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Financial Forum focuses on the field of applied theory research in commercial banking, and has columns such as situation analysis, theoretical exploration, reform exploration, development strategy, financial court, operations management, business innovation, financial market, international finance, and financial transfer. The readers are teachers and students of financial theory and policy researchers, economic workers, and economic institutions.

Financial Forum magazine section:

Situation analysis, theoretical exploration, reform exploration, development strategy, financial court, operations management, business innovation, financial market, business innovation, international finance, financial transfer.

 

ISSN(P):2251-2659

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Focus and Scope

Financial Forum is located in the theoretical study of commercial bank applications, and has the columns of situation analysis, theoretical exploration, reform exploration, development strategy, financial law court, operation management, business innovation, financial market, international finance, and financial transshipment. The readers are financial theory and policy researchers, economic workers, and teachers and students of economic institutions.

Financial Forum magazine section settings:

Situation analysis, theoretical discussion, reform exploration, development strategy, financial law court, operation management, business innovation, financial market, business innovation, international finance, financial transshipment.

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  Vol 7, No 1: (In Publishing)

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Takashi Yasuoka
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Hiroshige Tanaka
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