Magoosh GRE

RSSCategory: Economics

Momentum trading and Business Cycle Risk: Evidence from BRIC Countries

| November 25, 2016

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.

Continue Reading

6AC001 Advanced Financial reporting

| November 22, 2016

1.0 Introduction In recent years, there has been an important increase in claims about the practice of creative accounting in the corporate world. In the opinion of Coombes & Watson (2001, 89) corporate world is a legal way of doing illegal things.

Continue Reading

An appraisal of UK’s opposition to the proposed EU Financial Transaction Tax

| November 21, 2016

Introduction The European financial transaction tax (FTT) is a proposal by the European Commission expected to be introduced in 2014, covering the 27 state members of the EU. This tax is intended to cover financial transactions between financial institutions, with proposed charges against exchange of shares and bonds, and derivative contracts.

Continue Reading

How does bilateral trading differ from electricity pooling?

| November 19, 2016

ABSTRACT Liberalisation in the energy sector opened opportunities for new market entrants leading to high competition in the market. As such, countries were forced to change their models of electricity trading in order to remain efficient and competitive in the market.

Continue Reading

Research Proposal On Impact Of Oil On Agriculture In Nigeria’s Economy

| November 18, 2016

INTRODUCTION Fluctuations of crude oil prices and the crisis of rising food insecurity have always been the main concerns of policymakers worldwide. Since the 1960s when oil was first discovered in Nigeria, oil has accounted for a large share of Nigeria’s export economy (Daramola, et.al, 2007). In 2000, for example, 99.6% of Nigeria’s export income […]

Continue Reading

Describe the CAPM model and present it as a regression model. Would you include an intercept in this model? Explain your answer.

| November 17, 2016

Introduction The Capital Asset Pricing model attempts to price various assets in accordance with their riskiness relative to an all-encompassing market portfolio. The underlying concept behind the CAPM is that investors can easily diversify their unique risks and are only systematic risk – the risk inherent in a market portfolio. Ideally, the market portfolio includes […]

Continue Reading

AstraZeneca Financing Analysis

AstraZeneca Financing Analysis

| November 17, 2016

Introduction AstraZeneca Plc is financed through a combination of equity and debt. It’s 2011 financial returns showed that it has total assets of $52.830 billion, compared to total liabilities of $29.358 billion. Thus amounting to net assets of $23.472 billion. Her balance sheet also indicates that the bulk of her liabilities are in the form […]

Continue Reading

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

| November 16, 2016

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 […]

Continue Reading

Financial Crises and Corporate Finance: Causes, Context and Consequences

| November 15, 2016

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 […]

Continue Reading

An Investigation of the Impact of the Financial Crisis on the UAE Real Estate Market

An Investigation of the Impact of the Financial Crisis on the UAE Real Estate Market

| November 15, 2016

Background One of the marked indications of economic growth and performance is the degree of investments and activities taking place in the construction and real estate market (Global Economic Research, 2012). This statement is indeed true for the United Arab Emirates which over the last decade has recorded strong growth in its real estate market […]

Continue Reading

The Eurozone Crisis: More or Less Integration?

The Eurozone Crisis: More or Less Integration?

| November 13, 2016

Introduction It is an incorrect, yet widespread belief that the United States financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 was a large contributing factor the European Debt Crisis; however the real impact of this financial crisis was rather to expose the unsustainable fiscal policies of countries within the Eurozone. To varying degrees, a number of European […]

Continue Reading

Problems of Inequality and Poverty in Finance

| November 8, 2016

Abstract Inequality and poverty are realities for the majority of developing economies around the world. Intuitively, financial development leading to economic growth should have a positive relationship between the reduction of income inequality (and therefore social inequality) and poverty eradication. Successful regulation of the financial sector leading the economic and political stability will have the […]

Continue Reading

Financial Benefits of Traffic Management: Case Study of Haringey Council

| November 3, 2016

Introduction Haringey council is a public sector organisation that is involved in financing many local projects. This paper aims at providing a literature review on the financial benefits of traffic management focusing on the case study of Haringey Council.

Continue Reading

The Relationship between Microfinance, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability in reducing poverty in LEDC (Less Economically Developed Countries).

| October 24, 2016

Introduction Theoretical Framework According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Microfinance can be defined as “the provision of a broad range of financial services such as deposits, loans, payment services, money transfers, and insurance to the poor and low-income households and their microenterprises” (ADB, 2000). 

Continue Reading

Proposed Changes to the Personal Income Tax System: Implement Measures that will result in Lower Marginal Tax Rates

| October 19, 2016

Abstract This paper proposes some changes that can be made to the personal income tax/benefit system in the UK. The paper also provides justifications for the changes.

Continue Reading

The focus must shift from climate change to poverty reduction in order to make tourism in developing countries more sustainable. Critically evaluate this statement.

| October 17, 2016

Abstract The creation of a sustainable tourism industry in a developing country will necessarily have an important impact on the economic and social development of that country because of the ability of the sector to attract capital to the country. In economies where there is little diversification, this is an important consequence. Poverty reduction strategies […]

Continue Reading

The Role Of Accounting In The Collapse Of Game Group

| October 12, 2016

Introduction The Game Group plc is a UK based Investment Company. It is specialised in the retail of video games and personal computers through retail outlets and eCommerce sites (Google Finance, 2013). On the 21st of March 2012, the company officially filed for administration as it became evident that it could no longer continue as […]

Continue Reading

Analysis of two published articles on research with children and young people

| October 11, 2016

  Summary of Main Argument The article by Pimlott-Wilson (2012) focuses on the use of visual and play-based activities as a method of social science research with children and young people. Three case studies are presented within the article with each case study describing a different visual method. Lego Duplo toys were used by children […]

Continue Reading

Economic Impact of London Luton Airport

| October 7, 2016

Abstract The current report assesses the extent to which airport management is attempting to increase the positive economic impacts of airport operations and to make recommendations for future improvements in this area. Through a critical assessment of London Luton Airport with regards to certain foundational constructs regarding direct, indirect and induced impacts, it is clear […]

Continue Reading

Memories and nostalgia: reframing memories through art works

| October 4, 2016

Abstract This work will present a summary of the main concepts behind my own artwork, a brief reflection on who has inspired my ideas for my own artwork and why, an explanation of the concepts for my display and a reflection on the messages behind my own artwork.

Continue Reading