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02 Mar 2023

Central Bankers and Interest Rates

Course material - 9 pages - Finance

Inflation was a major problem in the 1970s. The 1971 collapse of the Bretton-Woods agreement gave governments latitude to alter their currency exchange rates. The previously locked exchange rates had the effect of taming inflation. There were also "oil shocks" in 1973 and 1979,...

29 Sep 2010

Interest Rates

Essay - 4 pages - Economy general

It is a well known that interest rates have a commensurable power to influence the economy as a vital tool of monetary policy that is used to control variables like investment, inflation, price stability and unemployment. Generally speaking, the interest rate is...

16 Jan 2009

Collect foreign exchange spot and forward rate data and interest rate data for two currencies: examine whether CIRP holds: Analyze and discuss the results

Essay - 4 pages - Finance

The purpose of this assignment is to analyse whether the Covered Interest Rate Parity (CIRP) holds in the relationship between two actual currencies. I decided to focus on the euro and the dollar because it is the financial instrument the most active and the most used in the world....

21 Dec 2010

Manufacture and strategic interest of Airbus A-400M

Case study - 8 pages - Business strategy

Airbus A400M is a general-purpose military strategic transport aircraft which will enter into service in 2012. It is intended to replace Lockheed C-130 Hercules and Transall C-160, brought into service in 1956 and 1967 repectively, by doubling the load and the volume capacity of these planes....

28 Apr 2021

African Conflicts in International Relations - China in Africa : Political or Economic interests ?

Essay - 5 pages - International relations

China's involvement in Africa cannot be reduced to only one dimension. It would be an oversimplification to label the Chinese interests on the continent as either political or economic solely: these two aspects often constitute two faces of the same coin. China's increasing...

06 Dec 2021

How does the measures taken by Erdogan these last two decades impact the lira's exchange rate nowadays?

Essay - 3 pages - Economic politics

Turkey began the new millennium in 2000 with the most severe economic crisis of its history. This crisis, which followed the currency crisis of 1994, had a strong impact on the Turkish financial system, as it led to a fall in capital inflows coming from foreign investors. This striking event is...

15 Dec 2016

The impact of an increase in university tuition fees on higher education participation rates

Case study - 10 pages - Educational studies

During the 1992-2007 period, the UK has witnessed great variances in the structure of Higher Education (HE) funding. Moving away from a period where taxpayers footed the entire costs incurred by HE, economic agents holding at least 2 A-levels have begun to contribute to their future HE prospects....

20 Apr 2015

The Brazilian economy: Consumer X Interest

Case study - 5 pages - Business strategy

In the previous part, we have seen that, in theory, the consumer reacts negatively to an increase in interest rates. We will seek to verify this part of the chapter the behavior of interest variables, consumption and inflation in the Brazilian economy after the adoption of...

20 Apr 2015

Inflation: category of variation of prevailing rates and coin value

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

Of the four basic categories of change in prices and the value of the currency, inflation is by far the predominant. Practically, there is not a country that has not experienced episodes of inflation; and in many, wing has become a chronic occurrence, albeit of varying intensity. Resulting from a...

21 May 2012

"The UK economy looks battered. People don't like the outlook. They are showing their feelings by selling the Pound." Strategist Jeremy Stretch quoted in the Sun. Explain this quote. Does the exchange rate matter? Can and should the UK government do

Case study - 2 pages - Business strategy

The current UK economic climate is uncertain. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), used as a measure of National Income has only recently in the fourth quarter of 2009 inched out of the negative and into positive growth of 0.1 per cent. This is after a long recession which began in the first half of...

30 Nov 2010

Why are foreign exchange rates of G3 (the United States, Japan, Europe) so unstable?

Thesis - 12 pages - Economy general

In 1973, Nixon unilaterally decided to break off all references to gold and to float the dollar to escape the constraints of the international monetary system of Bretton Woods which was becoming increasingly burdensome on the U.S. economy. This ended the system of fixed exchange rates,...

25 Jan 2021

Which voting system is best at representing diverse interests?

Essay - 5 pages - Political life and election

Nowadays, there have been increasing complaints of citizens who believe that politicians are not representing them properly, which makes it interesting to attempt to answer the question: which voting system is best at representing diverse interests? We will try to answer this question by...

16 Feb 2015

How intelligence levels can be rated? - Quantitative Methods for Business

Case study - 4 pages - Business strategy

This research paper in particular tries to find out the causes of variation in brain intelligence. There are quite a number of reactions from different scientists like Epsteins, Broca and Hootons who studies this topic using different methodologies. For instance, Broca in his research states that...

16 Jan 2009

Microeconomics, main concepts for an economy study: capital formation, production, consumption, employment, credit multiplier, money demand, money supply, prime rate, Keynesian transmission mechanism, exports, imports and government expenditures

Essay - 7 pages - Economy general

Financial investment and interest rates have a positive relationship. Financial investment represents investment in bonds or shares or money saving in the bank. If the interest rate increases, the return of investment will be better. You will get more return on shares...

17 May 2009

Comparison between the economic cycles and the growth rates in the USA and France

Thesis - 3 pages - Economy general

The business cycle is a constant in all the world economies since the Industrial Revolution occurred. By “business cycle”, we mean the fluctuations of the growth rate of the economy, which always works on the “Peak - Recession - Trough - Recovery” scheme. The main cycle...

29 Nov 2012

USD/CNY: Exchange rates

Essay - 4 pages - Business strategy

Initially China followed a policy of keeping its exchange rate extremely low. However, it soon realized the adverse affects of its policy and started appreciating its currency. From the period of 2004 to March 3, 2012, Yuan appreciated by more than 23% and fluctuated between 8.2800 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...

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 provide...

15 Jan 2009

Valuating transformation through net interest margin and asset-liability matching: The case of CFM

Case study - 3 pages - Management

Our thesis, entitled “Valuating transformation through net interest margin and asset-liability matching: the case of CFM”, proposes the optimization of the risk-adjusted performance of transformation thanks to interest risk management. The goal of our thesis is to evaluate...

11 Jul 2013

Business letter of interest

Sample letter - 1 pages - Business strategy

Thank you for taking the time to consider me for the position as a Part Time, On Call Switchboard Operator. I would love to be considered and feel I have more than enough qualifications to perform the duties of the job as well as ad a spark of energy and fun to the workplace. I am interested in...

20 Sep 2022

Commercial Law and the Market

Course material - 2 pages - Other law subjects

Before 2006/2007, it was a period of complete boom. It's called the boom time, following to the .com bust in 2000, fixed interest rates at 1% so there were lots of cheap credit. The bank made lots of money. But the bank increased leverage (it's a way of measuring the amount...

07 Jun 2011

Conflict of interest at Walmart

Thesis - 4 pages - Accounting

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest retailer in the world, and it was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton. It is expanding further throughout the world to penetrate the global market. Wal- Mart operates retail stores in the United State in three different segments: discount stores, supercenters and...

13 Aug 2022

Global Business Economics and Finance - AmRest Holding SE

Case study - 13 pages - International economy

AmRest Holdings SE is a public limited company with operations in the global bar and restaurant industry. The firm's headquarters are in Madrid, Spain. AmRest enjoys market dominance in Eastern and Central Europe. It operates several subsidiary firms, including Burger King, Pizza Hut,...

13 Oct 2008

American Interests United: Double-Q's introduction to the South African Market

Essay - 5 pages - Business strategy

As the management team of American Interests United (AIU), we are interested in expanding to new markets with our popular packaged food line. After extensive research, we have been able to discover that South Africa is a rapidly growing market that will be an extremely profitable venue in...

14 Jul 2022

DAC 6: The Mandatory Disclosure Regime

Practical guide - 4 pages - European law

Under the European Union's DAC6 tax disclosure coordination, the reporting requirements have become enforced across the member states after an almost seven-month postponement of reporting deadlines by many member states, as a result of the recent coronavirus pandemic. Complying with...

09 Sep 2021

Estonia's Banking System Overview

Case study - 14 pages - Finance

This document is a PowerPoint presentation in which is given an overview of the Estonian banking system. The sector, news and events will be analyzed before providing a conclusion.

14 Jun 2011

Archon Fung and Deliberative Democracy: How Educated Voters can Determine Their Own Best Interests

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

A government led by representatives of the people has seemingly become the accepted method of representing the wants and needs of the masses. Yet it is easy to see how these people in power may have more ability to influence the desire of the voters rather than allowing the voters'...

01 Aug 2022

Pestel Analysis - The real estate market in the US

Case study - 6 pages - Services marketing

The United States' housing market is experiencing a considerable shift. As the government tries to quell the impacts of inflation with relatively higher interest rates, every other aspect of the economy from foreclosure rates to housing market prices remains in flux. As...

15 Jan 2021

Impact of Monetary Policy on South African inequality

Case study - 5 pages - Economic politics

In 1994 the first democratic elections in South Africa brought about the promise of equal opportunity and overall improvement of living standards. However, 26 years later the high levels of South African inequality still remain. This level of inequality has been institutionalised in the economy...

08 Jun 2021

Porter's Five Forces - Polar

Case study - 5 pages - Sport marketing

Polar is a group that was founded in Finland in 1976. It markets watches and other connected or sports-related objects. Connected watches have enjoyed growing success over the past ten years, particularly due to the fact that consumers are paying more and more attention to their physical health...