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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.

Four Dissertation Topics For International Finance And Accounting

8 pages in length. The writer briefly discusses NAFTA, Thai baht collapse, Canadian bank merger and reinsurance as potential topics for dissertation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Bank of Canada

This is a 5 page paper discussing the history, function and significance of the Bank of Canada. The Bank of Canada was founded in 1934 as a privately owned corporation and became a Crown corporation in 1938 belonging to the federal government. Since 1938, the Minister of Finance holds the entire share capital issued by the Bank although the Bank of administered by a Governor and a Board of directors. The original Bank of Canada Act of 1934 defines the central role of the Bank of Canada is to “promote the economic and financial well-being of Canada” and the four main responsibilities of the Bank are monetary policy, central banking services, bank notes and administering public debt. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Kuwait Finance House

This 3 page paper is a broad overview of Kuwait Finance House. Starting with a general description of Islamic banking the paper outlines why Kuwait Finance House has been so successful, how they have differentiated themselves and their major areas of operation The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Do Pure Play Internet Banks Create Value?

This 58 page paper looks at the way in which pure play internet banks, such as First Direct and Egg, may be able to create value. The paper presents a full dissertation style paper, with an introduction and objectives followed by an in-depth literature review. The literature review examines the role of the banks, examines the way that they compete and the importance and place of internet banking in the banking industry. The potential ways that pure play internet banks may add value studied from a theoretical perspective. After a section on methodology primary research using questionnaires is then simulated; assessing the perspective of internet banking using a sample made up of customers of the HBSC subsidiary; First Direct. The results are presented and then discussed. The bibliography cites 43 sources.

HSBC

This 14 page paper examines the development and strategy of the international banking organisation The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation also known as HSBC. The paper considers the strategies from a variety of perspectives, looking at the geographical approach and undertaking an in-depth SWOT analysis that includes aspects such as international corporate, HRM and marketing strategy, financing and competition. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Career Paths in Banking for College Graduates

This 8 page report discusses a number of the factors associated with a college graduate entering the field of banking. Whether a student has graduated with a degree in marketing or finance, economics or business, all of the factors in the comprehensively labeled profession of 'banking' require an understanding of the scope and importance of the modern financial world in the daily lives of virtually all Americans. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Role of Management Information Systems in Banking

This 5 page paper examines the role that management information systems (MIS) have in banking. The paper starts by defining an MIS and then looks at how they may be used within the bank and finance industry. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Capital Structure Decisions for Small Business

An 11 page paper discussing types of financing available to small business, the types of business activities most likely to win financing, which industries are more likely to gain financing through debt rather than through equity or collateral approaches, and the types of organizations funding small business. The paper discusses the role of the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) and the differences in funding activities typical between bank-owned SBICs and those owned by other types of entities. Other funding sources also are discussed, including the Small Business Administration (SBA), private venture capital, non-SBIC bank loans, and even a co-op of capital resources among small businesses. Each source can carry specific management requirements; the small business needs to assess the value of the types of funding it can acquire relative to the level of autonomy management is willing to sacrifice according to the terms of the funding source chosen. The paper includes two tables and a letter of transmittal. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

The Evolving Role of Central Banks

This 12 page paper focusses on this topic by exploring the Federal Reserve Bank as well as The Bank of England. The histories of each of the organizations are provided. The Fed and the Bank of England are compared and contrasted. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE: SOME FACTORS

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.

Information System Evaluation for Customer Relationship Management in the Banking Sector

This 5 page paper is a dissertation proposal with the aim of undertaking a study to develop an evaluation system to predict the value that CRM may add to a banking organisation when looking at any specific organisation and the specific CRM system. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

Interest Rate Policy Of The Bank of Japan

12 pages in length. Until the 1980's, the Bank of Japan had an active role in implementing government-directed fiscal policy, but as the economy stabilized and seemed to be completely self-sustaining, regulatory influences were increasingly withdrawn. Today, the Bank of Japan is charged mainly with establishing and maintaining interest rates. In that respect, it is comparable to our Federal Reserve. Years of questionable business finance practices have been catching up to Japan faster than Japan can catch up to the consequences. The Bank of Japan's role has been to keep interest rates artificially low in an attempt to aid commercial banks on the verge of failure, but those interest rates being at such low levels is having other and far-reaching implications for the Japanese economy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Japan's Banking Crisis / Fuji Bank

8 pages in length. The Japanese banking system is too much like that of the US in the early 1930s, and years of questionable financing decisions have finally caught up with many of them. That catching up was well under way before the Asian currency crisis, but that same crisis brought things to the point that they could no longer be ignored. Fuji Bank is one of Japan's larger banks, but they have not made poor business decisions in the volume of some of their competitors. Fuji Bank has good prospects for as painless a recovery as possible. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Financing Coke in China

A 5 page paper examining options for financing another Coke expansion in China. The Coca-Cola company is expanding further into China and seeks to determine the best mix of funding sources. It is recommended here that the company seek full financing through debt incurred within China to optimize its ability to claim the profits of the operation. The paper mentions the Dai Ichi Kangyo Bank in Hong Kong as a possibility, but also Citigroup and other US-based banks that will begin retail operations in China in 2007. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A. P. Giannini -- the People’s Banker

This 5 page report discusses A. P. (Amadeo Peter) Giannini (1870-1949), one of the most influential forces in the development of the modern banking system in the United States. The son of Italian immigrants, Giannini founded the Bank of Italy and considered that what he was creating was a bank for poor people. He founded the Bank of Italy in San Francisco so that businesses could rebuild after the 1906 earthquake. As the bank became increasingly popular, Giannini decided to purchase small banks in outlying areas, in order to expand the Bank of Italy’s reach and better serve both customers and the institution’s own bottomline. Regardless of opposition from government officials and his various competitors, he continued with his efforts. As a result, the bank created the first statewide branch banking system. He also renamed the institution the Bank of America. By the time of his death in 1949, the Bank of America had become the largest unincorporated bank in the world, with more than 3 million depositors and $6 billion in assets. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Islamic Banking

This 12 page paper gives an in-depth overview of Islamic banking. The paper looks at the history and development of Islamic banking in recent times, the major characteristics of Islamic banking, gives a description of the different financial products and financial instruments which are utilised, considers the banking regulations, the strategic and competitive issues faced by Islamic banks and finishes with recommendations for an existing or new international Islamic bank. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Westpac Banking Corp. Ltd and Adelaide Bank; A Comparison

This 3 page paper looks at the five year performance of two Australian banks; Westpac Banking Corporation, a national bank and Adeline Bank, a local bank with only 25 branches. The paper looks at the growth rate and performance of each bank and compares the capital adequacy. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Are Islamic Banks More Profitable than Non-Islamic Banks

This 16 page paper looks at the role and performance of Islamic banks and considers the hypothesis that Islamic banks are ore profitable than non Islamic banks. The paper starts by considering the role of banks and the application of Islamic banking. The paper then presents primary research using data from Islamic bank accounts and performs an hypothesis test both return in assets and return on equity as profitability measures. This is compared with existing research before a conclusion is reached. The bibliography cites 20 sources.

Are Internet Banks Considered Branches?

A 10 page paper which discusses many different aspects of Internet banks and banking and argues that Internet banks must be branches, especially in our technological age where more and more transactions of all types are taking place on the Internet. A bank that does all of its business on the Internet, maintaining only one mortar and concrete building, is considered an e-bank and it has no branches. But a bank that has concrete and mortar branches, and then also provides service on the Internet, has an Internet branch. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Assessing Global Strategy at HSBC Bank

A 20 page paper discussing the global banking industry as it is and as at least one bank is designing it to be. "The world's local bank" is the slogan of Britain's BSBC Bank. This is a marketing paper, evaluating HSBC's position in its industry, trends in the global market and suggesting steps that the bank can take to further differentiate it from its competitors while continuing to build on the concept of becoming "The world's local bank." Bibliography lists 18 sources. Includes 2 figures.

The “Bank War” - The Bank of the United States and President Andrew Jackson

This 5 page report discusses the infamous “bank war” of 1832 in the United States. In 1832, President Andrew Jackson vetoed the re-charter of the (”Second”) Bank of the United States. The Bank had served regular commercial banking purposes but also acted as the collection and disbursement agent for the federal government, which held one-fifth of its thirty-five-million-dollar capital stock. Jackson charged that the bank used the private money of the wealthy to corruptly control politics and government. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Corporate Governance Among Indian Banks

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.

Computer Technology from the Perspective of the Banking Industry

16 pages in length. Includes outline. An in-depth study of the effects of computer technology on the banking industry with such topics as the paperless society due to electronic funds transfer, competition generated by computer technology, advantages and disadvantages faced in the banking industry because of the new world of computerization. Bibliography lists 20 sources.

“The House of Morgan” by Ron Chernow

A 5 page analysis of Ron Chernow’s “The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance.” No additional sources cited.

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