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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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). 

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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.

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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 […]

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Role Of A Company Chairman Within A Public Limited Company And The Content of The Chairman’s Report of Reckitt Benckiser Plc.

| October 1, 2016

Introduction   The UK corporate governance code spells out the role of the chairman. According to the code, the Chairman is a non-executive director (NED) who serves as the head of the board of directors. He/she is responsible for the leadership of the board and must ensure that the board is running effectively in all material […]

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Explain the different kinds of cost for your organisation, categorising it as fixed, variable and semi variable costs?

| September 30, 2016

Introduction When looking at the financial position of a company, it is first necessary to identify the costs associated with operations and to categorise them as fixed, semi variable and variable. These concepts will firstly be looked at, in general, before drawing on an example within the restaurant industry to illustrate their importance.

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Analysing the Role of Government Intervention in Resolving the Financial Crisis

Analysing the Role of Government Intervention in Resolving the Financial Crisis

| September 23, 2016

Abstract This paper examines the role of government interventions in resolving the financial crisis. This paper supports the argument that government interventions had helped to lessen the impacts of the crisis and that policy measures are important in ensuring sustainable economic growth (as espoused by Keynesian macroeconomic theories).

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Understanding and Interpreting Financial Statements: Anglo American Plc

| September 3, 2016

Introduction Anglo American Plc. is a publicly traded firm listed at the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges, and headquartered at the UK. It is one of the largest mining companies in the world with operations in North and South America, Australia, Japan, India, Brazil and other Asia and Europe. The company has a portfolio of […]

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Financial Management in Multinational Organizations and would need to describes how multinational organizations use the financial management practices,

| September 1, 2016

Introduction A multinational company is a company that operates across multiple countries. Like domestic companies, multinational businesses must design and implement financial management strategies that are consistent with the creation of shareholder value (Holburn et al, 2010). Multinational financial management is far more difficult compared to traditional financial management owing to the additional challenges that […]

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Government Policies to Control Consumption Patterns

| August 31, 2016

Abstract: This report aims to examine two government policy options regarding couples, families with male heads, and families with female heads and their consumption of a basket of food and beverages.

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The theory of perfect competition … has little claim to be called ‘competition’ at all, and … its conclusions are of little use to policy

| August 22, 2016

Abstract The theory of perfect competition is a theoretical structure of market that is principally used as the benchmark against which some other real-life structures of markets are measured. Several economists have argued that the theory is not perfect itself and cannot exist or be applied in the real world. Perfect competition can only exist […]

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Risk Management Report: Saint Charles Bank

| August 22, 2016

Executive Summary: This report focuses upon the financial risk management of Saint Charles Bank. When analyzing the bank’s financial statements it is evident that the bank is in an adequate financial position without many evident financial threats. The bank has not majorly succumbed to operational and market risk but has a high rate of credit […]

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Depreciation is a process of allocation and not valuation’. What do you think is meant by this statement?

| August 22, 2016

Introduction The statement that depreciation is a process of allocation and not valuation is quite interesting and asserts a point of view that coincides with a specific type of depreciation.  The definition of allocation as well as valuation in their specific form is also of importance to distinguish the difference.  For example, straight-line depreciation is […]

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