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20 Nov 2009

Financial analysis of Nike and Adidas (2000): The big two in the footwear industry

Case study - 7 pages - Finance

Adidas is the biggest footwear company and after analyzing the ratios it has performed as well as Nike over the years, even though it is far behind Nike in terms of revenue and profits. The share price of Adidas is currently at 4877.0 compared to the opening price of 4864.0 that was a 44.0...

28 Oct 2009

A study on the credit rating process and methodology

Thesis - 9 pages - Finance

Credit rating is the process of estimating a firm's ability to perform to its capacity. It also determines the financial worthiness of an organization depending on the performance of the organization in the past. Objectives of credit rating agencies 1. Its primary objective is to...

28 Oct 2009

An overview of important concepts and theories in relation to foreign exchange (forex) rates

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

The rate of exchange means the price of one currency in terms of another currency. Different countries have adopted different exchange rate systems at different times like the Gold Bullion, Gold Standard and the Bretton Woods system. The last system was soon replaced by the Floating Rate System....

28 Oct 2009

A study on the various sources of finance

Thesis - 14 pages - Finance

Finance is the study of how individuals, institutions, and other businesses acquire, spend, and manage money and other financial resources. Finance also can be defined in terms of the macro economy as well as the business firm and individual citizen level. Macro finance is the study of how...

28 Oct 2009

The financial expenses of a hotel

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

Cash includes Cash on Hand (House Banks), Demand Deposits, and Temporary Cash Investments. Temporary Cash Investments should be of demand nature or have maturities within 90 days at the time of purchase. Cash that is restricted formally for long-term purposes, such as property and...

14 Oct 2009

Financial ratios: Meaning, calculation and application

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

A financial statement generally refers to the basis statements, which are as follows i) The income statement ii) The balance sheet iii) Statement of retained earnings iv) Statement of charge in financial position in addition to the above two statements. Financial statement...

12 Oct 2009

Monetary policy

Thesis - 4 pages - Finance

Monetary policy changes have influence over unemployment, short-term production and in the long-run affect prices and inflation rates. What monetary policy can do to heighten economic performance is a challenge that must be understood by economic policymakers. What monetary policy...

07 Oct 2009

The role of private equity firms as an alternative investment model in the Middle East and globally

Tutorials/exercises - 27 pages - Finance

The global economic reality has witnessed a recent international increase in the private equity markets. This fact has brought up many concerns as to whether this will have a positive or negative outcome (Financial Services Authority, 2006). This document will present an overview of private...

05 Oct 2009

Cash management

Thesis - 3 pages - Finance

Similar to the absence of water to anything living, the absence of cash to the business means death—slow, torturous, physically painful, and mentally agonizing” (Managing, 2003, p.1). A flourishing business rests on sound cash management techniques with solid cash flow. ...

01 Oct 2009

Efficiency analysis of conventional and Islamic banks in Indonesia using data envelopment analysis

Tutorials/exercises - 18 pages - Finance

Islamic banks have been in existence since early 1960s. The first Islamic bank was established in 1963 as a pilot project in the form of rural savings bank in a small town of Egypt, Mit Ghamr. After that, Islamic banking movement came back to life in mid 1970s. The establishment of Islamic...

01 Oct 2009

Islamic banking and Muslims

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

The development of Islamic banking in Indonesia got its best momentum in Indonesian struggle to recover the national economy from crisis. Islamic banking has been being accepted by many communities -at least as one of the alternatives, in strengthening the financial sector. ...

14 Sep 2009

The determinants of commercial bank profitability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Thesis - 15 pages - Finance

Banks have high profits in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in comparison to other regions. This paper wields a sample of 389 banks in 41 SSA countries to probe the determinants of bank profitability. It is found that apart from credit risk, higher returns on assets are linked with activity...

28 Aug 2009

A look at the important concepts in finance

Thesis - 10 pages - Finance

RAY G. JONES and DEAN DUDLEY observe that the word finance comes indirectly from the Latin word Finis. Finance is defined as the “Issuance of the distribution of and the purchase of liability and equity claim issued for the purpose of generating revenue-producing assets. These claims are...

27 Aug 2009

The demystification of financial jargon

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

“Finance” is a very broad term that encompasses a whole gamut of micro and macro domain specific definitions, usage and applications. As a subject, it is very critical from the societal perspective as it influences our everyday existence and has far reaching implications on the lives...

25 Aug 2009

Financial Analysis with reference to Ratio Analysis

Thesis - 14 pages - Finance

Financial statements are prepared for the purpose of presenting a periodical review or report by the management and deal with state of investment in business and result achieved during the period under view. They reflect a combination of recorded facts, accounting conventions and personal...

25 Aug 2009

Exploring the budgetary operations of a hotel

Thesis - 21 pages - Finance

World War II marked a milestone in the explosive use of service industry. There has been an impressive increase in personal spending in the last few decades. Individuals are spending a major chunk of their income on travel, restaurants, better quality health, education services, and leisure...

25 Aug 2009

Calculating the financial viability of a hotel

Thesis - 9 pages - Finance

Tourism industry is one of the fastest growing industries in comparison to other major industries worldwide. The word ‘tour' is a Hebrew word derived from the word "torah", which means learning, studying, and research. The Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines ‘tour' to mean a...

25 Aug 2009

Analyzing the financial aspects of planning a hotel

Thesis - 12 pages - Finance

The hotel industry plays a very significant role in the development of tourism in a country. Almost 50% of the foreign exchange from tourism comes from the hotel industry. It has been rightly said, "No hotels, No Tourism". This statement basically exemplifies the fact that if there is no hotels...

25 Aug 2009

A brief look at the financial aspects of starting a hotel

Thesis - 17 pages - Finance

The word financial viability means to find out, whether it is financially viable to start a three star hotel as this project report is based on three star hotels. In simple words, financial viability is to find out whether starting a three star hotel is financially successful or not. Financial...

17 Aug 2009

Yale University Investments Office: August 2006 case analysis

Case study - 8 pages - Finance

The study of a funds management especially serves an important purpose for large institutions. Financial management is a required skill for the stable operation of any institution that would continue into the foreseeable future. The following is a case study about Yale's investment policy...

29 Jul 2009

Automotive bailout: Ontario ministry of education

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

General Motors (GM) is requesting a significant financial bailout from the federal government of Canada in order to protect its operations from insolvency. The company claims that it requires an immediate influx of $6-7 billion from Canada to counter the economic downturn and fiscal loses...

22 Jun 2009

Analysis of the funds and cash flow in the electronics industry in India

Thesis - 26 pages - Finance

Electronics with its wide and varied applications have attained the status of an all pervasive industry today. The world electronics scene has undergone profound and breathe taking changes, it has penetrated every field in consumer and capital goods. From fan regulators to airplane instrument,...

17 Jun 2009

Portfolio management (risk and return) of inter-connected stock exchanges

Case study - 47 pages - Finance

Investment may be defined as an activity that commits funds in any financial form in the present with an expectation of receiving additional return in the future. The expectations bring with it a probability that the quantum of return may vary from a minimum to a maximum. This possibility of...

17 Jun 2009

Working capital management at Britannia Industries Ltd

Dissertation - 40 pages - Finance

Finance function is a core function in any organization. I financial management is that managerial activity which is concerned with planning and counseling of firm's financial resources. One such area of financial management is "Working Capital" and management of this is known as "Working...

16 Jun 2009

Foreign exchange markets (12 slides)

Essay - 4 pages - Finance

Forex market is an over the counter market, through which we can convert one country's currency into another. Participants like market makers, brokers, corporate and individual customers are physically separated from each other. A Forex trader can work from home or office at his chosen hours of...

15 Jun 2009

Investor's awareness about the depository systems

Case study - 39 pages - Finance

Technology is revolutionizing every field of human endeavor and activity. Indian capital market is barrow meter of Indian economy; one of them is introduced technology into capital market. A major development in the Indian capital market has been setting up of Depository system. The rapid growth...

15 Jun 2009

What is "Finance" and what is its importance

Thesis - 27 pages - Finance

In our present day economy, “FINANCE” is defined as the provision of money at the time when it is required. Every enterprise, whether big, medium of small, needs finance to carry on its operations and to achieve its targets. ...

30 May 2009

Stocktrack simulation

Thesis - 5 pages - Finance

I had $50,000 to spend and see what happened in a six week period. It reminded me of fantasy football. It simulates all major securities and all the results are based on the actual market performance so the only real difference is that the money involved is not real. As such, I tried to treat it...

30 May 2009

Mutual funds and their investment options

Tutorials/exercises - 42 pages - Finance

A mutual fund is a pool of money, collected from investors, and is invested according to certain investment options. A mutual fund is a trust that pools the savings of a number of investors who share a common financial goal. A mutual fund is created when investors put their money together. It is...

30 May 2009

Impact of Herberg and Maslow's theories in organizations

Tutorials/exercises - 49 pages - Finance

Among various behavioral theories generally believed and embraced by American business are those of Frederick Herzberg and Abraham Maslow. Herzberg, a psychologist, proposed a theory about job factors that motivate employees. Maslow, a behavioral scientist and contemporary of Herzberg's,...