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  1. Ethical Identity of Islamic Banks In Society

    Canada, Cayman Islands, North Cyprus, Djibouti, France, Gambia, Germany, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, , Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Yemen (Institute of Islamic Bank & Insurance 2008). Islamic banking received substantial attention following the Islamic resurgence in the 1970s and the increasing concern regarding the relationship between religion and economic activities among Muslims. Though Islamic finance may be a niche market in the West, elsewhere it is widespread and growing.

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  2. Analysis of 10 companies of aerocpace and defance sector for investment

    (BAE Systems Annual Report 2007) Source: Reuters 2008 As per analysis of share prices(last five years) it given a rise of overall 250% to �490.0p (2003 140.0p) per share. As they performing well in the sector and they are continuing there strategies and due to global political condition we can see the same growth in future as well. As per analysis of earnings per share (last five years) it given a rise of overall 56.6% to 26.0p . It also gives a rise in EPS of 31% in 2007, EPS was 26.0p. EPS is quite good from 2003 - 2007and it's expected to high in coming years.

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  3. Starbucks Business problem

    the team believes that Starbucks should be targeting the markets where their upscale and modern coffee shops would be successful (CultureGrams, 2007). The team has gathered data for several cities within India relative to gender, level of affluence and cultural preferences. The company also has data related to city population, education level, different languages, religious affiliations, natural resources and major industries that support the local economy. The data also supports the competitive nature of the Indian markets which should be reviewed by Starbucks.

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  4. Coffetime Analysis

    Monthly income is significant because it shows the potential for customers to purchase some of the exotic coffees. Knowing the level of education has its advantages as well, as college age students are likely to frequent coffee shops. Mumbai has the highest number of colleges among the 12 cities surveyed. The lifestyle of a city was also taken into consideration. Many locations have malls, but how many people frequent these daily and on weekends? The number of theaters and restaurants in the cities also are taken into consideration. City infrastructure is another piece of data taken into consideration when determining the potential store placements.

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  5. Case report for Yeat and Valves. Inc

    TSE International Corporation was incorporated in 1970. In 2000, the company manufactured products ranging from advanced industrial components to chain, cables, nuts and bolts, castings and forgings, and other similar products and sold them, mostly indirectly, to various industrial users, one division produces parts for aerospace propulsion and control systems with a board line of intermediate products, A second division produced a wide range of nautical navigation assemblies and allied products, The third division manufactured a line of components for missile and fire-control systems . Literature review: According to the journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge, investments in new technologies play a crucial role in helping high tech companies to gain competitive advantages over their competitions.

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  6. Mercado de Futuros

    Estos operadores entonces buscan ofertas de compra y venta que acuerdan en fecha de entrega, cantidad y precio. La meta de este trabajo es la exposici�n de la organizaci�n y de las transacci�nes del mercado de futuros para que el lector entienda la variedad del uso y la grande importancia de la negociaci�n con contratos de futuros. En el segundo cap�tulo se forma una idea del fondo hist�rico del nacimiento del mercado de futuros. A continuaci�n sigue la discripci�n de los diferentes tipos de contratos de futuros, en el tercero cap�tulo. El quarto cap�tulo presenta la organizaci�n del mercado de futuros y en relaci�n con esto, expone el sistema de garant�as.

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  7. commercial paper

    Though the system as a whole appeared to be a duplication of the ECP(Euro Commercial Paper - explained in detail below) programme, in which all the beneficial features of an ECP was retained while channelling the loan through the bank's secure facilities. However beyond all criticism, the process as a whole flourished and competition increased among banks for extending these RUF's for corporations. NIF's can be best described with an example; say a issuing part agrees to an a consensus with an bank for $500 million credit facility for a period ranging from 5 - 7 years.

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    Price Momentum

    News watchers make forecasts based on signs they observe on the assets of firms. This private information gradually makes its way to the investing public, who typically under react to the news. This delay in reaction to firm specific information continues until the entrance of momentum traders who try to arbitrage away any under reaction still pertaining in the market. In an attempt by momentum traders to make superior profits from the under reaction, they cause an unwarranted momentum in prices that result in over reaction, thus allowing these traders to make abnormal returns in the market.

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  9. Business Forecasting

    (2-tailed) .000 .000 .000 .000 N 57 57.000 56 55 54 LAGS(Investment,2) Pearson Correlation .575** .656** 1.000 .671** .583** Sig. (2-tailed) .000 .000 .000 .000 N 56 56 56.000 55 54 LAGS(Investment,3) Pearson Correlation .599** .589** .671** 1.000 .679** Sig. (2-tailed) .000 .000 .000 .000 N 55 55 55 55.000 54 LAGS(Investment,4) Pearson Correlation .843** .593** .583** .679** 1.000 Sig. (2-tailed) .000 .000 .000 .000 N 54 54 54 54 54.000 **. Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed). We can however cross check the presence of any pattern repeat with the help of correlation between the raw data and the lagged data to ascertain any pattern repeat.

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  10. Analysis of Indian Games industry

    12 Recommendations............................................................................................ 14 Reference list............................................................................ 15 India and the Gaming Industry: India coupled with its robust economic development, skilled manpower and improved investment environment has become the second hottest investment spot in the world only after China1. India which is the largest democracy and the tenth largest economy in the world2 is also fast emerging as a key one-stop destination for games development. Game development today is a US $10 billion industry in the United States and India has more than a handful in this lucrative pie.

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  11. Innocents Abroad

    returns are already in USD we don't calculate the U.S. returns again. In order to do this we first divide each country's monthly index value by the corresponding monthly exchange rate which gives us the index value for each country in USD. After that we have to calculate the returns which we calculate in the same manner as before and then we calculate the geometric average of each country's monthly return so, we get the following monthly returns in USD: 1981-2003: Stock Market Monthly Average Return (USD) Australia Canada France Germany Hong Kong Japan U.K.

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  12. case: Rocky Mountain Genome

    For this case we felt that accounting book value, constant growth perpetuity, and replacement value estimate should not be used. Accounting book value because it only looks at the original price and undervalues the company because RMAG's value is not in the assets. The constant growth perpetuity value because RMAG does not pay a dividend and cannot sustain proposed growth while paying a dividend large enough to please investors. Finally, replacement value estimate would not work because RMAG's value is in its human capital and intellectual property rights which are very hard to monetize.

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  13. Topic: Financing the business sector during the credit boom and the credit crisis (2003 " 2008).

    In January 2009, the UK government declared the Britain is in recession experiencing from global finance breakdown followed by other countries such as France, Germany, Japan and China. The effects of the recession usually is felt by the retail sector first, when the consumers withhold or reduce their spending. When the retail sector suffers, it has a knock-on effect on other industry sectors too. We are witnessing a decline in the housing market, trouble in the banking sector, bad news from the high street retail sector, hospitality and other industry sectors.

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  14. Banks and Excessive Risk-Taking: Bear Stearns and UBS

    UBS has a key presence in the US, with its headquarters in New York (Investment Banking), New Jersey (Private Wealth) and Connecticut (Capital Markets). The bank's name is an abbreviation originating from the Union Bank of Switzerland. UBS stopped to be considered a representative abbreviation 1998 when it merged with Swiss Bank Corporation. The present business areas are investment banking, private banking and asset management. In addition, the Swiss bank is the leading provider of commercial banking and retail banking services in its country of origin, Switzerland.

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  15. A Comparison between SIVs and SWFs in the Financial System; a Question for Heavier Regulation

    More exactly its short maturity is within 270 days. The commercial paper is typically rolled over or continuously renewed. The funds received through the issuance of commercial paper are then invested in longer term assets that are less liquid but such assets pay higher yields. Thus the profits come from the spread between the incoming cash flow which is the principal and the interest payments on ABS and the high rated commercial paper. Structured Investment Vehicles often make use of high leverage in order to generate higher returns. SIVs are also known as 'conduits' and are less regulated than other financial instruments, and usually kept off the balance sheet by large financial corporations such as investment and commercial banks.

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  16. Procter & Gamble - Derivatives Debacle

    Sovereign Wealth Fund - SWF What does it Mean? Pools of money derived from a country's reserves, which are set aside for investment purposes that will benefit the country's economy and citizens. The funding for a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) comes from from central bank reserves that accumulate as a result of budget and trade surpluses, and even from revenue generated from the exports of natural resources. The types of acceptable investments included in each SWF vary from country to country; countries with liquidity concerns limit investments to only very liquid public debt instruments.

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  17. Corporate Analysis - Vodafone

    Vodafone was formed in 1984 as a subsidiary of Racal Electronics Plc. Then known as Racal Telecom Limited, approximately 20% of the company's capital was offered to the public in October 1988. It was fully demerged from Racal Electronics Plc and became an independent company in September 1991, at which time it changed its name to Vodafone Group plc. Following it s merger with AirTouch Communications, Inc. (�Air Touch'), the company changed its name to Vodafone AirTouch Plc on 29 June 1999 and, following approval by the shareholders in General Meeting reverted to its former name, Vodafone Group Plc, on 28 july 2000.

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  18. Fonderia di Torino S.p.A

    In order to get the initial outlay we just subtract the cost of the new machine to this value which gives us an outflow of �813,296.25. What are the benefits over time? By acquiring the Vulcan Mold-Maker machine Fonderia di Torino S.p.A will be able to replace labor intensive required semi-automated machines with automated machines, thus reducing medical claims. The company will also benefit from higher levels of product quality and lower scrap rates. Labor costs will be reduced by almost �296,940 (24*7.33*8*210+3*7.85*8*210-2*11.36*8*210=296,940)

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  19. CORPORATE FINANCE : Sainsbury VS Tesco

    In the UK this century, it has been about 5.6% per year. (www.fool.co.uk) Beta The Beta is taken as .93 from London Business School risk analysis Market return premium The market return is assumed at 8% depending upon the sector. Therefore, Cost of Equity= 5.6+0.93(8-5.6) = 7.83% Capital assets pricing model to calculate cost of equity (Sainsbury plc) Rf= 5.6% taken from returns on gilts. Beta= 1.07 London Business School Rm=8% assumed as market rate is higher than risk free rate Equity=6,005 Million Cost of Equity=5.6+1.07(8-5.6)

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  20. argos financial analysis

    The business is highly profitable, it generates a positive cash flow, and it collects receivables faster than it pays its creditors. In this sense, it is not likely that the business should be in trouble. One possible explanation for the low ratios could be derived from the large amount put into Investment Property (Balance Sheet) and the substantial outflow of cash for Purchase of property, plant, and equipment (Cash Flow Statement). Such investment is generally not converted into cash within one year.

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  21. Recuritment and Selection

    Those candidates who cannot perform well in the role-play should be considered for jobs, which do not have direct links with customers. These jobs can be like Administrations job or website designer. It is essential for businesses to have the best people in the business. Nowadays many businesses are using the role-play method to select the candidate for the job especially if the job is customer related. In Barclays when the candidate is selected for the interview, he/she has to firstly undertake a Numeric and Literacy test.

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  22. Thomas One Project

    I think with Deutsche Bank is making a really smart and tactical move by coming to Jacksonville with the market the way it is. They are getting into more of the US market just before it is about to have a big rebound. I don't think they planned this way, but it is how it currently is. Jacksonville is a growing metropolitan city in both its banking/ financial growth as well as in becoming one of the biggest ports. Looking at Deutsche Bank's 2007 income statement shows good financial strength moving into this year.

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  23. Analysis of fINANCIAL SITUATION OF TESCO PLC. This project will be focusing on analysis of the financial situation, and investigations of the irresistible driving force behind Tescos growth .

    1.2 Objectives 1.2.1Company and industry context The supermarket industry in UK is a fiercely competitive market, dominated by three large supermarket groups, Tesco, Sainsbury and ASDA. The chasing pack of second Rank super markets (Wait rose , Morrison's ,marks and Spencer's) could only challenge the big three if they joined forces and get some foreign investment backing. However the competition commission does not encourage such practices in UK. Tesco has been a success story for the past decade. The company which was founded in 1919 as a small grocery stall has now grown up to the largest UK food retail chain.

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  24. Wilson Lumber

    WL's alternatives to funding are also explained in the appendix. An analysis of relevant ratios is also provided in the appendix. An examination of the pro-forma statements found in the appendix suggests that under a 25% sales grown scenario (Appendices 2 to 5), WL will require more than $325,000 in financing by 1988. In that year, WL will require in excess of $415,000. Under the scenario that WL's payable period is reduced to take advantage of a 2% discount (Appendices 6 & 7), the cash reserves required to make early payments far exceed the cash afforded by the maximum $325,000 line of credit.

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  25. FINANCIAL REPORT OF TESCO GROUP

    Gross Profit Margin Ratio: (Operating profit / revenue) x 100% This ratio shows a company's ability of consistently controlling the production costs and managing the margins made from products bought and sold. Although there are usually significant fluctuations in prices and sales, this ratio, which is commonly presented in terms of percentage, is fairly stable. In consequence, a subtle change (increase or decrease) in profit margin will induce a significant change in the overall profits. (2) Gearing Ratio - Long-term borrowing / Net-worth (Total equity).

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