The European Sovereign Debt Crisis

Introduction The financial crisis in the US affected most European countries due to their reliance on US banks as their…

Predatory Lending in Saudi Banks

Introduction Predatory lending refers to the use of unfair, illegal or fraudulent means in the process of advancing a loan…

The United States Federal Budget

Introduction The United States federal budget is a proposal written by the president to the U.S Congress that details how…

International Foreign Exchange Market

Globalization has facilitated international trade; when an organization is considering an international market venture, it should enact strategic policies to…

Imports and Exports of Britain

Recovery refers to the ability of any economy to regain its normal growth trajectory after a prolonged period of negative…

Investment: Primary and Secondary Markets

Abstract The financial market comprises an important determinant in the economic performance of a country. Investors and institutions are increasingly…

Determinants in an Investment Portfolio

Sharpe ratio, risk, return and alpha According to Sharpe ratio, risk and return are directly proportional. For every additional risk,…

Complexities of the U.S. Financial System

Introduction The United States (US) financial market is a complex system of macroeconomic policies and varying industry dynamics. Several federal…

The Bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers

Introduction In September 2008, Lehman Brothers announced that the bank would file a bankruptcy case. There was anxiety in various…

Foreign Direct Investment in the UAE

Summary Globalization necessitates several emerging trends in business. Foreign direct investment, for example, remains an emerging issue among major multi-national…

Financial Markets and Institutions

Executive Summary This paper entails a comprehensive analysis of financial markets and institutions. The essay analyses the various types of…

The Tax System of the United States

Introduction Taxation ranks as one of the main sources of funding, which governments require for expenditure and investment needs. It…

Complexities of the U.S Financial System

There are several complications in the U.S financial system. Generally, financial system is influenced by many environmental factors, which include…

Economy After Japan’s Earthquake

Introduction Though the impact of Japan’s recent earthquake has not been completely quantified, it is no secret that the country…

The Qualities of a Good Trader

“Risk –averse” investors Introduction It is well known that stock market traders in New York, Chicago, London, and Tokyo believe…

Financial Service Regulation

Outline Definition of financial service regulation. Who oversees the financial service regulation? Financial institutions that need regulation. HM treasury in…

The Clientele Effect Of Dividend Policy

Introduction Corporations are the only shareholders with a tax preference for cash dividends. This has led to predictions that corporations…

Zurich Cantonal Bank: The Strategy

The strategic objectives of Zurich Cantonal Bank At the moment, Zurich Cantonal Bank1 occupies a leading position among numerous financial…

Credit Crises and Risk Analysis

Introduction A credit crisis is otherwise known as a credit crunch or credit squeeze. It refers to a decrease in…

Global Financial Crisis Analysis

Description of Global Financial Crisis World Bank (2008, p.1) posits that developing countries are not yet out of the wood…

Theories of Accounting for Stock Options

Stock options represent a significant component of employee compensation. Theoretically, it has often been argued that the inclusion of stock…

Basics of Finance and Investment

Outline Finance and investment are the most commonly used keywords in the day-to-day affairs of people from all walks of…

Liquidity Risk in Financial Institutions

Banks Several institutions offer financial services to the populace. These include those that take deposits and issue loans (banks), Insurance…

Financial Institutions: Common Risks

There are various forms of risks that usually face small as well as large financial institutions. Historically, the risks facing…

On the Causes of the Financial Crisis

Introduction Over the past few years, there has been advanced growth in investment worldwide. Most investors considered investing their money…

Financial Accounting Theory

Introduction Regulation of markets is aimed at redistributing of scarce economic resources fairly among the subjects of an area. If…

The Impact of Globalization on the World

Introduction Globalization “is a complex admixture of different, though interrelated, historically evolving developments and transformations—economic, technological, cultural and social” (Martin…

Accounting: Recognition of Intangible Asset

Introduction Intangible assets are non-monetary assets that are identifiable and do not exist physically. As stipulated in the International Accounting…

Behavioral Economics and Finance

Decision making is a vital component of business success. On efficient markets, decisions are based on the maximum utility theory…

Free Trade in the Gulf Countries

Introduction The process of globalization in the modern world means the free flow of information, goods, services, workers, and customers,…

Governmental Budgeting Process

Introduction A budget is an important tool for financial planning for any given state. It is the process of allocating…

Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Introduction There are several types of policies used to control economies around the world. However, the most common are the…

The Public Budget Cycle

The scope of the public budget cycle A budget is a vital policy document for all federal agencies. It is…

International Trade: Advantages and Limitations

International trade is “the exchange of goods and services between two countries” (www.unc.edu/depts/europe/euroeconomics/glossary.php). International trade can account for a significant…

Cell Phones’ Supply and Demand

Demand Demand is the willingness and ability of a consumer to buy a commodity at a given price over a…

Economics Is About Scarcity and Choice

Introduction Economics may be described as a study how man is able to produce, distribute, and consume the available resources…

Inflation and Unemployment in India

Inflation and unemployment is one of the major problems is the world today. In conventional terms, inflation means loss of…

The Mortgage Crisis

Mortgage borrowers are rated high on the credit risk scale. This means that the chances of retrieving loans from them…

Inflation and the Relationship With Money

Introduction There is still no consensus on the relationship between inflation and money among economists. Early American economists Irving Fisher…

Anti-Globalization Movement Outcomes

Introduction The term globalization has become one of the most widely used terms in both social and economic circles. The…

Economic Growth and Fluctuation

Introduction Economic growth has been a major concern for various economists over time. This is due to the fact that…