Forward thinking operating executives and managers around the world are seeking ways to move into foreign markets. For most businesses, obtaining financing for foreign trade or direct investment is the biggest hurdle to success. "The McGraw-Hill Handbook of Global Trade and Investment Financing" offers help for globally-minded executives. The handbook pinpoints the best financing options available for establishing an overseas presence, securing export backing, establishing joint ventures, or making direct capital investments. It takes readers beyond commercial bank financing and shows them how to tap into specialty financing from investment, foreign clearing, merchant, and international development banks. It reveals little known sources of U.S. and foreign government assistance programmes, private financing, foreign public debt and equity issues, and debt/equity swap. Throughout, specific contact information steers readers to dependable sources of professional assistance.