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    Financial, Investment and Strategic Analysis on Best Buy

    1.0 Introduction 1.1 Structure of this Report This is a report of financial and investment analysis on Best Buy. In order to understand if Best Buy is a viable investment target, the qualitative and quantitative aspects of Best Buy will be analyzed, investigated and studied. The report is structured as follow. Firstly, the company background […]

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    Dissertation: Relationships between Stock Returns and Interest Rates in South-East Asia (Part 4 of 5)

    Chapter 4: DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION 4.1 Descriptive Statistics In this section, the descriptive statistics of interest rates as well as stock returns for the countries in South East Asia being investigated in this dissertation is presented. As discussed previously, the stock returns can be proxy by the changes/ growth in market capitalization (i.e., which […]

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    Dissertation: Relationships between Stock Returns and Interest Rates in South-East Asia (Part 3 of 5)

    Chapter 3: RESEARCH METHODS 3.1 Data to be used in Research The data to be used in this research will be obtained from the database of World Bank, at the website of http://databank.worldbank.org/ddp/home.do?Step=3&id=4. Accordingly, World Bank has a comprehensive database on the finance and economic related indicators for most of the countries in the world. […]

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    Dissertation: Relationships between Stock Returns and Interest Rates in South-East Asia (Part 2 of 5)

    Chapter 2: LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Chapter Overview In this chapter, the discussions will be concentrated on available literature on methods used to predict stock market returns. A top-down approach will be used to present the findings and discussion. Firstly, a review on the available methods used to predict stock market return will be briefly articulated. […]

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    Financial Analysis on Mondi Plc

    Introduction This is a report written to provide investment advice to a client if Mondi plc is a suitable firm to be invested to meet the investment objectives specified by the clients. The three investment objectives include: (a) to invest in firm with a track record of sustainability, (b) the firm should be ethically sound, […]

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    Dissertation – Board Structure and Company Performance (Part 4 of 5)

    CHAPTER 4: DATA ANALYSIS 4.1 Data Presentation In this section, the results simulated from SPSS will be presented. As discussed earlier, correlation coefficient will be used to investigate the degree of association between company performances to proportion of independent directors in Malaysia. A total of five dimensions, related to the financial performance and stock returns […]

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    Dissertation – Board Structure and Company Performance (Part 3 of 5)

    CHAPTER 3: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3.1 Overview of Research Design In this research design, quantitative analysis will be performed. This is because quantitative analysis is more objective, and is less subject to the biased interpretations of researchers in the research process. Besides, the secondary data on the variables to be investigated, namely (a) proportion of independent […]

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    Dissertation – Board Structure and Company Performance (Part 2 of 5)

    CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Background In the recent years, the corporate scandals are becoming widespread negative events affecting investors and public in many of the countries around the world. The corporate scandals of WorldCom and Enron are just two of the often cited corporate scandals affecting the public and stakeholders negatively. Unfortunately, not only […]

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    Dissertation – Board Structure and Company Performance (Part 1 of 5)

    CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION 1.1 Research Background In the recent years, the corporate scandals are becoming widespread negative events affecting investors and public in many of the countries around the world. Unfortunately, not only the frequency of occurrence of corporate scandals has not reduced, but the magnitude of the harms bring forward by these corporate scandals […]

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    Financial and Strategic Analysis: Carrefour versus Tesco

    Introduction In the process of globalization, many big and powerful multinational retailers had emerged to dominate the worldwide retailing landscape in the past decades. Despite a highly competitive industry landscape, it can be seen that the multinational retailers are growing fast and have been successfully expanding to other regions around the world. Today, the brand […]

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    Effects of cultural differences on accounting differences

    Critically examine the role that cultural differences play in the accounting differences found internationally. Answer with reference to at least 2 contrasting countries.   To understand how cultural differences will affect accounting practices in the international context, two theoretical frameworks developed by Hofstede and Gray are often used. According to Gray, a society’s structure influence […]

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    International Financial Reporting in the Future

    With the use of specific issues explain and justify how International Financial Reporting will change in the next 10 years?   Environmentalism and green movement Global warming is a serious threat to the world. People are getting more concerned by the pollution the many corporations had caused to the world. The public, including the investors […]

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    roles of cultural differences upon accounting differences

    Critically examine the role that cultural differences play in the accounting differences found internationally. Answer with reference to at least 2 contrasting countries.   Culture can affect accounting standards and practices significantly. The two areas of accounting differences due to cultural differences that command investors/ financial reports users’ attentions include: Accounting measurement practices: how company […]

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    Effects of non-accounting variables on disclosure and financial reporting regulations

    By reference to one developed and one developing country examine and explain the non-accounting variables that might influence the disclosure and financial reporting regulations.   Two countries for comparison purposes are US (developed) and Egypt (developing). The differences of the two economies are summarized in table below. The non-accounting variables possibly affecting disclosure and financial […]

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    A Sample of Financial Analysis

    Introduction In this assignment, financial analysis for Central Pool and Taff View Pool will be performed. There are five parts in this writing, each designed to address a specific areas important to financial management and analysis of the newly acquired swimming pools by Fairvalue. Part I: Profit and Loss Account & Balance Sheet for Taff […]

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    Financial and Management Accounting for Performance Measurement

    There are limitations, but financial and management accounting perform a fundamental role in the measurement of performance within an organization. Critically evaluate this statement.   Introduction Both financial and management accounting are useful and essential management concepts and tools in the modern business management world. Both of them play different and important roles in any […]