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Finance Q & A - 1. Explain why market prices are useful to the financial manager. The financial manager is responsible for giving financial advice and support to clients and colleagues that will enable them to make good business decisions. Particular work environments differ considerable and involve both public and private sector organizations such as retailers, corporations, financial institutions, charities, and even small manufacturing companies and schools (Financial Manager, 2011). Primarily, financial managers look at the market price in maximizing the value of the firm....   [tags: Finance]
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The Success of Micro Finance in Pakistan - As found by Hartangi (2007) that success of Micro finance depends upon the practices of that specific bank, which finance poor people, by quoting and example of BRI (Bank Rakyat, Indonesia) researcher says that they provide technical and moral support to the people they lend money, and make sure they do good, they also choose different collaterals like motorcycle, cars, cattle, and land etc to secure their loan yet making collateral stronger incase the client fails to repay and credits interesting for lower class community....   [tags: Finance]
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Role of Micro Finance in Pakistan - Half of the world’s population is living below or near poverty line, which is 2 or less then two US dollars. To encourage the development and eliminated poverty UN have announced their goal of millennium to eradicate poverty till 2015. Pakistan is 87th poorest country of the world and 23% of its population is living under poverty line, which is US$ 1 per day. Micro finance is a method to alleviate poverty and empower, and raise the living standard of poor people. Micro finances are provided by the MFIs, who address the financial needs of poor people, neglected by the conventional financial institutions....   [tags: Finance]
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Intro to Corporate Finance Chap. 1 - •Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE GOAL Today, corporate finance managers must make decision in a much more coordinated manner and generally has direct responsibilities for a control process. Because there are financial implications in virtually all segments of business, she/he must have sufficient knowledge of finance to work these implications into the area. At the end of this chapter, you should be able to: • Undenstand the nature of corporate finance . • Understand financial management framework....   [tags: Finance ] 2250 words
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Behavioural Finance vs. Traditional Finance - Introduction In this research paper, we examine the distinct theories of traditional and behavioural finance, linking them to efficient market hypothesis. The scope of the paper covers market anomalies as well as behavioural biases of individuals/analysts and the impact of such on portfolio construction. Over the last two (2) decades, behavioural finance has been growing steadily. This growth is associated with the realization that investors rarely behave according to the assumptions made in traditional finance and economics....   [tags: finance theory, market nomalies]
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Behavioral Finance - Economics is probably the science that arguably has had the most impact in today’s times. In fact it can barely be called a science in a strict sense, since human behavior is not governed by laws of nature unlike other non living objects, which makes the prediction and forecasting stock prices, economic conditions all the more difficult. In recent decades economists have tried to give a more structured and mathematical explanation to their theories concerning how human beings make their decisions....   [tags: Finance]
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Educational Finance - “The most important producer of human capital in the United States is the public education system” (Brimley & Garfield, 2008, p. 1). In order for the public education system to produce human capital, it must be provided the necessary resources. How these resources are provided has changed over the years and will continue to change in the years to come. The following paragraphs will take a look at the future of educational financing by taking a look at various issues facing education today and exploring the impact that they will have 10 years from now....   [tags: Finance ]
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Application for Finance Position - Tell us about your F&C experiences: At Citigroup, I had to develop a new model to forecast revenues from partnerships, using return on investment ratio as proxy for profitability of the partnership and at Nestlé, when setting price and communication strategies, I had to be fully aware and have an understanding about management accounting and the implications of the strategies for the income statement. I feel very comfortable with numbers and I enjoy the challenges associated with financial analysis, which are two of the reasons I am specializing in Corporate Finance....   [tags: Entry Level Finance Cover Letter] 676 words
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Accounting and Finance - Abstract A largely accepted language is required for a business or organization to effectively communicate its results and position to stakeholders, which is why accounting has come to be known as the "language of business". Accounting is really the means for providing financial information to others. Financial analyst then take the data the accountants have compiled in the form of reports, and make educated guesses at what their company should do next. David ballast (1996) stated, "The fact remains that accounting and finance are the primary tools for reducing business problems and opportunities to a common denominator, setting goals, measuring results, and making decisions." (p....   [tags: Business Accounting Finance]
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Job Practice and Training Intern Kuwait Finance House in Bahrain - CHAPTER 1 COMPANY BACKGROUND 1.1 HISTORY Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain it’s a %100 an Islamic bank that are leading to provide an Islamic and commercial investment banking services. Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain established in January 2002 and its wholly owned subsidiary of Kuwait Finance house - Kuwait . they are an industry leader for more than 30 years and with total assets of KD 3.915 Billions. While the total assets of KFH- Bahrain is BD 291 Million . also , they are specializes in conceptualizing the development and introduction of innovation , plus providing the sharia 'a compliant banking and investment products ....   [tags: Finance, Corporation] 2074 words
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Ethical Concerns in Corporate Finance: A Closer Look at Earnings Management - For many years, the ethics of finance has been a concern in the corporate world. With the flexible accounting standards under the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards (IAS), there are many grey areas of what is, and is not, ethical. Earnings management falls in this grey area. Earnings management is the term used to describe the process of manipulating earnings of the firm to achieve a target predetermined by management. The flexibility of accounting standards may cause some variability in earnings to occur as a result of the accounting choices made by management....   [tags: finance, management]
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Accruals Concept in Finance and Accounting - Accruals concept is the concept that attempt to correctly match all the accounting expenses (cost) to the income (revenues) to the year at which it occurs at that accounting period, thus referred to as accrued expenses. Whilst a going concern is an assumption that every business will continue in operation for the anticipated future, thus is a going concern for several years, unless if there is evidence i.e. owner acknowledgement. In the Introduction to Accounting Book by Marriott, Edwards& Mellett 3rd Edition it states, “The going concern concept assumes that the business is a permanent venture and will not wound up in the foreseeable future” However, problems might arise in companies applyi...   [tags: Business Finance Accounting] 1306 words
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Different Sources of Finance for Businesses - Different Sources of Finance for Businesses Introduction This assignment will look at the different sources of finance that are available to a small business or a big company. With each source of finance listed the report will assess the implications that can arise and along with this the report will look at the cost to the business to taking a curtain source of finance. All businesses need short-term finance from the very beginning to start up the business and to cover day-to-day running costs....   [tags: Papers Business Finance Loans Essays] 4212 words
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The Importance of f International Trade Finance in India, A List of Requirements - ... There are many types of financial tools and packages designed to facilitate the financing of trade transactions. International trade takes place when goods are exchanged against payment between an exporter and an importer. Exporter requires finance from the date of contract till the time he receives payment from the importer, Importer requires finance from the time he makes payment to the exporter till the time he is able to see the goods. Trade finance instruments are Documentary credit Counter trade Post shipping financing Pre shipping financing Factoring Suppliers’ credit Importance of International Trade finance....   [tags: export, import, finance] 1434 words
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Finance Course Reflection - The three most important things that I learned in this course are as follows: 1) Causes of Financial Crisis Financial crises have influenced the os of financial markets in past. The most important the Great Depression in 1929-30, the 1970s inflation failures and the banking difficulties in the 1990s led to problems in the financial markets causing serious disturbance. The recent financial crisis which became known in 2007, though the roots were implanted much earlier, has been the worst situation financial markets have ever faced....   [tags: Finance]
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Finance: The Basis - The most important principle of studying finance is to achieve an understanding of the financial performance of a company, corporation or industry. By looking at a company's financial performance, decisions can be prepared about various things by numerous different players. Corporations are rated by diverse agencies that inspect financial records and prospective for growth. Fitch ratings are an excellent example of this. You can that your employer has an A++ Fitch rating. This soaring rating allows a non-profit company to accept money at lower interest rates....   [tags: Finances. Companies, Business] 793 words
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Small and Medium Sized Scale Enterprise (SMEs) Finance Sources and Difficulties - 1.Introduction Small and medium sized scale enterprise ( SMEs ) occupies the crucial position among the worldwide economic activities, particularly in developing country, whose flourish has already became a sign of the rapid development of economy. However, more than half SMEs face the severe challenges of surviving. Among all the possible threats during business activities, inadequate access to capital is the most important factor to determine the enterprise’s destiny (CCH, Australia, 2013). Even worse, SMEs are under the tremendous stress of the financial and economic crises which lead to the depressed consumer market, contractive loan of financial institutions....   [tags: economy, finance, debt, bank, policy] 1946 words
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Sources of Finance for a Business Start-Up - Sources of Finance for a Business Start-Up For this task I will be considering the sources of finance I will need for my company. Why might a business require finance. A business may require finance because they can either: • Be setting up a new business and they do not have enough money to start up. • They may need new equipment to help make the business expand and make more profit. • Or they may even want to replace old machinery. • They may want to move there store to a better location that might benefit there company more....   [tags: Business Finance Capital Entrepreneurship] 1480 words
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Corporate Finance - Why is corporate finance important to all managers. Corporate finance is a specific area of finance dealing with the financial decisions corporations make and the tools as well as analyses used to make these decisions. The primary goal of corporate finance is to enhance corporate value, without taking excessive financial risks. A corporation's management's primary responsibility is to maximize the shareholder's wealth which translates to stock price maximization. Corporate finance provides the skills managers need in order to:  Identify and select the corporate strategies and individual projects that add value to their firm- Capital Budgeting  Forecast the funding requirements of their c...   [tags: Business Finance] 1622 words
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Public Finance - "The government has no source of revenue, except the taxes paid by the producers. To free itself - for a while - from the limits set by reality, the government initiates a credit con game on a scale which the private manipulator could not dream of. It borrows money from you today, which is to be repaid with money it will borrow from you tomorrow, which is to be repaid with money it will borrow from you day after tomorrow, and so on. This is known as 'deficit financing.'" -Ayn Rand PART ONE In 1936, Republican Representative Harold Knuston of Minnesota proposed what would be the first constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget....   [tags: Finance]
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INTERNATIONAL FINANCE - In financial terms, Exchange Rates (ER) refer to the worth of two different currencies in regards to each other (Sullivan & Sheffrin, 2003), whereas the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) refers to the net inflows of foreign investments. This is so if the investment is to acquire a lasting interest in terms of management where the enterprise that is operating in the specific economy in question is a different entity from the investor (Soltani, 2009). In recent years there has been an increased understanding as to the forces of the concept and usage of economic globalization....   [tags: Finance ]
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Finance - Finance Wikipedia's accurate definition of finance is "The activity of finance is the application of a set of techniques that individuals and organizations (entities) use to manage their financial affairs, particularly the differences between income and expenditure and the risks of their investments" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finance. I discuss the importance of keeping track and updating financial reports as well as simple bank statements. These are just some of the essentials that I believe we all as a people should acknowledge....   [tags: Business Finance] 1805 words
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Basic Finance - Basic Finance The main purpose of studying finance is to gain an understanding of the financial performance of a company, corporation or industry. By looking at a company's financial performance, decisions can be made about many things by many different players. Corporations are rated by different agencies that examine financial records and potential for growth. Fitch ratings are a good example of this. My employer has an A++ Fitch rating. This high rating allows a non-profit company to borrow money at lower interest rates....   [tags: Business Finance Analysis] 878 words
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Finding a Source of Finance for Used Book Store - Finding a Source of Finance for Used Book Store The partners of the Used Book store are looking into other logical sources of funding for their business. Currently they are receiving funding from a rich relative. For independence, longevity, and success, they feel they need to research other avenues of funding. There are several different types of funding available to them, but they must decide which source would best suit their needs, whether it is remaining with the rich relative or some other source....   [tags: Credit Finance Business Financing] 1376 words
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MBA 820, Finance, Summer 2005, Final Exam - MBA 820, Finance, Summer 2005, Final Exam OSU Ohio State University Answer Key Included Part I: Multiple-Choice: [1 point each] 1. If the Markets Desk at the New York Federal Reserve Bank purchases T-bills, this will: 1. Increase the Federal Funds Rate 2. Decrease the Federal Funds Rate 3. Raise the value of the dollar on the foreign exchange market 4. Lower the value of the dollar on the foreign exchange market 5. Both a and c 6. Both a and d 7....   [tags: OSU Ohio Business Finance] 854 words
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Medical Technology Company Finance Case - 1. What specific items of capital should be included in the SIVMED’s WACC. Should before-tax or after-tax values be included. Should historical or new values be used. Why. Answer: WACC covers computation of SIVMED’s cost of capital in which each category of capital is proportionately weighted. All capital basis - common stock, preferred stock, bonds or any other long-term borrowings – should be listed under SIVMED’s WACC. We determine WACC by multiplying the cost of the corresponding capital component by its proportional weight and then adding: where: Re is a cost of equity Rd is a cost of debt E is a market value of the firm's equity D is a market value of the firm's debt V equals E + D E/V...   [tags: Business Finance] 1992 words
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The Joys of Finance - ... Other concepts such as NPV also provide me with brand new perspectives to see my life in a more optimistic way. Finance becomes more interesting when I am able to see beyond finance itself. By linking finance to my situation, I have learned more about how to live a happier life, which gives me more fun while working. Fascination about Numbers Perhaps my unmitigated fascination about numbers predestined my passion for finance. I love to be able to see the facts—whether about a specific company or the entire market—through calculation and interpreting financial reports....   [tags: College Admission Essay] 658 words
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Finance in Business - ... As it were, Finance is the soul of our investment exercises. To perform any financial action, we require certain assets, which are to be pooled as far as money (i.e. as currency notes, different assets, and so on.). Finance is necessary for attaining possession of physical assets, which are required to perform activities which are productive and convey business operations, for example, sales, pay recompenses, contingency reserves (liabilities whose occurrence is uncertain) etc. Thus, Finance has now turned into a natural capacity and an important part of our daily lives....   [tags: Investment, Economy] 549 words
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Banking and Finance - Never have I ever climbed a mountain peak. As a child, I imagined myself conducting expeditions in deep-frozen pathways, leading amateur explorers to the top of the world, and instructing rookies in surviving harsh blizzards. Even though slightly altered, my childhood dream has been achieved. I led a team of fellow classmates, in my Strategic Management course, to the success summit of a financial competition. Over the course of a semester, I and my teammates were supposed to create and manage a company of the IT industry, in a computer-simulated environment, along with other four rival teams....   [tags: Business] 1013 words
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ECON 4131, International Finance, Spring 2002, Exam 3 Final - Final Exam Questions -- Economics 4131, Spring 2006 1. Explain how the gold standard operated in the classical period (1870-1914). What were the advantages and disadvantages. Some say the gold standard sacrificed internal balance to external balance. How. What were the “rules of the game” and what would happen when they were violated. What would happen when the demand for monetary gold rose faster than the supply, and why was this a problem. 2. Explain the functioning of the Bretton Woods currency arrangement....   [tags: UMN Minnesota Business Economics Finance] 665 words
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Corporate Finance at Universal Manufacturing - Question: Universal Manufacturing Technology Limited’s CEO has decided to purchase a few machineries to improve the company’s operations. However, he is uncertain how to evaluate the machineries. He has asked your advice on the various techniques to evaluate the investment. Discuss the several methods of investment appraisal techniques considering the methods using time value of money and not using time value of money. Beside the above, the CEO is also keen to know about the following terms: (a) Sunk Cost (b) Relevant Cost (c) Incremental Cost (d) Opportunity Cost In your discussion to the above terms, use appropriate examples....   [tags: Business Finance] 1697 words
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ECON 4131, International Finance, Spring 2002, Exam 1 - Midterm Exam International Finance April 8, 2002 Answer all questions in examination booklets 1. (10 points) Use the BOP accounts guide on the last page of this exam to indicate where each of the following transactions should be recorded in the U.S. balance of payments (e.g.: “i3”, “e2”, etc.). Bear in mind that each transaction should generate a capital account and a current account entry. a) The U.S. buys $1m. of lumber from Canada b) Japan buys $500K of fish from an Alaskan fishing outfit c) The U.S....   [tags: UMN Minnesota Business Economics Finance] 506 words
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ECON 4131, International Finance, Spring 2002, Exam 2 - Midterm Exam International Finance April 7, 2004 Answer all questions in examination booklets 1. (15 points) Define the following a) The “spot” exchange rate b) The “forward” exchange rate c) A capital account “surplus” d) Currency depreciation e) Arbitrage 2. (10 points) Briefly discuss the essential features of forward contracts, currency futures, and currency options. 3. (15 points) Use the BOP accounts guide on the last page of this exam to indicate where each of the following transactions should be recorded in the U.S....   [tags: UMN Minnesota Business Economics Finance] 507 words
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Accounting, Personal Finance and Personal Finance Software - ... b) Personal finance planning is not easy, and the big picture, in fact, can be complicated to understand. There are different financial tools to help us in the process. The 3 most important bookkeeping procedures are; income statement, cash flow statement and the balance sheet. The income statement is the part of the financial statements that indicates how the revenue (money received from the sale of products or services, job, part time job, investments, etc.) becomes the profit or income (the result after all revenues and expenses have been posted, also known as net profit or net income)....   [tags: heritage of organizations, businesses, individuals] 544 words
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World Of Finance - 1. What are the economic functions financial intermediaries perform. Financial intermediaries provide two important advantages to savers. First, intermediaries provide many loans, so the few that fall short do not impact as much as a the loss faced by an individual with few loans. They provide a platform to incur less risk to each individual. Another reason financial intermediaries reduce risk is that by making many loans, they learn how to better predict which of the people who want to borrow money will be able to repay....   [tags: Question Answer Finance Financial Functions] 1741 words
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The History and Development of Islamic Finance - INTRODUCTION Defination of Islamic Finance Islamic finance means is the provision of financial instrument and services that follow the principle and rules of Islamic commercial jurisprudence, a branch of Islamic shariah jurisprudence. It also can be defined as a complete system that prescribes specific patterns of social and economic behaviour for all individual.The main principle of Islamic finance is its adherence to interest or riba. Below this explain the term that prohibits in Islam: a) Riba Riba or usuary is the predetermined interest collected by a lender , which lender receives over and above principal amount it has lent out b) Gharar Gharar...   [tags: economic, interest, investment] 1783 words
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The Young World of Islamic Finance - ... There are several ways in order to increase public awareness toward the Islamic products and services. The ways includes, public education campaign, inclusion of the Islamic banking concept in school curriculum, making Islamic financing course a part of business administration programs and offering full fledge degree programs in Islamic financing. DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC FINANCE IN MALAYSIA Development of Islamic Finance in Malaysia started when Pilgrimage Fund (Tabung Haji) was established in year 1963 as the first Islamic saving institution....   [tags: economy, investment, muslim] 3177 words
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The Islamic Finance and The Sukuk Market - ... Malaysia is leading the global market for Sukuk, or Islamic bonds. With the support and guidance from Bank Negara Malaysia and Securities Commission, Malaysia’s efforts to promote itself as an international Islamic financial hub have been recognized worldwide. The country issued the world’s first sovereign Sukuk in 2002. Table 1: World’s First Sukuk issuers Year Issuer Highlight Feature Amount(million) 1990 Shell MDS World’s first ringgit Sukuk issued by a foreign-owned, non-Islamic company RM125 (USD33) 2001 Kumpulan Guthrie World’s first global corporate Sukuk USD 150 2002 Government of Malaysia World’s first global sovereign Sukuk USD 600 2003 International Finance Corporation First...   [tags: investors, global financial meltdown] 1789 words
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My Plans to Major in Finance - I am interested in both the Tepper School of Business and the Mellon College of Science. I chose these two schools because I would like to major in either finance or mathematics. Also, I would like to minor in mathematics if I was accepted into the Tepper School of Business. My first choice is the Tepper School of Business because the study of finance seems exciting. I am very interested in familiarizing myself with all the different aspects of the financial world. I would like to understand how other countries deal with matters financially....   [tags: college, ] 561 words
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The Power of Money in Campaign Finance - It may seem that with the Buckley decision, soft money and PACs the hope for reform has been lost, however there is still hope. The Supreme Court upheld the voluntary public financing of presidential election, which was considered a great step forward because taking public funds requires the candidate to limit their spending on the federal level. There is also the “hard money” in political campaigns, which is strictly regulated by law through the Federal Election Commission. Hard money is the contrast to soft money meaning that it is the contributions made by a person or PAC that gives to a federal campaign or political party for the use in federal elections....   [tags: American Politics, Presidential Election] 2727 words
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The Evolutions of Isamic Finance in Malaysia - ISLAMIC FINANCE THE EVOLUTIONS OF ISLAMIC FINANCE IN MALAYSIA INTRODUCTION Islamic finance is the provision of financial services on a basis that is compliant with the principles and rules of Islamic commercial jurisprudence and a branch of Islamic Shari’ah jurisprudence. This means, all the operations in the bank must base on Shari’ah jurisprudence including of remittance business, letter of guarantee, letter of credit and foreign exchange....   [tags: profit, investments, shariah ] 2550 words
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The Significance of Stocks in Personal Finance - Investing in stocks involves owning part of a company’s equity which effectively enables the shareholder to receive a portion of the company’s earnings and assets in form of dividends. Stocks are generally categorized as either common stocks or preferred stocks whereby common stock allow investors to vote on key issues but do not guarantee of dividends (Markowitz 78). Preferred stocks on the other hand do not provide voting rights but assure stockholders of dividend payments. Investing in stocks offers investors comparatively high returns relative to treasury securities but the investments also have high inherent risk....   [tags: investment, dividends, earnings, assets] 1651 words
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Who will Finance the Needs of the Government - Financial needs of governments inevitably lead to address such questions as who will finance it, how the optimal tax structure and tax rates ought to be. Personal income tax and its structure, mainly marginal tax rates for high-income taxpayers lie at the heart of discussions about optimal tax policy. Though no one has an exact answer for what marginal tax rates should be, lowering the highest three marginal tax brackets for personal income taxes can improve the incentives for capital formation, entrepreneurship, labor-force participation, work effort....   [tags: taxpayers, rates, capital] 586 words
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The Advantages of Islamic Finance and Banking - As the world has recently passed through the global financial crisis that begun in 2008 in the USA with the banks’ collapsing, analysts are giving different opinions and making new economic hypothesizes about the origin of, as well as the process of different countries escaped from the crisis. Among all these new “theories”, the case of Islamic banks is interesting in terms of its nature and consequences. In my essay, I will try to highlight the basic principles of the Islamic finance, the reasons of the restriction of interest, the most important tools used by Islamic banks in economic activities and brief explanation of them, and finally my view point of the probable future improvement of...   [tags: Islamic Banking]
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An Analysis of Brazil's Economy and Finance - Introduction Brazil with a population around 201,032,714, is the largest South America’s country. Brazil’s most important components of its GDP are service revenues, wide industry sector and its successful agriculture. For More than two decades Brazil suffered badly from high inflation, economic decline, domestic and foreign debt. In 1993, country’s Inflation reached 30 percent a month and as a result the country wouldn’t sustain growth. After many unsuccessful plans to control the inflation, finally Real Plan of Fernando Henrique Cardoso, minister of finance, worked out and brought the inflation down to a single digit....   [tags: lula da silva, brazil gdp, monetary reform]
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The Institutions of Islamic Finance in Baitulmal - Baitulmal means the Treasury, Baitulmal according to Fiqh is the exchequer of an Islamic state. Being public property, all the citizens of an Islamic state have some beneficial right over the Baitulmal, yet, nobody can claim to be its owner. The institutions of Islamic finance in Baitulmal form have exist informally since the time of prophet Muhammad saw and continue to Rashidun Caliphate. However, Baitulmal in that time not exist fully because of the state income not growth so much. At that time, the income of state come from two sources, which are zakat and property that being obtained from war like ghanimah, jizyah and fai....   [tags: muhammad, quran and sunnah] 2048 words
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Project Finance and Loan Analysis - ... A banker also sees the educational background and experience of the borrower to see the borrower’s hands on experience.  Credit Capacity: Capacity questions whether the borrower would be able to repay the loan amount or not. The banker will conduct a full credit analysis, including a detailed review of financial statements and personal finances to assess the ability of the borrower to repay.  Collateral: Collateral means the security which the borrower will provide against the loan. The collateral amount is usually larger than the amount borrowed....   [tags: financial plan, credit risk] 1669 words
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Trade Finance and International Trade - ... And also any export sale incomes will first be collected by them before the balance is handed on to the exporter. Working Capital Loans For exporters, working capital loan programs are normally associated with pre-shipment financing. To cover the operating costs related to a sales agreement, many small businesses need pre export financing. Loan proceeds are usually used to finance three different ranges: o Labour: The people needed to build or buy the export product. o Materials: The raw materials needed to produce the export product....   [tags: bargaining points, risk management] 1919 words
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Taking a Look at Campaign Finance - Campaign finance is a pivotal yet controversial aspect of American Politics. Successful candidates rely on messages created through surveys and focus groups to win support from the voters. Messages are created based on the current political climate and shortcomings of opponents; for example, in 2012 Mitt Romney used the high unemployment rate during the Obama administration as a focal point of his message. Throughout most of American history candidates relied on Party organizations to spread their message in newspapers, rallies, and door to door campaigns amongst other methods; however, since World War II, television became the primary medium for candidates to spread their message....   [tags: American politics] 1570 words
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Obtaining an MBA in Finance - ... Apart from the tuition and admission cost, student has to consider cost of laptops, books supplies and also the boarding expenses. Generally, these costs tend to increase with time, that is cost in year 2 will be higher than Year 1 cost and can leave behind higher amount of debt than expectation. Next is to considering the living expenses: Rent $ 700 per month Groceries $ 200 per month Utilities $ 500 per month Phone $ 100 per month Sundry $100 per month Total cost $1,600 per month Total cost for 2 years $38,400 ($1,600*12*2) Living costs expenses has to be included along with the overall costs determined in the previous section ($206,000)....   [tags: cost, education, return]
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The Politics of Campaign Finance - From the very first elections held in the United States, there has always been a strong link between money and politics. During the first elections in the late 1700’s you had to be a white male landowner over the age of 21 in order to vote, meaning that you had to have money in order to have your vote counted. It seems today that we cannot go a day with out seeing campaign finance in the media, whether or not it is through advertisements for politicians in the media or asked to donate money to help let your favorite candidate win....   [tags: Political Science]
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Finance Systems for Higher Education - Higher education from United States is the best in the world, since it has a good quality. Tulip said, “United States colleges and universities offer more choice, their graduates receive greater wage premiums, and they attract more than twice as many foreign students as any other country.” Actually, people can see a large difference in wages between people who go to colleges and people who do not go to colleges. People still go to colleges even if many students need to finance their education. Within a good quality in higher education, then more and more international students are studying in the United States....   [tags: the cost of quality college education] 1576 words
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What is Islamic Finance? - INTRODUCTION What is Islamic Finance. Islamic finance is a financial system that operates according to Islamic law (which is called sharia) and is, therefore, sharia-compliant. Just like conventional financial systems, Islamic finance features banks, capital markets, fund managers, investment firms, and insurance companies. However, these entities are governed both by Islamic law and the finance industry rules and regulations that apply to their conventional counterparts. Therefore, islamic finance is to be assets based as oppose to the currency based whereby investment structured on exchange or ownership of assets, and money is simply mechanism for transaction process....   [tags: sharia, liquidity, risk] 3003 words
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Concepts of Islamic Finance - ... The principle in Islamic finance include the prohibition of any predetermined payment over and above the principal amount (riba), prohibition of the transaction involving uncertainty about subject-matter and term of contract (gharar) which is refer to the selling of goods that does not exist or does not owned, prohibition on maisir which is refer to the transaction based on speculating or gambling and prohibition on the investment by dealing with unlawful or haram business such as drugs, alcohol and gambling....   [tags: shariah, interest, banking] 878 words
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The Corporate Finance Field - It is commonly known in society that earning money takes effort and hard work. The profession of Corporate Finance follows this theory. It takes enormous amounts of time and determination to be successful in this field. ¬The idea of becoming a businessman may seem as if you will just become another fat, obnoxious person, but that is all just a stereotype. There are many successful businessmen who are neither fat nor obnoxious such as Warren Buffet and Charles Schwab. Being a businessman can be enjoyable....   [tags: Career, Analyst, Skills] 590 words
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Foucault and Finance Capital - While Foucault was, I think, correct in leaving out finance capital at the level of practice, I believe it was an error in terms of discourse. To use the figure of the entrepreneur in a highly technological and developed age is not to evoke the figure, to put it in the most general and simplistic terms, of someone who goes to a factory and checks in on their investment from time to time. The entrepreneur, before even the notion of finance capital comes into view for us, is someone already deeply divorced from the production process and our general way of thinking about it....   [tags: Entrepreneurs, Neo-Liberal Era]
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Business Finance and Marketing - Capital investment decisions aim includes allotting the capital investment funds of the firm in the most effective manner to make sure that the returns are the best possible returns. Researchers indicated that there are basically four methods that have been used in practice which are Payback Period (PP),Internal Rate of Return (IRR),Accounting Rate of Return (ARR) and Net Present value (NPV) used by firms to evaluate investment opportunities throughout the world (Atrill & Mclaney, 2008). The Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) methods are considered to be discounted cash flow (DCF) methods....   [tags: investments, strategy, returns] 1956 words
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The Unconventional Monetary Policies Implemented by the Bank of England, U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in Response to the Financi - The unconventional monetary policies implemented by the Bank of England, U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in response to the financial crisis The signification of the financial crisis followed the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 caused the decrease in the market activity and the growth of globalization economy. A vast of problems, such as deflation, reduction in capital liquidity and so forth, confront with each government and central bank as well as having significant negative effect on development of economy that lowering of GDP....   [tags: Finance]
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Islamic Banking and Finance - 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Study The Islamic banking and finance sector is a fast growing industry, where it expanding and getting stronger each and every year. According to Tahmoures (2013), there are over 300 Islamic banks and financial organizations successfully running their business from Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Karachi, Jakarta, Cairo, Riyadh and many other cities in the world. The Financial Times estimates the value of the industry in overall are exceeding $1 trillion (Christophe, Rima, Laurent, Financial Times Special Report, 2010)....   [tags: Islamic Banking Essays]
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Richard Esenberg's Project of Campaign Financa Reconstruction - Marquette University’s Assistant Professor of Law, Richard Esenberg, is doubtful of the effectiveness of a project that will restructure campaign finance. He foresees the near impossibility of passage of a bill, along with many drawbacks to the attempts to miraculously restore democracy to American citizens. Although, this is a greatly debated and doubtful topic, there is hope in the power of the people. While there may be instances where wealthy donors provide a better election, in a land of the people; these people should control the few that run the government....   [tags: campaign finance, finance reform act ]
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Corporate Finance - CHAPTER 5 CONCLUSION AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS 5.1 Conclusion According to the conventional corporate finance literature, in a perfect capital market, the financing decisions of firms should be irrelevant. The main implication of such theory is that given that there are no perfect capital markets, the financing decisions of firms do matter and should have significant consequences on the performance of these firms. There were two major objectives of this study. Firstly, the study attempted to examine the financing pattern of non-financial firms in the small open economy open economy of Jamaica....   [tags: Economics] 1110 words
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The World of Finance - Gary Whipfler, Corporate Treasurer of Apple Computers gave a very informative presentation about the field of Finance from his own 13 years of experience. As an MBA graduate at Santa Clara, he returned here and gave students some excellent advice about entering the workforce. I think this was the best part of his presentation that I personally took to heart. He gave three, solid advice that will help me evaluate who I am as a person before an interview or even choosing what I want to do with my degree....   [tags: essays research papers] 374 words
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Finance Personal Statement - Finance is a field that had always fascinated me right from my undergraduate college days. What make me interested in this particular field of study are the art of finance and the complexity of investment market which would allow me to employ my personal skills, such as analytical and communication skills, along with my personal characteristics such as dedication and compassion for what I do. As one of the most important sector in the world, I believe it would provide me with a broad range of career options....   [tags: Personal Statement Examples] 548 words
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Application for a Teaching Assistant in a Finance Program - Interests My interest is simply that I want to teach any of the multiple facets of Finance and Accounting. My interest in Finance includes broad range of fields such as corporate finance, international finance, financial markets, money and banking, risk management and financial derivatives, portfolio management, and investment planning. Beside my strong interests in theoretical aspect of finance, I am particularly interested in application of quantitative methods in understanding of economic and finance phenomena....   [tags: experience, education, goals] 536 words
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Campaign Finance Reform - Campaign finance reform has a broad history in America. In particular, campaign finance has developed extensively in the past forty years, as the courts have attempted to create federal elections that best sustain the ideals of a representative democracy. In the most recent Supreme Court decision concerning campaign finance, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court essentially decided to treat corporations like individuals by allowing corporations to spend money on federal elections through unlimited independent expenditures....   [tags: Politics] 2679 words
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Campaign Finance Reform - ... Haney the idea that it is possible for politicians to be influenced or use illegal money for their campaign activities. The case of lobbyist Jack Abramoff in 2006 is another figurative representation of how campaign donations can lead to fraud (Schmidt and Grimaldi) and may also encourage other forms of misappropriation and corruption among politicians and their quest for public office. Under other circumstances the campaign finance reform is quite necessary for some valid and small reasons that could adequately enhance its strength or change some behaviors in using campaign funds....   [tags: politics, fund collection]
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Statement of Purpose for a Career in Computational Finance - ... I was excited that this field of study had its basis in applied mathematics, computer science, statistics, and economic theory, all of which I rather enjoyed. I understood how analytical and logical models worked together to solve financial problems. I had extensively employed logic and analytics in my study of engineering, and therefore quantitative finance became an obvious extension of my study goals that combined my interest in finance with my education as an engineer. Unfortunately, courses and degrees in quantitative finance and its applications were not offered at my undergraduate institution in India .However in order to further explore the nitty-gritty’s of quantitative finance,...   [tags: quantitative, mathematics, programmer] 1048 words
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How to Start a Commercial Finance Company? - Currently all the small business houses or the SMEs are praising the support of commercial finance companies all over the world. Mostly these financial organizations are established to provide loan or financial support to a variety of business needs to commercial customers. They have no provision for the general people as they only target business clients. Ranging from small retail stores to the manufacturing firms can obtain loans. Professionals like doctors, dentists, lawyers, etc can also apply for loans from these lenders to expand their in-house business....   [tags: loan, financial, customers, business] 518 words
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