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Leading Foreign Centers

The United Kingdom, and particularly London, helps as one of the leading foreign centers for Investment banking and other related helps ...

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Growth Of Islamic Banking In The Uk

Islam is one of the world’s three major monotheistic religions; the other two religions are Judaism and Christianity. All three religions are the same historical origins and have many familiar beliefs....

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Microfinance Low Income

It is believed that microfinance helps low-income people alleviate their life from poverty circumstances in many developing countries. ...

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The Financial World

The financial world most popular debate in recent time is the efficient market hypothesis. ...

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Financial Crisis

This is the basic purpose of any study that what significance would it bring? ...

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European Banks Shareholder Reactions To Acquisitions

This study examines announcement effects of acquisitions of listed European bidding banks. Short-term acquirers’ stock market returns in the EU-15 are considered from 2000 to 2010. We assume that the method of payment make a difference, particularly in times of crisis. Abnormal returns are defined as the cumulative average abnormal return (CAAR) where the S&P Europe 350 Financials serves as the benchmark. We found that European banks did not manage to earn abnormal returns for buy transactions over the short horizon. Furthermore, the method of payment makes no difference in this case. We conclude that in times of crisis investors...

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Study On The Nature Of Islamic Insurance

Nigeria is country with over 120 million Muslim over 75% of its population are Muslims, considering this it is only fair and just that the belief and values of this vast majority be respected and reflected by providing them avenues of insuring and/or assuring their lives and property without necessarily violating the shari’ah, which is detrimental to them in this world and the Here-after. The main reason why researcher wants to carry out this research was to identify the possible problems and prospects of Islamic insurance in Nigeria....

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Disconnection Between Real And Financial Spheres

The strong volatility that characterized financial markets all over the word, these last years, leaves to think the existence of a disparity between stock prices and their fundamental values, which gives us the presumption of a disconnection between the real sphere and the financial one (Binswanger ( 1999, 2000, 2004 )). The purpose of this paper is to focus on this possible disconnection by using the cointegration tests, to detect a possible equilibrium relation between the stock exchange returns and the real economic activity growth (measured by the GDP). The period of study lies between 1969 and 2008, according to...

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A Survey Of Behavioral Finance

The Modern investment theory and its application is predicated on the Efficient Markets Hypothesis (EMH), the assumption that markets fully and instantaneously integrate all available information into market prices. ...

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How Working Capital Affects Performance Of Retail Industry

The main aim of this dissertation is to study how working capital management affects the performance of retail industry. This dissertation concentrates on one of the important areas of finance the working capital management. Working capital management is the management of both the current assets and current liabilities. Management of working capital is considered as an important function for any kind of organization. Without proper management of working capital the company can’t perform their day to day operations smoothly. So each organization in the industry performs several activities to manage their working capital as efficiently as possible in order to...

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Gross Domestic Product

This part contains research background which illustrates basic knowledge for readers to understand better on the research. ...

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Revisiting The Fisher Hypo Sis

In 1930 Irving Fisher investigated the relationship between the nominal interest rate, the real interest rate and expected rates of inflation. ...

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Research On The Policies Of Imf To China

Financial crisis swept over the world rapidly last three years. The globalisation and the developed of the derivatives have dramatically changed the whole financial market. The rate of global economic growth was continuing decrease. The economy, particularly financial services sectors suffered a critical strike, which a few investment bank, such as Lehman Brothers Holdings went bankrupt. As one of the largest financial institutions, International Monetary Fund must play more significant role in every areas of finance, especially for financial stability. The members of IMF should following three obligations regarding the abolition of exchange restrictions:...

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The Under Pricing Of Initial Public Offerings

“Investopedia.com defines initial public offering as the first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking the capital to expand, but can also be done by large privately owned companies looking to become publicly traded....

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Credit Ratings Role In The Financial Crisis

The global financial system’s institutional framework has been evolving over time.Every crisis has helped decipher a gap in the financial structure which is then fixed by the regulating authorities.It hasn’t been very often that the regulators were able to identify the gaps before the market identified it.This does not serve the purpose of existence of regulatory authorities.In future the role of regulatory authorities should be pro active in nature rather than reactive mode of undertaking corrective actions....

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Chinese Stock Exchange

Finance Dissertations - The Chinese stock market (CSM) has generated a lot of interest in the international investor community. ...

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Internet Banking

Finance Dissertations - Internet banking, despite its relatively brief existence and despite several disadvantages ...

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Islamic And Conventional Banking And Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is a business term which measure that how products and services supplied by a company or business organisation meet or fulfil customer expectations. Customer satisfaction is believed a very important and key performance indicator within a business. In a competitive marketplace where businesses compete for customers, customer satisfaction is a key differentiator and has become a very important element of business strategy. Banking is a customer oriented services industry, therefore, the customer is the focus and customer service is the differentiating factors....

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Capital Structure And Profitability Relationship For Ftse Firms

The capital structure of a firm has long been a much debated issue for academic studies and in the corporate finance world. It is the way a firm finances its assets through some combination of equity, debt, or hybrid securities - the composition or 'structure' of its liabilities. In reality, capital structure may be highly complex and include various sources. The question whether capital structure affects to the profitability of the firm or it is affected by profitability is crucial one. Profitability and capital structure relationship is a two way relationship. On the one hand profitability of firm is an...

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Study On The Financial Sources For Smes

SMEs are those industries, which are unquoted in a stock exchange, run by few individuals or a type of family businesses having connection with shareholders. According to South West Venture Fund, SME is a company or business that has less than 250 employees and has an annual turnover not exceeding approximately £24 million....

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Leverage With High And Low Debt Equity Ratios

The theme of the study is to inspect the effect of the leverage with high and low debt to equity ratios on identified portfolios required rate of returns listed in Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE). The multivariate regression has been used to identify the relationship among market premium, debt – to – equity premium and portfolio returns. The sample has been selected from 21 sectors consisting 100 listed- Pakistani firms for the period of January 2001 to December 2007. The P-value at 95% confidence level shows the relationship with CAPM is positive and significant related to portfolio returns (P1 to P10),...

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Mergers And Acquisition Consolidation In Indian Banking

Globally it has been found that the mergers and acquisition have become one of the major ways to corporate restructuring which has also struck the financial services industry which has experienced merger waves leading to the emergence of huge banks and financial institutions. The main reason for mergers is intense competition among the companies in the same industry which put focus on economies of scale, efficiency in cost and profitability. Some other factors leading to the mergers is the “too big to fail? principle followed by the authorities. In few countries like Germany, weak banks were forcefully merged to avoid...

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Current Global Financial Crisis And Islamic Financial System

The entire world is now in the grip of financial crisis which is most severe since the Great Depression 1930s. It has taken about $3 trillion of bailout and liquidity injecting by number of countries to lessen the intensity of the crisis. Hence, there is a need to restructure the financial world that would help in minimizing the frequency and severeness of such crises in future (Chapra, 2009)....

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Banking System

A bank is a financial institution whose primary activity is to act as a payment agent for customers, to borrow and to lend money. ...

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Boc Group Industrial

The BOC Group is one of the major producers of industrial gases in the world. Its major products include the atmospheric gases (oxygen, nitrogen, argon and the rare gassesys ...

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International Banking

International banking is increasingly vital for every country in order to create an image for itself in the international finance market. Alongside, the increase in ...

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The Performance Of Hedge Fund Relatively In Uk

Hedge funds are actively managed portfolios that hold positions in publicly traded securities. Gaurav S. Amin and Harry M. Kat (2000) stated on their report that “A hedge fund is typically defined as a pooled investment vehicle that is privately organized, administrated by professional investment managers, and not widely available to the public?. It charges both a performance fee and a management fee. It allows a flexible investment for a small number of large investors (usually the minimum investment is $1 million) can use high risk techniques. 1Now days it is very clear that in the matter of alternative investment...

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Impact Of Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign investment was very common in the late nineteenth century. It was a strategy from British to provide fund for economic development in other nation ...

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Ipo Price Trading

In finance literature, the stock prices which already in the market and IPOs which has just introduce itself into the market, both related to the efficient market theory. According to Eugene ...

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Discount Rate Changes Impacting On Stock Market Return

Stock market plays an important role in the economic development of a country. Stock exchange performance has attained significant role in global economics and financial markets, due to their impact on corporate finance and economic activity. For instance stock exchanges enable firms to acquire capital quickly, due to the ease with which securities are traded. Stock exchange activity, thus, plays an important role in helping to determine the effects of macroeconomic activities. Stock market returns are the returns that the investors generate out of the stock market; it can be in the form of dividends or profits, as a company...

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Capm

The traditional capital assets pricing model (CAPM), always the most widespread model of the financial theory, was prone to harsh criticisms not only by the academicians but also by the experts in finance. ...

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Financial Insurance Industry

The financial performance of insurance industry can be assessed by knowing either its strategies or by knowing its profitability. ...

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Financial Information To Shareholders

In this part of dissertation, there is a grief introduction about this dissertation, which includes the following context: the background and overview of related researches in this paper; the motivation for doing this study and a introduction of the structure of this paper. ...

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Study Of Month Effects On Stock Returns

According to the well known efficient market hypothesis, the stock prices in the future cannot be predicted from the historical trends in the stock prices. The market price of a particular day depends upon the demand and supply on that particular day and has no dependency on the historical data. It states that the market is efficient and no one can take abnormal profits because there are no trends in the stock prices and they cannot be forecasted....

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Review On Bank Mergers

This paper takes a look at effects of Bank Mergers in the UK. It also shows how banks are affected by mergers and their effects on retail interest rates and customers....

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