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  1. Finance and business questions and answers.

    Therefore, the inflation rate increases due to the increased prices. Hence the inflation rate increases in UK and decreases in US 2. On January 2nd, 2011, BMW expects to ship 19,000 Mini-Cooper cars from its affiliated plant in the UK to the US, which it will sell through US dealers on 300-day terms at $26,500 each. So BMW will receive payment from its dealers on October 28th, 2011. Assuming that BMW needs to cover its expenses in the UK and thus wants to hedge its pound exposure using a forward contract with a UK bank in the US, what is

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  2. Research report

    However, as the research by Lightfoot (2009) there were 513,570 international students studying in the UK. In the others research, they also found the average amount spent per week in 2007 - 2008 was �182 (The cost of living and studying in the UK, 2009). According to the latest research by the University Of Edinburgh (2009) the estimated living costs 2009 - 2010 was about �186, it depended on which types of accommodation that students chose. The aim of this research is to find out how the spending habits of overseas students changed since they arrived in the UK.

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  3. Business management

    I will also meet the staff and explain the purpose of my visit. * Second Visit: - I will collect the Financial and production reports of Swati Snacks at Tardeo and Ahmadabad. * Final Visit: - I will interview the owner, the employees and a few regular customers of Swati Snacks with the help of some question. Through which I will analyze whether they should open one more branch at Chembur or no. Limitations: - Possible Problems Solutions Interview too specific in nature, limiting depth Ask relevant ' closed and open' questions Based responses from interviewees given investment Balance with use of company website data Difficult to obtain relevant up to-date secondary data for china.

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  4. Searching for appreticeship in Berlin

    I found twenty places and made a map to locate the hairdressers, so I didn't have to search for them, while I was there, because I knew I didn't have much time to deliver the applications. Afterwards I started writing my applications in German. I finished my application and CV, and had translated my certificate to German and was ready to go to Berlin and search for apprenticeship as a hairdresser. At Friday, January 8. I went with my aunt on a bus trip to Berlin, it was an almost 10 hour long drive and we were ready to go to sleep at the moment we had checked in at the hotel.

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  5. DE5L35 Business Taxation

    Agency created by implication this occurs when there has been no express or deliberate appointment of an agent by a principal, but an agency relationship arises through the actions of the parties. Agency created by ratification A principal may retrospectively authorize the act of an agent. Agent created by necessity This occurs where there is an emergency and an agent has to carry out vital acts for a principal without receiving instructions.

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  6. Free essay

    Barilla Case

    In order to do so, improvements should be made to Barilla'a forecasting systems in addition to developing a set of decision rules for making decisions based on the forecasting system. 3. Describe the JITD approach. The JITD (just-in-time distribution) approach ships products as needed, rather than maintaining inventory. The objective is to be efficient and cost-effective across the entire system - total system-wide costs. Each member of the supply chain should be able to make better decisions about planning, scheduling, production, storage and distribution of materials, transportation arrangements, cost management, etc.

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  7. Individual Insurance Association

    The Audit committee should not review and approve their own audits. In order to maintain the independence and objectivity, the Audit Committee as part of the Board of Director should initiate the management that audits indeed need to be performed but not by the Audit Committee themselves. To meet the Audit Committee request, on the other hand, the management then should established an Internal Audit department that report their audit plans and result to the Audit Committee for approval. The management did assign the audits to the controller who delegated the Internal Auditors.

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  8. Kimberly-Clark Keeps Client Costco in Diaper

    For example, suppliers now can make better decisions on how to deploy goods across various customer locations based on different consumer preferences, which not only helps to decrease transportation and storage costs but also leads to higher customer service levels and flexibility. 2. When should a company handle its logistics needs in-house, and when should external sources be used? The adoption of supplier managed inventory program depends on the specific conditions of the company and how much control over the distribution channel the company has.

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  9. TATA case

    Dassault Systems' Digital Enterprise Lean Manufacturing Interactive Application drastically reduced development cycle. Just as the Tata case mentioned, there are so many advantages of digital manufacturing. DM was identified by Tata as a way to make manufacturing processes more efficient. Digital manufacturing technology offers companies the opportunity to provide engineers with the tools to plan, design, simulate, and communicate manufacturing processes through a suite of software solutions that support manufacturing, engineering, and process design. DM enables the user to produce digital models of products in virtual plants in order to perfect manufacturing processes before the physical plant investments have been made.

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  10. Organisational Behaviour

    HOWMUCH? was a business and if Regal treat it as another department it could fail. This theory approach is all bad, Regal have a clearly defined one best way of running their organisation then everyone will know their place and there will be no confusion of who's in charge of whom. An approach that HOWMUCH? have use is the decision-making approach. This is because of the way in which Spence Davis runs his business. Although he has a board of directors, he is still very much in charge and gets involve with his workers. By doing this he should have a great understanding of how his business works allowing him to make decisions to solve problems or prevent them in the future.

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  11. HMV Group plcs environmental and strategic position

    In the current economic climate it is unlikely that there will be many threats of new companies, but it might mean that other companies in other markets may be looking to deviate to try and promote more income. Threat of substitutes Substitutes may be a possible problem for HMV Group, because there are many out there and with the constant improvement in technology it becomes an increasingly present threat. Substitutes for HMV Group products can be, hiring of products from places such as Blockbusters, downloading legally and illegally, second hand products through the means of services such as eBay and technology changes such as digital books.

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  12. Working With Leading People British Airways

    * Literacy * Numeracy Application, Interview, Reference Personal Characteristics * Positive * Motivated * Clear-sighted * Determined * Sociable * Criminal Record Check Interview, Reference (Source: learnonline) Justification of Personal Specification Qualifications: The reason for the requirement for the job role is a degree is, because BA requires graduates. The minimum is a pass but higher grades are obviously preferred. Experience The minimum requirement in this section is not work experience, because it is possible that not all graduates have work experience.

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  13. The importance of business ethics.

    Different cultures have different views on what is right and what is wrong. For this reason it is hard to find universal values, which makes business ethics more abstract; even more when the playing field is the whole world, due to globalization. From a moral point of view, ethics in this environment in extremely important and necessary. However, it is used as a technique for leadership, marketing, and good public relations; rather than as a way of practicing virtue ethics. The importance of business ethics in our society shows a stimulus-response behavior from those who are in charge.

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  14. Adequacy of Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet as reports

    $16,500 is the total cost of expanses the business spends during that month. Immediately the firm knows how much they have spent during that month. From the gain it includes the gross profit or gross loss that brought down from Trading Account plus all the revenue or income but not include sales. The commission, rent received and interest received are example of gain. For example of gain: a) Gross Profit = $40,000 b) Commission = $300 c) Interest received = $400 The total gain during that month is $40,000 + $300 + $400 = $40,700 From here we will know the actual profit or loss.

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  15. Public Accomodation

    More tenant mean more income to the company. Public are open to apply for the accommodation under PAC Co. The entire applicant that applies the accommodation must be checking by Chief Clerk. Firstly, the Chief Clerk will decide and categories the applicant with their entitlement. The decision that made by the chief clerk is a routine work and directly refers to the procedure that the company provided. For example, the applicant has a salary $5,000 and has a wife. The applicant has two (2) sons, two (2) daughters and a housemate.

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  16. The essence of this essay is to see whether holding of Olympics in different cities is economically viable basing from past studies done on the matter.

    The rotation of Olympics has been a debatable question. The essence of the essay is to see whether holding of Olympics in different cities is economically viable basing from past studies done on the matter. Olympics are held in different cities every two years. The reason this is done to avoid monotony in host cities and to encourage the presence of all cities in the world to take part in it. It is however not clear whether this trend should be followed after post event studies contradicting pre-event studies and expectations in terms of projected income and economical benefits of holding the games in different cities The rotation involves choosing the venue and preparing for the events.

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  17. Unit 4: Describe the recruitment and retention process and documentation in a selected organisation.

    page CV details Careers fair Web page with job board Poster Web page pop-up The table above shows different types of traditional and online methods of recruitment that can be used by organisations to get the best people to work for them. The main methods in which Epping Forest College use are an online application form and an advert in the newspaper. Why Epping Forest College would recruit internally Internal recruitment is when someone gets recruited to do the job who are already in the organisation.

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    Unit 21: outline how consumers are protected for the supply of goods/services

    The technicians kept on fitting the photocopiers with the wrong components. Henry Parnell is protected by the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 and the Sale of Goods Act 1979 which meant that the company who sold the photocopies to Henry Parnell had to fix the problem. KeyPrint and Henry Parnell had no contact which each other however Office to go had contact with both Henry Parnell and KeyPrint KeyPrint X Office to Go Henry Parnell Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 This act only applies to contracts where goods are sold for money consideration.

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  19. Online Reservation Systems

    They only have to give the data and the rest is the work of the reservation websites. Hotels have an easy to manage, own page where they can change the availability and can check the reservations. It is very important to have detailed descriptions and good quality photos from the hotels. It is also essential to indicate the discounts, offers, the services of the hotels and to detail what the price of the room comprises (breakfast, parking, internet/Wi-Fi use, sauna, fitness room, etc.).

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  20. Rolling Case Study of Kellogg's

    Kellogg's is currently the worlds leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods. W.K. Kellogg's original vision of health and nutrition for everyone continues to drive the company at the very top level. Brands are all around us. We encounter them at work, at the shopping center, outdoors, even at home. A brand refers to a name, term, sign, symbol, design, major feature or a combination of them that aims to identify and differentiate the goods or services of a particular company or organization.

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  21. Burberry sales up on Asia growth report

    According to Burberry's corporate profile, their strategy can be outlined by several key elements - leveraging the franchise, intensifying non-apparel development, accelerating retail-led growth, investing in under-penetrated markets, and pursuing operational excellence. Burberry's great success, due to their massive export rates towards America and Japan, during the 1980's eventually came to its end in the late 1990's, despite the product and geographical diversification the company had undertaken. Placing the Burberry brand on handbags, belts, childrenswear, toys, cookies and crackers, fragrances and liquor, and exporting abroad was simply not enough.

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  22. Managing Change

    They are already functioning in the most efficient way. However, the Sales and Human Resource department require radical changes. The main concern of the organization is that various directors haven't been focusing appropriately on their primary strategic roles. Reports state that the Sales Director has been overly involved in other departments, thereby relying on his two area managers to carry out the entire sales function on their own. According to my personal observations, the Sales Director has been given too much authority, which has been respectively resulting in a negative way on the overall performance of the Sales Department.

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  23. Thinking Sociologically

    g?n?r?lly l??s?. (B?rzil?i 2003) C?mp?r? this t? th? cultur? ?f th? r?m?t? p?rts ?f Indi?. Th?r?, ? w?m?n is r?quir?d t? s?rv? h?r husb?nd ?nd his f?mily, ?v?n ?ft?r his d??th. Th?y ?r? v?ry d?v?ut, ?nd th?r? is ?nly ?n? r?ligi?n t? "ch??s?" fr?m. Th?y ?r? h?ld t? ? strict m?r?l c?d?, ?nd ?ny?n? wh? vi?l?t?s this c?d? is c?nsid?r?d ?n ?utc?st. Th?r? ?r? m?ny ?th?r w?ys t? c?nsid?r cultur?. Th?r? is th? cultur? ?f ? p?rticul?r ?g? gr?up. ? s?ptu?g?n?ri?n h?s ? w?y ?f lif? v?ry diff?r?nt th?n th?t ?f ? t??n?g?r. His music, dr?ss, b?li?fs, ?nd g??ls ?r? g?n?r?lly dissimil?r t? th?s? ?f his y?ung?r c?unt?rp?rt. ?r th?r? is th? cultur? ?f ?

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  24. Cashless Economy

    With the convenient of electronic banking, people are now able to purchase goods and pay their bills online in a fast and safe way, with just some mouse click. Not only consumers, merchants also benefits by electronic banking. Accept payment by debit cards or credit cards is less costly, in time and human-labor force, than accept payment in cash or checks.

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  25. Break-even is the most vital part of a business plan for a new enterprise. Do you agree with this statement? Justify your view.

    Banks and other financial institutions will consider this information a vital part of a new business plan and its inclusion will indicate good business sense. ? It may help a business to make important decisions about how to structure production, such as whether to produce its own components or whether to purchase them from external sources. However: ? Break-even analysis is only as good as the data upon which it is based, and poor quality data may result in inaccurate conclusions.

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