When Robert Z. Aliber's The International Money Game first appeared in 1973, it was widely acclaimed as the best - and most entertaining - introduction to the arcane mysteries of international finance on the market. The 6th edition of this classic work has again been fully rewritten to take account of the immense changes in the world economy since the previous edition - financial globalization; post-communist transition; European integration; the Asian crisis and Chinese liberalization. A substansive preface surveys the great changes in the 25 years since the book first appeared.But as in previous editions, Aliber's aim is not just to be topical. His witty, perceptive and authoritative book focuses on fundamentals, on 'how the pieces fit'. He thus provides an indispensable and highly readable guide to the complex and increasingly fragile system through which the world's business is financed.