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Managing Operational Risk - Practical Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Operational Risk within Financial Institutions... Managing Operational Risk - Practical Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Operational Risk within Financial Institutions (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014)
Douglas Robertson
R1,230 R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Save R281 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Operational risk is the risk of loss from inadequate or failed internal processes, people, and systems or from external events. This book explores the different types of operational risk that threaten financial institutions, and focuses on practical due-diligence methodologies that can be used to identify these risks before it is too late.

Handbook of Competition in Banking and Finance (Paperback): Jacob A. Bikker, Laura Spierdijk Handbook of Competition in Banking and Finance (Paperback)
Jacob A. Bikker, Laura Spierdijk
R896 Discovery Miles 8 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For academics, regulators and policymakers alike, it is crucial to measure financial sector competition by means of reliable, well-established methods. However, this is easier said than done. This comprehensive Handbook provides a collection of state-of-the-art chapters to address this issue. Using the latest empirical results from around the world, expert contributors offer a thorough assessment of the quality and reliability of the prevalent measures of competition in banking and finance. The Handbook consists of four parts, the first of which discusses the characteristics of various measures of financial sector competition. The second part includes several empirical studies on the level of, and trends in, competition across countries. The third part deals with the spillovers of market power to other sectors and the economy as a whole. Finally, the fourth part considers competition in banking submarkets and subsectors. This Handbook is an essential resource for students and researchers interested in competition, regulation, banking and finance. Politicians, policymakers and regulators will also benefit from the thorough explanation of the need for anti-trust regulation and identification of the most reliable competition measures.

Investing for the Long Term (Hardcover): Francisco Parames Investing for the Long Term (Hardcover)
Francisco Parames
R472 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R134 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Make the smartest choices you can with this must-have read for investors by one of the world's legendary value investors World-renowned investor Francisco Garc a Param s shares his advice and tips on making smart investments in this must-have book for those looking to make smarter choices for their portfolio. Investing for the Long Term is divided in two parts. The first is formed by three chapters covering Francisco's education and first steps, his initial experience as an investor working alone, and the team work after 2003. This riveting section covers the end of the biggest bull market of the 20th century and the technological and financial crashes of 2000 and 2008. How the team dealt with all that is an interesting personal account that can help you deal with similar situations, should they occur. The second part of the book covers the cornerstones of Francisco's philosophy. It starts with a chapter in Austrian economics, in his view the only sensible approach to economics, which has helped him enormously over the years. It follows with an explanation of why one has to invest in real assets, and specifically in shares, to maintain the purchasing power of ones savings, avoiding paper money (fixed income) at all costs. The rest of the book shows how to invest in shares. Discover the amazing investing principles of one of the most successfully fund managers in the world Examine how one man and his company weathered the two of modern times' biggest economic crashes Learn how to safely invest your savings Value investing and effective stock-picking underlie some of the world's most successful investment strategies, which is why Investing for the Long Term is a must-have read for all investors, young and old, who wish to improve their stock selection abilities.

Introduction to Financial Management, International Edition (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition 6-Month Printed Access... Introduction to Financial Management, International Edition (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition 6-Month Printed Access Card and Economic CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Scott J Smart, John Graham
R787 R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Save R112 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Get closer to finance as it's actually practiced today with the powerful all-in-one approach from award-winning authors John Graham and Scott Smart found in INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 3E, International Edition. Theoretically sound yet practically relevant, INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, 3E, International Edition integrates examples throughout to emphasize the roles of financial managers and CFOs and show how financial management actually works in today's real companies. New author John Graham is recognized as one of the most prolific and widely cited scholars in finance today and weaves insights throughout from Duke University's highly regarded CFO Outlook Survey. The book works seamlessly with integrated online SmartFinance features to build the reader's business knowledge and proficiency in business and finance.

Financial Accounting and Reporting - A Global Perspective (Paperback, 5th edition): Herve Stolowy, Michel Lebas, Yuan Ding Financial Accounting and Reporting - A Global Perspective (Paperback, 5th edition)
Herve Stolowy, Michel Lebas, Yuan Ding
R751 R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Save R107 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Now in its fifth edition, this respected and widely used book provides an essential introduction to financial accounting and reporting for business and management students around the world. Written very much from the `user' rather than the `preparer' accounting perspective, the book provides clear and comprehensive guidance on all the complex concepts and issues in accounting and reporting, together with explanation of the more technical aspects of accounting transactions. The book has a strong international perspective (being based on IFRS/IAS) and uses lots of real-life worldwide company financial statements and examples, to enable students to see how issues appear in practice.

Big Mistakes - The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments (Hardcover): Michael Batnick Big Mistakes - The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments (Hardcover)
Michael Batnick
R642 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R189 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A Must-Read for Any Investor Looking to Maximize Their Chances of Success Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments explores the ways in which the biggest names have failed, and reveals the lessons learned that shaped more successful strategies going forward. Investing can be a rollercoaster of highs and lows, and the investors detailed here show just how low it can go; stories from Warren Buffet, Bill Ackman, Chris Sacca, Jack Bogle, Mark Twain, John Maynard Keynes, and many more illustrate the simple but overlooked concept that investing is really hard, whether you're managing a few thousand dollars or a few billion, failures and losses are part of the game. Much more than just anecdotal diversion, these stories set the basis for the book's critical focus: learning from mistakes. These investors all recovered from their missteps, and moved forward armed with a wealth of knowledge than can only come from experience. Lessons learned through failure carry a weight that no textbook can convey, and in the case of these legendary investors, informed a set of skills and strategy that propelled them to the top. Research-heavy and grounded in realism, this book is a must-read for any investor looking to maximize their chances of success. * Learn the most common ways even successful investors fail * Learn from the mistakes of the greats to avoid losing ground * Anticipate challenges and obstacles, and develop an advance plan * Exercise caution when warranted, and only take the smart risks While learning from your mistakes is always a valuable experience, learning from the mistakes of others gives you the benefit of wisdom without the consequences of experience. Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst Investments provides an incomparable, invaluable resource for investors of all stripes.

Entrepreneurial Finance - The Art and Science of Growing Ventures (Paperback): Luisa Alemany, Job J. Andreoli Entrepreneurial Finance - The Art and Science of Growing Ventures (Paperback)
Luisa Alemany, Job J. Andreoli
R1,194 R1,025 Discovery Miles 10 250 Save R169 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Academics and practitioners from a range of institutions across Europe provide a cutting-edge, practical, and comprehensive review on the financing of entrepreneurial ventures. From sourcing and obtaining funds, to financial tools for growing and managing the financial challenges and opportunities of the startup, Entrepreneurial Finance: The Art and Science of Growing Ventures is an engaging text that will equip entrepreneurs, students and early-stage investors to make sound financial decisions at every stage of a business' life. Largely reflecting European businesses and with a European perspective, the text is grounded in sound theoretical foundations. Case studies and success stories as well as perspectives from the media and from experts provide real-world applications, while a wealth of activities give students abundant opportunities to apply what they have learned. A must-have text for both graduate and undergraduate students in entrepreneurship, finance and management programs, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs in any field.

Aat Personal Tax Fa2019 - Coursebook (Paperback): BPP Learning Media Aat Personal Tax Fa2019 - Coursebook (Paperback)
BPP Learning Media
R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Investments - Principles and Concepts (Paperback, 12th Edition International Student Version): Charles P. Jones Investments - Principles and Concepts (Paperback, 12th Edition International Student Version)
Charles P. Jones
R1,068 R895 Discovery Miles 8 950 Save R173 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Throughout changing investment opportunities, problems, and controversies, Charles P. Jones s Investments remains one of the most readable and comprehensive investments texts today. Students can count on the new 12th Edition for clarity, currency, and balance. An effective organizational structure and essentials approach, important analytical methods, data, and finance concepts are all presented at a level that individuals of all investments backgrounds can master. Investments teaches Finance and Financial Planning readers to evaluate investment information, and then guides them to seize opportunities and make sound decisions on their own.

Patient Capital - The Challenges and Promises of Long-Term Investing (Hardcover): Victoria Ivashina, Josh Lerner Patient Capital - The Challenges and Promises of Long-Term Investing (Hardcover)
Victoria Ivashina, Josh Lerner
R638 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R185 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How to overcome barriers to the long-term investments that are essential for solving the world (TM)s biggest problems There has never been a greater need for long-term investments to tackle the world (TM)s most difficult problems, such as climate change and decaying infrastructure. And it is increasingly unlikely that the public sector will be willing or able to fill this gap. If these critical needs are to be met, the major pools of long-term, patient capital "including pensions, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, and wealthy individuals and families "will have to play a large role. In this accessible and authoritative account of long-term capital investment, two leading experts on the subject, Harvard Business School professors Victoria Ivashina and Josh Lerner, highlight the significant hurdles facing long-term investors and propose concrete ways to overcome these difficulties. Presenting the best evidence in an engaging way by using memorable stories and examples, Patient Capital describes how large investors increasingly want and need long-run investments that have the potential to deliver greater returns than those in the public markets. Yet success in such investments has been the exception. Performance has suffered from both the limitations of investors and the internal structure of their fund managers, often resulting in the wrong incentives and a lack of long-term planning. Yet the challenges facing long-term investors can be surmounted and the rewards are potentially large, both for investors and society as a whole. Patient Capital shows how to make long-term investment work better for everyone.

Private Equity in Action - Case Studies from Developed and Emerging Markets (Hardcover): Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl,... Private Equity in Action - Case Studies from Developed and Emerging Markets (Hardcover)
Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl, Bowen White
R1,078 R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Save R279 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Global Best Practice in Private Equity Investing Private Equity in Action takes you on a tour of the private equity investment world through a series of case studies written by INSEAD faculty and taught at the world's leading business schools. The book is an ideal complement to Mastering Private Equity and allows readers to apply core concepts to investment targets and portfolio companies in real-life settings. The 19 cases illustrate the managerial challenges and risk-reward dynamics common to private equity investment. The case studies in this book cover the full spectrum of private equity strategies, including: * Carve-outs in the US semiconductor industry (LBO) * Venture investing in the Indian wine industry (VC) * Investing in SMEs in the Middle East * Turnaround situations in both emerging and developed markets Written with leading private equity firms and their advisors and rigorously tested in INSEAD's MBA, EMBA and executive education programmes, each case makes for a compelling read. As one of the world's leading graduate business schools, INSEAD offers a global educational experience. The cases in this volume leverage its international reach, network and connections, particularly in emerging markets. Private Equity in Action is the companion to Mastering Private Equity: Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments & Buyouts, a reference for students, investors, finance professionals and business owners looking to engage with private equity firms. From deal sourcing to exit, LBOs to responsible investing, operational value creation to risk management, Mastering Private Equity systematically covers all facets of the private equity life cycle.

Stock Charts For Dummies (Paperback): Greg Schnell, Lita Epstein Stock Charts For Dummies (Paperback)
Greg Schnell, Lita Epstein
R502 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R145 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The easy way to get started in stock charts Many trading and technical analysis books focus on how to use charts to make stock trading decisions, but what about how to actually build a chart? Stock Charts For Dummies reveals the important stories charts tell, and how different parameters can impact what you see on the screen. This book will explain some of the most powerful display settings that help traders understand the information in a chart to find outperformance as its beginning. Stock Charts for Dummies will teach you how to build a visually appealing chart and add tools based on the type of trading or investing decision you're trying to make. It will also introduce you to the pros, cons, and best practices of using three key types of charts: Candlesticks, Bar Charts, and Line Charts. Build and use technical chart patterns Increase profits and minimize risk Track and identify specific trends within charts A unique guide for beginning traders and investors, Stock Charts for Dummies will help you make sense of stock charts.

Naked Economics - Undressing the Dismal Science (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Charles Wheelan Naked Economics - Undressing the Dismal Science (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Charles Wheelan; Foreword by Burton G. Malkiel
R325 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a new edition of the best-selling economics book that won't put you to sleep. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favourite of students and general readers includes commentary on hot topics such as automation, trade and income inequality. Ten years after the financial crisis, Naked Economics examines how policymakers managed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Why Aren't They Shouting? - A Banker's Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis (Paperback): Kevin Rodgers Why Aren't They Shouting? - A Banker's Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis (Paperback)
Kevin Rodgers 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

`Eloquent, entertaining and accessible.' FT Adviser When Kevin Rodgers embarked on his career in finance, dealing rooms were filled with clamouring traders and gesticulating salesmen. Nearly three decades later, the bustle has gone and the loudest noise you're likely to hear is the gentle tapping of keyboards. Why Aren't They Shouting? is one banker's chronicle of this silent revolution, taking us from an age of shouted phone calls and alpha males right up to today's world of computer geeks and complex derivatives. Along the way, Rodgers offers a masterclass in how modern banking actually works, exploring the seismic changes to the global financial industry over the last thirty years. Above all, his story raises a deeply troubling question: could it be that the technology that has transformed banking - and that continues to do so - is actually making it ever more unstable? `A welcome addition to the panoply of must-read titles about banking before, during and after the crisis ... by someone who was actually at the centre of the industry at the time.' Euromoney `An animated first-person narrative about the reality of banking ... lively and engaging.' LSE Review of Books

From Microfinance to Inclusive Finance - Why Local Banking Works (Hardcover): Sparkassenstiftung From Microfinance to Inclusive Finance - Why Local Banking Works (Hardcover)
Sparkassenstiftung
R860 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R303 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Once praised as a panacea to overcome poverty microfinance has had to face harsh criticism because of painful failures and unfulfilled expectations. Still many people in particular in rural regions do not have any access to formal financial services, many microfinance institutions are weak, and others rather exploit their clients driving them into over indebtedness than helping them out of poverty. What should microfinance achieve? Can it help to build up inclusive financial systems allowing access to basic financial services for everybody? The historic templates for this book are the German Sparkassen and Cooperative banks that have a strong track record of development and growth spanning over 200 years. For obvious reasons their results cannot be transferred directly into specific solution options to today's challenges in developing countries. Nevertheless the coming into existence of Sparkassen and Cooperative banks can well be seen as part of a period of revolutionary developments in the European economic and social landscape, which can be viewed as analogous to the transformation that emerging economies are undergoing today. While Europe faced dramatically changing living conditions during the period of industrialization these newly creatd banks made change possible by unequivocally including the lower class population in the transformationby providing access to savings and loans. And it is this is parallel - even in the face of the many differences - which is why their development and success deserves careful consideration today. The authors' approach differsfrom other explorations by specifically adopting an interdisciplinary strategy. They take into account past developments as well as current global ones from a historical, social science and economic point of view. Analysis and the interpretation of data is supported by case studies to illustrate their considerations. The authors identify general parameters both for failure and for success and also indicate how to optimize existing potentials - both for institutions and policy makers. As a result of this interdisciplinary work the authors advance an inclusive stylised facts based model. The will to build up institutions, to adhere to corporate social responsibility and creating conducive legal frameworks form the basic conditions for success. More specifically, the guiding principles of these successful business models are a fair savings and credit policy, the promotion of capital transfers without reference to class and gender, a focus on business activities in a well defined region, decentralized organizational structures combined with national networks which avoid regional capital drains and the securing of economies of scale and scope. Llast but not least is the centrality of objectives beyond that of the sheer maximisation of profits.

J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 - For Preparing Your 2018 Tax Return (Paperback): J. K. Lasser Institute J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 - For Preparing Your 2018 Tax Return (Paperback)
J. K. Lasser Institute
R498 R372 Discovery Miles 3 720 Save R126 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The nation's most trusted tax guide, updated for your 2018 returns J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 is the nation's most trusted tax guide, updated to help you prepare your 2018 return. Step-by-step expert guidance walks you through the forms, calculations, and deadlines to help you file your taxes without the headaches. New changes including tax laws, IRS rulings, court decisions, and more are explained in plain English, backed by examples of how they apply to individual taxpayers like yourself. Explore your options in terms of deductions, income shelters, and planning strategies to maximize your savings and keep more of your money--without wading through volumes of dense tax code. This comprehensive yet accessible guide is your handbook for making your tax filing for 2018 easier than you thought possible. Tax time does not have to be a source of stress and anxiety. With the experts at J.K. Lasser by your side, you can file correctly and on time while paying less than you thought; this book shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the answers you need right at your fingertips. Learn how the latest changes from the IRS affect your return Get trusted advice for maximizing deductions and sheltering income Navigate the many IRS forms with step-by-step guidance Start planning now to streamline next year's filing Keeping up with ever-changing tax laws is a full-time job, decoding incomprehensible IRS forms can be an exercise in frustration, and searching for the answers you need can often leave you with more questions. Americans have been turning to J.K. Lasser for over 75 years to find trusted guidance on critical tax issues. J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2019 is this year's essential guide to taking the stress out of tax time.

Fuel Hedging and Risk Management - Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers (Hardcover): S. Mohamed Dafir, Vishnu... Fuel Hedging and Risk Management - Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers (Hardcover)
S. Mohamed Dafir, Vishnu Nandan Gajjala
R1,459 R1,042 Discovery Miles 10 420 Save R417 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A hands-on guide to navigating the new fuel markets Fuel Hedging and Risk Management: Strategies for Airlines, Shippers and Other Consumers provides a clear and practical understanding of commodity price dynamics, key fuel hedging techniques, and risk management strategies for the corporate fuel consumer. It covers the commodity markets and derivative instruments in a manner accessible to corporate treasurers, financial officers, risk managers, commodity traders, structurers, as well as quantitative professionals dealing in the energy markets. The book includes a wide variety of key topics related to commodities and derivatives markets, financial risk analysis of commodity consumers, hedge program design and implementation, vanilla derivatives and exotic hedging products. The book is unique in providing intuitive guidance on understanding the dynamics of forward curves and volatility term structure for commodities, fuel derivatives valuation and counterparty risk concepts such as CVA, DVA and FVA. Fully up-to-date and relevant, this book includes comprehensive case studies that illustrate the hedging process from conception to execution and monitoring of hedges in diverse situations. This practical guide will help the reader: * Gain expert insight into all aspects of fuel hedging, price and volatility drivers and dynamics. * Develop a framework for financial risk analysis and hedge programs. * Navigate volatile energy markets by employing effective risk management techniques. * Manage unwanted risks associated with commodity derivatives by understanding liquidity and credit risk calculations, exposure optimization techniques, credit charges such as CVA, DVA, FVA, etc. Praise for Fuel Hedging and Risk Management "Risk Management is an art, not a science, but it certainly helps to know a lot of science. In this book, the authors provide an excellent overview of both qualitative and quantitative aspects of risk management and how to design and implement effective win-win fuel oil hedging strategies that will achieve the desired objectives under normal and extreme market conditions. In addition to discussing key foundational issues, the book also discusses a framework to understand and manage hugely important second-order effects, such as credit risk or margin calls or asset-liability mismatches, which have the potential to turn a good idea into a bad outcome. A must read for anyone in the finance department of a corporate, trade house, or financial firm involved in fuel oil hedging." Diego Parrilla, Former Global Head of Commodity Solutions and Head of Commodities, Bank of America "This book provides highly useful insights into hedging and risk management methodologies, as well as theory, for the users of energy products. Dafir provides intuition stemming from not just top-tier commodity structuring expertise, but also broader insight from his earlier experience as a credit derivatives and exotics trader." Mitch Matharu, former Head of Structuring, Merrill Lynch "An Absolute Must Read. From the fundamentals of oil markets to the key points in negotiating a credit agreement and minimizing hedging costs, passing by the subtleties of implied volatility surface construction and its implications in derivatives pricing, this book offers you the indispensable practitioner's toolbox, useful whether you are a novice or a seasoned fuel trader." Frederic Cogny, Global Head of Commodities Structured Products Trading, Standard Chartered Bank "In this book, Dafir blends his deep knowledge of the commodity markets and the vagaries of the financial market with his incredible mathematical ability to explore fuel hedging in a manner accessible to Fuel Procurement Departments, CFOs and board members." Mark Long, Former Head and Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Commodities Asia "...This book is a hands-on guide for anyone interested in "Fuel Hedging and Risk Management", including lawyers involved in the execution of commodities hedging transactions and related ISDA and CSA negotiations." Justin Boyd, Former Head of Financial Markets Legal, Standard Chartered Bank

Stop The Debt Bus! - The All Encompassing Guide To Overcoming Debt, Financial Stress And Worthlessness (Paperback): Lisa... Stop The Debt Bus! - The All Encompassing Guide To Overcoming Debt, Financial Stress And Worthlessness (Paperback)
Lisa Steingold; Foreword by Timothy Maurice Webster
R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 In stock

Money. Moolah. Cash. Dinero.

It’s a funny thing, money. Some people have it. Some people have lots of it. Some people don’t and most people want it. I never really thought about money until I didn’t have it. All of a sudden, it became really really important. It became so important that I delved into every aspect of it. Not just into the concept money itself but what I believed about it, how I used and abused it and my value in relation to it. It took me a couple of years of soul work, financial healing and introspection to overcome my pattern of financial crisis. Of course I can’t tell what might happen in the future but what I’ve discovered has changed my life and I’d like to use what I’ve discovered to change yours.

Financial management, a skill all of us have to learn to master, isn’t just about budgeting. It isn’t just about knowing how much you earn and how much you spend. It isn’t, just about knowing how interest rates work. It’s about a relationship; a life-long deep and committed relationship between yourself and money. It’s about understanding what drives your behaviour in money. It’s about understanding that your value extends far beyond how many Rands or Dollars enter your personal account each month.

Live Happy - The Best Ways to Make Your House a Home (Paperback): Kortney Wilson, Dave Wilson Live Happy - The Best Ways to Make Your House a Home (Paperback)
Kortney Wilson, Dave Wilson
R464 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R145 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Tragedy of Property - Private Life, Ownership and the Russian State (Paperback): Maxim Trudolyubov The Tragedy of Property - Private Life, Ownership and the Russian State (Paperback)
Maxim Trudolyubov
R464 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R87 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Russian novels, poetry and ballet put the country squarely in the European family of cultures and yet there is something different about this country, especially in terms of its political culture. What makes Russia different? Maxim Trudolyubov uses private property as a lens to highlight the most important features that distinguish Russia as a political culture. In many Western societies, private property has acted as the private individual's bulwark against the state; in Russia, by contrast, it has mostly been used by the authorities as a governance tool. Nineteenth-century Russian liberals did not consider property rights to be one of the civil causes worthy of defending. Property was associated with serfdom, and even after the emancipation of the serfs the institution of property was still seen as an attribute of retrograde aristocracy and oppressive government. It was something to be destroyed - and indeed it was, in 1917. Ironically, it was the Soviet Union that, with the arrival of mass housing in the 1960s, gave the concept of private ownership a good name. After forced collectivization and mass urbanization, people were yearning for a space of their own. The collapse of the Soviet ideology allowed property to be called property, but not all properties were equal. You could own a flat but not an oil company, which could be property on paper but not in reality. This is why most Russian entrepreneurs register their businesses in offshore jurisdictions and park their money abroad. This fresh and highly original perspective on Russian history will be of great interest to anyone who wants to understand Russia today.

Funny Money - In Search of Alternative Cash (Paperback, New edition): David Boyle Funny Money - In Search of Alternative Cash (Paperback, New edition)
David Boyle
R165 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R49 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Only our limited idea of money is keeping us poor. David Boyle introduces us to alternative cash and people who can conjure money - that is, spending power - out of nothing. Until recently, the growth of alternative cash had been the province of big business: phone cards, stamps, air miles and Tesco's clubcard points all have purchasing power, yet are not cash as we know it. Now, locally created money systems like `time dollars', `Womanshare' and `Ithaca hours' are being invented by communities for communities. With clarity and great humour, Boyle tells the story of this extraordinary revolution: he travels to the USA to visit the people behind local money systems; relates their vision of the future; and describes how to set up your own currency. This is no dry theoretical tome: Boyle writes about his subject in a way that is concrete, illuminating, often very funny and always highly readable. This paperback edition includes a new epilogue with an update on the latest alternative currency ideas: `You just have to cast doubt on the real existence of the money markets and they could just shrivel away. Anything could happen.' A revolution is underway now: this book tells the story of its leaders and the ideas that inspired them.

Aftershock - Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown (Hardcover, 4th Edition): David Wiedemer, Robert... Aftershock - Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown (Hardcover, 4th Edition)
David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer, Cindy S. Spitzer
R520 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R150 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Secure your financial future before the next big bubble bursts Aftershock provides a definitive look at the economic climate still ahead in 2015 and beyond and details the steps you can take now to secure your financial future. Written by the authors who accurately predicted the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009, this book serves as both a warning and a game plan for investors looking to avoid catastrophic loss. This updated fourth edition has been expanded with new actionable insights about protection and profits in an increasingly confusing investment environment, and includes the latest data, updated charts and tables, and brand new coverage of monetary stimulus. With a look back at the domino fall of the conjoined real estate, stock, and private debt bubbles that triggered the last major crisis, this book paints a vivid picture of what to expect the next time the world's economy pops. You'll learn how to protect your assets before and during the coming fall, and how to capitalize on the opportunities everyone else is missing. The housing bubble has popped, toppling banks and sending shockwaves of stock market misery around the world. It may seem like the worst is over. It's not. This book shows you what's still to come, and how to ride the crest instead of being sucked under. * Learn when, why, and how the global bubble will burst * Understand the repercussions that will reach into your accounts * Get up to date on the data, with expert analysis and insight * Start protecting yourself now with a few smart investment moves The stock market, real estate, consumer spending, private debt, dollar, and government debt bubbles will burst, driving up unemployment, devaluing the dollar, and causing deep global recession. Aftershock helps you fortify your assets before the wave so you can enjoy clear skies after the storm.

Features and Challenges of the Eu Budget - A Multidisciplinary Analysis (Hardcover): Luca Zamparini, Ubaldo Villani-Lubelli Features and Challenges of the Eu Budget - A Multidisciplinary Analysis (Hardcover)
Luca Zamparini, Ubaldo Villani-Lubelli
R2,062 Discovery Miles 20 620 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The budget has been among the most pressing topics facing Brussels throughout the history of the EU. Features and Challenges of the EU Budget proposes a timely analysis of the most pertinent issues surrounding the EU budget with a multidisciplinary approach that includes historical, political, legal and economic interpretations. This thought provoking book considers the history of the EU budget and the European integration process, offering insight into the broader political implications of the budget for both Member State governments and for their citizens. Features and Challenges of the EU Budget also explores the legal and economic repercussions of the EU budget, examines the framework that controls it, and interrogates the budget's effects on European growth and competitiveness alongside its significance to the structural balances of Member States. At a time of uncertainty for the EU, this book provides a critical investigation of how political factors will affect the future of the EU budget. Featuring the unique contributions of academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this insightful work will be of great interest to scholars and students investigating the politics, structure and economics of the EU. This book will also be useful to institutions offering courses or programmes concerning the EU and its budget.

Doug Kass on the Market - A Life on TheStreet (Hardcover): Douglas A. Kass Doug Kass on the Market - A Life on TheStreet (Hardcover)
Douglas A. Kass; Foreword by James J Cramer
R549 R392 Discovery Miles 3 920 Save R157 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Build a bulletproof portfolio with advice from a top market expert Doug Kass on the Market: A Life on TheStreet provides investment advice and guidance from one of the most renowned traders in the world. Author Doug Kass distills his years of experience as a hedge fund manager and infamous short seller to share the theory, technique, and intuition that built his reputation and his portfolio. Anecdotes about interactions with Wall Street's most famous names, including Buffett, Cramer, and Cooperman, highlight tricks of the trade, essential value investor insight, and the secrets to being a smart short. Doug Kass's reputation as a savvy investor is well-earned and widely recognized. His work on Wall Street gained him heavyweight status, and the friendship, the respect, and the ear of some of the biggest names in finance. As a CNBC regular and 2013 Buffet Bear, Kass is widely known as a trusted source of wisdom and profitable insight. In Doug Kass on the Market, readers learn valuable lessons that that will help them make smarter investment decisions. Kass lists the most important things to know when evaluating a possible long or short investment, and explains the things you're not doing to optimize your portfolio. Topics include: * Going against the grain * Data versus instinct * Valuation, bubbles, and momentum * Interest rates, inflation, and the Fed The book also describes how to short a stock properly without losing out and discusses the C-suite conversations that fund managers would never tell a lay shareholder. Kass's record proves the value of his acumen, and this book contains a comprehensive account of his talent and techniques. All investors deserve a chance at a more robust portfolio, and Doug Kass on the Market provides the information and guidance that can make that happen.

Legal Data for Banking - Business Optimisation and Regulatory Compliance (Hardcover): Akber Datoo Legal Data for Banking - Business Optimisation and Regulatory Compliance (Hardcover)
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A practical, informative guide to banks' major weakness Legal Data for Banking defines the legal data domain in the context of financial institutions, and describes how banks can leverage these assets to optimise business lines and effectively manage risk. Legal data is at the heart of post-2009 regulatory reform, and practitioners need to deepen their grasp of legal data management in order to remain compliant with new rules focusing on transparency in trade and risk reporting. This book provides essential information for IT, project management and data governance leaders, with detailed discussion of current and best practices. Many banks are experiencing recurrent pain points related to legal data management issues, so clear explanations of the required processes, systems and strategic governance provide immediately-relevant relief. The recent financial crisis following the collapse of major banks had roots in poor risk data management, and the regulators' unawareness of accumulated systemic risk stemming from contractual obligations between firms. To avoid repeating history, today's banks must be proactive in legal data management; this book provides the critical knowledge practitioners need to put the necessary systems and practices in place. Learn how current legal data management practices are hurting banks Understand the systems, structures and strategies required to manage risk and optimise business lines Delve into the regulations surrounding risk aggregation, netting, collateral enforceability and more Gain practical insight on legal data technology, systems and migration The legal contracts between firms contain significant obligations that underpin the financial markets; failing to recognise these terms as valuable data assets means increased risk exposure and untapped business lines. Legal Data for Banking provides critical information for the banking industry, with actionable guidance for implementation.

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