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Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of financial derivatives used by small companies and make suggestions for small companies to better take advantage of financial derivatives.

| November 21, 2012

  Introduction In the present-day society, with the development of globalization, small companies are struggling to survive in a severe environment. Not only do they have to compete with large companies, but also are affected by the impact of fluctuating economic climates. Under this environment, they have no choice but to seize every chance to […]

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Equity Risk Premium and Downside CAPM

Equity Risk Premium and Downside CAPM

| November 19, 2012

Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Background of Research For over 30 years academics and practitioners have been debating the merits of the CAPM, focusing on whether beta is an appropriate measure of risk (Estrada 2002). A crucial input parameter for using the model is the equity risk premium, the return earned by a broad market index […]

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The Impact of Culture Differences on Strategy Realisation in the Post-Acquisition Process

| November 19, 2012

This study sets out to develop an understanding of why and how in the post-acquisition integration process, culture differences impact strategy realization. Based on clinical research, the effect of culture differences was explored in multiple integration settings within a single multinational corporation. This pointed to various degrees of perceived organizational and perceived personal uncertainty associated […]

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Analysis of a Possible Merger Between Vodafone and Verizon Communication

Analysis of a Possible Merger Between Vodafone and Verizon Communication

| November 19, 2012

Introduction: Mobile evaluation is only three decade old but there are major changes been seen year after year. There are more than 5 Billion mobile users all over the world which is served by different service provider. The major names in UK are:- Vodafone Orange Three T-Mobile O2 The services include voice calling, Internet service, […]

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Comparing the accuracy of the volatility forecasting models, GARCH, SV and EWMA under different scenarios

| November 19, 2012

Introduction Because of the rapid development of new and complex financial instruments in financial markets, the forecasting volatility of assets is playing a central role on risk management tasks and evaluating asset in finance. However, interestingly, the ability of forecasting accuracy of stochastic volatility always catches people’s eyes, because nobody wants loss his/her profits by […]

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Resilience of the Polish Banking System to Credit Risk: Macroeconomic Perspective

Resilience of the Polish Banking System to Credit Risk: Macroeconomic Perspective

| November 17, 2012

Abstract 1. Introduction   The most significant type of risk in every Polish bank’s loan portfolio is the credit risk. Credit risk is a type of performance risk through a financial contract (such as a loan or bond). In case of a loan, the risk arises from the potential failure of a borrower to honour its obligations […]

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Coursework on Alternative Financial Investments

Coursework on Alternative Financial Investments

| November 17, 2012

Intoduction   Alternative Investments   We are all familiar with the usual suspects when it comes to investments with ISA’s Unit Trusts, OEICS, Capital Investment Bonds, Investment Trusts, National Savings and General Banking Products being the general fare when it comes to advising our clients.

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How do firm characteristics (including size, liquidity, interest coverage, growth, tangibility and age of the firm) affect capital structure decisions?

How do firm characteristics (including size, liquidity, interest coverage, growth, tangibility and age of the firm) affect capital structure decisions?

| November 17, 2012

Chapter 1 Introduction Financing decisions are integral to the value creation of the firm. According to financial theories a variety of financing decisions impact the welfare of the firm. Capital structure composition plays a vital role as one false decision can lead to long term financial distress and even to bankruptcy. The capital structure decision […]

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“Effects of adapting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) on the Financial Statements and Reporting Quality of the Micro Finance Institutions in Uganda”

| November 16, 2012

1. Introduction: Over the years Microfinance has become a diverse and growing industry. There are over hundreds of institutions in Uganda providing micro finance services (check website), ranging from grass roots self-help groups and NGOs to commercial banks that provide financial services to millions of microenterprises and low-income households. These Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) receive support […]

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The Asian Financial Crisis

The Asian Financial Crisis

| November 16, 2012

Introduction 1. Background     In recent years, the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997, and the two largest bankruptcies in the U. S. history- Enron in December 2001 and WorldCom in July 2002, have all served to highlight the importance of corporate governance (CG). 

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How did the successive stages of capitalism change the UK’s accounting and financial reporting processes?

| November 13, 2012

1.     Introduction At the beginning of the twentieth century, Sombart (1916) asserts that the appearance of double-entry bookkeeping is indispensable element of the emergence of capitalism to a large extent. This argument arouses a wide-ranging debate during that century. Some scholars who have interesting in Sobart’s writing (such as Weber, Bryer, Chiapello and so on) […]

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Reasons for excluding home grown brands from a balance sheet

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

It is likely that assets are considered as crucially important aspects of an entity that stakeholders pay attention to when looking at a balance sheet. International Accounting Standard Board has defined asset as “resource controlled by the entity as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to […]

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Credit risks in financial markets

Credit risks in financial markets

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Signs of trouble started to multiply early in 2007.On February 22; HSBC fired the head of its U.S mortgage lending business, recognizing losses reaching $10.8 billion. On March 9, DR Horton, the biggest homebuilder, warned of losses from subprime mortgages. On March 12, New Century Financial, one of the biggest subprime lenders, had its shares […]

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The Impact of Mergers on Employees’ Behaviour

The Impact of Mergers on Employees’ Behaviour

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Impact of Mergers on Employees’ Behaviour: The case study of two consulting firms INTRODUCTION An overview of the consultancy industry Consultancy firms are perceived as medical practitioners, in that they diagnose organisational illness and prescribe appropriate remedies (Fincham and Clark, 2003). Consultancy firms, in various forms, have existed for as long as complex organisations. They […]

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Making a case for The BASEL III

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the face of the impending global financial crisis, world leaders at G20 called for reform from legislators across the globe. From the reports assessing the causes of the crisis and proposing regulatory reform, a general consensus has emerged on two elements. First, all systemically important institutions, instruments and markets should be regulated, preferably under […]

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New Pathways for Credit Rating Agencies: A Critical Study of European and American Approaches

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

INTRODUCTION The financial crisis of 2007-08 revealed serious lapses in the functioning, regulation, supervision and governance of the financial markets globally. Although, it was the failure of Collateralised Debt Obligations (“CDOs”) especially the ones based on the subprime mortgage, that sparked the crisis, the mere fact that these carried the highest ratings proved the ratings to […]

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