Research Papers on International Economics

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  • International Financial Tools

    This 20 page paper is a 12 slide PowerPoint presentation complete with speaker notes and an annotated bibliography which looks at the international financial markets, considering the different tools which are utilized as investment vehicles in the way in which they may help to reduce as well as increased risk for investors. Vehicles such as different types of derivatives, the use of securitization, the practice of hedging on all discussed. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • The Benefit of Falling Trade Barriers for Developing Economies

    This 14 page paper looks at the potential value of global trade talks and a reduction of trade barriers for developing economies. The potential benefits are assessed and the underlying economic theory is discussed and applied. The paper is written as a proposal with an extensive literature review and brief methodology. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Project Proposal on China's Economic Development

    This 6 page paper presents a proposal for a project that addresses this question: How will China's admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) impact the Chinese economy? The paper includes these subheadings: Project Statement; Research Questions, which includes a brief literature review; Study Method and stages in the project; Anticipated Results and Significance of study. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Proposal Literature Review for a Project on Sustainable Banking in the Sub Sahara Developing World

    This 12 page paper provides a an introduction and a literature review for a larger project examining the role and potential benefit of sustainable banking in sub Sahara Africa. The paper starts with an examination of the problem, proposes the research questions and offers an hypothesis. The main part of the paper is a literature review examining the concept, application and utilization of sustainable banking and considering some of the motivated and challenges which may face bank considering undertaking sustainable banking in sub Sahara Africa. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Research Proposal on China's Impact Upon Global Trade and Supply

    This 18 page paper considers how and why China may have a significant impact on world trade. China is not a member of the World Trade Organization and is activity participating in world trade. This country is projected at becoming the largest economy and also has a massive potential capacity to increase the supply of goods. This paper undertakes a literature review to assess the development and level of the potential increase and outlines a methodology for primary research for a dissertation. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Margin Trading and Its Potential Impact on Developing Market Stock Exchanges; A Research Proposal

    This 10 page paper is a research proposal and methodology to investigate the impact of margin trading on stock exchanges, to determine whether it is likely to increase volatility or aid with stability, with special attention to developing countries stock exchanges. The paper includes an in-depth methodology proposing the study of a developing nation that allows margin trading. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Rio Tinto

    This 11 page paper, made up of 9 pages of text and a 6 slide PowerPoint presentation looks at the performance of Rio Tinto. The first part of the paper looks at the strategic approach and the financial results between 2004 and 2008. The second part considered the important of treasury management and the last part discusses the importance of harmonization of international accounting standards. The PowerPoint presentation presents a SWOT analysis of the company and its performance. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Sustainable Banking in Sub Sahara Africa - Research Proposition

    This 9 page paper is a research proposal to examine the way banks may increase their lending activity to sustainable development investments in Sub Sahara Africa. The proposal identifies the research problem and research question, looks at the way the research may take place and identifies the desired result of the research. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • How Can a Developing Country Increase Its’ Share of FDI?

    A Reseach Proposal This 5 page paper is a research proposal to assess the way in which a country can increase the level of foreign direct investment that the country receives. The paper starts with a introduction, including aims and objectives and justification. The paper then presents a methodology for secondary and primary research. The proposal ends with the outline of the expected outputs of the project. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Securities Portfolios in Russian Banks/A Research Proposal

    This 5 page paper is a research outline for examining the risks in the formation and management of the securities portfolios of the commercial banks of Russia. The paper begins with considering of the available research methodologies and then designs a research proposal for the gathering and analysis of the required information. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Creating Sustainability in Developing Countries Healthcare Provisions - a Proposal for Research

    This 20 page paper is a researcher person to investigate ways in which the universal healthcare system Zambia may be examined and supported in order to become financially sustainable. The proposal examines the problem, identifies research aims prevent a justification considering the methodology and the expected outcome. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Introduction to a Dissertatio

    A 3 page introduction to a student-provided dissertation examining social and financial conditions in the Baltic region of Europe as the countries of the region stand poised for market-based growth and accession to the European Union. The dissertation focuses on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and how it operates; the conclusion cautions against viewing the IMF as a financial savior. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Fixing the Economy in Mexico

    This 5 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student. The Mexican economy has faced a number of challenges. The writer looks at the stated goals to reduce poverty and increase growth discussing the strategies which may be used to pursue these goals. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • Eco Mining Company Case Study

    This 10 page paper looks at a fictions case supplied by the student concerning issues of hedging and currency exchange risk. EMC is an Australian mining company, the paper answers 6 questions, looking at the different ways hedging may take place and their associated advantages and disadvantages, identifying the different exchange rate risk faced by the Australian company trading and borrowing US dollars, a discussion on why many Australian mining companies suffered in the 1980's due to the high level of borrowing in US dollars and use of forward contracts, the different way economic changes may be hedged and the reasons why a firm in this scenario may choose not to undertake a hedging strategy. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • The Potential Impact of Margin Trading on a Developing Stock Market; Case Study of Taiwan

    This 23 page paper looks at the potential impact that margin trading could have on a developing economy with the use of a case study looking at the impact that both day trades, and cross day trades have had on the Taiwan stock exchange using data from the period 1996 – 2000. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Vanguard Case Study - Exchange Rate Exposure

    This 16 page paper is based on a case study supplied by the student, a company is considering utilizing hedging is options is a way of reducing exposure to currency exchange rate risks. The paper starts by identifying different influences that impact on currency exchange rates and the FOREX, identifies and discusses the various risks associated exchange rates, defines the discusses the use of options and then makes recommendations for the case study company. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Should Citibank Launch a Credit Card?

    This 8 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student. Citibank need to increase their revenues in the Asia-Pacific region, one way to achieve this would be to launch a credit card. The case study looks at the position of the company in 1988, considering the way in which the company has been performing in whether or not the launch of a credit card would be a good strategy. The paper determines that launching credit card would be good strategy, and then looks at the way in which this could be achieved in an effective manner. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Economic Planning for Larson

    This 4 page paper looks at how a firm may consider future plans in terms of prices and managing the markets with reference to economic data. The case is provided by the student is a firm that manufactures and sell batteries in the US and Germany with advise given on pricing, promotion and markets based on economic data and theory. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

  • AN ANALYSIS OF COMPANIA DE TELEFONICA DE CHILE

    This 5-page paper details a case study of capital raise requirements for the Chilean-based phone company.

  • Case Study: Flexsin, a Study in Outsourcing

    This 4 page case study looks at the globalization of Flexsin. It first explores the company dynamic and change to outsourcing many of its professional resources and responsibilties. Next explored are risks associated with outsourcing, both inhouse (management) and global requirements. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Exchange Rate Questions

    This 8 page paper looks at the case study supplied by the student and answers a number of different questions regarding the Singapore currency exchange and the MAS. Issues such as the difference between a floating and fixed currency exchange mechanism, the unholy trinity in the way in which Singapore has managed is strange rate in the period up to 2001 are all discussed. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • International Cooperation and Chinese Competition Law

    This 23 page paper provides an overview of Chinese competition law and the impact that this has had on international trade cooperation. This paper considers the need for developing new legislation in China and the underlying reasons. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Problems Associated with Economic Development

    This 9 page paper reviews 4 articles supplied by the student assessing the problems faced by poor nations when trying to undertake economic development looking at issues such as the resource curse, the problem of democracy, the lack of development where education levels have increased and the problem of geography. The paper ends with a discussion on the articles. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Overview of South Korea

    This well written 20 page paper is a comprehensive look at South Korea. The writer examines the country in depth including its’ people, the economic environment, political system, capital markets as well as the geography, natural resources. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • The Economy of Australia

    An 8 page paper discussing Australia’s economy. Australia’s real growth rate of 3.6 percent in 2002 could be the envy of all developed nations. Australia’s economy suffered the effects of the Asian currency crisis that began in 1997, and was plagued with reduced output and rising unemployment for several years. Those constraints seem to have abated in the current economic climate, however, as Australia continues to post pleasing economic results and impressive real growth. The paper discusses the contribution of agriculture, industry and services to GDP, along with examining the influence of geography on the economy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Solow's Growth Model and Economic Growth, Including Comparisons of Countries Along with 'The Golden Rule'

    This is a 9 page paper discussing Solow’s Economic Growth Model including country comparisons, formulas, stylized facts and “the golden rule”. Robert Solow’s economic growth model (1956) takes into account various important economic determinants of growth which include capital, labor, human capital, life expectancy, technology, trade and geography among other components which help to answer certain discrepancies which appear throughout the world economies today such as why some countries are rich and others poor; why some countries grow faster than others; how some countries manage to sustain economic growth; and why growth miracles and disasters can occur. Stylized facts included with Solow’s assumptions and model are those which have found that there are large variations in per capita income across economies; rates of economic growth vary a great deal across economies; growth rates are not constant over time; countries can move between being rich and poor; growth in output and trade are related among others. Solow’s growth model emphasizes all of the aspects of the importance of economic growth within a society. It also includes components of the supply and resources of a nation which can expand opportunity for a country’s production. Above all, savings are critical in that they must be high enough to replace the depreciated capital and also provide for the workers. Lower savings means lower worker productivity and lower living standards. The Solow growth model basically defines the conditions of different nations’ approach to an equilibrium level of capital stock (a steady-state). While developed nations such as the United States have reached this level of steady-state, other developing nations are still experiencing rising levels of high savings and rising capital/labor ratios. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Economic History of Kazakhstan

    An 8 page paper on this republic of the former Soviet Union. Its ecomonic history and the subsequent problems that have developed are examined. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • IMF's History and Performance

    This 25 page paper looks at the development and history of the IMF, its' aims and goals, and how they may be criticized as needing reform. The writer then goes on to illustrate this argument for reform by looking as specific countries including the UK, South Korea, Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • London's Finance and Trade History

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the developmental of London as an international center for trade and finance. Since the invasions of the Romans until the international commerce market which stands today, London has long been considered the center of international trade and finance. The strategic location on the Thames River and the early establishment of the wool industry in Britain, allowed for London to become a major trade centre in Northern Europe with trade alliances with the Dutch, Germans, Danish and Italians initially. The period of colonization and the trade of the raw commodities from the colonies further increased London’s hold on the manufactured goods coming out of England, shipping, and the redistribution of products throughout the world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of the The Silk Industry : Brief History, Modern Day Markets, Trade and Production

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the silk industry. Originating in Ancient China, the Chinese silk industry alone still maintains an annual global market of over $2 billion. While China still remains the largest exporter of raw silk and Japan is its largest consumer, silk is still one of the most popular natural fibers in demand in Europe and North America. The introduction of synthetic fibers and the more affordable sand-washed silk within the last decade however have driven the cost of silk down almost 50% on international markets. This has led to recent production center closures in Japan and the Republic of Korea which has caused a devastating effect on the millions of silk farmers in the countries of China, India and Brazil. The International Trade Commission and the International Silk Association are currently working together to continue the silk industry because it is comparatively an environmentally friendly product in addition to its employment of millions of people in developing countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • History and the Role of the European Central Bank

    This 10 page paper looks at the history and development of the European Central Bank, ECB, and the role the bank now places, The papers includes the operations of the central bank and considers issues such as structure, decision making processes, accountability and independence. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • 3 Articles on Transfer Pricing Reviewed

    This 3-page paper discusses transfer pricing through reviewing three articles about the topic. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Margin Trading and Its Potential Impact on Developing Market Stock Exchanges; Literature Review

    This 26 page paper is written in the form of a literature review looking at areas which would need to be considered in a paper assessing the impact of margin trading on either developing or developed countries. The paper defines margin trading, explains how it takes place including margin accounts and the call margin. The potential impacts that margin trading can have on the markets is then discussed including pyramiding and depyramiding and potential stabilizing impacts. The bibliography cites 20 sources cited.

  • Proposal Literature Review for a Project on Sustainable Banking in the Sub Sahara Developing World

    This 12 page paper provides a an introduction and a literature review for a larger project examining the role and potential benefit of sustainable banking in sub Sahara Africa. The paper starts with an examination of the problem, proposes the research questions and offers an hypothesis. The main part of the paper is a literature review examining the concept, application and utilization of sustainable banking and considering some of the motivated and challenges which may face bank considering undertaking sustainable banking in sub Sahara Africa. The bibliography cites 30 sources.

  • Free Market Forces of Capitalism and Socialism

    This 5 page paper uses Communist China as an example of how communist nations utilize the free market. Ideas surrounding the use of the market by nations with socialist or capitalist ideation is discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Can Sustainable Banking Help Stimulate Economic Growth in Sub Sahara Africa - A Literature Review

    This 19 page paper is a literature review looking at the concept of sustainable banking and its potential to be used in the developing world to support economic growth. The review looks at the idea and practice of sustainable banking and the ways in which it may benefit an under developed economy, with a focus on Sub-Sarah Africa. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Is There a Correlation between the Profitability and Practice of Hedging in Airlines?

    This 10 page paper is a literature review looking at a potential correlation between the practice of airlines hedging their fuel prices and airline profitability. The paper includes a range of literature, including consideration potential motivations for airlines to hedge, the advantages and disadvantages associated with hedging as well as positive and negative results observed in airlines. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Industrial Relations and the Effects of Globalization on Germany and Japan

    This 12 page paper examines these two countries after looking at literature related to globalization and industrial relations. Separate sections on Japan and Germany examine these two nations specifically. A review of literature regarding globalization and industrial relations is included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 7 Risk Management Questions

    Seven risk management questions answered in 7 pages. Questions include defining risk; how risk differs for organizations and for individuals; comparison of qualitative and quantitative analysis and the worth of each; using multiple criteria in decision making; and the possibility of identifying all possible sources of risk. Other questions address the value of exercising risk management procedures on the risk management process and evaluation of the idea that if all sources of risk could be identified, then no risk exists. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Organizations and Currency Risk Management

    A 10 page paper discussing the external and internal need for managing the currency risk that organizations increasingly deal with as globalization continues to increase. The trend brings with it the need to equalize business results based on widely varying changes in world currencies. In recent years, the dollar has been strong relative to other major currencies of the world, and while good for the US economy, a dollar greatly stronger than other major world currencies creates a bevy of problems for multinational organizations. Because currency values are never static but can be depended on to regularly change in exchange value, organizations must devise measures that minimize the effects of that currency exchange rate movement. The paper provides several corporate examples, including Caterpillar, Merck, Honeywell and Dow Chemical. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Risk Management and Financial Services

    A 13 page consultant’s report. A large financial services organization has posted impressive returns in recent years and its traders are among the best in the industry. The company has a poor image with the customer, however, and the Chairman is concerned with the increasing levels of risk that traders undertake in order to continue gaining those impressive returns. The Chairman has retained a risk management consultant to assess the situation. The report ends with recommendations for the company. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • IAS 39 Problems

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential impact of IAS 39 on European companies with reference to the use of hedging as a tool to limit risk. The paper argues this could cause many of the problems that FAS 133 created in the US. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Comparison of Ghana and UK Credit Management

    This 19 page paper is a comprehensive look at credit management in the UK and Ghana. The paper looks at how and why credit is so important to businesses, especially small retailers, with sections on managing debtors, credit control, credit worthiness and access to credit records, cash discounts, debt collection, remedies for bad debt and the role of governments. The paper focuses on comparison. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Asian Currency Crisis and Japan

    This 8 page paper takes a look at Japan through the Asian currency crisis that began in 1997. Currency matters, particularly the changes in the yen, are discussed. The paper briefly reports on how the currency crisis began in the first place. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Hedge Fund Problems

    This 15 page paper provides an overview of hedge funds, with attention on George Soros's windfall in 1992 that almost broke the English bank. Also discussed is the Asian monetary crisis and the role of hedge funds in that crisis. The effect of these funds on economies is the focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Banking Policy Adjustment

    A 6 page paper answering 5 questions addressing how a German bank might adapt to changes in US policies and the economy. Questions include how the bank should manage new SEC rules of corporate governance and other matters that reduce the bank’s corporate lending opportunities. The paper encourages the bank to increase revenues in other areas during this time while simultaneously reducing costs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Concepts of the Gross Taxation and Modified Gross Taxation Systems

    This 4 page paper evaluates the concepts of the gross taxation system and the modified gross taxation system. Effects of such systems are discussed in terms of individual taxation and corporate taxation. The flat tax is discussed Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Achieving Equity in the Taxation System

    This 12 page paper considers reforms to a taxation system to increase the tax paid by high earners by closing numerous loopholes and tax benefits and using the proceeds to reduce the income tax rate for low earners. The proposal is considered in the context of fairness and equity, looking at the way in which Adam Smith believed a taxation system should operate and considering the concept of horizontal equity and vertical equity. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Growth of Asia Versus Latin American and African Growth

    An 8 page research paper that contrasts and compares the economic growth of countries in Asia to those in Latin America and Africa, specifically addressing why growth elsewhere in the world has not matched the performance of Asia economies. The writer argues that the blame lies primarily with government mismanagement, corruption and greed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Modern Economic Growth - Europe as the Engine Driving Such Growth

    This 5 page paper discusses why modern economic growth can be traced to Europe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Role of Credit Card in Creating Money and Raising Living Standards due to the Impact on National Economies

    This 34 page paper argues that credit cards in the mass market will have a positive benefit on that economy, playing an important role in terms of credit creation which will increase the living standards in the country, directly due to the multiplier effect of the credit creation leading to more money in an economy indirectly as a result of the spending increasing the aggregate demand in an economy. The paper looks at the way credit creation takes place, considers the underlying economic theory, the development and use of credit cards and then examines 2 major credit card companies; VISA and American Express and the regional retail sales value figures in order to assess the level of credit creation that may be taking place. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Should Citibank Launch a Credit Card?

    This 8 page paper looks at the case study provided by the student. Citibank need to increase their revenues in the Asia-Pacific region, one way to achieve this would be to launch a credit card. The case study looks at the position of the company in 1988, considering the way in which the company has been performing in whether or not the launch of a credit card would be a good strategy. The paper determines that launching credit card would be good strategy, and then looks at the way in which this could be achieved in an effective manner. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • The Role of Derivatives in Financial Crisis

    This 5 page paper looks at the role of derivatives in the 2007/9 credit crisis. The level of the direct contribution is assessed and then the way that the derivatives market works and the use of tools such as wasp are considered to ascertain the reasons for their impact on the financial crisis. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Derivatives

    This 5 page paper is a comprehensive introduction to derivatives. The paper explains what they are, what give rise to derivative markets, gives examples of derivatives and the way they reduce or transfer risk, what they do with that risk, and the benefits and problems associated with derivatives. The paper includes discussions on forward contracts, futures, options and swaps. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Bank Problems in the Credit Crunch; Poor Performing Loans

    In 2009 the banks are suffering as a result of the credit crunch. The cause is not only the result of events within the house market; there are also defaults on small businesses and personal loans. This 6 page paper considers how and why the banks are now suffering these defaults, looking at issues such as the way bank became less risk adverse, the management of risk assessment, asymmetrical information and the role of governments and central banks. The paper focuses ion the US and the UK. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Can Sustainable Banking Help Stimulate Economic Growth in Sub Sahara Africa - A Literature Review

    This 19 page paper is a literature review looking at the concept of sustainable banking and its potential to be used in the developing world to support economic growth. The review looks at the idea and practice of sustainable banking and the ways in which it may benefit an under developed economy, with a focus on Sub-Sarah Africa. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • International Trade

    A 4 page paper. Several issues are discussed, including an introduction to international trade, the economics of globalization and outsourcing, winners and losers in international trade and the economic impact of international trade on America. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Pakistan, India, China, and Growing Cotton Growing

    This 7 page paper highlights how globalization and colonization have impacted the cotton industry, and specifically the countries of China, India and Pakistan. This paper highlights the economic and political ramifications of globalization on the cotton industry. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Relationship Between the Value of the US Dollar and the Price of Gold

    This 8 page paper investigates the relationship between the value of the US dollar and the price of gold. The underlying hypothesis is that there is a direct inverse relationship between the performance of the US dollar and the price of gold with the US dollar as the independent variable and the price of gold responding directly to the movements in the value of the dollar. Data is collected over a period of two years and analyzed in order to ascertain if there is such a relationship and the extent of that relationship. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Australian Tax Law and Supplies That Are Taxable

    This 18 page paper examines Australian Tax law, defining what a taxable supply is and looking at when goods and services tax (GST)is payable. The paper looks at the requirements under GST legislation, examining the connection with Australia. The meaning of supply and the use of monetary and non-monetary consideration. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • European Union's Partial Endorsing of the International Accounting Standard 39 and its Impact

    This 5 page paper critically evaluates the potential impact of the movement towards international accounting harmonisation with the European Union's decision in 2004 to partially endorse International Accounting Standard (IAS) 39. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Globalization, Banking, and Mergers

    Mega Mergers - The Benchmark of Banking in a Globalized World: An 8 page paper that presents a case study comparison between the successful Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank merger of 1996 and the recent failed merger attempt of Germany's Deutsche and Dresdner Banks. Discussed are the major factors that surrounded each of these mergers as well as the reasons why one merger succeeded and the other failed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • New Building Financing and Malaysia Construction

    This 20 page paper considers the way in which the financing of building in Malaysia, with a move towards utilising the value in the finished buildings to contra pay the subcontracts and meet debts. The writer looks at why this has come about, the alternatives and uses a case study of South Malaysia Industries Bhd (SMI). The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Why Invest in International Markets?

    This 5 page paper looks at why international investment may be attractive to investors. Advantages such as diversification of risk and potential tax advantages are discussed. The risks, such as exchange rate fluctuations, are also considered. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Will Margin Trading in Russia Increasing Volatility and Instability of the Russian Stock Markets?

    This 47 page paper assesses the potential impact of margin trading on the Russian stock markets. The paper gives an introduction with aims and objectives and the research methodology based on examining existing literature and models and applying them to modern Russia. An in-depth literature review examines the concept of margin trading and the different theories regarding its impact on the volatility of stock markets. The paper goes on to examine the development of the investment environment within Russia in order to determine the types of investors which at present within the market to facilitate the application of margin trading theories to this developing market. The paper finishes with a conclusion arguing that margin trading is likely to have a negative effect on the Russian stock markets due to the investment culture, stock market pressures and general trading patterns which are already present with in the stock market. The bibliography cites 34 sources.

  • The Influence of Macro Economic on Stock Market Prices

    This 20 page paper looks at the potential impact of macro economic influences on equity prices, identifying relevant theories and assessing the way share prices are impacted by influences such as general economic growth, inflation and market structure, and then considers the way that these may be applied to the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

  • Inflation in Different Economic Conditions

    This 11 page paper looks at inflation; including what it is and how it occurs. The paper is written in three sections, the first section considers the alignment inflation rates with growth rates, the second section considers the way that a converse relationship may be seen, such as with stagflation. The last section discusses a potential link between real GDP growth and inflation rates. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • How do Changes in an Economy Impact on Businesses?

    The 7 page paper examines the way two firms; McDonalds and Nike, reacted to the economic conditions in two developed counties; The US and the UK. The paper looks at the economy of each company and then considers the performance of the firm in terms of the way the demand was impacted and the overall changes in firm performance. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • The Performance of the Economy in Brazil during the 2008/9 Global Recession and Impact on the Retail Industry

    This 4 page paper looks at the Brazilian economy in 2010 and how it has performed over the previous few years in order to assess general trends. These trends are then considered in the context of the retail industry. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • UK Standard Setting and Accounting Standards

    In The UK the accounting standard setting process in the UK has altered significantly since 1969 when the Accounting standards committee (ASC) was set up and later superseded by the Accounting Standards board (ASB). The ASB are now moving towards issuing Accounting Standards which comply with international standards, issued by the international Accounting Standards board. This 9 page paper examines who this has occurred, the pressures for change and the advantages and disadvantages of moving towards international accounting standards. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • International Accounting Standards Implementation Benefits and Costs

    This 9 page paper discusses the statement that “Implementing international accounting standards will require considerable time and resources but the end results will be beneficial for all UK companies”. The paper looks at the benefits and the costs that will be realised as a result of harmonisation of accounting standards. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Devaluation and Inflation in Zimbabwe

    This 3 page paper answers questions regarding Zimbabwe, including speculation on why the government is refusing to devalue the currency, why there is inflation and how hyper inflation is cause the supply of essential goods to dry up. The last per of the paper considers whether or not trying to outlaw inflation by making price increases illegal is likely to be an effective way of controlling inflation in the country. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Definition and Manifestation of Inflation

    This 6 page paper looks at the concept and definition of inflation, examining at the causes of inflation and the way that governments seek to control it. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • 'Consumption Insurance An Evaluation of Risk Bearing Systems in Low Income Economies' Journal of Economic Perspectives' Article Reviewed

    A 16 page paper reviewing this article (Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 1995) examining trends in consumption insurance in selected regions of India, Thailand and the Ivory Coast. The author maintains that the availability of better insurance can result in marked improvement in the condition of farmers in developing countries, and that improved financial systems can be beneficial to farmers in creating passive incomes as well as providing means of protecting the assets they have worked so hard to accumulate. The author’s results and conclusions appear to be valid to the degree that they can be explained in terms of his theory of full insurance, but his discovery of facts uncovered leads to opportunities for further research; inclusion of a qualitative component; and consideration of the situation in developed economies where insurance is becoming less accessible to increasing numbers of households. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Twenty First Century Intellectual Property Rights

    Intellectual Property Rights in the 21st Century: This 12-page analytical essay defines and examines intellectual property rights. In addition, a detailed overview as to its ramifications in the new millenium is provided. Innovation, like liberty has always been an American core value – but now some very large dollars are at stake, and avarice is showing its true colors. Bibliography lists 10 sources. SNInvent.doc

  • Global Accounting and International Standards

    This 8 page paper considers why international accounting standards are advantageous and looks at the attitude adopted by the International Accounting Standards Committee when implementing the standards. The paper gives examples of to support the view put forward. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Fair Value Accounting in Australia after the Financial Crisis

    This 10 page paper considers the way that the financial recovery is impacting the way accounting takes place and the need for transparency and reliability. Looking at the issue of fair value accounting the changes are assessed along with the transparency and reliability of the way this is implemented in Australia. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Aspects of International Financing

    A 15 page paper. This paper explains and discusses a number of aspects of international financing. The paper begins with an introduction to the topics discussed and an introduction to the Harley Davidson company. Topics discussed include the role of financial management in a multinational organization, the differences between domestic and international financial management, an explanation and example of a balance of payment table, interest parity and purchasing power parity, foreign exchange risk exposure and management of those risks, and an explanation of the international banking system. When possible, Harley Davidson is used as an example. 1 table is included. Bibliography lists 17 sources.

  • International Accounting Convergence; IFRS and US GAAP

    This 6 page paper examines the potential of international accounting standards considering the advantages and disadvantages of harmonisation and the specific challenges and barriers that exist preventing the US from adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The paper start of a general overview of the implications for harmonisation and then considers the specific difficulties the US would face moving from a rules-based system to a principles-based system. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • 3 Questions on International Tax Issues

    This 3 page paper answers three questions on international tax, looking at tax consideration of a US company with a subsidiary in Ireland, the benefits of being incorporated in Bermuda, taxations of the US company in Turkey and the impact of exchange rates of a contract on calculating tax. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Investment Concepts, Tools and Theories

    This 36 page paper examines a number of issues that are important to investors and portfolio management. Te paper looks at asset allocation, the section of investment with tools such as capital asset pricing model (CAPM) and efficient market hypothesis (EMH), multifactor models of risk and return, including Fama and French’s Three Factor mode, bonds and bond management, derivative analysis and the different types of swap contracts. The bibliography cites 25 sources.

  • Accounting and Financials As They Involve Islamic Banking

    This 26-page paper describes the Islam economic system, how banks and financial institutions operate in this system, and the accounting procedures used under Islam economics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Comparing the Economic Depressions Between the US and Japan

    This 9-page paper compares the similarities between the Great Depression in the United States in the 1930s, and the depression Japan currently experiences. Topics under discussion include fiscal policy, monetary policy, consumer spending and bank failures. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Measures to Reduce the Risk of Terrorism in the Finance and Accounting Sector

    This 15 page paper looks at the risks and reactions to terrorism within the accounting and finance industry. The paper starts by considering the way crime theory may be used to assess risks of terrorism, looking at concepts such as opportunity theory, rational choice theory and routine actions theory and then assesses the measures that have been out into place within the industry. The paper compares the UK with Saudi Arabia to assess effectiveness of measures in different countries. The bibliography cites 23 sources

  • ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS IN INDIA - AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE

    This 10-page paper discusses accounting issues that will be faced by an Australian firm wishing to enter India to do business. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • IAS 39 Problems

    This 3 page paper looks at the potential impact of IAS 39 on European companies with reference to the use of hedging as a tool to limit risk. The paper argues this could cause many of the problems that FAS 133 created in the US. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Economic Problems of Greece and Spain in the 2008/9

    This 5 page paper considers the economic conditions and level of compliance with the EU’s Stability and Growth Pact in Spain and Greece between 2007 and 2010, and then considers the strategies which have been put in place to rectify the economic problems by the government. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Causes and Impact of the Financial Crisis in Greece

    This 24 page paper is an in-depth examination of the causes of the Greek financial crisis of 2010, discussing the different causation factors, including the accumulation of debt, as well as budget deficit and influence on those deficits. The paper then it does the sponsor of the Greek government, and the impact that this is happening on both the economic position and the citizens of the country. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Direct and Indirect Foreign Investment Advantages and Disadvantages

    This 9 page paper considers what is meant by the term direct foreign investment (DFI), and indirect foreign investment, why it occurs as well as the advantages and disadvantages that it creates. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Barriers to Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam

    This 3 page paper reviews an article published in BusinessWeek in 2010, examining why Vietnam is having difficulties in attracting foreign direct investment. The contents of the article are discussed and a view on the article is given regarding its accuracy and insightfulness. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Post 2000 Effects of Foreign Rates of Exchange on Foreign Direct Investment

    A 3 page proposal for researching this topic. Capital movement across international borders often is dictated by changes in exchange rates, and capital movement into the US has the ability to directly affect the trade deficit, unemployment, general economic factors and the overall economy. The proposed research will seek to define the extent to which foreign exchange rates affect international investors’ willingness to place capital within the United States. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Developing Countries and Foreign Direct Investment

    This 11 page paper looks at the impact of foreign direct investment on developing countries. The paper starts by looking at the theory, why developing countries may want to attract FDI and what they may gain from it. The paper then looks at two countries; India and French Guiana to asses FDI in the real world. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • Trade Patterns of the United States

    This 5 page paper looks at trading patterns. U.S. trading partners are discussed. Specific information about NAFTA, and the trade history between China and the United States, is also relayed. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Ireland's Circular Income Flow Examination

    This 7-page paper discusses measurements of national income (such as Ireland), circular income flow, and fallacies of both. Some economic figures about Ireland are also included with this paper.

  • Economic Policies of the UK and their Failure to Prevent a Double Dip Recession in 2012

    This 12 page paper considers the economic position of the UK in 2012 and the entrance into the double dip recession and assesses whether or not the government polices may have been responsible or contributed to the second recession. The paper examines the polices put into place, the international influences and examines the economic impact of the policies and the way polices were prioritized. The policies are also considered in the context of other countries, with particular attention to the US. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • Ghana's Economy

    This 6 page paper looks at how Ghana has fared despite globalization. Specific statistics are provided. The problems of third world countries are noted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Global Recession 2009; The Causes and Subsequent Government Policies

    This 11 page paper examines the global recession and credit crunch of 2008/9 and explores some of the potential causes, including a lack of regulation, irresponsible and imprudent lending, borrowers attitudes and exacerbation by other environmental factors. The policies and potential solutions that are being pursued, to assess how they are projected and working and whether or not they are likely to have any impact. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

  • ANTIGUA, GLOBAL RECESSION AND STANFORD SCANDAL

    This 5-page paper discusses the impact of the global recession on Antigua and Barbuda. Also discussed is the impact of the Stanford scandal. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Explaining the Phenomena of Increasing Protectionist Policies During a Global Recession

    This 10 page paper is a 15 slide PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes looking at trade and the way that a global recession may lead to governments adopting more protectionist policies. The paper examines the concepts of international trade, looking at why it takes place and then the conditions of the 2008/9 credit crunch to assess the value and problems associated with protectionist policies in that environment. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • GLOBAL RECESSION AND IMPACT ON NIGERIA

    This 3-page paper discusses the impact of the current global economic meltdown on Nigeria. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Economy of India - Developments between 2000 and 2011

    This 16 page paper examines the development and progress of the Indian economy between 200 and 2011, with specific attention paid to the economic strategies, international market views, multinational corporations and social impact of the developments. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Vietnam Economic Development Questions

    This 3 page paper is written in three parts. The first part looks at the way that FDI and MNC’s, as well as local entrepreneurs can help with the economic development of Vietnam. The second part of the paper considers which stage of Dunnings’ IDP framework Vietnam has reached. The last part of the paper discusses the potential lessons that Vietnam can learn from the development of other Asian nations including China.

  • Do Developing Countries benefit from Capital Generation in the Developed World?

    This 4 page paper is written in two parts. The first part considers the extent to which capital generated in the developed world finds it way into less developed economies with consideration given to how it takes place and the degree to which it occurs. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • The Main Strengths And Weaknesses Of Tourism As A Means Of Economic Development

    Tourism is a growing industry and has a great deal of potential to aid with the economic development of developing countries. This 4 page paper considers the potential strengths and weaknesses of a developing country using a tourism strategy to increase revenue. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • China and India Level of Trade

    This 5 page paper looks at the level of trade between China and India and describes how the political and economic drivers of China and India affecting their trading relationship. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Oman; Accounting and Financing Considerations

    This 4 page paper looks at Oman from the perspective of a potential company thinking of setting up a factory in the country. The first part of the paper considers the accounting issues that they will face and the second part looks at the financing issues and risks. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Importance of FDI to Economic Development in China

    This 11 page paper looks that foreign direct investment and the ways in which it has been used as well as the extent to which it has been important in the development of the Chinese economy. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • 2009; The UK Economy and Scottish Commercial Real Estate

    This 12 page paper looks at the economy of the UK between 2004 and 2009 and compares Scotland to the UK as a whole. The real estate market for commercial property in Scotland is then considered, looking at industry in Aberdeen, Offices in Edinburgh and offices and retail space in Glasgow. Predictions are then made regarding the potential movement of real estate prices and the economies as a whole, with reference existing patterns and economic theory. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • India and China; International Finance Decisions

    This 5 page paper looks at India and China as a potential destination for a direct foreign investment; it assesses the risks such as politic and exchange rate risk before making a recommendation. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Factors in International Finance and Trade Development

    This 8-page paper discusses development of international trade and finance. Topics focused on include international currency transactions, management of foreign risk, international trade financing and financial equilibrium. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Global Financial Risk Management

    This 20 page paper considers the major international financial risks that may be faced by a compnay trading in different areas and then looks at how these risks may be mitigated with tools such as hedging. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Creating Sustainability in Developing Countries Healthcare Provisions - a Proposal for Research

    This 20 page paper is a researcher person to investigate ways in which the universal healthcare system Zambia may be examined and supported in order to become financially sustainable. The proposal examines the problem, identifies research aims prevent a justification considering the methodology and the expected outcome. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Creating Financial Sustainability Poor Nations

    This 14 page paper considers the way in which developing countries in Africa and Asia are seeking to create financial sustainability in the healthcare systems, and considers the influence and impact of fee based service provision on the accessibility and equity of the systems. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Comparison of British and Libyan Corporate Governance

    This 20 page paper looks at the way that cooperate governece is practiced, starting by defining it and then looking at the way it may be practiced. The environment and practices in the UK are then used as a basis against which the practices within Libya are compared. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Fair Trade In The United Kingdom

    This 8 page paper begins a short explanation of what Fair Trade means and the purpose of Fair Trade. The essay discusses Fair Trade as it applies to the United Kingdom, including data and statistics and consumers' perceptions of this type of product. The essay identifies some of the stores that strongly support Fair Trade and how they do so. Statistical data included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Government Economic Policy and Economic Growth

    This 7 page paper looks at the argument that governmental economic policies have the main objective of promoting sustained economic growth. The paper considers the way in which this may or may not be correct and how the policies undertaken in terms of structure, monetary and fiscal policy support growth. The paper uses the UK and Europe as illustrative examples. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The IMF and the Financial Crisis in Asia

    This 4-page paper discusses some of the causes of the East Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 and 1998, and some of the IMF's blunders when it came to trying to deal with the crisis.

  • Caribbean Banana Trade Wars and Banana Trade Security

    This 13 page paper dicusses the Banana Trade War and its impact on the Caribbean's banana trade security. This paper focuses on the events leading up to the decision by the European Union to open up trade to all suppliers. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

  • Indian Banks and Corporate Governance

    A 13 page paper assessing governance at 2 private and 2 state-owned banks in India. Businesses within the same industry operate by standard means in many respects, but each is different in its management, goals for the future and perspective on the value of customers. The process of assessing governance at four Indian banks reveals immense differences in these factors. The banks examined here are ICICI Bank Ltd., HDFC Bank Ltd., State Bank of India and Global Trust Bank. The focus is on financial performance for two years prior to and two years after significant capital inflow. In the case of ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, these points were when they became the first and second Indian banks to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Includes 2 figures and 5 tables. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Islamic Banking and Finance

    This 12 page paper looks at Islamic banking and finance. This 12 page paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking and finance, the characteristics of the Islamic banking, the different types of products that are available as well as the regulation of the industry in the UAE and the challenges and potential within the industry. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • A Comparative Analysis Of Saudi Arabia And US Banks Before And After The 2008 Crisis

    This 22 page paper looks at the banks and banking system of the US and Saudi Arabia, to examine the similarities and the differences. The paper starts by looking at the banking environment inn general including issues such as bank management, supervision, and social and economic condition. The paper then goes on to assess the assets and liabilities in the banking sector before and after June 2008, looking at the similarities and differences. The bibliography cites 16 sources.

  • Nationalizing Banks; The Fall out of the Credit Crunch

    The credit crunch and the collapse of Northern Rock clearly point towards the merits of nationalizing the banking sector, or at least parts of it. This 6 page paper critically examines this notion. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • Student Supplied Case Study on PRODEM FFP Banking Services in Bolivia

    This 4 page paper considers a case study supplied by the student; PRODEM FFP a company supplying banking services to the low income sector in Bolivia. The paper examines the strategy that has been used to compete and create competitive advantages, the longevity of this strategy and why it is so effective. The second part of the paper considers the future of this strategy, along with the opportunities and threats to PRODRUM FFP.

  • UK Banking Services, Compliance, and Vulnerabilities

    This 15-page paper focuses on a fictitous financial services company and how a compliance officer, based on literature about the topic, can determine vulnerabilities and solution to those vulnerabilities. The paper is written from a UK perspetive. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Globalization, Inequality, and Poverty

    This 3 page paper discusses the statement that “we live in a world where poverty and inequality are increasing and increasing globalization has not benefited the poor countries”. The paper examines both sides of the argument using relevant data to support the arguments, before coming to a conclusion. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • Brazil Monetary System and Currency Changes

    This 7 page report discusses the issues Brazil faced when its president made the decision to float the county’s currency, the “real,” and both the immediate outcomes as well as those in the long term. Questions answered in the report include: What were the main factors requiring a change in the nations currency; what was the overall plan and goals for restructuring; how did the economy of Brazil look at the end of its first two quarters; what impacts were felt by the United States; and, did the changes actually help Brazil. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Supply and Demand Questions

    This 4 page paper answers two of questions on supply and demand. The first considers a news article and explains the movement of airline prices in relationship to supply and demand. The second takes data supplied by the student concerning the demand for canned drinks compared to factors such as weather and income levels, undertaking a regression analysis using the data recommendations for strategy are made based on analytical findings. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The difference between multinational capital budgeting and domestic capital budgeting

    This 3 page paper examines capital budgeting and explores the differences between the two types. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Market Regulation under the Saudi Arabia Capital Market Authority and the US Securities and Exchange Commission

    This 15 page paper looks at the regulatory framework utilized in the way that securities transactions take place in Saudi Arabia and the United States, comparing and contrasting the general approach adopted and obligations placed upon the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and its duties under the Capital Markets Law of 2003, and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the United States. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Impact Of Economic Change On The Capital Markets With Reference To Bull And Bears

    This 7 page paper investigates stock market indices such as the Dow Jones and the way history is littered with instances of volatility in the capital markets. The author discusses what impact economic change has on the capital markets with reference to Bull and Bears, and considers whether they continue to provide good investment opportunities. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Economy of Bangladesh

    This 8 page paper examines the economy of Bangladesh. The paper is written n 2 parts. The first, and largest part of the paper part looks at the overall economic performance and international trade patterns for Bangladesh. The second part of the paper the paper presents information on the business environment from the prospective of a business person in the country. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • 4 Types of Accounting Dissertation Proposals

    This 16 page paper outlines four potential dissertations that concern accounting issues between the UK and one or more Arabic nations. The proposals have an outline question, consideration of the theoretical basis, a short literature review and a suggested schedule. The subjects are; 1. Environmental accounting in two different areas, 2. Accounting and terrorism, 3. The impact of international accounting standards on two different regions and 4. The impact of trade organisations and cartels on profits. The bibliography cites 14 sources.

  • Accrual Accounting in the Public Sector

    This 9 page paper examines the use and potential use of accrual accounting for governments and the public sector. The writer considers the take up of accrual counting by non commercial organizations, the way it compares with cash accounting, how the accounting approach is seen internationally and looks at examples of governments adopting accrual accounting. The bibliography cites 13 sources.

  • Northwest United Kingdom's Economic Development

    This 5 page paper considers the development of the economy in the North West of England. The paper considers the growth and trends in the area by way of regional economic theory. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

  • International Business and Bank Selection

    A 5 page paper weighing the benefits of Citigroup and Bank of America as the choice for a company planning international expansion in upcoming months. There are other banks that could serve the company's needs, but Citigroup is the recommended choice. Operating in over 100 countries, it likely already operates in any country that Acme would choose and will be able to provide benefits beyond only banking. Citigroup will be able to provide centralized cash management, competent foreign exchange service and will be able to provide short-term investment service for excess cash balances. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • The Oil Industry

    This 7 page paper looks at the trends and patterns in the crude oil market from 2005 – 2009, identifying the main producers, consumers, exporters and importers, as well as examining the main trade routes and discussing the movement of the price of oil over that period. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Economics of Oil

    This 8 page paper looks at the influences on the price of oil during the 1970's oil crisis and the 2007/8 oil price crisis. The paper explains the reason why oil prices increased and presents supply and demand graphs to explain the movement. Following this the impact that oil price changes can have on the rest of the economy is discussed along with the presentation of policy recommendations for government. The bibliography cites 15 sources.

  • Development Economics

    This 3 page paper is a response to three articles that ;look at the issue of development economics and why development economies is, or should be seen, as separated from mainstream, economics. The response supports this proposition. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Financial Management of Domestic and Multinational Business

    This 8 page paper looks at 3 different aspects of financial management; the similarities in financial accounting between domestic and multinational companies; the differences in financial management between these two company types and the last part of the part examined the methods that may be used to deal with the difficulties faced by international companies when undertaking capital budgeting exercises. The bibliography cites 17 sources.

  • A Proposal for the Development of a Micro-Financing Strategy for Egypt Which Is Compliant with Islamic Laws

    This 27 page paper considers the concept of Islamic microfinance and whether or not it would be suitable for use in Egypt. The paper starts by defining micro-finance, looking at what it is and how it is used, and the requirements for any type of financing or loans to be compliant with Islamic law. The paper then presents a plan for the implementation of Islamic microfinancing as a government policy. This is based on the literature review, as well as consideration of the way in which Jordan has implemented a successful micro-financing strategy. The bibliography cites 24 sources.

  • Globalization and its Disadvantages

    The thesis that globalization is not good for underdeveloped countries is supported in this 15 page analysis. Central America is the focus of the paper, which includes a brief history of each of its seven countries. U.S. involvement in the region is emphasized. The paper concludes that the presence of multinationals in Central America is not the best thing for its people. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Global Economy and the United States

    A 5 page essay discussing different aspects of the world economy, in general, and the U.S. economy, in particular. The asset-price inflation bubble is discussed with examples of the two primary dangers associated with it. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Trade Economic Theories

    This 3 page essay discusses economic theories of trade in terms of comparative advantages and other fundamental determinants of trade. Bibliography lists one source.

  • Oil and the Economic Diversity in the Persian Gulf

    A 13 page overview of the importance of economic diversification in the Persian Gulf States. Stresses that a move away from an oil-based economy is critical if these countries are to survive. Provides suggestions for alternative economic activities including recycling of natural resources (particularly oil), foreign investments, tourism and technology based innovations. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Economy of South Korea and its Rise

    An 8 page research paper which examines South Korea's phenomenal rise toward economic prosperity. The writer also looks at the current economic crisis in Korea and explores possible reasons behind it. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Analysis of Relations between Indonesia and Australia

    This 5 page research paper evaluates Australia's primary objectives and how it seeks to achieve them through their relations with Indonesia. Specifically discussed are Australia's political stands and how their relationship with Indonesia accomplishes these objectives. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Overview of the Foreign Exchange Rate Model

    A 2 page paper describing the exchange rate model. The exchange rate model is that which equates the currency of one nation to that of another. Movement in that ratio is the determinant of whether the currency of any given country is weakening or strengthening, which most basically depends on the relative perceived strength of the economies of the two countries in comparison to each other while also considering the state of the global economy. When the dollar is said to be strengthening against the yen, then more yen are required to equate to one dollar, raising US import prices in Japan and decreasing Japanese import prices in the US. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Economy of Colombia and Drug Trafficking's Effects

    A 12 page research paper on how the drug trade itself and how Colombia's reputation as a drug trafficking center have impacted the country's Colombian economy. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • European Union Membership, Luxembourg and France

    A 7 page paper discussing the advantages and disadvantages of membership in the European Union for these two countries, emphasizing the first few months of euro trading. Luxembourg never has been large enough either in size or wealth to be considered as a 'power' of Europe, but like the businessman who finds a niche and fills it, Luxembourg appears to be poised to gather great gains from EU membership. France has other issues with which to deal. The national ideology is so different from much of the rest of Europe that France likely will have difficulties adjusting, but the promise of greater economic prosperity will make any necessary transition less painful for them. Bibliography lists 8 sources. KS-EU99.doc

  • Perfecting the EU

    A 10 page research analysis on the European Union; specifically which factors influence a country to join or decide not to join the Union. Included are the history of the union, its political and economic attributes, and which factors have been hailed and which have caused problems for countries before and after joining the organization. Bibliography cites eight sources.

  • Unifying the Global Economy?

    A 5 page paper refuting the central ideas behind a 'World Unified Currency' plan (W.U.C.). The writer describes the economic problems that would result from countries being able to choose their own exchange rate, troubles experienced by private industry, the destruction of capitalism, and more. It is concluded that as difficult as it may be, the world must accept the fact that some nations will succeed where others will not. The ceilings imposed by a W.U.C. plan are counter-productive and do not effectively promote the competitive efforts upon which the world economy is built. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Developing Countries and Micro Credit

    This 10 page report discusses the concept of micro-financing and micro-credit and the impact it has on the developing nations of the world. The primary mission of most micro-lending programs is to offer production credit to the land-less, rural poor. Many of the programs rely on cooperative credit exchange and often rely on those cooperative partnerships to serve as a form of peer monitoring as a substitute for collateral. Micro-credit programs extend small loans to poor people for self-employment projects that generate income, allowing them to care for themselves and their families. In most cases, micro-credit programs offer a combination of services and resources to their clients in addition to credit for self-employment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Mexico, United States, and International Fashion Marketing

    A 5 page research paper that examines the relations between Mexico and the US as they apply to the clothing and fashion industry. Many clothing and fashion manufacturers are taking advantage of the labor market in Mexico, sending down textiles that have been precut and are ready to sew, receiving back finished goods. In negotiating the terms of these agreements, both parties are prepared to get the very best deal that can maximize savings and still preserve quality. Details are crucial and have to be worked out across language and culture barriers. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • UK Corporate Mergers and Their Implications

    This 5 page report discusses merger and takeover activity in the United Kingdom. While the processes and attitudes regarding takeovers differ in the UK from the typical “M&A” attitude in the United States, mergers are flourishing every bit as much there as the have in the U.S. Most corporate legal advisers predict mergers and acquisitions, in the UK, will remain “buoyant” in 1999, particularly in the energy industry. This report examines the overall process, the shareholder viewpoint, the managers of the companies involved, as well as impact on the larger economy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • England's 1999 Rise in Interest Rates

    This 7 page paper presents a critical analysis of the rise in interest rates brought on by the Bank of England. An overall macroeconomic analysis is provided along with explanations of monetarism versus Keynesian economic theory. Projections for the future health of the English economy are included. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • A UK Flat Tax Proposal Analysis

    This 5 page paper looks at how a flat tax system might affect the UK. Special attention is paid to the effect such a system would have on social programs. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Tiger Economies and Their Lessons

    This 5 page paper looks at the role of government intervention in the U.S. economy by using the tiger economies as examples. Singapore and Taiwan are highlighted. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Sectors of the Shipping Industry and Financial Performance

    This 30 page paper provides an overview of six sectors in the shipping industry (cruise , ferry, tankers, dry-bulk carriers, container ships and specialist vessels). A financial analysis is provided, assessing each sector in terms of competition within and other factors such as taxation, international law, environmental considerations and safety issues. Bibliography lists 24 sources.

  • European Union's United Rise

    A 5 page paper that argues the point that the efforts of the European Union stand to build a strong and united economic force in the globalized world despite Europe's long history of discord and war. Discussed are projected reasons for failure presented by those believing in Europhobia, or the fears of the old world, as well as projected reasons for success held by those trusting in Europhoria, or the hopes of a new world. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Reintroducing Pepsi to Germany

    A 5 page paper that outlines a business plan explaining the reasons PepsiCo, Inc. would target the international market in Germany, traditionally an area dominated by Coca-Cola. Included are projected risks involved in this venture, as well as a synopsis of the marketing strategy that would provide the best results in this market and reflect the image that Pepsi wishes to present. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Lackluster Euro Performance

    A 6 page research paper that examines what was expected from the euro and how it has lived up to these expectations. The writer examines the current state of the euro. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • US Companies and the Effects of NAFTA

    This 5 page paper takes a look at NAFTA and its impact on U.S. firms. The future ramifications of the treaty on businesses is noted as well. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Overview of the Amsterdam Treaty

    (5 pp) The Amsterdam Treaty significantly addresses previous deep seated democratic deficiencies found in previous European Community Law making. These include stronger citizen redress, further protection of individual rights, and directly addressing the need for more innovative employment strategies within the European Union. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Economy of Singapore and the Impact of Recession

    This 18 page paper provides an overview of the mid-1980 and early 1990 recessions and how they affected Singapore. Singapore, as one of the tiger economies, is evaluated. Charts are included. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

  • Lifelong Education and Globalization

    9 pages in length. The very essence of globalization is that of change, to relearn stable and familiar ways in order to make room for ever-growing progress. While this concept would appear to reflect beneficial movement for global societies, the relevance to lifelong learning actually represents advancement at the detrimental social, political and economic expense of myriad unsophisticated societies. As such, this dichotomy of progression has rendered globalization a much-contested concept. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • North and South America Differences and Their Reasons

    This 3 page paper takes an economic look at these two continents. The theories of Stanley Engerman and Ken Sokoloff are discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Securities Portfolios in Russian Banks/A Research Proposal

    This 5 page paper is a research outline for examining the risks in the formation and management of the securities portfolios of the commercial banks of Russia. The paper begins with considering of the available research methodologies and then designs a research proposal for the gathering and analysis of the required information. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • Overview of the The Silk Industry : Brief History, Modern Day Markets, Trade and Production

    This is a 7 page paper discussing the silk industry. Originating in Ancient China, the Chinese silk industry alone still maintains an annual global market of over $2 billion. While China still remains the largest exporter of raw silk and Japan is its largest consumer, silk is still one of the most popular natural fibers in demand in Europe and North America. The introduction of synthetic fibers and the more affordable sand-washed silk within the last decade however have driven the cost of silk down almost 50% on international markets. This has led to recent production center closures in Japan and the Republic of Korea which has caused a devastating effect on the millions of silk farmers in the countries of China, India and Brazil. The International Trade Commission and the International Silk Association are currently working together to continue the silk industry because it is comparatively an environmentally friendly product in addition to its employment of millions of people in developing countries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Robert Solow Growth Model and Economic Growth

    This is a 4 page paper discussing economic growth and the Solow growth model. Robert Solow’s growth model emphasizes all of the aspects of the importance of economic growth within a society. It includes components of the supply and resources of a nation which can expand opportunity for a country’s production. The supply component however is determined by its labor force growth rate and increases in the productivity of the workers. This increase leads to increases in the capital/labor ratio which in turn results in improvements in technology. Above all, savings are critical in that they must be high enough to replace the depreciated capital and also provide for the workers. Lower savings means lower worker productivity and lower living standards. The Solow growth model basically defines the conditions of different nations’ approach to an equilibrium level of capital stock (a steady-state). While developed nations such as the United States have reached this level of steady-state, other developing nations are still experiencing rising levels of high savings and rising capital/labor ratios. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Great Britain's Great Depression of 1873 to 1896

    During the period of 1873 – 1896 growth in world trade was very low. Various depression were seen throughout the world, this 3 page paper considers Great Britain and identifies who the winners and the losers were in relation to the depression in Britain. The bibliography cites 3 sources

  • Trademark Abuse and Economic Competition in Europe

    This 25 page paper outlines the competition that has resulted from the creation of the European Union and the monetary union under the Euro. This paper considers the issue of trademark abuse as it influences the competition of the EU. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

  • Tsunami of December 2004 and Its Economic Consequences

    This 5 page paper examines this devastating event that resulted from an earthquake. The economic toll taken on third world countries is the focus of this paper. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Impact of Terrorism on Pakistan's Economy

    This 8-page paper focuses on the Pakistani economy, how the war on terror has impacted it, and whether it is fueling terrorism as well. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Terrorism and the Laundering of Money

    A 6 page paper critically assessing the statement, "Lack of controls on money laundering is one of the most important contributory factors behind the growth of 21st century terrorism." After reviewing the needs of business; increase in international capital movement over the past decade; and the example of Paraguay's customs function, the paper concludes that there is no conclusion possible but to agree with the original statement under consideration. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Investment Capital Issues

    A 4 page paper answering several venture capital questions. One discusses an entrepreneur's (Heather Evans) quest for locating venture capital; another asks for comparison of standard venture capital advice and requirements between the US and companies in SE Asia. The paper also discusses entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and other related topics. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Mutual Funds

    This 5 page paper looks at mutual funds, their regulation, structure and development and market size comparing the UK with the US and Canada. The paper cites 7 sources.

  • The Economy of the Cayman Islands

    Set in the Caribbean the Cayman Islands are the most economically successful of the Caribbean Islands, known as a tax haven and home to many corporate bodies this is only a part of the Cayman Islands economic development. This 20 page paper examines the development of the Cayman economy and the role of tourism as well as financial services and then applies economic theories to explain the development and interaction of the various policies that have resulted in such strong growth for the area. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • The Impact of Money Laundering on Society

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