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27 Aug 2010

An overview of various modes of payment

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

The intrinsic safety of the instrument and the safety of the procedure: The commercial acceptability; the proximity between the rational seller and buyer and the cost. While some procedures are inexpensive, others are very expensive. If the transaction amount is small, sophisticated payment...

27 Aug 2010

Corporate finance - published: 27/08/2010

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

A financial analysis allows an abstract transcription of the actual situation of a company at any given time. It is a rigorous and efficient tool based on the study of economic data and accounting, that focuses on a holistic view of the company. The analyst can place a view inside or outside the...

27 Aug 2010

The Islamic development bank

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

The development of a consistent banking system with adequate funding for a population appears to be a prerequisite for the economic development of a country. However the ethics of Fundamentalist Islam have long led a strong resistance to the development of modern financial tools in many parts of...

27 Aug 2010

Zero-based budgeting

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

This method is defined as a process of planning and budgeting which requires everybody involved to provide a detailed justification of the entire budget from the overheads to the necessary minimum, in order to achieve the objectives of the company. The purpose is to prove the necessity of the...

27 Aug 2010

The Russian stock market crash

Thesis - 7 pages - Finance

In the year 1997, the Soviet Union witnessed a series of achievements. The inflation was controlled, the monetary position was strengthened and the balance of payments was on a surplus. The sudden downfall in the Russian stock market on the 17th of August, 1998 saw the entire Russian economy in a...

26 Aug 2010

Fiscal management of sales

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

The methods used are diverse and vary depending on the activity of the company. Forecasts can be based on information provided by commercial sources, supplemented by various statistics. The linear correlation establishes a relationship or index of dependence between the change in sales (denoted...

26 Aug 2010

Markets and international funding

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

The pioneers of growth in the industrialized world belong to the top economies. Globally, these companies have made their presence felt in developed and developing nations. We deal with the leading countries in the internationalization of trade which is a main source of global growth Investment...

26 Aug 2010

Evolution of the stock exchange and its impact on the German market: Max Weber

Thesis - 7 pages - Finance

Max Weber was born on 21st April 1864 in Erfurt, Prussia. Weber's father was a liberal politician and due to his work, he moved along with his family in 1869. Weber completed his High school majoring in Literature in Berlin and proceeded to complete his university studies in History, Economics...

24 Aug 2010

The different modes of corporate financing

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

Several methods of financing are available to the businessmen. Solicitation from third parties and new contributions to the economy will increase the capital borrowings and loan applications. There are multiple solutions available to the borrower. The loan could take the form of a simple lead...

24 Aug 2010

Rise of The World Bank

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

The World Bank and the IMF are the main institutions which perform the function of managing globalization in financial terms. This paper will present a case study of the World Bank. The World Bank Group appoints five institutions that are intended to promote, economic development of member...

23 Aug 2010

Cash management: Methods of short-term investing and financing

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

Short-term investing and financing corresponds to the ready cash available to a company has on hand and in the bank. The objective of liquidity management is to maximize the cash available by limiting losses to the company if it has excess cash, and limiting the amount of premiums to pay if there...

23 Aug 2010

Hedging against market risk

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

The management of market risk is vital to the survival and success of any organization operating in any sector such as banks and other businesses. For effective management of risk, an organization may make use of derivatives. Derivatives are financial securities whose value is tied to the value...

18 Aug 2010

A banker's role in approving a project

Thesis - 2 pages - Finance

Earlier, the role of a banker was mainly that of a money lender. Today, many businesses have ventured into insurance, real estate, personal services and e-banking. Traditionally, the bank played the role of an intermediation, that is to say, it collected and lent money by making intermediation...

17 Aug 2010

Barclays Bank: Financial performance

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

This report will be concerned with comprehensively analyzing the financial performance of Barclays Bank. The main areas of focus of the report will be on the Return on capital employed (ROCE), current ratio figures and gearing ratio figures of the company for the last three financial...

22 Jun 2010

The concept of private equity and its application

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

Private equity is a relatively young asset class, but has evolved substantially over the last two decades. Due to the long-term horizon required for investing, private equity is dominated by institutional investors, such as pension plans, foundations, endowments and family offices. Investors are...

21 Jun 2010

Enhance your portfolio: The hedge fund

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

A hedge fund is an investment fund open to a limited range of investors. It undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities in addition to the long term investment funds. Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of...

21 Jun 2010

Company budgeting

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

Is company budgeting necessary? There are two general opinions in management theory. Malcolm Howard is standing behind the statement that “budget is still a worthwhile exercise - as long as you stick to five basic principles”. He argues that some of the problems claimed to be budgeting...

18 Jun 2010

Stock indexes and the global financial set-up

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

A place for exchange was initiated at the Great Pond in Paris, under the leadership of Louis VII. In the year 1540, the first organized commodity exchange came into existence. An index is a statistical measure. It can provide an overall trend of market development and facilitates a comparison...

18 Jun 2010

Wealth management: Economic and financial challenges

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

According to an official report titled ‘Challenges in the banking industry', the industrialization of services has helped to automate the banking activities to some extent. The increasing role of marketing banking services, ATMs and security measures accelerated the turnover of CRO's...

16 Jun 2010

Financing plan and cash management

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

Each year, when investments are planned, the company must monitor the medium-term balance of funding and coverage of its invested capital. It is the financing plan that makes this control and forecasting possible. A financing plan usually refers to the means by which cash will be acquired...

16 Jun 2010

Financial instruments

Thesis - 7 pages - Finance

Financial instruments may be defined as easily trade-able packages of capital, each having their own unique characteristics and structure. There is a wide array of financial instruments available in the global financial market, enabling efficient flow of capital among the investors ...

06 May 2010

Growth optimal portfolio for the unobservable Markov-modulated markets

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

The benchmark model introduced by Platen (2002) has not been well studied in literature for the case of incomplete information whereas the incompleteness of the information in financial modeling is usual in practice. Some of the factors that characterize the evolution of the market may be hidden....

20 Apr 2010

Stock option price modeling using system dynamics and operations research

Thesis - 12 pages - Finance

Options are instruments that give the holder the right, but not an obligation, to buy or sell an asset by a certain date for a certain price. Options can be bought or sold on a variety of assets like stocks, foreign currency, indexes, and futures. A call option gives the holder the right to buy...

06 Apr 2010

Forecasting time series using neural network model: Application for Korean stock market

Thesis - 8 pages - Finance

This study examines the performance of forecasting model established by using neural network. The neural network model proposed in this study is implemented to forecast the stock price stream of Korean stock market. Factors for forecasting that influence Korean stock market are obtained by the...

06 Apr 2010

A benchmark of finding the criteria for optimal portfolio choice

Tutorials/exercises - 17 pages - Finance

In today's rapidly changing economic environments, global portfolio investors are invariably confronted with dynamic and fluid choice of criteria that enable them to exercise subjective judgment on asset portfolio choice decisions. The subjective investment portfolio choice includes the...

05 Apr 2010

RFID adoption timing: The application of option pricing model

Thesis - 6 pages - Finance

This paper aims to investigate the characteristics of RFID adoption and find a feasible way to decide the optimal adoption timing for RFID adoption. Due to the significant investment of this technology, RFID implementation could be considered in two stages -- internal and external...

05 Apr 2010

Firm characteristics and stock return

Essay - 5 pages - Finance

“What determines stock returns?” Although the answer to this question has been much sought by researchers and investors, most studies to date are empirical in nature and provide a very limited view of the problem. The general findings are that certain firm characteristics do have an...

05 Apr 2010

Analyzing international portfolio strategy with home event risk versus foreign information asymmetry

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

This study develops a model for international portfolio choice in the presence of the home asset with event-risk versus foreign asset with stochastic information filtering. The model is constructed from comparing the portfolio fraction changes of domestic assets so as to maximize the expected...

28 Feb 2010

Corporate bonds: A term paper

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

Corporate Bonds are debt obligations issued by corporations as an alternative to issuing stock when raising capital. They are an alternative to issuing new shares on the stock market, and they are a form of debt finance. Companies of all sizes issue corporate bonds. In the United States today,...

10 Feb 2010

Lessons learned from the collapse of long-term capital management

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

In the society in which we live, success is rewarded greatly. Winning and becoming the best is always the goal or desired outcome for any endeavor. We are taught to always strive for success, for with such accomplishment comes many immediate and tangible benefits. However, the lasting benefits of...