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16 Feb 2011

Analysis of Pernod-Ricard

Case study - 7 pages - Finance

In this document, we will develop the various aspects of Pernod-Ricard with particular emphasis on the security industry. This company was chosen because it is listed on the CAC 40, and it represents an interesting topic in its evolution and its various changes and finally it affects us, because...

16 Feb 2011

Is the Subprime crisis a financial or global crisis?

Essay - 25 pages - Finance

Was the subprime crisis predictable? Some analysts predicted it in 2005 as a continuation of a long boom, during which loans to U.S. households rose sharply. Now the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED), led for over 20 years by Alan Greenspan takes a systematic approach to support the banking crisis stock...

16 Feb 2011

Money laundering in the financial community: one of the dark sides of globalization

Essay - 9 pages - Finance

Economically, globalization may appear beneficial in that it enhances trade between men and generates growth. Many of its adverse effects are, however, the game of criminal organizations. Indeed, with the rise of movements of people, goods and capital, globalization tends to increase the capacity...

16 Feb 2011

Does IFRS enhance the presentation of financial statements?

Essay - 14 pages - Finance

The international financial environment is constantly changing ever since the International Financial Reporting Standards [International Financial Reporting Standards] (IFRS) have been implemented. Moreover, the unprecedented financial scandals of recent years have further accelerated the...

16 Feb 2011

The expansion of Clarins in India

Case study - 18 pages - Finance

The Clarins group was created in 1954 by Jacques Courtin-Clarins. It is a public company with a supervisory board and a Board of Directors, with a capital of around 325 million Euros divided into 40.6 million shares. In the beginning, Jacques Courtin first opened a beauty parlor in Paris. He...

16 Feb 2011

Internationalization with a concrete example of the IKEA group

Case study - 70 pages - Finance

In specialty marketing and strategy management, in order to acquire the basic knowledge necessary for any manager, we studied the strategic concepts and phases of internationalization of a large group of Sweden: IKEA. Thus, by using personal research and theoretical concepts seen in class, we...

16 Feb 2011

Report on the Italian taxation

Essay - 14 pages - Finance

Faced with economic developments and globalization, it became common to see companies in different countries better meeting the demands and also strive hard in order to save some money. The establishment of French companies is easier in Europe because of the existence of certain conventions...

16 Feb 2011

Diagnosis of the Credit Management

Case study - 11 pages - Finance

The business center of Credit Agricole has enabled one to appreciate the concept of credit risk business, when the bank decided to support the company by funding needs for its operations, and on the other hand when, it decided to withdraw in order not to pursue a policy of support to ailing...

16 Feb 2011

Study of the LVMH group

Case study - 21 pages - Finance

LVMH group, founded in 1987 by the merger of Moet Hennessy and Louis Vuitton is the world leader in luxury, with a unique portfolio of over fifty brands. There are more than 60,000 employees, nearly 1700 stores across the world, a turnover of 910 million euros in 2005. It is partly for these...

16 Feb 2011

Impact of standards of IAS/IFRS in the financial communication

Essay - 13 pages - Finance

The advent of international accounting standards of IAS / IFRS as a reference system leads to a revolution in the world of business and communication thereof. International standards have a privilege over the economic approach to business, and are not historical as is often the case in...

16 Feb 2011

Report of training course at Deloitte

Essay - 39 pages - Finance

The author of this article was hired within the audit firm of Deloitte Consulting in Neuilly sur Seine. The decision to integrate in the firm to start on the career had been motivated by several factors. First, the undeniable reputation of the firm, coupled with financial education imparted by...

16 Feb 2011

L'Oreal Group: Economic and Financial analysis

Case study - 55 pages - Finance

The L'Oreal group, created in 1909 as a small family business, has grown exceedingly since its IPO (initial public offering) on October 8, 1963. Held by the Bettencourt family (27.5%) and Nestle (26.4%), the Group is now a part of the CAC 40. World leader in cosmetics, L'Oreal has a...

16 Feb 2011

Evaluation of the plan of Employee Stock Option of L'Oreal Group

Case study - 18 pages - Finance

The L'Oreal group was initially started in 1909 in a small family business, and initiated its IPO on October 8, 1963. Held by the Bettencourt family to the tune of 27.5% and 26.4% by Nestle, the group is now a component of the CAC 40. As a world leader in cosmetics, L'Oreal has a...

15 Feb 2011

Financial Analysis - Vinci & Bouygues

Thesis - 20 pages - Finance

The following report presents the financial statements of two leading French construction groups: Bouygues and Vinci. With the help of several economic and financial metrics, we will analyze and assess the companies' strengths and weaknesses and give an objective opinion to potential...

09 Feb 2011

The introduction of Islamic banking in France: A research on the potential market for retail Islamic banking

Dissertation - 37 pages - Finance

This study provides an assessment on the current problems and progresses made in France for the introduction of Islamic banking into its economy and contains an evaluation and an analysis of the potential market for Islamic retail banks in France. The research is divided into two...

06 Feb 2011

Empirical investigation on the determinants of corporate dividend policy. Sectors considered: 'Food and drugs retailers' and 'Health care equipment and services'

Thesis - 7 pages - Finance

The Corporate Dividend policy, also called the Dividend Puzzle (Black, 1976) has always beensubjected to a lot of studies since, at least, the paper of Modigliani and Miller in 1961. The work ofthese authors stated that, in a frictionless world, when the firm has a constant investment policy,its...

10 Jan 2011

Financing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) in Morocco

Thesis - 17 pages - Finance

The early 80s was one of the most difficult periods for the Moroccan economy. This period was marked by a deterioration of the internal and external balances. This was partly due to the structural weakness of the Moroccan economy. Some of the causes for the structural weaknesses were: the...

21 Dec 2010

Why does the U.S. government keep urging China to revalue its currency?

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Finance

On September 23, 2010, President Obama increased pressure on China to immediately revalue its currency, devoting most of a two-hour meeting with China's prime minister Wen Jiabao to the issue and sending the message if 'the Chinese don't take actions, we have other means of protecting US...

09 Dec 2010

The cash flow statement

Thesis - 16 pages - Finance

It's a financial statement that reflects the inflow of revenue and the outflow of expenses resulting from operating, investing and financing activities during a specific time period. The cash flow statement is distinct from the income statement and balance sheet because it does not...

30 Nov 2010

US banks - Strategic project

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

U.S. banks have traditionally been considered leaders in the global banking sector. They produce regularly high profitability, more than their international competitors. They have been pioneers in many spheres, and banking products, and are known for their constant...

20 Nov 2010

Danone company analysis Financial Statement Analysis

Thesis - 6 pages - Finance

The history of the group was based on an external growth, a successions of sell and acquisitions, indeed, if we follow the major step of the company, we could see that, the first step was the merger between BSN and DANONE-GERVAIS in 1973 this merger was the beginning of the future group and...

02 Nov 2010

The Federal reserve system

Thesis - 7 pages - Finance

The structure of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve or Fed) is quite unusual and to understand why it is unusual we must analyze its history. The Fed was created in 1913 with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, and was largely a response to a series of financial crises,...

25 Oct 2010

Corporate governance and the global financial crisis

Thesis - 6 pages - Finance

The first part of this report discusses the nature of corporate governance, its objectives and good practices. Issues around risk taking, board structure, remuneration or inadequate monitoring are tackled with the global Financial Crisis as a backdrop. The Organization for Economic Co-operation...

01 Oct 2010

Joint venture

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

A joint venture is the long-term commitment of funds, facilities and services by two or more legally separate interests, to a combined enterprise for their mutual benefits. A joint venture need not be a separate legal entity or company. Other forms of joint ventures include an agreement...

29 Sep 2010

American Airlines vs. Southwest Airlines

Case study - 10 pages - Finance

The Airline market is facing problems across the years. Before, national companies were leader in their countries, but with the opening of the airline market, the deregulation of the industry and the globalization phenomenon thousand of new airlines have borne. What does it mean?...

29 Sep 2010

Financial Analysis of Carrefour

Case study - 10 pages - Finance

This report is the financial analysis of a EU-listed consolidated group, the Carrefour group. This company, operating on the retail sector, seemed to be an interesting company for us to analyze. Majority of the companies in this industry are characterized by a negative working capital requirement...

29 Sep 2010

Corporate Finance - comparison between "McDonalds" and "Burger King", two leading fast food chains

Case study - 11 pages - Finance

The two companies have been present in the fast food market for a long time and they produce different types of food. The turnover of Burger King amounts to US$2.234 billion and that of McDonald's amounts to US$ 22.79 billion, which reveals that both the companies are very important and powerful...

29 Sep 2010

A report on the market "Sukuk"

Market study - 9 pages - Finance

Global capital markets have long been functioning without Islamic components. Only recently have they been subject to the emergence of a new dimension: the sukuk (Islamic Bond) market. The sukuk market has experienced a spectacular growth since 2001 in the Middle East, supported by ultra-high...

29 Sep 2010

Marketing Audit Report: Case Study of Penton Ltd

Case study - 7 pages - Finance

This report presents an extensive study of the main components and principles of a marketing audit with specific reference to the firm ‘Penton Ltd'. Penton Ltd. is a medium sized DIY manufacturer which has been facing declining profit margins and stagnant sales in recent years. A detailed...

29 Sep 2010

Balance sheet of ExxonMobil

Case study - 12 pages - Finance

I preferred to analyze the company ExxonMobil as it is one of the biggest petroleum companies in the world. With a net income of 45.22 billon dollars in 2008, ExxonMobil realized the biggest net income in the World. The company represents 2% of NYSE capitalization. ExxonMobil is an...