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Stock Exchanges

Of all the modern service institutions, stock exchanges are perhaps the most crucial agents and facilitators of entrepreneurial progress. ...

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Analysis Of Stock Market And The Bullion Market

This project reexamines the comparative relationship between stock prices and bullion market in India i.e. gold spot prices for 2006-07 to 2009-10. The study looks after the variation of stock market and gold market in India. The future of the gold and gold price movements are determined by the perception of gold as a `store of value' rather than its fundamentals as a commodity. The precious metal's value is also determined by such factors as inflation, interest rates and the presence of lucrative alternative investment avenues in the economy. The comparative relationship tested between the BSE index and...

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Commercial Paper In The Indian Money Market

In today’s competitive environment, firms find themselves in a perpetual race to acquire the cheapest source of finance to leverage their companies and gain a competitive advantage. All this is undertaken by companies to satisfy their masters – the shareholders. Finance is a very scarce commodity. A company can satisfy its funding needs generally through two sources namely, equity and debt. It is common practice to use a mix of both in the capital structure. Further the company may rely on two sources of finance – long term sources and short term sources. Long term sources of finance typically include...

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Uk Telecom Industry

During the last three decades, the telecoms sector of UK has observed the emergence and growth of new technologies and services; mostly because of numerous investments from several foreign countries backed-up by UK Government's sincerity to assist the investors. ...

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Urban Development Corporations

Finance Dissertations - Manchester has seen radical change in recent years from its traditional 19th Century appearance of an industrial city to a modern 21st century city ...

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Study On Financial Statements And Ratios Of Banks

The data analysis chapter has been divided into two parts. In the first part, I have tried to do some sort of quantitative analysis. The first part is based on the financial statements and key ratios of both the chosen banks. Again it was broken down into sub-points like the analysis of data before recession and after recession. Some key ratios were calculated, compared and analysed from the financial data of last 10 years for both the banks....

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Analysis On The Bank Performance Of Nigerian Banks

The provisional title of this research project work is: “Consolidation and bank performance; an analysis of Nigerian banks?. The choice of this topic emanates from the fact that the magnitude of banks’ inability to meet up their obligation in the nation’s banking industry has became an issue of concern to both the government, regulatory authorities, the banks as well as the general public. There is therefore need to ensure that the withdrawal need of customers, the shareholders smooth return objective as well as the banking need for the nation’s economic growth is met. It is against this background that this...

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Stock Market Volatility Around Market Shocks

This paper describes some of the critical engineering, design, and applications of the latest technology ...

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Property In Dubai A Bubble That Burst

With this dissertation what I would like to achieve is the following: I will carry out extensive research on the economic theory behind booms and bursts. I will look at some of the booms and bursts throughout history. I will attempt to make my own economic model behind what caused a boom and its subsequent burst and see if this model can be applied to the economic situation of the property market in Dubai. If a number of variables existed that suggested a burst might be coming, why was nothing done to stop it?...

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Chinese Market Entry Strategies Tentative Guide For Mnes

The Chinese market is a very wide and attracting one to all sorts of businesses. This was the main factor that drove me to choose the topic of entry strategies to china. In order to do so, I identified the subsequent keywords: entry modes, MNEs (multinational enterprises), investment, FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and China. I used those keywords to search for relevant articles in peer reviewed journals. The latter were accessed through the databases provided by the Grenoble ecole de management. The databases used are the following:...

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Will A Good Corporate Governance Attract More Investors

Corporate governance is the way of corporation being directed which is involves a relationship between the manager , the shareholders , and other stakeholders of the company. The use of corporate governance is to provides the structure through which the objectives of the company are set. In adopting a good corporate governance, companies should be transparent of the financial reports. Now adays most company around the world have adopt good corporate governance system , but some of the countries have not adopt the system. In this project , it will contain a research of the corporate governance status in Indonesia....

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Corporate Governance Practices Of Indian Listed Companies

The paper uses disclosure scores to examine corporate governance practices of Indian listed companies. A content analysis of 50 companies listed on the NSE has been carried out. A disclosure index compiled by S&P has been developed to determine how much listed Indian companies disclose. This study reveals that Indian companies are quite transparent. The research findings shall enable the investors in estimating how much disclosure listed Indian companies make. It will also add to the increasingly inadequate literature relating to corporate governance and disclosure practices in developing countries. This study though has limitations since the focus lies only on...

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Evaluating Bank Account Types Offered To International Students

The main aim of the study was to investigate evaluate the major banking institutes in Newcastle and distinguish the services and account types offered to international students. For the study, four banks were selected among which three were United Kingdom based and one was an international bank. The banks included in the study were HSBC, Lloyd’s TSB, Barclays and National Westminster (NatWest). By using two questionnaires; one from the international students and other from the bank personnel, the present study assessed the important factors that were considered significant in selecting the bank and the importance of students as customers for...

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The Application Behind Options Pricing Models

Derivatives are financial products whose values are derived from one or more underlying asset or financial instrument. In today’s world derivative products are being used extensively as a means of managing financial risks. These products are used to transfer risk from one party who cannot take that risk to counterparty who has the appetite to assume that risk .Some types of derivatives called Exchange Traded Derivatives are traded publicly on exchanges while others called Over the Counter Derivatives are traded between private parties in private transactions....

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Stock Market And Macroeconomic Variables

Investment is dependent on human behavior. Keynes (1936) elaborates which sort of behavior humans adopt while investing particularly in capital market. ...

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The Internal Factors Of Islamic Banking

The purpose of this study is to examine how the internal factors of the Islamic Banking affected their performance before, during and after the financial crisis in the GCC in comparison to the conventional banking in the same area....

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Why Investors Invest In Hedge Funds

Hedge funds have gained a lot of popularity in the last decade and are one of the fastest growing industries. The main aim of most hedge funds is to reduce volatility and risk. It also attempts to preserve capital and deliver positive returns under all market conditions. Not all hedge funds are same therefore it is important to know the difference between them. It differs in terms of its risks, investment returns and volatility among the different hedge fund strategies. The strategies which are correlated to equity markets deliver consistent returns and have low risk while the ones that are not...

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Contrast Of Dividend Policies Of Indian Companies

The Sub-continent has become the prime target for foreign direct investment. India ranks 6th among the top 10 countries for Foreign direct investment. Although not in the front line, it has become an attractive destination for foreign investment. India’s economic policies are tailored to attract substantial capital inflows and to sustain such inflows of capital. Policy initiatives taken over a period of years have resulted in significant capital inflows of foreign investment in all areas of economy including the public sector. This paper analysis the structure of economic reforms during the pre- independence and post independence era in the...

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How Effective Islamic Mortgage Market In The Uk

Around two million people in the UK are hesitating to get a mortgage from conventional banks or building societies because of religious obligations. ...

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A Swap

The main objective of the project is to understand about Credit Default Swaps (CDS), its global footprint, its role in subprime crisis, its settlement in global arena and to check the feasible settlement of CDS in India, after its introduction in India, by understanding about Indian Credit Derivatives market. ...

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Capital Portfolio Estimation

Central to many financial decisions such as those relating to investment, capital budgeting, portfolio management and performance evaluation is the estimation of the cost of equity ...

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Magical Homes In London And Dubai

Real estate business is one of biggest market of the business world, contained the largest surplus money of the business. ...

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Corporate Governance And Financial Scandals In India

This research will identify Corporate Governance in India and the reasons of its failures that lead to the financial scandals in India. As the big companies’, Enron and WorldCom, illegal operations were disclosed; the world’s business came into shock. Many other companies in the world came under this attack like Parmalat in Italy, all had problems in their corporate governance. This showed that the whole world had a problem in their corporate governance. Unlike the developed countries, the developing countries had corporate governance as the main issue far before these scandals took place as corporate governance and the economic development...

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Feasibility Research Plan For Associated British Foods

Top management of AB Mauri, a business unit of Associated British Foods, is planning to establish bakers’ yeast and bakery ingredients manufacturing plant in Bangladesh. Before investing in Bangladesh, the company needs a feasibility report. This outline report will introduce the aim and objectives of the main feasibility research. The paper will also define the research strategy including requirement of data, data collection methods and methods of analysing data for achieving the research objectives. The report also includes, how to analyse collected data to achieve the objectives and how to take decisions based on the findings of the research....

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Innovative Financial Instruments In India

Despite the accelerated industrial growth experienced this decade from recent economic reforms, most major investors around the globe do not yet see India as an ideal country for foreign investment. ...

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Financial Position Of Jetblue Airways Corporation

In this report, the financial position of JetBlue Airways Corporation, a low-fare, low-cost passenger Airline Company serving the US market, is studied in order to provide recommendations to the company with regards to its investments plans. ...

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Corporate Performance Of Malaysian Public Listed Companies

The issues of ownership and corporate governance have been discussed broadly in the prior literature especially in developed markets. However, in emerging economies like Malaysia, the issues received a vigorous impetus when the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) hit Malaysia with severity in 1997/98. The AFC had depressed the economy to negative 7.5% in 1998, around 84,000 people lost their job and Malaysian capital market lost estimated USD200 billion in term of market capitalization during the crisis (Series of Malaysia Economic Reports). At the same time, the value of Malaysian currency had been decrease dramatically from 2.52 ringgit to the US...

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India Is Preferential Country For Investment

India is today one of the most preferential country for investment in the world, whereas ranked as the third place among the world for FDI destination after China and USA. In 2003, India ranked sixth on the list. ...

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Rice And The Future Of Thailand

The FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) predicts that rice consumption will be up 2.7% in 2010 as the market rebounds form recent declines. In an overall world economy that is still struggling to rise above a failing economy, the promise that rice shows for a growth in the economy of its market shows hope for countries that depend on rice as a staple in their national products. Thailand has a substantial interest in the rice market and must prepare for the coming year with the strength of their ability to provide for the demands that will...

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Competition Stock Exchange

The increase in competition of stock exchanges, due mainly to the transformation of the securities markets, has led to mergers, technological agreements among existing exchanges ...

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Impact Of Sources Of Information On Consumer Confidence

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potential impact the consumer’s trust source for information has on factors of consumer confidence. The study here uses the consumer’s perceptions of existing business conditions, buying conditions for consumer durables and their personal finances as independent variables and consumer confidence as the dependent variable. ‘Sources of Information’ is used as the moderator and the moderating influence of ‘Sources of Information’ on the relation between each independent variable and the dependent variable is then investigated....

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Financial Reporting Standards

International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS) are more recently used now which refers to then new numbered series of pronouncements that the IASB is issuing, as distinct from the International accounting standards series issued by its predecessor ...

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Central Revenue Information Office

The purpose of this project was to undertake a major customer service improvement project, while at the same time improving change management learning, centred on improved engagement with staff. ...

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Crisis In Banking Sector

There has been long history of banking and financial crisis in the United States of America. It usually occurs almost every 20 years, in 1819,1837,1857,1873,1884,1893,1907, 1930-1933, and the current crisis. ...

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