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Contemporary issues in Finance

| August 19, 2016

Introduction “How have financial markets reacted to financial-sector reforms after the crisis?” By Schäfer et al. is an article in pursuit for the extent to which the financial reforms have been adopted in many countries globally. The global economic crisis caused financial strategists to look into ways through which they would change their financial systems […]

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The Apple, Authentec Merger

| August 18, 2016

Abstract This paper critically evaluates the merger between Apple Inc and AuthenTec that took place on the 26th July 2012. The paper analyses the process of the negotiations and with a keen interest on the motivation behind the deal. This is Apple’s biggest deal ever and there are many questions pointing at the reason and […]

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Google’s Market Analysis

| August 18, 2016

Abstract This paper takes Google’s businesses strategy as a starting point to examine how it is competing in the one-cloud, many-screen market. The paper set out the performance of Google in relation to its main competitors from 2006 until 2013.  It conducts an economic analysis of Google and its market in a wider macro context. […]

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Financial benefits of corporate social responsibility

| August 17, 2016

Abstract This paper critically examines the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the financial performance of British Airways.  The paper posits that as much as CSR is meant to give back to the community where the company operates; this is seldom the case in today’s business environment. Many companies use CSR as a marketing […]

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Finance and Accounting Assignment

| August 17, 2016

Part A: Grey Plc is a distributor of professional equipment and supplies and has shown varying performance over the past three years. This report will aim to analyze the trends in financial performance of the company through the aid of liquidity ratios, profitability ratios, asset utilization ratios, gearing ratios, and investors’ ratios. The report will […]

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The 2007 to 2011 Financial Crisis Causes, Effects and Lessons

The 2007 to 2011 Financial Crisis Causes, Effects and Lessons

| January 25, 2013

Abstract This paper provides a brief examination of the immediate causes and effects of the 2007 financial crisis, as well as an overview of lessons learned from it. I conclude that failure to properly regulate and supervise financial institutions set the stage for the crisis, while the US residential mortgage boom and bust triggered it. […]

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Analysis of Activity Based Accounting

| December 23, 2012

Introduction Activity-Based Costing (ABC), a tool for cost management, has recently gained popularity, is based on a simple idea: in an enterprise, overhead (or operating expenses) are measured by a number of activities needed to successfully perform manufacturing and business processes. The total cost of a product is the sum of the costs of activities […]

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How the accounting function should support their organisation in adopting and implementing a strategic approach to sustainability.

| December 23, 2012

Introduction Our planet is constantly changing and most of the changes that are occurring are as a result of our actions. The use of limited resources by different types of organisations all over the world to create products and services without much thought of what happens in the long run. Some important questions that need […]

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A review of efficient market hypothesis—from the point of view of current financial crisis

A review of efficient market hypothesis—from the point of view of current financial crisis

| December 23, 2012

  1 Introduction Since Fama (1970) published his paper “Efficient capital markets: A review of theory and empirical work” summarized the basic Efficient Market hypothesis (henceforth EMH) content and the tests based on it, the economics professors has never stopped to debate on it. According to Fama (1969), EMH is an interpretation about how do […]

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Credit risks in financial markets prior to credit crisis

Credit risks in financial markets prior to credit crisis

| December 21, 2012

Introduction In the last 25 years, the world suffered boom-bust economical recycling .What impressed us was the serious financial crisis happened in 1930, however, the credit crunch in 2008 was even worse. It  crisis is the culmination of a super boom that has lasted for more than twenty-five years and seems a sign of the […]

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An analysis of challenges faced by the banking sector

| December 20, 2012

Introduction Developed and developing economies depend on banking sector for all the financial transactions, be it government or corporate or even citizen. Banking sectors of many developing countries was recently liberalised. One such country is India. The Indian liberalisation took place due to the ineffectiveness of the banking sector. The liberalisation leads to cut throat […]

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Literature review on entrepreneurial finance

| December 20, 2012

Introduction Research Proposal Although it appears to be contentious whether availability of finance impacts on entrepreneurial entry to markets (Kim et al., 2006, p. 5), it is likely to be a critical factor in determining the early success or failure of any new start-up venture. What is more, it has also been implicated as an […]

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Shareholder-Wealth Maximization model (SWM): a Financial Report on Luton Brickworks Plc.

| December 18, 2012

  Introduction The primary objective of this report is to prepare financial report on Luton Brickworks plc & analysis whether to pay dividends to shareholders or not, the arguments against shareholders wealth maximization. However there is a strong argument against the three directors of the company.

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How did Successive Stages of capitalism change the UK’s accounting and financial reporting processes?

| December 18, 2012

Introduction: According to Bryer, (1998a, 1998b) accounting is a practice whose social foundations are objective and systematic. Its history embraces the social upheavals in the commercial revolution of the sixteenth century and the British Industry Revolution (BIR) that followed. (Bryer, 2000) Financial reporting which is the externally communicated form of accounting has been moulded by […]

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examine the effect of the adaptation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the Micro Finance sector in Uganda

| December 15, 2012

Introduction Aim: The aim of the study is to examine the effect of the adaptation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in the Micro Finance sector in Uganda and clarify the differences on the financial statements and reports. Objective: The major objective of the study is to gain an extensive understanding of the Micro Finance […]

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How the global financial crisis of 2007/2008 enhanced national, regional and international efforts to improve systemic stability in banking

| December 15, 2012

Introduction: The global financial crisis of 2007/2008 has enhanced national, regional and international efforts, to improve the monitoring of systemic stability in banking. It exposed the weaknesses of the current regime the Basel I; thus leading to increase pressure for a tougher uniform regulation in the banking system. This paper briefly discusses the importance of […]

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Value at risk: a quantitative study on the Nordic stock exchange

Value at risk: a quantitative study on the Nordic stock exchange

| December 11, 2012

Abstract, The role of risk management has gained momentum in recent years most notably after the recent financial crisis. This thesis uses a quantitative approach to evaluate the theory of value at risk which is considered a benchmark to measure financial risk. The thesis makes use of both parametric and non parametric approaches to evaluate […]

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Financial analysis and comparison of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola

| December 6, 2012

  Introduction Together both PepsiCo and Coca Cola are both companies that are known around the world for their goods. For decades now, these companies have been competitive against each other to “do better than” the other one, what some would call the “cola wars”. They individually offer a assortment of soft drinks; regular, diet, […]

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The financial statements in assessing a company’s performance and prospects.

| December 6, 2012

Introduction      Revenue is a key element to the users of the financial statements, in assessing a company’s performance and prospects. However, revenue-recognition standards in U.S GAAP differ from those in IFRS, and both sets of requirements are considered to be in need of improvement. In June 2002 the FASB and the IASB started a […]

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Income statements are of crucial importance to users of financial statements

| December 6, 2012

INTRODUCTION Income statements are of crucial importance to users of financial statements, particularly investors. It is vital that revenues are properly recognized when preparing income statements to give a fair view of profitability of the associated company/firm. Thus investors are not misled while making decisions and undertaking risks involved with the concerned company. The International […]

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