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Recession and Gold Prices

Recession and Gold Prices

| March 14, 2015

Introduction The proposed topic of this dissertation is to explore the impact of the recession on the price of gold. The objectives of the study are to examine the recession and the impacts, positive and negative, it has had on the price of gold, reasons for these impacts, and how this has affected the overall […]

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The “Dutch Disease” and Strands of the Resource Curse Literature Notes

| March 14, 2015

Introduction Explain the “Dutch Disease”? Term invented to describe a phenomenon first noted in the Netherlands after the discovery of natural gas in the 60’s, following which manufacturing declined and enemployment increased (OECD 2006) The concept became prominent amongst economic theorists in the 1980’s and is now generally accepted both amongst economists, governments and political […]

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The credit and debit card market environment has been affected significantly by the economic situation, in which a variety of macro environmental, industrial and internal company factors have had an impact on participating companies.

| March 14, 2015

1. INTRODUCTION Barclaycard is a market-leading provider of credit and debit cards within the UK. With 8.4 million customers, we have built a considerably reputation of growth and innovativeness over the years. However recent external and internal issues in the credit card market have had significant effects on the opportunities and threats present within Barclaycard. […]

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European Business Environment

European Business Environment

| March 14, 2015

Introduction This paper discusses the validity of the statement: The European Union does not represent a true union between its members. There are six levels of economic integration: preferential trading area, free trade area, customs union, common market, economic and monetary union, and complete economic/political integration (Alva and Behar, 2008). These categorisations imply that increased […]

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Globalization and Social Inequality

| March 14, 2015

Social inequality is an issue that is much debated today within the social sciences, as well as other disciplines. Although very few would deny that social inequality exists and has always existed in human societies, it is not always clear through what mechanisms it manifests itself, along what lines it progresses, and how we can […]

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The Effect Of Credit Risk Management On Profitability In Commercial Banks: A Case Study Of UK Banks

| March 8, 2015

1.      INTRODUCTION a.     Research Background The recent 2007-2009 financial crisis has brought about significant changes in how banks operate and particularly how they manage risks. During the crisis and in its aftermath, banks were severely exposed to consumer credit risks in terms of payment defaults in credit cards, loans, mortgages as well as corporate risks. […]

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An Evaluation of the reasons why a multinational enterprise undertakes FDI

| March 8, 2015

Introduction There are many conceptualisations and variations to the definition of MNCs; however the most commonly accepted definition is that of Barros and Cabral (2000) who defines a MNC as the corporation which has large structure spanning the national border of a country to include operations and bases in several countries. For a firm to […]

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Identify and Assess the Key Factors in The Macro Environment that have, or Might, Affect the UK Beer Industry.

| March 7, 2015

Introduction In today’s volatile and highly dynamic business environment, organisations are faced with onerous risks and various threats which are not only fuelled by the growing and burgeoning forces of globalisation, uncertainty and constant change – but driven by the regulatory environment including social pressures of the immediate environment in which they operate. The UK […]

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Performance Evaluation for UK Companies in the Fashion Industry

| March 7, 2015

1. Introduction This report provides an evaluation of the performance of two U.K companies that operate in the fashion industry with the objective of identifying a suitable takeover target for Wilson & Tan Associates. The report covers the financial performance of the two companies based interpreted in the context of the business environment in which […]

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Evaluating the dynamic nature of bank regulation during and after the crisis in the UK?

| March 7, 2015

Introduction The recent global financial crisis has been the largest of its kind for decades. This crisis will continue to have significant consequences for years to come. While the crisis originated in the USA, it also had a significant and distinct impact upon the UK (Forrest and Yip, 2011), and this paper will concentrate on […]

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Economic interdependence as a driver of Regional integration in east Asia

| March 7, 2015

Introduction Regional integration has become the focus globally, and East Asia features prominently with its efforts to formalize cooperation in the region into a workable arrangement for the promotion of trade, investment and security. This cooperation is gaining much attention as the world shifts from a U.S-centered system to a new system in which China […]

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“Capital Structure Irrelevance Theorem and Asymmetric Information”

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction According to Miller and Modigliani (1958) the capital structure of a firm is irrelevant to the firm’s current investment and financing decisions. The theory is based on the assumption that markets are efficient. This means that investors neither incur transaction costs nor pay taxes when buying and selling securities. In addition, there are […]

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“Financial Crises and Corporate Finance: Causes, Context and Consequences”

| March 5, 2015

1.0 Introduction – background to financial crash of 2007-8 This essay will examine the background and unfolding of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and its impact on the theory and practice of corporate finance. I will analyse whether changes to the way the financial and non-financial corporate sector operated over recent years contributed to the depth […]

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Momentum trading and Business Cycle Risk: Evidence from BRIC Countries

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction. BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries are growing at an alarming rate. This growth can be attributed to a number of factors including globalisation, financial liberalisation which has led to an increase in cross-border capital flows, technological developments and the internet. These countries are forecast to witness tremendous growth in the years […]

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Slum Development in the 20th Century

Slum Development in the 20th Century

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Introduction to the Study Across the world it has been estimated that over 400 million people live in slums, with many of the larger cities in the developing nations having up to 1/3 of the population located in substandard slum housing without basic facilities (United Nations 2003) Slums, continue to be a […]

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UK Slum Clearance Programme

| March 5, 2015

1. Introduction 1.1 Introduction to the Study Following the 1930’s Housing Act (the Greenwood Act) and the recognition that not enough was being done to alleviate the poor housing conditions of the working classes, the UK carried out a programme of slum clearance which lasted until the 1970’s (Pacione 2009). Huge amounts of sub-standard housing […]

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The Impact of Trading Volumes on Stock Market Volatility and Returns: A Case of the Swiss Stock Market

| March 5, 2015

1.      Introduction 1.1.  Background to the Study There is a general consensus among financial economists that the distribution of stock returns can be completely described by two moments: (i) the conditional mean; and (ii) the conditional variance (volatility). The conditional mean is the lower moment, which is difficult to predict. In contrast, the conditional variance […]

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ALTERNATIVE LABOUR MARKET THEORIES AND PAY STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES

| March 5, 2015

Introduction The labour market includes all markets in which people sell their mental and physical services in employment from which they earn their living (Kersley 2006). It is a part of the economy in which various kinds of industrial and commercial services intermediated by people are brought, sold and priced. Employment, therefore, refers to participation […]

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Housing market dissertation1 JM May 21

Housing market dissertation1 JM May 21

| March 4, 2015

1.1. Introduction to the study London’s economy consistently out-performs other UK regions, and as a city it is attested amongst the world’s most dynamic performers (Oxford Economics, 2011). This is discernible from its globally connected core business and financial drivers which grew by approximately 6% per year during the decade prior to the global financial […]

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The Effectiveness of Personal Financial Planning as a Tool in Reducing Debts amongst Students.

| March 4, 2015

Abstract A proposal for a dissertation concerned with personal financial planning and student debt. The proposed project combines secondary and primary research to investigate levels of student debt, attitudes to debt, awareness of tools for financial management and the use of such tools. A structure for the dissertation is set out including an overview of […]

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