Financial Analysis - 1,135 words
1.0 INVESTMENT RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 1.2 P/E Ratio or Price / Earnings Ratio 2.0 PRIMARY OPERATING RATIOS MEASURES OF EFFICIENCY. 3.0 PRIMARY FINANCIAL RATIOS GEARING AND LIQUITY. It can be suggested that accounting consists of identifying, measuring and communicating business information to facilitate judgements and decision making for the further future. This specific report is pointed at investigate National Grid Group Plcs report and accounts in order to decide whether someone should invest or not in this company. Someone, who is able to analyse this company, must have its Annual Report for at least two years, which will help the person, because it contains basic components l ...
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The Battle In Seattle - 1,528 words
... of town." Which is to say, there is no Richard J. Daley in Seattle, and the blue meanies of the Chicago police -- who happily walloped passers-by in their pursuit of demonstrators -- have been supplanted here by a force that hasn't walloped even violent demonstrators for fear of offending the peaceful ones. In all the news coverage on Seattle TV Tuesday night, there was just one shot of a gun being pulled -- not by a cop or a demonstrator, but by a WTO delegate frustrated by his inability to get to the hall. One of the dignitaries who couldn't get into the WTO's opening ceremonies was the featured speaker -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. It was the second of two disasters to bef ...
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Microsoft And The Anittrust Law - 1,635 words
Now a day's when one hears the words "Anti-trust Law", everyone automatically thinks about the Anti-trust Lawsuit against the Microsoft Corporation. But many people wonder what exactly has Microsoft done to bring up these charges, and how does this law apply to Microsoft? To start with, the economy found with in the United States, is one that is dependent on competitive competition, and on the operation of a multiple market force. In other words, it is the condition of which there is economic rivalry among firms of both production and services. In order for this competition to remain, Congress felt it nessisscary to pass a law in order to keep this competition equal among all parities. This ...
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Y2k - 1,064 words
As the new millenium approaches the biggest fear everyone has is over the Y2K bug. Y2K stands for y=year 2K=two thousand. The fear is that on Dec. 31, 1999 at twelve o clock all computers around the world will go crazy. Every mechanical device that is computer controlled could go on the fritz. Social Security checks could be cancelled along with car payments, mortgages could read 100 years. Telephone conversations could be calculated mistakenly to have lasted for a 100 years. What is causing this big computer scare? The big problem is when computers were first designed the makers only put a two-digit dating system instead of four. This is because the programmers did not have the money for a ...
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Intro Computing - 1,430 words
The relentless advance of IT and telecommunications systems has brought dramatic benefits to individuals, businesses and other organisations. These years, the world has developed into an information economy, and the applying of new technologies is at the centre of the activity. New technologies are being developed at a record pace. Those celebrities such as Bill Gates of Microsoft, Steven Jobs of Apple all emerged to create information technology dynasties for 1980s and 1990s have become the heroes of economic development and contemporary enterprises. In this essay, I would like to describe how the information technology changes our work and our life in three steps. First I will introduce th ...
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Freedom And Its Problems The Life Of Neaera - 1,376 words
Freedom and its Problems: The Life of Neaera (pg. 111) Ancient Greece, the inventor of democracy, philosophy and much of modern western culture and thought, was also the proprietor of the most dehumanizing institution known to mankind, slavery. The excerpt from The Ancient World, Readings in Social and Cultural History, entitled The Life of Neaera, tells the ever so sad story of a slave girl sold into a life of prostitution and all the hardships she must endure in her quest for survival and happiness. Through out the course of this semester we have learned about many aspects of ancient Greek culture and civilization, three of which we learn about on a very personal level through out the stor ...
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Att V City Of Portland - 807 words
AT&T v. City of Portland; what is the significance of this case? -AT&T Corp. v. City of Portland No. 99-35609 U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 216 F. 3d 871; 2000 U.S. App. Lexis 14383 -"Citing Pro-Competitive Benefits to Consumers, Commission Approves AT&T-TCI Merger." Report No. CS 99-2 FCC News *www.fcc.gov* -Mosquera, Mary. "FCC Approves AT&T/TCI Merger." Technology News 17 February 1999 *www.techweb.com/* -"AT&T/TCI Merger Wins FCC Approval." Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) 18 February 1999, Metro Edition, Pg. 4D -"Cable groups flex muscles for fresh clash: U.S. industry nerves rattled by government pledge to examine AT&T/TCI merger plans." The Financial Times Limited (London) 7 Dec 19 ...
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Schizophrenia - 1,104 words
... ome doctors told her parents its best if she was at home, yet others told them not to take her home. She was prescribed numerous drugs, alone and in combination. They make her muscles stiff and her hands tremble. They do nothing to help her. Sometimes, she would escape the hospitals and disappears for months. Sometimes, she was discharged and her parents were not told. One night, she was picked up for hitchhiking. Another time, she was arrested for shoplifting. She stayed in halfway houses or at home. In her last years, she lived in a halfway house for two and a half years. She occasionally broke the rules, but she otherwise was on her best behavior. On August 25, 1986, the painful news ...
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Relationship Marketing - 1,044 words
"Relationship marketing is an approach to the market which emphasis a 'relationship' rather than a 'transaction approach' to business" (Tap, 1998) Recently there has been a shift from the more short-term traditional transaction approach to marketing, to long-term relationship between suppliers and customers especially within the service sector. (Buttle, 1996) The significance of relationship marketing is that it is more about customer value and satisfaction than making a fast buck. (Kotler, 2000)(Refer to appendix, 1 for models for relationship marketing) "The fundamental principle upon which relationship marketing is founded is that the greater the level of customer satisfaction with the re ...
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Relationship Marketing - 1,029 words
... ermarket retailers who scrapped their store loyalty card was Safeway. This could be seen as reverting back to being more transactional, that people will shop where ever the goods are cheapest. (Jardine, 2000) Refer to appendix, 5 for articles about loyalty cards and application forms for loyalty cards.) Hotels such as the Hilton group and the Bass hotel group have loyalty cards. Incentives include choice of room, (twin, double) free daily paper, and complimentary pass to the health club. (http://basshotels.com & http://hilton.com, 2000) (Refer to appendix, 6 for further information) However, some loyalty schemes implemented by hotels have not been successful. These loyalty schemes were e ...
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Prevent Contagion - 1,527 words
Globalization has been the theme directing the future. Yet, as Mr. Henry M. Paulson, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recently acknowledged, national and regional markets are linked only in precarious ways leading to weak spots within the economy and fueling the possibility for regional or even worldwide financial crises (Peck Ming, 12/8, p.1). In just the past 12 years, three major crises have caused tremors felt around the world. All three examples represent incidences of contagion, or the interaction between financial sector crises and balance-of-payments crises in which a loss of investor confidence may set off vicious cycle of capital flow reversals, a liquidity squeeze and ...
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Us Relations With Kuwait - 1,179 words
Kuwait is located on the Northwest coast of the Persian Gulf in Southwest Asia. It is bordered by Iraq on the Northwest and North sides, and by Saudi Arabia on the South side. The countrys total area, including the islands of Bubiyan, Warbah, and Faylakah is 6,880 square miles. (Encarta) Virtually the entire country, except for some small coastal areas, is barren desert, with a flat to rolling terrain. Soils are practically nonexistent. The average annual temperature is 77 F, and the average annual rainfall is 127 mm (5 in) or less, most of which falls in the cooler season, between October and March. During the dry season temperatures frequently exceed 115 F. The country obtains its water su ...
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Austria - 1,001 words
The reason I choose this topic is because I might have some Austrian in my family. I thought that it would be cool to figure out some things about this country and also check if they are bad or good. In this article, they talk about a lot of things and how they think that the U.S looks at them like Barbarians and other interesting facts. The Atlantic Journal the Atlantic constitution; Atlantic, Ga.; Feb 13, 2000; Bert Roughton Jr.; Haider, 50, leads the populist right Freedom Party, which in recent days was installed as a coalition partner in Austria's new Government. This has caused a lot of drama in the country of Austria. A lot of people are raging around in Vienna. The police are dressed ...
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Vernon Corea - 1,304 words
... y for radio programs in English involving Asian culture, Asian music and personalities. The programme was very successful and Vernon interviewed Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Amaradeva, Asha Bhosle, Usha Uthup, Lata Mangeshkhar, Clarence Wijeywardene, Annesley Malawana,Nimal Mendis, Reginald and Jamila Massey, His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka among a whole host of distinguished personalities. "London Sounds Eastern" built up a huge following and Vernon was reaching new audiences across the capital, he was even featured on the pages of the BBC Radio Times along with Alex Pascall. Vernon Corea was supported by key BBC producers like Keith Yeomans during this time - they were working ...
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Starbucks - 2,975 words
... t external opportunities and threats are events that could significantly benefit or harm an organisation in the future, and these are largely beyond the control of an organisation. The author continues to suggest that a basic tenet of strategic management is that firms need to formulate strategies to take advantages of external opportunities and to avoid or reduce the impact of external threats. For this reason, identifying, monitoring, and evaluating external opportunities and threats are essential for success. (Figure 11) Lobbying of city regulations is one of activities utilised by Starbucks to influence external opportunities and threats. (According to Pearson, 2002) New technologies ...
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Communications Technology: Global Information Infrastructure - 2,329 words
... munications. APEC members include not only the industrialized economies of Japan, Singapore, the United States, and Canada, but also countries with much greater gaps in their infrastructure, such as China, Thailand, and the Philippines. Gill: Promise or hype? Against this background, why all the hyperbole about electronic superhighways? Several themes recur in these information infrastructure initiatives. There are dual assumptions that converging technologies will result in information services with both social and economic benefits, and that both public and private sectors must be engaged to ensure the installation of national broadband networks. Yet these assumptions need to be carefu ...
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The Wasp Factory - 1,298 words
A Gothic horror story of quite exceptional quality...macabre, bizarre and...quite impossible to put down. The above quote is the response of the Financial Times to the best-selling novel, The Wasp Factory, and in my opinion, truer words were never spoken. I myself had to force the book out of my hands in the early hours of the morning on several occasions. This clearly says something about the sheer power of Iain Banks debut novel. Whether you love it or hate it, once you have read the first page you are instantly struck by its brilliance. Throughout this essay, I intend to explore the mind and characteristics of the main character, Frank Cauldhame. Throughout the story, Franks character is ...
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French Revolution - 414 words
ter> Essay: What were the reasons and results of the French revolution? In 1789 financial times were hard in France. The peasants were upset that the nobles were living lavish lives collecting taxes, while they suffered. The prices on food were rising and the people were starving. The French social system was outdated and consisted of three classes. The first class consisted of the clergy. They paid no taxes and led the best lives. The second estate was the nobles. These were people who held top jobs in the government. The third and largest estate was the peasants. The people paid the most taxes and suffered the most. These people paid for Frances deficit spending. Deficit spending is when ...
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Critical Examination Of Market Research For A Proposed Project - 1,579 words
... osed in this project (Craig and Douglas, 2001). International research is often treated a simple extension of a company's domestic activity but researchers must consider cultural factors when designing questionnaires (Zikmund, 2000). 5.2Questionnaire The questionnaire must be designed to be clear and concise and avoid any ambiguity (Smith & Fletcher, 2001). Postal surveys using self-administered questionnaires are non-personal, which is the reason why this method of data collection is selected. It will be used to generate quantitative data. It is useful in the sense that questions are standardised and so minimizes the incidence of interviewer bias. This is particularly important cons ...
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Biography Of Female Tennis Pro Billie Jean Moffitt - 1,006 words
... gles titles. She reached 38 other pro finals, and accumulated a total of 2,000,000 dollars. In 1971, a man named Bobby Riggs often stated publicly, Men are better than women in everything, especially in tennis.(Church, 1976) Bobby had been a big tennis star at Wimbledon in 1939 and loved the attention. After his stardom ended, he became jealous that women were earning more money than he had at his best. So he started saying silly statements, Men are naturally better tennis players than women. In everything men are better than women. In fact, I bet the very best woman tennis player cannot beat an old man like me. He was 55 years old. (Church, 1976) Bobby taunted Billie to play a match. Bi ...
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