of International Trade to Importing and Exporting Countries
  • International Trade and Capacity Building
  • Export Trade and Foreign Reserve
  • Domestic markets, government subsidies and ‘duties’
  • Export Platforms and the determination of domestic market
  • A Review of the General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade (GATT)
  • The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its perceived role in the promotion of world trade
  • Dumping in Practice: A Practical Determinant
  • Forms and Rationalisation of Subsidies
  • Conceptualising Anti-Dumping
  • Contextualising Anti-Subsidy

An Analysis of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General
Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 {Anti-Dumping Agreement (ADA)}.
Module 5

  • The ADA Agreement
  • Interpreting the ADA
  • Difference between ‘Requirement’ and ‘Provision’
  • Predatory dumping
  • Cyclical dumping
  • Market expansion dumping
  • State-trading dumping
  • Strategic dumping
  • Determining Dumping
  • Actionable Dumping
  • Constitution and Function of the WTO ADA Panel
  • The Appellate Body of the WTO
  • Determination of ‘Injury’ under ADA
  • ‘Causal Link’

Hypothesising, Investigating and Reporting Dumping
Module 6

  • Establishing a Dumping Hypothesis
  • Reporting Procedure
  • Designing a research to test ‘Dumping Hypothesis’
  • Reporting the ‘Alternative Hypothesis’ to WTO style
  • Testing the Null Hypothesis’
  • Reporting Findings of Investigation to WTO
  • Determining whether dumping has caused injury

Anti-Dumping Remedy, The Sunset Review and Beyond
Module 7
  • Devising Effective Anti-dumping Remedies
  • Focusing on WTO provisions and requirements
  • Data recording relevant to Countervailing measures
  • Disseminating information to Industrialists and other relevant parties, relevant to ADA and
  • heir role in countervailing measures suspension and sunset review
  • Conducting a Sunset Review
  • Beyond the sunset review
  • What after countervailing measure suspension
  • Formulating anti-dumping policy and strategy, within the ADA

The Stock Exchange and Commodity Exchange As key Elements of
Economic Attractiveness
Module 8

  • Stock Markets and Stock Exchanges: Issues Associated With Their Operation and
  • Ownership
  • Free Stock Exchanges vs. Controlled Stock Exchanges
  • Government Borrowing Instruments
  • Public-Private Partnerships; An Effectiveness Analysis
  • The Futures Market and Its Economic Implications
  • Stock Exchange Indices and the International Interpretation
  • Factors Affecting Stock Exchange Indices

The Importance of Financial Risk Management In Improving and Maintaining
Economic Attractiveness
Module 9

  • Risk: A Working Hypothesis
  • Defining Risk – Generally
  • Financial Risk: A Plausible Definition
  • Financial Risk in an Organisational Setting
  • Financial Risk and ‘Market Dynamics’
  • Liquidity Risk
  • Operating Risk
  • Fraud Risk
  • Settlement Risk
  • Corporate Strategy and Risk Management
  • The Currency Derivatives Market
  • Financial Risk and Unpredictability: Uncontrollable Environmental Issues
  • Asset Behaviour and Pricing Implications
  • Credit and Counterparty Risk
  • The Legal and Political Risk Environments
  • Risk as an Economic Factor
  • Technological Risk Factor
  • Risk associated with Socio-Cultural Change
  • Financial Risk Settings: A Meta-Analytical Exploration
  • Risk in Financial Institutions
  • Banking Risk
  • Risk and the Currency Market
  • Risk and the Equity Market
  • Futures Market Risk
  • Financial Exposure As Risk
  • Economic Exposure
  • Transaction Exposure
  • Translation Exposure
  • Calculating Risk in Financial Exposure
  • Risk Management: A Conceptual and Statistical Meta-Analysis
  • Conducting A Risk Assessment
  • Managing Risk with Forward Contracts
  • Financial methods of measuring Risk
  • Quantifying financial risks.
  • Managing The Interest Rate Derivatives Market
  • Managing equity risk
  • dentifying and measuring Currency Risk
  • Managing Financial Exposure Risk
  • Managing currency Risk
  • Sensitivity Analysis As Risk Management
  • Managing Risk with SWAPS:
  • Statistical Analysis as a Risk Management Instrument
  • nterpreting Statistical Data
  • Probability and Normal Distribution
  • Calculating statistics from actual data
  • Understanding Statistical Significance
  • Making Sense of Chi-squared Distribution
  • Using Software to analyse data
  • Using PESTEL as a Tool to Risk Management

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