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The modern finance theory is based on the capital asset pricing model

| December 4, 2012

Abstract As some anomalies are hardly explained by the traditional finance, the behaviour finance is introduced. It was first introduced by Kahneman and Tversky (1979), which they presented the prospect theory. In fact, investors’ behaviour often violates the expected utility theory, some of them trade irrrationally. Then Shefrin and Statman (1994) base on the CAPM, […]

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Discussion of the change of customers’ attitudes towards and expectations and the ways organisations respond

Discussion of the change of customers’ attitudes towards and expectations and the ways organisations respond

| December 3, 2012

Introduction: This essay mainly focuses on the relationship between the change of customers’ attitudes towards and expectations and financial services sector’s respond. A review of the theoretical background of business external environment and contextual environment is represented as well to give a theoretical framework. This essay consists of three major parts. The first part refers […]

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Financial report on luton brickworks Plc.

| December 3, 2012

Introduction Luton Brickworks plc is newly formed company which aims to maximise the wealth of its shareholders. The board of directors of the company is currently trying to decide on the most appropriate dividend policy to adopt for the company’s shareholders.

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In profit-oriented organisations the amount of profit provides a ready-made measure of performance. In many public sector organisations, however, the absence of suitable output measures makes performance evaluation much more difficult.’ Discuss.

| December 1, 2012

Introduction During the last two decades, the challenges of measuring performance in both the public and private sectors have been widely discussed (Behn, 2003; Carter et al., 1992; Hood, 2006; Johnson and Kaplan, 1987; Kaplan and Norton, 2004; Neely, 1999; Pollitt and Bouckaert, 2004; Smith, 1995). Financial measures based on numbers generated by the traditional […]

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Study of Brand and Brand Valuation Methods

Study of Brand and Brand Valuation Methods

| November 30, 2012

Introduction A company’s brand image (Goodwill) or brand valuation plays a vital role in the modern business world. This has lead to the valuation of brands, which was quite unheard of in previous decades.  In this dissertation I attempt to analyse and understand various brand valuation methods, its merits and the way it’s represented using […]

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Differences and similarities between financial and management accounting

| November 29, 2012

  Introduction In this essay I will be talking about the differences and similarities between financial and management accounting and how they are used to communicate a business’s financial information to shareholders and managers. In business there are various areas marketing, economics, accounting and finance among these accounting is one of the most difficult ones […]

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The popularity of Credit Derivatives first came into play at the early 1990s

The popularity of Credit Derivatives first came into play at the early 1990s

| November 29, 2012

Introduction The popularity of Credit Derivatives first came into play at the early 1990s, when Demchak (Team leader at JP Morgan, responsible for creating CDO’s) and his team have invented these financial instruments (Eisinger 2008). After the failure of the Bretton woods system in 1971, the economy faced a stable state with low interest rates. […]

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Principles and goals: A European lender of last resort?

| November 29, 2012

Introduction Financial crisis management in the single financial market of the European Union is a subject which is required attention. As one of the key objectives of the political, economic, monetary and legal integration of the EU’s 25 member states, the single financial market is becoming a reality with the increased integration of national financial […]

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International economics and finance

| November 29, 2012

PART ONE INTRODUCTION The most basic needs in an economic functioning is the starting of the expanding deficit and natural resources which are the essentials of making manufactured goods and are the most important foundation of consumption of economy. As the impact on the financial and economic development is a very entensive debate on its […]

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Extreme conditional value at risk a coherent scenario for risk management

| November 29, 2012

CHAPTER ONE 1. INTRODUCTION Extreme financial losses that occurred during the 2007-2008 financial crisis reignited questions of whether existing methodologies, which are largely based on the normal distribution, are adequate and suitable for the purpose of risk measurement and management. The major assumptions employed in these frameworks are that financial returns are independently and identically […]

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Cash payment made on quarterly or semi-annual basic by company to its shareholders.

| November 29, 2012

Introduction A dividend is a distribution of after-tax profit. It is a cash payment made on quarterly or semi-annual basic by company to its shareholders. At the end of the each financial year every company has to decide (dividend decision) how much amount of earning to be retained by the company and how much amount […]

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Developed and developing economies depend on banking sector for all the financial transactions

Developed and developing economies depend on banking sector for all the financial transactions

| November 28, 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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Financial Analysis of Nokia

Financial Analysis of Nokia

| November 27, 2012

  Introduction of Nokia Nokia, one of the leading brands in mobile phones, was started by a mining engineer, Fredrik Idestam, in 1865 by making paper from wood pulp mill; a second paper mill was built on Nokianvirta river that gave birth to the present name of this company-Nokia.

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Research on the Stakeholder theory, Agency theory, Corporate Social restructuring and ethics

Research on the Stakeholder theory, Agency theory, Corporate Social restructuring and ethics

| November 27, 2012

  Introduction: This report is presented to the financial director of the FTSE-100 company. The company is facing down turn due to the economic recession around the globe and due to its own corporate social responsible policies. This report shows research on the Stakeholder theory, Agency theory, Corporate Social restructuring and ethics. This report also […]

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The potential impact of the increase in VAT on VAT compliance in the UK

The potential impact of the increase in VAT on VAT compliance in the UK

| November 24, 2012

1.0  Introduction 1.1     Introduction If the VAT increases then what potential impact is seen on VAT compliance in the UK is the basic issue which is going to be studied in this research study. To understand the real meaning of the topic we have to understand the meaning of VAT. Value Added Tax commonly known […]

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Financial Ratio Analysis of British Airways

| November 22, 2012

  INTRODUCTION British Airways is the largest international airline in the world. It is based at the busiest international airport of the world named Heathrow Airport with holding 42% of land slots. It has a global flight network through partners such as American Airways in US and Qantas in Australia. It serves about 150 destinations […]

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Strategic Analysis (SWOT, PESTEL and Porter) of Thе Co-opеrаtіvе Bаnk

| November 22, 2012

Introductіon Thе Co-opеrаtіvе Bаnk іs а mіcrofіnаncе аssocіаtіon аnd communіty dеvеlopmеnt Bаnk stаrtеd іn Bаnglаdеsh thаt mаkеs lіttlе borrowіngs (known аs mіcrocrеdіt or “Co-opеrаtіvе Insurаncе crеdіt”) to thе dеprіvеd wіthout rеquіrіng collаtеrаl. Thе sаyіng “Co-opеrаtіvе Insurаncе”, drаwn from thе sаyіng “grаm” or “vіllаgе”, mеаns “of thе vіllаgе”. Thе concеіvе of thіs Bаnk іs foundеd on […]

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Revenue recognition requirements in U.S. GAAP, IFRS and IASB

| November 22, 2012

Introduction In an industry there are some accounting and financial standards that company must follow to be legal to corporate. Therefore, accountants should follow some rules and guidelines, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and U.S. GAAP, which adopted by the International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) and Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB). The IASB is an […]

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The recovery process – Evaluating the impact of fiscal and monetary tools used to reheat the markets

The recovery process – Evaluating the impact of fiscal and monetary tools used to reheat the markets

| November 22, 2012

Introduction 1.  Government responses and interventions in the financial crisis According to the causes and effects discussed in the above parts, the global financial crisis can be divided into two main phases. The first phase was from August 2007 to August 2008, stemmed from losses in a small segment in the financial system , i.e. […]

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Decision making in manufacturing organization related to make or buy scenarios.

| November 21, 2012

  INTRODUCTION Manufacturing Organization in Today’s world is constantly facing the challenges of making strategic decisions that affect the sustainability and profitability of the manufacturing Organization. This study will be exploring the aspects of decision making within a manufacturing Organisation as it relates to make or buy scenarios. In other for these decisions to be […]

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