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12 May 2009

Private equity: India Vs China

Presentation - 40 pages - Finance

Private Equity is when a firm's shares are held privately and not traded in the public markets. PE includes shares in both mature private companies and, as venture capital in newly started businesses. As it is less liquid than publicly traded equity, investors in private equity expect on...

04 Sep 2009

A 'Realty' Check: The real estate scenario

Thesis - 16 pages - Economy general

We all know how volatile the real estate market is yet we all are lured by the real estate market in some way or the other. Either we enter the real estate market as a buyer or as a seller or may be as an investor and in some cases with the intent of making it big in this sector. However,...

29 Sep 2010

Investment management and modern portfolio theory

Essay - 9 pages - Finance

Various assets or types of investment (stocks, bonds and cash equivalents) held and/or managed directly by investors, constitute a portfolio. In order to build up a coherence between risk tolerance and the investing objectives, investors favor large cap value stocks based on index...

29 Sep 2010

Derivative products

Essay - 5 pages - Finance

It is an indisputable fact that the present financial and economical tsunami is one of the worst slowdowns just close to the previous one, being the economic collapse in 1929. Indeed each semester previsions a particular percentage of growth. However, this foresight is depleting in terms of the...

29 Sep 2010

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs): Reactions of Developed Countries

Dissertation - 70 pages - Finance

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) have attracted increasing attention during the last few years, mainly due to their intervention in the rescue of the American and European financial systems. This intervention came at a time when the other financial systems were in a financial and economic turmoil....

28 Nov 2012

Capital asset pricing model

Case study - 2 pages - Business strategy

Capital Asset Pricing Model is a tool to calculate the required rate of return for a security. It takes into account the return that an investor can earn on risk free security (usually government T-Bills), risk premium (difference between the return on risk free investment and return on...

29 Sep 2010

International Accounting and Finance

Essay - 6 pages - Accounting

Since 2005, companies listed in the European stock exchange have to present their financial statements in accordance with the International Accounting Standards (IAS), rather than comply with their national reporting standards. According to the European Parliament, the creation of such standards...

15 Jan 2009

The Capital asset Pricing Model (CAPM) isn't wrong. It just doesn't go far enough

Essay - 4 pages - Finance

The capital asset pricing model (CAPM) is a mathematical model that explains the relationship between risk and return in a rational equilibrium market. The model is used in finance to determine a theoretically appropriate required rate of return asset, if that asset is to be added to an existing...

04 Sep 2007

Efficiency Overpowers Efforts to Chase Losses

Essay - 2 pages - Finance

The aim of this paper is to discuss Dr. Ryan Garvey's studies “Do Losses Linger? Evidence from proprietary stock trading,” while examining how this works inline with the Efficient Market Hypothesis. Through the research provided by Dr Garvey, it is expressed that professional traders...

20 Mar 2009

Future of the commodity markets in India

Dissertation - 30 pages - Finance

Commodity market in India till the last decade was not a major investment option as compared to the capital markets. The commodities market had its presence in the early 1960's, but later on the trading in the commodity markets was banned due to the scarcity of many commodities. The trading in...

01 Apr 2009

Banking and insurance: The money market

Case study - 26 pages - Finance

The money market is a market for financial assets that are close substitutes for money. It is a market for overnight to short-term funds and instruments having a maturity period of one or less than one year. It is not a place (like the Stock Market), but an activity conducted by telephone. The...

10 May 2009

A closer examination of the phenomenon of globalization and its affect on India

Tutorials/exercises - 117 pages - Economy general

The term "globalization" has acquired considerable emotive force. Some view it as a process that is beneficial—a key to future world economic development—and also inevitable and irreversible. Others regard it with hostility, even fear, believing that it increases inequality within and...

20 May 2009

Black and Scholes option pricing model and its applicability

Tutorials/exercises - 45 pages - Finance

The world financial market has undergone qualitative changes in the last three decades due to phenomenal growth of derivatives. With the world embracing the derivative trading on a large scale, the Indian market cannot remain aloof, especially after liberalization has set in motion. Derivative...

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...

29 Sep 2010

NAFTA Dispute Settlement

Essay - 2 pages - Business law

This paper illustrates the tensions inherent to the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA dispute settlement mechanism. They also underline the difficulties encountered to establish a proper balance between two legitimate and contradictory interests, namely the protection of...

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...

29 Sep 2010

The U.S. and Bilateral Investment Treaties

Essay - 2 pages - Business law

The number of Bilateral Investment Treaties or BITs has grown dramatically during the last few decades. They are presented as an important tool of FDI and a key factor contributing to foster economic growth and development. As underlined in the paper, BITs have become the major tool for the...

07 Nov 2014

The Euro Area Debt Crisis

Case study - 8 pages - Finance

Over the past decade, productivity in most economies, both in central and peripheral countries has doubled beyond the initial estimates. This has partly been the contribution of implementing robust investment tools and informed investor on maximizing returns.However, the implications of...

28 Sep 2006

Comparative international accounting systems and practices

Essay - 26 pages - Accounting

There is no doubt that Anglo-Saxon accounting can be distinguished from accounting in continental Europe, Asia, Latin American, and many other parts of the world. It is practiced not only in the United States and United Kingdom, but also to an important extent in countries where, for example, the...

27 Aug 2007

Risk in Modern Finance

Case study - 3 pages - Business strategy

Modern finance and much of economic theory is based on the assumption that individuals that make up the marketplace in which transactions occur, act rationally and know every piece of information associated with their decision-making process in purchasing or selling a product (whether it is a...

29 Sep 2010

Financial analysis of Coca Cola Company & Pepsico Incorporation

Case study - 10 pages - Finance

In that report, we will analyze two major American companies principally functioning in the beverage market: Coca Cola and PepsiCo Incorporation. Even if sodas are now considerate as non healthy products, people do consume them. As Coca Cola's activity shows, more than 35% of their revenues...

16 Feb 2011

Financial statement of the Nestle group

Case study - 14 pages - Finance

A financial analysis aims to make an assessment of the financial position, market position and performance of a company in order to analyze the possible problems, make recommendations and to inform both the internal (staff, manager) and external stakeholders (investors, general public) of...

29 Nov 2012

Investment analysis: Sports direct vs. JJB sports

Case study - 2 pages - Services marketing

Figure 1 above summarizes the investor's performance in the company Sport Direct. The company has been able to earn a healthy EPS of 15.73 in the FY 2010. However, the performance of EPS declined in the year 2011. It came down to 14.8. The result of this decline in performance is because...

27 Feb 2012

South Africa - An investment-friendly economy

Thesis - 7 pages - Economy general

This paper is devoted to one of the most advanced, broad-based and productive economy in Africa. This paper is about trying to understand how the Republic of South Africa became "one of the most advanced and productive economies" in Africa. We will pay attention to foreign direct investment and...

21 May 2012

International accounting

Case study - 6 pages - Accounting

“According to statistics from the World Federation of Stock Exchanges, the value of trading in foreign companies accounted for 9.75% of all trading on the major stock exchanges in 2002”. This citation, also part of the Tweedie, D. Article in the Northwestern Journal of International Law...

25 Nov 2008

Disparity between the Dollar and the Euro

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

Since 2002, the value of the dollar has been decreasing. The value of the dollar has been paling in comparison to the nearly consistent euro. This has spurred caution and alarm in the foreign market because the dollar is perceived to be the safest currency to trade (The New York Times)....

16 Jan 2009

Brazil as an emerging market and the importance of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

Essay - 5 pages - Economy general

With its free market and export-oriented economy, the Federal Republic of Brazil is currently the leading economic power in Latin America as well as a strong regional leader. The country is nowadays attracting many foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows thanks to efficient macroeconomic reforms...

21 Apr 2009

A study on the technical analysis of derivative stock futures

Case study - 39 pages - Finance

As Indian securities markets continue to evolve, market participants, investors and regulators are looking at different ways in which the risk management may be efficiently met through the introduction of Derivative markets. Through the use of derivative products, it is possible to...

16 Jun 2010

Angelical ventures

Thesis - 5 pages - Business strategy

Venture capital is an alternative lending mechanism available to business conglomerates across the world. It is a viable option when bank credit is difficult to obtain because of the risk involved in the nature of the business or novelty in the concept of the business as a whole. The...

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...